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I'm a wife, mom, and gestational surrogate. I've been blessed to be able to have 2 beautiful daughters of my own and 2 cute little surro babes for IPs. With the support of my WONDERFUL family and friends, I'm doing it again!! Follow me on my journey...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Halfway there!!

Well, we're 20 weeks now! (Which also means, we're halfway through the 2nd trimester!) It seems like it's taken forever to get here, but then again it feels like time is flying too. The "official" due date is November 9th, but my Dr is willing to induce @ 39 weeks so there won't be any surprises and my IPs can make it to the birth. Historically, once I've gone into labor, there's a baby about 5 hours later, so that doesn't leave much time for my IPs to make it here if I did go into labor! So we'll all be hoping this little boy can stay put until 39 weeks!
Baby's definitely growing:

I'm still in my PJs on this pic

This one is after I got dressed...see, I'm tellin' ya, the belly looks different depending on what you wear.

Baby's now the size of a cantaloupe!

Baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. He gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they've already had via amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you'd like your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.

*Side note: M&M, guess you'll have to get ready for your kiddo to love him some enchiladas...and baked potatoes...and chicken pot pie, lol! (Yep, apparently I love carbs. Don't judge me.)

Let's see...nothing much to report on my end. I'm feeling fine, although I've been a little more tired than normal lately. But my dear Snoogle helps me with staying comfy while I sleep. Kevin actually tried to jack me for it the other night. "Ooo, it's so comfortable", yea, I know. Get your own!

'Til next time, I'll leave you with another collage of weeks 17-20.

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And just because, I also did one with all belly shots taken from week 8 until today's at week 20. Enjoy!

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Andrea said...

I love the collage!!

Surrogate, Single Parent and Dating... said...

I want your PJs..where did you get them? Looking for cute ones while in the hospital! LOL And love the collage and you're looking great!! See you girls Sunday!! :)

Kelli said...

Great collage, cute belly!

Jeni said...

20 Weeks and you haven't repeated a shirt! GIRLLLL, you are my IDOL!! :-)

whitney said...

you look so cute!!! glad your snoogle is treating and the baby well ;-)

Heidi said...

Very cute Krystal! I love the collage idea...might have to use that one! =)

Mark said...

I love your little cantaloupe belly!
m.(not one of the M&Ms)

one faux mommy said...

looking good krystal! happy half way!!!

cheldi said...

Very cute - I love the collage. I will have to figure out how to do that for my IF's once I'm finally knocked up!