21 Oct 2013 1 Comment
Since there was so much excitement going on around here with 2nd birthdays and family visiting, week 22 got overlooked so I’ll lump it in today!
What’s new with the baby?
Week 22 – 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.
Week 23 -Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she’s more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby’s increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won’t faze her when she hears them outside the womb.
Really good…fall is here, the days are cooler, and that has helped a ton! I can get outside and not feel like I’m going to drop over from heatstroke. But I think that would also be the case even if I wasn’t pregnant! I’m feeling the baby move more and more…still nothing too dramatic, but I’ve begun to see the first movements from the outside. Just little pops here and there, but it’s nice to feel. I am noticing that I need more sleep, I think; which is hard since Scott and I are used to staying up late watching tv or movies together. But waking up in the morning is feeling harder and harder, so maybe my body needs a bit more rest. I did take a nap yesterday during Urijah’s nap and it was wonderful. Just what I needed!
I do miss having my family here, even though it was a busy week! We had a great time and I will do another post to recap their visit and U’s birthday. A good time was had by all, I’d say!
I am really looking forward to the holidays. It feels like I can officially say that now since the weather has changed a bit and we are having cooler nights and days…it makes me want to make chili and bake things with pumpkin and spice in them. I finally got U’s Halloween outfit ready and now I’m looking forward to the next week or two that we will get to do fun Halloween things around town. We have one Halloween party lined up with some other moms and kids and a Halloween festival to go to, as well. We did got this weekend to an Austin nursery that was having their PumpkinFest and checked it out. We went thinking we would get a pumpkin, but at about $20 we skipped that purchase and just got one at HEB for about half that price. We still had a fun time, though! (I have some cute pictures to post but they aren’t off the camera yet. They’ll come later this week. It will be picture overload!)
Highlights of the week?
The weather was wonderful – we had a lot of outdoor family time which was really nice. And U’s birthday party – it was so fun and he seemed like he enjoyed himself!
22 weeks and 23 weeks respectively