Saturday, July 05, 2008

Twenty Weeks

I'll try to keep this one short, since my last post seemed to cover a lot. Caleb is kicking like crazy! I feel him every day, sometimes up to four and five times a day! We're pretty sure my mom felt him kick from the outside! It took a little poking and prodding, and some patience, but there it was!

It's still odd to call our baby Caleb. I'm so used to Newbie, it's taking an adjustment. But I like it. Little Caleb. He's 10.5 ounces now, and 6.5 inches. At 20 weeks, they start to measure not from crown to rump, but from head to toe. So that measurement is about 10 inches. Almost a whole ruler!

I haven't had a whole lot go on with me. One random thing that's happened throughout pregnancy is that I seem particularly sensitive to grass, now. After a photo shoot, I have to go home and wash my arms and legs (because I get in the grass to take baby shots). Otherwise they're red and itchy. So that's interesting.

I've been at a slight loss about mosquito repellent. I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to use it, but I also know that mosquitoes love me. LOVE me. Last week, from two outdoor photo shoots, I had 20 bites on my legs from the knees down. I've tried Skin So Soft with no luck. Yesterday I used the Awaken scent of the Arbonne aromatherapy line. That seemed to do very well, except that I wasn't sure there were even mosquitoes out. I guess I'll test that one out a little bit more.

I've also noticed that I've been much more tired in the past week or two. I didn't expect that in the second trimester, but oh well! :) And I think that's about it! Not much to report this week--certainly nothing "20-week specific." I'm officially at the halfway point of this 40-week journey!


  1. You're doing great! I'm glad Caleb is letting you know he's active. :)

  2. Half Way there! That's just too crazy! Thanks for letting us follow along in your baby trek. It's fun to see how different pregnancy is from one to the next, just as how different kiddos are from one to the next!

    As for mosquitoes, is there some kind of natural repellent? I feel a google search coming on!

  3. Lydia! Thanks for commenting on my blog! I didn't know you had one, either, but I'm bookmarking you! You look great! I'll be praying for you and little Caleb!


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