20 Weeks: Halfway through my Pregnancy

I started to feel my baby’s movement while lying in bed last night. I asked Thea to feel it too, and then she said Mama, my little sister is stretching (with matching hand gestures). She’s confident that she’s gonna be an Ate to a Baby Girl, haha. 
Making it through midpoint of this pregnancy without serious problems or whatsoever is really a big blessing from God. 
Anyway, here’s the detailed information of the 20 weeks fetal development I got from http://www.baby2see.com:

  • Baby now weighes about 11 ounces and is roughly 7 inches long.
  • Baby is 17cm long crown to rump, and weighs about 310 grams.
  • The baby can hear and recognize the mother’s voice.
  • The mother will probably start feeling the first fetal movements.
  • The toenails and fingernails are growing.
  • The growth of hair on the rest of the body has started.
  • The skin is getting thicker.
  • The heart can now be heard with a stethoscope.

Your baby may react to loud sounds. Baby can actually hear noises outside of the womb. Familiar voices, music, and sounds that baby becomes accustomed to during their development stages often are calming after birth. This is an important time for sensory development since nerve cells serving each of the senses; taste, smell, hearing, sight, and touch are now developing into their specialized area of the brain. 

Your baby now weighes about 11 ounces and at roughly 7 inches long they are filling up more and more of the womb. Though still small and fragile, the baby is growing rapidly and could possibly survive if born at this stage.

Now that my baby is starting to react to sounds from the outside world, I will start collecting classical music. Ate Thea and I am also talking to him/her from time to time. We say “I love yous” too. My OB might ask me to undergo Ultrasound next month. I am so excited to know the sex of my little baby. I will also start buying newborn basics next month.