My life as a wife, mom, and slowly movin' towards green!
Monday, October 19, 2009
WOW! HALFWAY THERE!
I can't believe that we're half way to the finish line (20 weeks!) ... pretty amazing that all of this takes place so quickly ... with each day I feel our daughter just a little stronger ...
Our baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against her torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of her head to her bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, she's measured from head to toe.)
She's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for her digestive system. She's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in her bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).
The things I love in no particular order: MY FAMILY, husband Kristopher, mY cAtS Jua and Maia, the beach, Lean Cuisine Broccoli Cheese Potatoes, antiques, any and everything vintage, Children's books by African American authors, New Orleans, painting, baking, stationary, horror novels, teaching college students, laughing, shopping for baby, being pregnant, cloth diapers, working my way toward eco friendly, my wedding dress and vintage birdcage veil, dancing, Ethiopian and Indian food, vegetarianism, organic fruits and vegetables, cupcakes, cheese (the stinkier the better), mojitos (one of the things I'll love best about no longer being pregnant), shoes, collecting old black and white family photos, ornate picture frames, silver jewelry, locks, afros, my husband's dimples, my husband's gorgeous legs, bike riding, long walks, neo soul, trying out new restaurants, beignets, Panera Bread pick two French Onion soup and Mediterranean sandwich, pistachios, reality tv (Project Runway, People's Court, The Real Housewives, Top Chef, Flipping Out, Baby Story, Bringing Home Baby, etc.), Grey's Anatomy, WholeFoods, farmers markets, the Chicago skyline, brunch