Friday, April 8, 2011

22 weeks

Remembering when Little Miss L. was this size in my belly.
Weekly e-mail update: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.
How far along?: 22 weeks
How big is baby?: At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn.
Weight gain?: I have gained 8 pounds.
Stretch marks?: Not yet. Lathering up the lotion.
Maternity clothes?: Still using the belly band with my normal clothes. I love leggings and yoga pants!
Food cravings?: I love this time of year because one of my favourite chocolates is available in stores - that's right, those scrumptious mini easter chocolates covered in hard candy.
Sleep?: Wow, I have been having some very intense dreams lately - what is this child doing to me?
Movement?: The little bean has been moving all around. Each day their kick gets stronger. I can't wait for Little Miss L. to feel her sibling kick.
Gender?: Coming soon...
Exercise?: Was a bit of a slacker this week, does packing boxes count?
What's been going on?: I am definitely feeling like a big balloon lately. I think back to my first pregnancy and remember not feeling this way until I was in my 9th month. I have been experiencing some lower back pain this week but all those back massages from the best hubby ever seem to be working.
22 week belly.
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