Tuesday, March 15, 2011

20 Weeks!

How far along: 20 ! Halfway there

Total weight gain: 5 pounds now that my appetite has hit with full force

Size and growth of the baby: Info from Babycenter.com

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's 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, he's measured from head to toe.)

He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).

Sex: A Little princess

Maternity clothes: Some pants and tops. I can still squeeze by wearing my regular clothes but that's getting more difficult each day

Sleep: Sleeping a lot better. I'm so tired all the time

Best moment(s) of the week: Reaching 20 weeks. Halfway to meeting our little girl

Movement: Lots of flutter's mostly at night.

Food cravings/aversions: I crave steak! Though baby loves cereal, bagels, poptarts and mac and cheese. Chicken is starting to make me sick

Morning sickness: None anymore

Symptoms: Hormone headaches, dizziness, fatigue

Labor signs:Thankfully none

Belly button in or out: In

What I miss: Having the husband home to watch my belly grow!

What I'm looking forward to: Moving and setting up the nursery. I ordered her bedding and bought some decorations for her room. I have my baby showers in a few weeks, a little early but with the move coming up we had to work around that. I also registered for birthing classes starting April 5th

I probably should start reading some of the baby books I spent a fortune on! I need to know what to expect

Oh and I heard of this company, Baby Be Mine. They make cute maternity hospital gowns that have snaps which allow for easy access for breastfeeding and medical exams yet are more comfortable and provide more coverage for us moms to be. I'm debating ordering one but don't know it it's really necessary. Has anyone used them or heard of them. Have any of you bought your own gown into the hospital during labor?



  1. I gotta start taking birthing classes next month too! So glad we are becoming friends! Pregnant Army Wives!! :)
    I'll have to check out that site...I dont really see why you would need one...I've never heard anyone complain about the gowns before. But I am gonna look anyways!

  2. Yay for being halfway! I will be there Saturday!

  3. I brought my own gown to wear during labor and wasnt allowed to wear it. I was LIVID!!!! Congrats on 20wks!!

  4. Yay, halfway there! I can't believe it, girl… and I'm only four weeks behind you!!

  5. Congrats on 20 weeks! I feel like it has gone by so fast! {though my pregnancy seems to be taking forever, haha} I didn't get one of those gowns when I had my daughter, but I've heard of a lot of people loving them. The only thing you have to watch out for is that some hospitals won't let you wear them for labor and delivery. So just ask them and see!

  6. I've followed you for awhile but not sure I've ever commented. I love talking about birth though :) First of all congrats! On the hospital gown, I didn't give a CRAP when I got there (like it was falling off half the time) but that was because I went natural (haha, NOTHING mattered). As for the BF, the ones my hospital had were perfect, they unbuttoned at the shoulder, super easy! I wouldn't waste your money honestly. You can even bring your own nursing tanks (if you plan on BF get them!) and wear those underneath if you feel exposed. You are at the hospital such a short amount of time (I was for exactly 24 hours), that it seriously doesn't even matter. Oh and you don't even need to pack stuff because they have everything you need (aside from going home clothes of course). Good luck!

  7. I don't know how crafty you are, but Mrs Dixon at http://www.the-doll-house.com/ made her own hospital gown and it was SUPER cute. I think I'm going to enlist my mom's help and make one too :)

  8. I would order it for sure. Think about all the after pictures of it. I would take it with me to my labor and delivery tour and ask if you can wear it. take it so they can see. even if you can not wear it before baby you can right after baby. i always take a big shirt to wear after delivery because i know i will have company and i hate hospital gowns.