20 weeks – midway point!

Today I am 20 weeks!  My baby is the size of a bananer!

“Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now.  She’s also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel.  She’s swallowing more these days, which is good practice for her digestive system.”


baby elisabet.

elisabetelisabet2elisabet6elisabet3elisabet9elisabet7elisabet8elisabet10elisabet11Sweet Baby Elisabet.  At 7 weeks old, this little gal is such a little sweetheart.  She’s one of the calmest babies around.  A couple weeks ago, I got the chance to stay over Ohio Becky’s house for a night and watch this mommy of three little girlies doing what she does best…being a mommy.  If ever I have a question about pregnancy + motherhood, she’s the one I go to.  She’s chock full of interesting tidbits, recipes and potions.  The newest addition to the family, Elisabet, is so very cuddly and so very a keeper.  I love how you can lay her down for a nap, and when you come back an hour later, she’s laying there eyes wide open just observing life — life being the ceiling for the time being.  A sweet baby for sure.


It’s a she!  It’s a her!  Baby Smith is a little baby girl!

We had our 20 week sonogram yesterday.  She was moving around the whole time, although I could not feel much of it.  It was amazing to see how this small 9 week coffee bean turned into a baby.  On Saturday I felt my first 2 kicks as I was eating my dinner of cuppa and fish curry.  In the past, I felt flutterings here and there, but not like this.  This was a distinct feeling in the region below my belly button.  I’ve heard other people liken the feeling to fish swimming around, popcorn popping, and bubbles.  I felt like someone was actually kicking me.  Amazing.   

Now that we know the gender, people are asking us about names.  We decided that her name will be revealed on her birth day.  ; )  I know, I know, but it’s all the more fun for us to make people like my mom and Benji Chachan wait.  : )