20 Week Bump Report

March 17, 2012
How far along: 20 weeks (technically, 20 weeks and 3 days today) How big is the baby: Our baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She’s around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel. Or, if you like to think of babies as fruits…she’s a cantaloupe.  Total weight gain: The last time I reported my weight gain was at 18 weeks and I hadn’t gained any weight since my 16 week appointment. For the past two weeks, my weight has been fluctuating between 1-2 lbs. On Wednesday (my official 20 week mark), I was up just over a pound and a half....
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18 Week Bump Report AND Gender Reveal!

March 03, 2012
Last week, we had a little fun with gender myths and predictions. In fact, I asked for your predictions of my baby. The poll seems to have disappeared (although I didn’t take it down), but I do remember that over 60% of the vote was for a girl. I have a feeling that if you’re reading this today…you’ve come back to find out how accurate your prediction was. I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a little longer…at least until you get further down into this post.18 WeeksBefore we get to the “Big Reveal,” let’s go through my 18 week stats.How...
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A Pregnancy Story: Gender Myths and Predictions...

February 25, 2012
I think it’s only natural for women to hypothesize gender when they find out they’re pregnant…or find out someone else they know is pregnant. Literally, from the moment you announce (at least in my experience) that you’re pregnant, people start asking if you’re having a boy or girl…regardless of the fact that you won’t know for certain until your 18-20 week ultrasound (unless of course you have an elective ultrasound much sooner). So you state the obvious, that you don’t know…and they ask if you have a feeling one way or another....
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16 Week Bump Report

February 18, 2012
How far along: 16 weeks (technically, 16 weeks and 3 days) How big is the baby: About the size of an avocado or grapefruit (not half a grapefruit as I pictured above – just a little creative interpretation on my part). My husband is shocked that the baby is already so big.Total weight gain: Two weeks ago, I was up a pound and a half since my 12 week appointment (at 12 weeks, I’d gained 4 lbs). I’ve gained another half pound for a total of 6 lbs gained.Sleep: Pretty good – earlier this week, I even slept through the night without getting up to use the bathroom. That...
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