Friday, August 29, 2008

1/2 Way There!

Half way there! That's where we are in this pregnancy journey of ours. At 20 weeks we are smack dab in the middle and my little cantaloupe is growing fast! I feel great. I have more energy and not to big and clumsy yet. =) Ok i admit, clumsiness is a normal part of my life, even when i'm not pregnant! But what i mean is that right now i can still bend over to tie my shoes or paint my nails or pick up Elijah's socks that he's forever fulling off.

We have another ultrasound at the end of the week. I'm really looking forward to that! I'm hoping we'll be able to find out if we're having a boy or girl!
Geoff feels like everyone thinks we're having a girl. I told him not everyone does but that i'd put a poll up and see. =) So look for the poll on the side bar and leave your vote! And no, we're not having twins, so i'm not putting that up as an option. Our last ultrasound ruled that out. =)

Some of you have been asking for a picture. So i'll try and get one up here by the end of the day. It finally looks like a baby bump and not just extra weight i've put on!

Baby's Development at Week 20 of Pregnancy.

By the time you are 20 weeks pregnant, your baby is starting to grow hair on his or her head! Other fetal development that typically takes place around week 20 of pregnancy includes the following:
A protective, waxy skin covering (called vernix caseosa) is forming to protect the baby's skin from the amniotic fluid
Delicate eyebrows are forming
If your baby is a girl, her uterus is starting to develop
Your baby's skin is thickening and developing layers, including the dermis, epidermis, and subcutaneous layer
Nail growth begins.

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Alicia said...

Woo Hoo for being half way!! Thats so exciting!! Cant wait to see your baby bump...I am still waiting on mine, it just looks like extra weight or bloat like you said!! Now...I have to think about what I think you are going to have!!

Alicia said...

Awww, very cute baby bump!! I had to come and see the pic!!

Mrs. Rabe said...

I love your pictures Melissa!

Very sweet baby bump.

Kristi said...

Definitely a bump. You look adorable. I hope baby cooperates with you and you can see.

Kelly said...

Beautiful post!

Crystal said...

Yipee! So much fun to see the baby bump ;-) Cute pics of you & EJ! That has always been my favorite in utero baby picture! Beautiful!!!

Ashlee Joann said...

you are beautiful! and you look like you've even lost weight!!!!! :)

i can't believe you're halfway done already! that's awesome! (i hated being preggers) hee hee!

cool beans! can't wait to see baby pix! :)

Ashlee Joann said...

i'm guessing you're having another boy - you're caring very low! :) hee hee! :) just thought i'd add that!

just an fyi - my bro's gf, is preggers, found out today that it'd be a girl! i was the only one who guessed it right! :) so get those boy names ready! hee hee