Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Week Twenty

Week twenty was a week full of excitement. Officially I am done with my semester, grades are in and I am on 4 weeks of vacation! Which means that I can start to focus on Christmas activities - baking cookies, wrapping presents and having friends over. We were lucky enough to have the Tomasoski Family visit us for a night, while they were in town for a wedding. It was so much fun to have them visit and even better that we got to exchange gifts and spend lots of time playing with the boys. They are both growing up so fast. Later in the weekend we had our friends the Oostings over to enjoy dinner and hang out. Matt did a great job entertaining their son Asher with the Little Tikes Playmat Piano that we have ... who knew Christmas songs could sound so good when played in the tune of Cat, Dog and Frog.

The big excitement of the week involved our 20 week Drs appointment. We spent the first hour in the ultrasound room checking out Le Petit Bébé. It was so much fun to watch the Tech find the legs, arms, heart, etc.. And it was such a change from the first ultrasound when all we could see were circles. Now, we could actually see our little one in there. Everything looked great in the ultrasound and the baby is perfect weight (11oz) and length for about 20 weeks. Matt and I don't do well waiting for surprises so we were happy when the Tech was able to tell us the sex of Le Petit Bébé. Which leads me to introduce Lillian Grace Knoll. Yes, that right, if everything the Tech saw was correct, we are going to have a little girl come May. From what expertise we gained during the ultrasound, Matt thinks Lilly has his nose and lips and my eyes and chin. The pictures didn't turn out great, since the cord was floating across her face in most of the pictures and my bladder was pushing on her head in the rest. It didn't seem to bother her as she was snuggled up, legs and arms crossed and butt in the air, sleeping for most of the ultrasound, but did show us how she can kick her legs and flail her arms ... maybe we have a swimmer on our hands.

20 weeks: Baby is as long as a banana
Your baby has grown as big as a banana. (Length: about 6 1/2 inches from head to bottom, and 10 inches from head to heel.)