Monday, February 14, 2011

20 weeks

We've reached the halfway point! The Pregnancy Assistant app I have on my phone informs me that, during the 21st week of pregnancy, "T accumulates the meconium, which will later start the poo season after birth." I'm not entirely sure what this means, but it sounds intriguing. What exactly is accumulating meconium? Is there really such a thing as a "poo season"? The updates usually have some decent info in them (and include average measurements for each week, which is helpful since Ryan hates the food comparisons that I've seen used more frequently. For those who are curious, the baby is apparently the size of a cantaloupe this week. But don't tell Ryan that.), but they're usually also pretty amusing due to the random bits of Engrish thrown in there. This was the first one I literally laughed out loud at, though.

Anyway, the other big milestone for this week is that I actually felt the baby on the outside. The baby was being fairly active last Monday, but wouldn't cooperate so Ryan could feel it. So as I had my hand slightly cupped and resting on my belly, about to fall asleep, all of a sudden my belly moved so that it filled the space in the palm of my hand. So cool, although it did freak me out :) It hasn't happened again since, but I've been feeling the baby moving around more on the inside, so I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before we can feel it more consistently on the outside too.

Ryan and I both noticed that my belly really grew this week, and yet the comparison to last week's picture doesn't look as different as it looks in person. I just moved another batch of non-maternity clothes out of my closet, and finally broke down and got a pair of maternity jeans. However, my beloved purple lounge pants still fit, and I think I'll still be wearing my non-maternity work pants for another week or two, though :)
19-20 week comparison