July 20, 2006

My Pregnancy, Week 22

How big is your baby?

Your baby is approximately 9 inches long and weighs a whole 14 ounces.

We read last night in one of my books that baby is about the size of a Barbie or Ken doll right now. I'm not quite sure how well C took that analogy! Guess he didn't play with Barbies as a kid...

What is happening with your baby?

Your baby has pretty much taken on the form of a newborn baby, but is incredibly small. Much development will continue to occur over the next 18 weeks. His or her skin appears wrinkly, but this is because he/she has not yet gained enough weight to fill the skin out. The lips are becoming more distinct. The eyes have completely formed, but the iris (the colored portion of the eye) still lacks pigment. The eyelids and eyebrows are in place, and the pancreas is continuing to mature.

What changes are occurring with your body?

You can now feel the top of your uterus about ¾ of an inch above your belly button. As we talked about last week, many women describe this as a comfortable period of pregnancy.

Not sure if comfortable is the right word...still getting sick. I think the exhaustion of last week and the beginning of this week caught up with me -- I couldn't hardly keep anything down until dinnertime last night. My ankles are starting to swell too; I'm sure it's from the heat that we've been experiencing lately.


Kristen said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing. There is nothing more to say. :>)

KrisAndRod said...

I'm assuming your new house has air... at least I hope so! I saw on the news this morning you're supposed to be in the 90's today. Ugh. Stay cool and comfortable if possible! (((hugs))) Can't wait to see you soon!!!!!!!!

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