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?