Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Halfway there

I'm 20 weeks today;  that means (considering a "full term" pregnancy is 40 weeks) I am half done cooking Sprout!  I guess I am actually looking pregnant instead of just fat because I've had a lot of people ask me when I'm due.  Though they're braver than I'd ever be and they should probably be more careful.- I have been asked that same question when I was just a little fatter than usual and NOT pregnant and boy does that hurt.  I've gained only 6 lbs from when I first found out I was pregnant but my belly definitely protrudes more, which is something I'm starting to come to terms with and something I actually kind of like.  It was hard to deal with initially - I just felt fat and since I've struggled with weight basically my entire adult life, it's a little hard to let go of those body image issues.  BUT- it's growing on me (ha ha ha).
That's a shot of me at 19 weeks.  It's not great but....

Here's Sprout's  update:
So Sprout's a cantaloupe this week.  Seems huge- and weird considering next week the fruit is a banana- to me a cantaloupe is WAAAAY bigger than a banana, but I digress.   Apparently 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.   (Which may be why he turns into a banana next week?  Who knows.)
Sprout is swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his (hers?) 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 which may indicate distress- so hopefully we don't see it til diaper time!)


  1. Why can't I see a bigger picture when I click the small one?

    1. I don't know. It's probably the way I upload them? Any suggestions as to how to fix it? I'm a little slow when it comes to that kind of thing