Thursday, February 23, 2012

20 weeks

Wednesday, February 25th, Snowflake turned 20 weeks! 
That means we are half way there! HOLY COW!
Snowflake weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. Snowflake is also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, baby is measured from head to toe.)
Snowflake is swallowing more these days, which is good practice for the digestive system. Snowflake is also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in the bowels, and you'll see it in his the soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).

I still cannot say that I have had any confirmed movement. Snowflake still has not answered when I ask if that is it moving. After a long day at school, I come home ready to crash (which I usually do on the couch). Good thing my Pa has informed me that "it's okay for pregnant ladies to be lazy." So, for any of you out there... just tell your significant other that my Pa says it is OK.

The mother-in-law has told me on several occasions that we need to talk, sing or read to Snowflake. I told her, "by the end of the school day, it probably just wants me to shut up. It may never want to come out of its warm little bubble after hearing me harp on kids all day long." :) 

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