Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Week 20 - Half Way There

Can you believe it? We are now half way to our destination. In some respects time has really flown by and in others not so much. I am hoping that the next few months seem to blow by as well.

So this week baby M is Cantaloupe size.

Average Size
6.5 inches head to rump and 10 inches head to heal
10.6 oz.

(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 the head to the bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, baby is measured from head to toe.)

Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed! So now we just have to wait and see if we can get a good look. Not sure why we need to look though as most of you think we are having a girl.

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