20 weeks today – 4 days til we know boy or girl!
How your baby’s growing:
Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He or she is 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 or she is
swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his/her digestive
system. He/She is also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of
digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his/her bowels, and
you’ll see it in his/her first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in
the womb or during delivery).
Do you have a preference? I know my sis-in-law, Kristen, wants a girl!