We’re seriously at 22 weeks already?! I know that the older I get the faster time seems to go but throw pregnancy in on top of that and it’s like warp speed. Haha.
So this week I started cleaning out Ellas room and organizing the closet in the office to accomodate all of the excess crap that we have (not really crap, Christmas decorations, camping gear, etc.). I took some before pictures so you could see where we started out. We still need to get the bed out of there so it’s gonna be a couple more weeks before the “clean slate” pictures but here’s where we first started.
Here is the view looking in from the doorway:
Total weight gain/loss: +8lbs
Maternity clothes? Pants definitely and a shirt thrown in here and there.
stretch marks? Ugh
Sleep: I wake up between 3:15-4:45 every morning and just lay there. Great preperation.
Best moment this week: The kicks getting stronger, and Brad is just hillarious sometimes!
Movement: Oh yes, but she is quite shy when it comes to letting her daddy feel her kick. She always stops right before he touches me.
Food cravings: Breakfast! Haha, I want eggs and bacon. And fruit loops are my down fall.
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Still in
What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy.
What I am looking forward to: We get another u/s in 2 1/2 weeks and then I’ll be home for my birthday in 3 weeks!
Weekly Wisdom: Take all advice with a grain of salt. Everyone knows best.
Milestones: Getting started on the nursery! So exciting! I cannot wait to see how it turns out. And I think I might have finished with registering, woo hoo!
And now about her growth this week:
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash), your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she’s even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Her eyes have formed, but her 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 her body and the deep wrinkles on her skin, which she’ll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.
Guess what? At 22 weeks pregnant, your baby has finally broken the one-pound mark. How heavy is that? Hold a one-pound box of sugar in your hand the next time you’re in the grocery story (and expect people to ask you why you’re grinning from ear to ear). Is the box eight inches long? That’s about the length your baby is too!
This week, your sweetie is making more sense of the world as he or she develops the sense of touch. In fact, your little one’s grip is quite developed by now — and since there’s nothing else to grab in utero, he or she may sometimes hold on tight to that umbilical cord (don’t worry — it’s tough enough to handle it). The sense of sight is also getting more developed. Your fetus can now perceive light and dark much better than before (even with those fused eyelids). But remember — unless you’re shining a flashlight over your belly (which you can do, by the way), it’ll be mostly dark for your baby inside that cozy womb of yours.
Moving up from the eyes, the eyelashes and eyebrows are well formed now — and even more hair is sprouting atop that cute little head. You’d be quite surprised, though, if you could see your little one up close and in color. Hair at this stage of fetal development has no pigment, so it’s bright white.
And now for some belly pics. I think that I definitely look pregnant this week. Haha.
The ever popular ever expanding side view:
The full frontal view: =)