Weeks 20 and 21

I missed week 20 last week, and it’s now the first day of week 21.  So, here’s a 2 in 1 post.

At week 20, the baby is swallowing more, and her digestive system is producing a black, sticky substance called meconium.  This will come out when she poops the first time after birth.  There’s also a greasy, white substance coating her skin to protect it from the amniotic fluid.  At week 21, her eyelids and eyebrows are now fully developed.  Also, her previous fluttery movements are full kicks and punches.

How’s mom doing?  Well, she’s definitely feeling the baby move.  I’ve also been able to feel her moving almost every day for the past week and a half.  Today, the baby has started kicking.  My fiancee just told me a few minutes ago that it hurts.  Powerful baby!  Also, she is quite visibly pregnant now.  She’s only going to keep getting bigger.


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