Saturday, January 29, 2011

Week 20

As of today, I am 20 weeks along!

Baby Bennett is the size of a Cantaloupe, about 6.5 inches long and 10.6oz!

Just a side note: It's weird to think that she's the size of a cantaloupe, and yet not the weight of a cantaloupe, that's hard to wrap my head around!

Friday, Grant and I were listening to the Stage and Screen music station on the TV, and the song In My Own Little Corner came on! I don't know if you ever saw the original Cinderella movie with Lesley Ann Warren, but it's great! My mom and I had this thing where we had to buy every copy of Cinderella ever made and we would watch them all; yes, even the politically correct Brandy version with the cute Asian Prince Charming! Anywho, I had this sudden realization, as I burst out singing at the top of my lungs, "In my own little corner, In my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to beeeee!" that I would get to watch all these great old movies with my daughter that my mom watched with me! I got sooo excited! I was so busy thinking of all the  benefits of having a boy first that I didn't even think about all the wonderful perks of having a girl!

Of course Grant was quick to warn me that our daughter very well might not like all those old movies that my mom and I enjoyed immensely together! He argued that with all the great movies we have now, our daughter won't want to watch any of those old movies. I quickly told him that he better not be making fun of said movies around my baby girl and discouraging her from liking them! I totally enjoyed all the new Disney movies as much as any other kid, but there was something special about those times when my mom and I would watch some old movie together! I have such fond memories of waking up on Saturday mornings and deciding which old movie to watch with my mom: Mary Poppins, The Great Race, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Hello Dolly, anything with Marilyn Monroe and Doris Day, etc. 

Baby Bennett's Current Living Quarters:
I don't think I've felt anything yet. Everyone has been telling me they felt their baby moving around at 18 weeks, so I asked the nurse the other day when she called, what the norm is, and she said 22 weeks. So, I've decided to not worry about it. Course, Thursday night at the movies and when I got home, I thought I felt a little something, not a flutter at all, as many have described it, but rather just a single thump. I, in turn, unzipped my pants during the whole movie so I could keep my hand over my belly to try to heighten my senses in case I felt it again, I didn't. Could totally have been gas! Who knows!

Every morning I get to enjoy the loveliness of congestion! They tell me not to take my allergy pill, then when I coughed at an appt. one day, the nurse said, you should be taking your allergy pills... except that you told me NOT to! gr! I had some cramps Thursday morning, along with a headache, sore stomach, and awful congestion complete with a super sore throat. It sucked. But thankfully, it all went away by the middle of the day and I was able to enjoy the rest of my day with The Husband and our date night down in the hoppin town of Bako! That's right, we can be wild and crazy on the rare occasion!

Don't scold me, don't judge me. I broke down and made a boo-boo! I enjoyed the deliciousness of sushi Thursday night with The Husband! It was wonderful (If you're at the Marketplace and want some sushi, try Myosh, it's owned by the owners of Myoshi's and it's pretty tasty, and the atmosphere is really neat)! I didn't have anything too crazy, but there was a little raw tuna involved... it was so good too!

I haven't gained any weight, to my knowledge; just the typical daily few lbs that your body fluctuates, nothing worth noting.

Progress Picture:


  1. Such a great picture of you friend!

  2. Thanks!
    I was quite surprised myself!
    The front-on shot was not so bueno, so that one did not go up!

  3. I am SO happy you started this blog! Thanks for putting my link under your favorite blogs! I choose to believe that you felt the little cantaloupe kick, and that it wasn't just gas.

  4. Of course your link is under my favorites! Your blog is great!

    Thanks for reading Anwa Sandy!

  5. You look radiant, hope you get to spend time again watching old movies with your mom, they never get old
    LOVE YA, Aunt Theresa

  6. you're half way done already! Very exciting :) welcome to the part of pregnancy where you can actually start to tell their is a baby there too.

  7. Half way done! Can you believe it!? And you're almost done Jen! I can't believe that! Sandy and I talked, we def want to try and make it down for your shower! We're super excited!

  8. Dude, that cinderella movie was my favorite!!! I can sing all of the songs!!!! it was the best!

  9. Your baby is already so cute! I am so excited about my new little neice. I think I'm going to keep trying to smell her all the time though, because I will have it in my head that she smells fruity!

  10. Faith: Right! Isn't it great! I'm glad there is another Cinderella lover out there, those songs are so great to sing along to! I'm going to try to find the soundtrack. I'm already looking up baby/children songs and making a playlist for my Zune!

    Carolyn: You can smell her all you want, I'm sure she'll appreciate all the love! Plus, who doesn't want to smell baby anyways!?


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