20w4d

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Just for fun this week, I included a comparison pic of me sucking in. Hah! I was asked last night at our small group by a guy, whether or not I could make it disappear . . . the answer is quite ademantly, no!

Baby bless weighs about 10.5 ounces and is measuring about 7.2 inches from crown to rump, but he still moves about freely in amniotic fluid. I've started reading the Bible to baby bless, as I'm finally convinced he can respond to external sounds, such as the music I'm listening to or my voice. Kind of funny, all of the books and websites encourage soon to be mothers to try to get the fathers to be to speak to the baby . . . yeah, does it surprise anyone that I did not have to suggest it to Tony?! I can't get him away from my stomach. :)

Additionally, the babe has developed some red blood cells already and the white blood cells that he needs to fight infections are being manufactured. Plus, he is developing taste buds on his tongue {he better love my cooking!}. Baby bless's eyes are still sealed shut though.

And supposedly he continues to grow and develop and his kicking is getting stronger, but why can't I freaking feel it?! :(

In the next ten weeks I'm supposed to be prepared for rapid weight gain, as the baby grows and develops layers of fat. I hear the next 10 weeks will be when I gain about half of your total pregnancy weight. Good thing this is in alignment with Christmas huh? Oh and that brings me to my poll, how much do you think I've gained? Reference here, for pictoral support. Or don't, it makes me want to cry.

On a related note, I'm wearing a pair of athletic black C9 pants to work today . . . and no one's the wiser. Ahh, comfort. I can fit into all but one pair of my jeans yet because of the cut . . . but work pants? Not a chance. I've decided that I'll also be serving in these pants. Yay for delaying maternity purchases even still!

Recap:
I can only suck in the top portion of my stomach, but look ridiculous when attempting. :)
Baby bless is getting closer and closer to a full pound.
He's supposedly grown a full inch in the past week!
Tony talks to my stomach like he's on the phone.
Baby bless has blood cells, taste buds and his eyes are still sealed shut.
His kicking is supposedly getting stronger, but I still can't feel him.
I'm supposed to gain half of my pregnancy weight in the next 10 weeks. Joy.
Black athletic pants are serving as work pants, don't judge.

22 comments:

Kaitlyn said...

I just love these pictures week by week. You're glowing :)

" I have something huge to announce . . . say around Wednesday." Where's the big announcement? I'm dying of anticipation!

Kristal said...

Awww, I was just thinking how it was time for a belly pic from you!

I love how you write out all the details and then give us a recap at the bottom. Too cute.

And I have a hard time believing you've gained more than 10 pounds!!

kari said...

Leah, you look adorable!

Katie said...

you look awesome leah...and I have a pang of jealousy that you have a baby growing in your belly and all I have is saturated fat cells :)

Jen said...

Your cute baby belly makes me long to be pregnant again. There are some great maternity consignment shops in the Twin Cities for when you need maternity clothes. I found tons of pants for cheap, but didn't do so well on the tops. Old Navy maternity clothes are great too.

Rachel said...

you look great!! I want to see what you look like wht clothes over it?

oh and you made fun of me when I said I could only suck in the top half of my stomach :)

abby said...

Ahh I love wearing comfy clothes to work! So lucky that you won't have to wear maternity clothes for very long :)

CaitStClair said...

The only thing the weight comparision made me think was that you were too skinny back then! I think you look perfect right now! :-)

The Ballard's said...

I wanted to vote on your poll and say that you hadn't gained any weight from the first picture you posted. I can pooch my stomach out like that after a cookies and milk snack! haha! Hope you feel as great as you look!

AJ said...

OMG Leah. There's no way you've gained even 5 pounds. I have only gained 11, and I'm a whale!

fillinghershoes said...

Hi Leah - I came across your blog from a couple of others and am wishing you good luck on all you do.

Kim & Ryan said...

I'm totally not judging..... sweat pants, work pants. Same diff.

PS - I tagged you on our blog.

Chelsie said...

Love the growing belly. Too cute!

Danielle said...

I've been wondering lately if it's possible to suck in when your pregnant. Thanks for answering one of life's crazy little questions for me :)

Bluebird said...

LOL...of course a guy would ask a question like that! LOL...You look great, and that is so cute that Tony likes to talk to your stomach!

Chelsie said...
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Chelsie said...

I tagged you, in case you're bored :)

Raquel said...

Okay, I voted for the 9-11lbs, however whatever the number may be, you still look amazing !

*Kimmie* said...

Yay for tastebuds! I hope he/she likes cupcakes!

Abby said...

Oh my goodness, I love black workout pants, or as I call them black stretchy pants!!! So much so that in elementary school I wouldn't wear jeans and my mom had to buy me 4 pairs of them and tell my teachers that I had more than one pair, so they wouldn't think I was the smelly kid in class!!! Hooray for black strechy pants!

Karen said...

You look adorable, I love your belly updates.

M and G said...

You are so tiny!! You look great!

 

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