Friday, May 22, 2009

Halfway Done!

Week 20- halfway done! I had another ultrasound today, and this time she was pretty certain of the gender-but we'll get to that. Once again, she couldn't see the chambers of the heart. I told her that makes me a bit concerned, as the doc has also been having trouble finding baby's heartbeat at checkups-we've only heard it once! She said not to be concerned, baby's just small still. I have yet another ultrasound schedule for six weeks from now. I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the ultrasounds, I've had five already! Granted, we did find out about Broster much earlier than we found out about Gracie. Anyway, I have a doctor appointment on the 26th, so we will see what she has to say about the whole thing. I haven't seen her since before my last ultrasound. Curious about gender? It's a girl! Now for a name. . .

BabyCenter's thoughts on Broster:

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, 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'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).

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