Today we went for another sonogram! Everyone got to be there this time, and it was much cooler than the first one. You could see all kinds of detail like the baby’s spine, kidneys and even the little one sucking his or her thumb! It was too adorable! Both Jake and Nora really liked it, even though it got a little boring towards the end. We still don’t know what we are having–Scott thought it was a boy and I think it’s a girl. Honestly, I want to be suprised and we’ve been trying for so long that I will be happy either way as long as the baby is healthy!
I am at twenty weeks, which is exciting because it is the halfway point!
How the baby’s growing:
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).