Thursday, March 17, 2011

21-23 Weeks

Baby's now the size of a banana!
Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion, and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, if baby is a girl, her womb is now stocked up with her lifetime supply of six million eggs (the number will drop to around one million by birth).
Baby's now the size of a papaya!
Baby's settling into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.
Baby's now the size of a papaya!
Baby's little face is fully formed...minus the baby fat, of course. The next task at hand for baby: sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples! 


Woopsie! I missed a few weeks there...

How far along? 21-23 Weeks
Total weight gain: +7 from where I started.
Maternity clothes? almost always
Sleep: I could write 20 pages about sleep/lack of sleep/needing to sleep all the time and my completely messed up sleeping pattern.
Best moment this week: kicks and punches are so strong now!
Food Cravings/Aversions: All I want to eat is fruit cocktail out of a can LOL
Gender: It's a boy!
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: Nothing.
Weekly Wisdom: Don't talk about parenting philosophies with others besides your partner. In fact, tell people as little as possible. It's no one's business anyway.
Milestones: 







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