Sunday, November 18, 2012

20 Weeks = Banana

Today, I'm 20 weeks pregnant, and our baby boy is approximately the length of a banana. Twenty weeks. Half baked! I can hardly believe it.

This week, Banana is swallowing up a storm, and he's already producing a tarry poo substance that he'll store in his bowels until he's born. That's not cute in any way, but it's pretty fascinating. Also, he's sprouting nipples this week, which actually is kind of cute.

The only thing weirder than posing in your front yard with a banana is posing in your front yard with a banana when it's pitch-black outside. I'm doing my best not to look like a perv.

I feel so, so good lately. I'm definitely less tired, and my kidneys are finally chilling out! Twice this week, I didn't have to get up at all to pee in the middle of the night... which is probably why I'm feeling so rested and energetic. Booyah!

Something new: for the past 2 weeks or so, I've been having occasional leg cramps that hurt so badly they pull me out of a deep sleep. I had one last night, actually--and my leg is still sore today. I didn't know this was a symptom of pregnancy until I read it on my pregnancy website this morning. Supposedly, I probably just need more water. Simple enough.

Oh, and according to Danny, I've been "snoring like a walrus" for the first time in my life, so I'm going to go ahead and blame that on being pregnant, too.

There's obviously a baby in there now!

Like I mentioned a couple days ago, I've been enjoying feeling this little guy dance around. Something about it makes me feel very connected to him, and I can't wait until Danny can feel his kicks, too. So many amazing things have happened--and are happening--but there are still countless things to look forward to. I love this so much.


futurehope said...

awww yay!!! I was always so excited when they reached the 'banana' stage. it seems so big!!! :D

ugh the leg cramps :( those are miserable. If you didn't already read it, the best thing to do is jump out of bed and try to walk (in place) on the hurting leg. It will hurt A LOT but it will get the cramp out in a matter of seconds.

sorry you are having those :(

but yay for little baby boy <3

WillJogForFood said...

Sorry about the leg cramps!

The bump is looking good :)

Amanda said...

I know! Bananas are giant! I've been looking forward to banana week. :)

Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely try it next time. These things are brutal.

Erica said...

Yay for halfway! Love the baby bump!