May 12, 2017 – 20 Weeks
Baby is growing larger and stronger, measuring over 6 inches from crown to rump. Baby’s eyelids have been fused shut up until now, but around this week he may be opening them! (Not that there’s a ton to see just yet.) Baby is swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He’s also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion.
We are at the halfway mark!! Baby is making more movements and I have started to feel him wiggling around. We heard his heart beat again on Friday. The doctor said the “whooshing” sound we heard at that time was him moving around. He has a lot of room in there still so he’s enjoying stretching and swimming.
I had my first “Mother’s Day”. Andre was sweet and made a card from “the bump”. He also got me a pregnancy pillow to help with sleeping **update on the Snoogle pillow: it has definitely made a huge difference for back pain and getting sleep, I would definitely recommend investing in one of these!** A few cards from others came as well. We have been incredibly spoiled since the pregnancy with sweet gifts and gestures. Now, items from our baby registry have started to trickle in. It’s such a fun, exciting time at the Lama household! We need to get our crib still so we can start really working on the nursery. I’m looking forward to some “nesting”.
Here are some highlights from this week.