Thursday, February 24, 2011

Baby Business: 22 Weeks

This Week:
Baby's now the size of a papaya and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn! Baby's settling into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop. 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 his 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.
How far along: 22 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: I'll know more on Wednesday.
Maternity clothes: besides my comfy sweats... yup!
Stretch marks?: thank god for tummy butter
Sleep: I slept through the night 3 times this week.
Best moment this week: buying new maternity clothes (exciting stuff)
Movement: yup, but still not really steady.
Food cravings: does decafe fraps from starbucks count?
Gender: GIRL
What I miss: the gym
Milestones: only 2 more weeks until viability!

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