Ready, set, grow! At 5 months/20 weeks our baby is concentrating on getting bigger now. The organs are growing, and a special brown fat appears under the skin. Vernix forms now—it's the thick, white substance that protects the skin and will help the baby slip out at birth. The little one weighs 8 or 9 ounces and measures five or six inches. He'll add some ounces and even an inch or two this month.
My emotional state has an effect on our baby throughout pregnancy. When I experience stress, for example, the baby's heart rate and activity increase. I'm told the key is... DON'T STRESS! The bottom line is, Rest up, eat right, get help in relieving stress, and simply take it easy. Connect with my family and friends. The more relaxed I are, the more relaxed our baby will be too.
I'm feeling pretty pregnant now and get winded walking up the stairs. I'll have Roy take a picture today and post for our half-way mark. Time's a flying!