Week 20 – Size of a Banana

This week our baby is the size of a small banana which works out to six and a half inches long. (Though the banana is flatter than vegetables of other weeks including a Bell Pepper and Heirloom Tomato, it’s the length that is being used to measure not the width or roundness of the shapes). For comparison of fruit size, I put the banana next to two pics of my 20 week scan.

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20 Week OB Appointment 

The second appointment of the week was with Dr. G. I had followed his directions to take several blood pressure readings for him between this visit and our last one three weeks ago. I brought the blood pressure cuff with us to make sure I was doing it right, in particular as I had gotten results that varied a lot. His nurse, Martha, helped demonstrate the proper way to put it on for us.

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Anatomy Scan

This week I had two baby related appointments. The first was was Maternal Fetal Medicine and has many names. It’s known as a 20 week scan though it’s possible to have it done from 18 – 20 weeks 6 days, an anatomy scan, a detail scan and in some places and countries the anomaly scan. To me calling it the detail scan makes lots of sense as they do take many pictures of details of the bay including this one which is the feet, which I wouldn’t have been able to figure out for posting purposes had it not been labeled for me.


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Walmart Prenatal Box Overview and Aveeno Skin Relief Review 

One trend that is very popular recently is sample box clubs. Subscribers receive on a regular basis samples often without knowing which ones in advance. As a former member of makeup sample clubs, I was intrigued by the idea of Walmart’s Baby Box Club.

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Club Autosport Opening and Sushi Making Class – Throw Back Thursday 

Several ago I worked on a very part time basis photographing weddings. It was a lot of fun and I met some wonderful people both at them and through networking events. In 2012 one of these events included the 4th Anniversary for Club Auto Sport, a venue that both rents beautiful luxury cars to its members and also had events in which guests could see amazing cars they may never see anywhere else. I’d been told the event was dress as you like and after seeing a beautiful dress on my way day after day I knew I’d be wearing it for the event. In honor of their ninth year anniversary coming up tomorrow, this event is  half of my Throw Back Thursday.

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Stanford’s Free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic 

A few years ago I’d heard, correctly, that Stanford offers free skin cancer screenings once a year. Since people I knew including my mom had had suspicious moles removed, and as I have lots of freckles and some moles it seemed like a good idea to go. All was good, yet they recommended especially as someone with fair skin that I consider getting annual screens. A few weeks ago something reminded me of that opportunity and I saw to my surprise it was coming up soon. So on June 3rd, prior to celebrating Candy’s birthday with her, I was able to get in another free cancer screening.

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Gwendy’s Button Box – Book Review

One of my favorite authors from Childhood was Stephen King. I read “Eyes of the Dragon”, “Carrie” and “Firstarter” perhaps at younger ages than I should have and multiple times each. I was eager to read his novella collaboration with Richard Chipman, “Gwendy’s Button Box”.

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