Thursday, June 04, 2009

Pregnancy Update: Week 20

I am now in week 20 and so my bulging tummy is becoming more visible. I even started wearing maternity clothes because my jeans and shirts are so tight already. With my black leggings on and loose blouses and shirts, I could move comfortably without having to worry about abdominal pain later.

So, how about the little fella inside? "He's" doing good, I guess, because at night, he keeps on doing somersaults which leave me sleeping rather late. But as far as his condition inside is concerned, I don't have a clue since I haven't had another ultrasound yet. Anyway, I made a research a while ago to check on my baby's development at week 20.

Week 20: How Big is Baby?

By pregnancy week 20 your baby is now almost 9 ounces and is between 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 inches long! The pregnancy week by week changes occurring at this stage are truly remarkable.

Baby's Growth and Development:

By pregnancy 20 weeks your baby is now practicing breathing and swallowing on a regular basis. Your baby continues to grow and fill out, with the head becoming slightly more proportional to the rest of the body.

Your baby's skin is becoming more complex at the end of pregnancy week 20, forming different layers. The epidermis, or surface of your baby's skin now has four layers that contain ridges for fingertips. The layers that form in your baby's palms and feet will provide him with his own unique fingerprint later in life.

I'm really getting more excited about this pregnancy. I'm halfway there and so stay with me until this little fella comes out.