Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Our Pumpkin is a Cantloupe!

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! (

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). (

Yeah for 20 weeks and being at the half-way mark!!! I'm still on cloud 9 that we are going to have one of each... it just doesn't get any better than that in my book! I have been looking online at bedding and boy is there some cute stuff out there. We are definitely going with pink and brown and I'm getting more and more excited every single day! I'm actually pretty sure I've picked out we are using and even though I've seen it on two other blogs, I don't care... I love it!

I get the, "Wow, you're so lucky to be having a girl now after your boy!" or something pretty similar at lest a couple of times a day. That always makes me think of everything we went to just to get to this point and I realize that yes, we ARE lucky, but not because we'll have one of each, just because we are going to have two healthy children. I hate we had to go through what we did and the debt we have accrued, but I would do it all again in a heartbeat. I wish nothing but miracles to all the gals still waiting, hang in there and it will happen!

***I am grateful for
1) medical technology
2) half way marks
3) little milestones
4) tomorrow is the last day of school with kids!
5) 20 weeks!!!!


Amanda Hoyt said...

Yippee for 20 weeks :)

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

wow, a cantloupe seems so big!!

congrats on the half-way point!

Michelle said...

20 weeks! YAY! YAY!

Chelle said...

YAY for 20 weeks!! Congrats!