22 weeks!

What’s going on this week:

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he’s even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you’d be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he’ll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.


My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 – 126 days to go!

Weight Gain: +9 lbs (from pre-preg weight).

Symptoms:  Not much this week, I don’t think.  Relatively calm!

Cravings/Aversions: I think I need to start cutting back on my portion sizes.  Food just tastes really good, but it’s hard to breathe when I’m so full!

Sleep:  I’m feeling lucky because so many things about this pregnancy have been really easy, and the fact that my sleep, so far, has remained just as awesome as normal, is right at the top of that list.  I really hope this baby inherits Scott’s math skills and my sleep habits.

I am loving:  The couch.  It’s so comfy.  Although hard to get off of without some rocking back and forth momentum.

I miss:  Still nothing that I can think of.  Well, maybe the only thing is that I need to find a dress to wear to a wedding soon, and all the regular dresses that are in stores right now are so cute, but the maternity selection is pretty limited.  Bummer.

Movement: More frequent and more distinct.  The other night I rolled from my side to lay on my back a few minutes and I felt about 4 good thumps right in the middle of my belly – I could feel them just fine from the outside even – nice and strong!  But no more like that since then…so I’ll keep waiting.

Nursery progress:  About the same…Scott is taking some days off from the crazy ‘cleaning up and out’ schedule, but is already planning on getting back to it.

Exercise: We walked around Babies R Us for about an hour tonight making our registry.  That counts, right?

Diet:  Not bad.  At my midwife appt this week, I told her I was feeling bad since I wasn’t taking in very many of the ‘dark green leafy vegetables’ we all hear touted so much.  She reassured me that I didn’t have to each broccoli everyday, and that the variety of other colored veggies I was eating was excellent.  So I felt redeemed.

Looking forward to: Lisa and Josh and Ada coming to visit very soon!!  We’ve got some pool time planned.

Belly Shot:

A few days late...

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