Monday, October 6, 2008

Beginning Week 20

My does time fly! Our big 20 week ultrasound is on Wednesday, however, the sex of the baby will not be revealed! Hang in there, February is right around the corner.

Up until this point baby’s length was measured from the crown of their head to the bottom of their rear end. Now baby’s length is measured from crown to heel. Baby is about 8 inches long and weighs 9 ounces. Not even a pound yet.

Baby is beginning to produce meconium, a dark green or black sticky substance that constitutes a baby’s first messy diaper. A few babies pass meconium while in the uterus or during labor. Meconium consists of cell loss, amniotic fluid that has been swallowed, and digestive secretions. That's pretty gross, but at least my body has found ways to handle such things. It sure is amazing.

This weekend I was thinking about how much MORE growing this baby has to do in such a short period of time! I love thinking about the mechanics of this whole baby thing. It sure is exciting.

Wait for news on Wednesday. We'll have some new photos as well.

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