The Weekly Run-Down: 22

How Far Along: 22 weeks + 2 days pregnant.

Size of baby: Baby is the length of a zucchini this week, or as heavy as a papaya. Mmmm. Payapa. Yum!

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

Your baby's previously see-through skin will now become opaque. However, it will remain wrinkly, red, and covered in vernix until more fat helps to fill it out. Also this week, he's fine-tuning his sense of touch (thanks to maturing brain cells and nerve endings). Your baby may experiment with these newfound skills by feeling his face or anything else he can get his hands on. This week, your baby's eyebrows start growing and hair will start sprouting on the scalp, but this varies -- your baby may grow a thick head of dark hair or he may enter the world bald.

Total Weight Gain: Still holding steady for now.

Sleep: Glad of it and doing well! Maybe this whole 'training myself to sleep on my side' thing is paying off?

Symptoms: I've been really crampy this week. Nothing painful, just tight. Itchy too. My feet are getting wider.

Cravings: Back on my egg & cheese wholewheat Subway rolls. Yummo.


Movement: She went crazy during the GTT on Monday, but has been mostly quiet since. I'm still waiting for some harder kicks and movement from the outside - mostly inside flutters and flips again this past week.

Maternity Clothes: Dresses, mostly.

Milestones: Surviving the glucose tolerance test - now to cross fingers and wait for the results.

What I'm looking forward to: Three more work days.... we're so close. I'm really looking forward to catching up with the family at Christmas time and relaxing out of this super hot weather. Huzzah, holidays!

The belly: It feels very hard this week. My boobs also feel massive!

You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

Aww. Look at that little belly! You look fantastic!

Our Wired Lives said...

Someone looks like they're glowing! I love watching the transformation and am now starting to feel bad I haven't been taking photos.

Amber said...

I love seeing your baby bump pics! Congrats on making it to 22 weeks! Happy Holidays and Happy ICLW :)

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