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Bumpdate @ 20 Weeks


Half Way Through!!!


Wow..... I've made it to the half way point. I am reasonably certain that in 20 weeks time I will have my baby in my arms (that is the level of certainly I have about my induction). From this point on I will be counting DOWN to my due date rather than counting UP the number of weeks.

My Bump is quite prominent now. I have had a few people say that they think I am carrying a girl by the shape of it, but I don't know how much faith I put in that. I'm still thinking this baby is another boy. Baby Bean is getting more noticeably active every day too. I find I'm feeling kicks mostly in the evenings, but also early afternoon and shortly after breakfast too. There's quite a routine setting in!

I'm starting to get a few twinges of sciatica now, which isn't great. I'd never had it before my 3rd baby but I guess that as I've had it once I was pretty certain to get it again. But at least now I know how to handle it and I'm not letting it get me down too much. I'm OK so long as I don't sit for too long, or walk around for too long. Plenty of short walks keep me mobile!

The only thing I can think about is my scan on Tuesday. I am SOOOOOOOO excited about it! But right now I am going to enjoy Mothers Day with my 3 Boys and my Bump (and my Hubby who has gone to a lot of effort to make the day nice for me) 

Here's what Fertility Friend says about baby this week:

Your baby weighs about 10.5 ounces (300g) and measures about 7.2 inches (18cm) from crown to rump. He still moves about freely in amniotic fluid. Your baby may respond to external sounds, such as the music you are listening to or your voice. Your baby has developed some red blood cells already. The white blood cells that your baby needs to fight infections are being manufactured. He is developing taste buds on his tongue. His digestive system is sufficiently advanced to absorb water and sugar from the amniotic fluid that he swallows and pass it to his large bowel. Your baby has lanugo hair on his forehead and upper lip and his eyebrows are thickening. Vernix (the waxy substance that covers and protects your baby's skin) accumulates on your baby's eyebrows. Your baby's eyes are still sealed shut. Your baby continues to grow and develop and his kicking is getting stronger now.
Scan Day on Tuesday!




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