How Far Along: 20 weeks.
First pregnancy’s post from within this week!
Baby size and random info: (thanks to Alpha Mom)
- Is as big as (depending on which measurements from which pregnancy book you use and of course, Your Produce May Vary) a butternut squash, or as long as a banana, or possibly a carrot. I am getting the sense these comparisons are not really an exact science.
- Will be measured head-to-toe from this point on, instead of the head-to-rump measurements we’ve used so far.
- Has a heartbeat that can be heard with just a regular old stethoscope now and not just the fancy doppler.
- Is swallowing and practicing other digestive skills, and can now produce meconium, which is essentially prenatal poop that sits in the bowels during pregnancy. You’ll see this awesome goopy stuff in person during your baby’s very first diaper change, or possibly even during labor like I did, as some babies like to take their first crap in the womb. Meconium in the fluid in considered a delivery complication, but it’s very common and not terribly dangerous — your doctor will just need to suction your baby’s nose and mouth immediately after delivery to prevent any meconium going into your baby’s lungs with their first breath.
Symptoms: Tired. Breaking out a lot this week. Lower abdomen pain. Thirsty all the time! Hungry all the time! Hair thinning. Belly getting bigger!
How I’m feeling: Feeling alright. The past few days have been rough–been feeling a little sickly. Not due to nausea, but just discomfort and I imagine digestive crap. Trying to stay positive. Feeling like I just am SO excited to meet this little one.
Week’s highlights: Sam took me to Harris Teeter (Grocery store) and I loved it. Yep. Little things entertain me. I’m a cheap date. Had a long weekend with Sam home. I wish he could be at home more often! We were able to game a little bit together and he worked on his truck a bit. Daphs has sprouted into a little girl and it makes me want to jump for joy and cry at the same time.
Boy or Girl? Tomorrow is our anatomy scan!
Cravings: No real cravings lately other than chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Been eating Envy apples and bananas a lot.
Worries/Concerns: Hydration and weight gain.
Goals and to what I look forward: I’m excited to meet this little one. I’m excited to also continue going to the YMCA to read and workout. Looking forward to a few movies coming out and to all of our appointments this month.