We did a little gender reveal with the family and of course I used cupcakes. Chocolate with a marshmallow filling and ganache top.
We are expecting a sweet baby, GIRL! I’m so very excited and cannot wait to be a mommy. Boy or girl I am happy, as long as he or she is healthy. Just finding out is super exciting and I like being semi prepared.
About our baby: Our sweet baby’s 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 – the length of a banana! (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby’s legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the “crown to rump” measurement. After 20 weeks, she’s measured from head to toe.)She’s swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. She’s also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in her bowels, and you’ll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).(summary from babycenter)
About me: This week I’ve come to terms with having to purchase some bigger yoga pants. Oh my!
How far along? 20 Weeks 1 Day
Total weight gain: 7lbs
Maternity clothes? Not yet, unless you count bigger yoga pants 🙂
Stretch marks? None yet
Sleep: Getting uncomfortable, and 1-2 bathroom trips.
Best moment this week: Finding out baby is healthy, and the gender! 🙂
Worst moment this week: This has been a very bittersweet week, finding out our baby is healthy was the highlight. Unfortunately my grandma hasn’t been doing well and has been placed into hospice. This is tearing me up inside. I love my grandma so much, and it meant so much to me to have her here as long as I have. She gave me a wonderful mother whom I miss more than anything.. and finally they will be together again with my grandfather, my father, and my other lost loved ones. Hubby’s grandma is also not doing well and is being taken care of by hospice and family in her own home. We are grateful for every moment we’ve had with them.
Miss Anything? A hoagie!!
Movement: Yes! 🙂
Food cravings: Grapefruit and red pepper 🙂
Anything making you queasy or sick: Raw ground meat/chicken.
Gender: Baby GIRL!
Labor Signs: No.
Symptoms: Congested, tired.
Belly Button in or out? Same, in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! 🙂
Looking forward to: Next time we get to see baby on an Ultrasound. 🙂
Can’t believe you are twenty weeks already… CONGRATS on your girl!!!!
Awwww, so sweet!
Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com
So exciting! What a fun way to share the awesome news. Now time to buy pink baby stuff… 🙂
Wow, you’re really getting closer and closer.
How precious and congrats on having a girl!!!!!!
Yah! So exciting!!
20 weeks! You’re at the half way point! Can’t believe it! Congrats on a little girl!
You are such a cute little preggo! And just out of curiousity do you eat the pepper on the grapefruit ??
Yay, congrats!!! Your belly is too cute!!
I’m so sorry to hear about your grandma. SO sad. Hugs to you and prayers for her. I lost my grandma right after my son was born and I know your pain.
Congrat on 20 weeks and a baby girl will be such a blessing. so excited for you. Ps. why can’t u eat the hoagie?
Toni, although some pregnant women eat some crazy things I haven’t (yet) I eat them separately 😉 Thanks everyone!!
I love the way you did the “reveal”! Congrats on your sweet baby girl! Almost there!
Tricia, my doctor said no “cold” cold cuts. Only warm, and it’s definitely not the same 🙁
awww…I LOVE your little cupcake surprises. Congrats!
YAY for girls!! I always said if I could guarantee girls I would have had my own little Girl Scout Troop LOL
Prayers for you and your grandma. Sending much much love.
So sweet congrats!! Your bump is adorable, and those cupcakes look fantastic!! YUM! Here is to lots of fun girly clothes, but more importantly, a healthy rest of your pregnancy!!
Simply Being Mommy
Congratulations on your sweet baby girl but I’m so sorry about your grandma.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
OH how fun to know that it’s a girl!
A girl! How exciting! Congratulations
HOORAY a beautiful little girl on the way for you. I love your gender cupcakes and I see your feet are slowly fading away!
Congrats!! Girls are so much fun!!
Double Duty Mommy
congrats!!!! so many baby girls being born this year. It’s great!
Barbara | Creative Culinary
Very cute reveal for all of us; thanks for sharing Courtney!
I adore the way you let your family know the gender! Congrats on a baby girl!
Congrats on the new baby girl!!! I am so excited for you! You look amazing!
Congratulations!! Cute post…love that it started with a banana 🙂
Sounds like you are all doing great ~ soooo exciting!
Week 20 Pregnancy
you are looking adorable. I like your 20 weeks bump.