Monday, March 27, 2006

halfway there, my little sweet potato

Today I am officially 20 weeks pregnant! My weekly e-mail from

Congratulations! You've hit the halfway mark in your pregnancy. By now your baby is about the size of a large sweet potato, and a creamy, whitish substance called vernix caseosa is starting to cover his skin. This coating will protect his skin from weeks of bathing in amniotic fluid but will most likely disappear by the time he's born. Your baby is swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system.


Susanne said...

Hey Em, congratulations! Five weeks! This is something I am completely proud of, especially since you and Steve have worked so hard! You look so beautiful in your picture; I love the dress! So, what are you going to name your boy? Ellen suggested Patrick. I think that's a great idea, since St. Patrick is so awesome!

Emilie said...

Sue - we're keeping the name a surprise. :)