Saturday, October 2, 2010

Home Alone and Half Way There

Little Geek and I are keeping each other company these days. He's been a bit more 'vocal' this  past week as I could feel the flutters he causes in my tummy when he tumbles around. Michael is away to California for a three week business trip but days have gone pretty fast this first week and then this following weekend we will meet up in Denver, Colorado for a few days. It will be nice to see our friends there, Raluca and Alin and also to explore that beautiful part of America for the first time. I've always wanted to visit so it looks like it will happen at the half way mark of my pregnancy. 

Today I started my 20th week  and I still don't feel pregnant. Yes, belly basically exploded in the last two weeks but I am still able to run, walk comfortably, keep up at work and have pretty much the same schedule and activities as before without too many variations. I know I won't be able to brag with this for too much longer, so I am enjoying while it lasts.

According to the email updates I got about this week, the baby is now the length of a banana. Speaking of fruits, 'the bump' says that baby is the size of a cantaloupe this week. Baby can swallow and digest now so he gulps amniotic fluid each day. More than that, the tasting buds are developing so he can actually taste what I eat through the amniotic fluid. That makes me think that our little geek will be crazy about fruits (especially grapes, apples, cantaloupe and plums), cottage cheese, strawberry jam, almond and peanut butter.

This coming week I have the big appointment at the doctor's when they do the anatomic ultrasound which is the most extensive ultrasound done. It will determine the baby's size, weight, measure growth ensuring the baby develops well, according to the plan. I will also get a confirmation of the sex of the baby, but I am pretty sure that first ultrasound was correct... there is a little baby boy in there and we are still struggling to find the right name for him. Any suggestions? Ideas?


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