Wednesday, April 7, 2010

20.5 weeks, where has time gone?

I can't believe we're half way through already. It still seems as if it were yesterday when I got the most faint line I have ever had before. This is the fastest pregnancy of mine yet. It just doesn't seem to be slowing down either! My other two pregnancies they'd start out pretty fast but normally when I hit 12 weeks it stopped and then just dragged. all. the. way. to. my. due. date. Then, after that, i went over so of course that made the whole waiting impatiently thing worse haha.

I had my midwife appointment yesterday and all looks well. I lost weight (a good thing) and his heartrate was 142bpm. I love hearing his heart beat, it makes everything worth while. His movements are so much more noticeable now and I love it. Always one of my favorite things about pregnancy. Speaking of, he is doing it now! We're going along just as we should and will start looking into purchasing our birth kit and when we move, start prepping everything else we will need for our home birth.

I am so excited to have another little baby. I really cannot wait to meet Bishop now. From how this pregnancy started, all those feelings and emotions are gone. I am looking forward so much to having him here, having my 3 boys and loving them all.

The baby center update on where we are at 20 weeks..

How your 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, measurementsare 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).

See what your baby looks like this week. (Or see what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.)


  1. I can't believe how far along you are already!

  2. Awwww, I too feel so ready to meet this new person earth side. :) Enjoy the fast ride. :)