Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pregnancy Update

Your pregnancy: 22 weeks

How your baby's growing: At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash or a carrot) and almost 1 pound (a little more than a can of Coke), your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. 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. (From the Baby Center web e-mail)
It's hard to believe we are 22 weeks along ALREADY! It's going very very fast this time and I'm finding myself just wanting to take it all in. As I have shared before, this pregnancy has been great. I have felt good and still kept up with our toddler! (Such a blessing!) Everything was healthy at the 20 week sonogram & we are getting closer on our NAME too! I'm really feeling good. I am looking fwd to meeting my son soon and looking him in the eyes and hearing his voice for the first time! I love him so deeply, already, and I love feeling him move. He moves and kicks ALL THE TIME! His head is up toward my middle and his feet are down low, so I feel those little feet just GOING in there and I am blessed to know that he's alive and well and having fun in there! He is such a blessing!
I've been cleaning, organizing, planning, scrapbooking and just getting things done. I have big weekend plans to continue on in the basement!! Crazy nesting I guess?!!
That's all for now! LOVE & BLESSINGS
- Atlanta Mama


He & Me + 3 said...

How exciting. i think the 2nd one does seem to go faster than the first because you are chasing another one around.
Good for you getting so much cleaned. Now is the best time.
I just loved feeling them move inside me. Such a miracle!

Anonymous said...

WOW! It is going by fast! I'm glad things are going so well.

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

WAHOOO! 22 weeks is amazing already!

I can't believe how much time is flying by either!

Thank you for the sweet comment on Naomi' gotcha video!

Praising God for your son going 1st time potty!!!! Certainly cause for huge celebrations here!

Blessings and love,