{Pregnancy Update} 22 Weeks

How far along are you: 22 Weeks

How big is the baby: At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, 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. (source)


Baby’s Gender: Still a secret.  We had our anatomical ultrasound last week and we didn’t find out and honestly for the past few days Neil and I have been kicking ourselves for not finding out.  Oh well! I did have my first gender specific dream and we had a girl!

Any guesses?

Baby’s Name: Status is still the same- 5 boy names and 5 girls.

Weight Gained: No scale so I haven’t weighed myself this week.

Clothes:  I finally bought myself new and much bigger bras, my chest has never thanked me so much. I also picked up a new tank top and two new dresses.  I have maternity pants that I like but if I don’t wash them after every wear they don’t stay up.

How are you feeling: I’m feeling good, no complaints!

What do you miss: Running. Sprouts. Wearing normal clothes.

Symptoms: Occasional heart burn. Minor swelling in my hands…I think I will be taking my wedding rings off in the next few weeks.

Cravings: Fresh Veggies and Fruit. Lots of berries.

How are you sleeping: This week I have been sleeping pretty well.  I think it’s the bigger bed and not having to get up for work.

Workouts: I have been on top of my workouts this week! Lots of walks and I did an at home mini-yoga session as well.  I will blog about the details in tomorrows Fitness Friday post.

Next Midwife Appointment:  March 28th.

Babymoon: We are currently on our pre-baby getaway.  It’s not exactly a babymoon as we are staying with my parents but we have been having a great time and have been able to have a few days to ourself- last Saturday in Boston and yesterday we went to Charleston.

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About Lindsay Ingalls

Lindsay Ingalls, a certified holistic health coach, began writing in 2006. She has been featured on Living Harvest, Live Strong, Meatless Monday and other online publications. Lindsay received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. To learn more about Lindsay visit her blog at and her health counseling site

3 thoughts on “{Pregnancy Update} 22 Weeks

  1. Gayle P

    Thank you for sharing your pregnancy with us all. We found out we were having a boy when my son was born. I loved not knowing until then.

    1. Neil

      Sometimes it feels like it would be easier just to know, but I know we will really appreciate the surprise of it so much when the time comes!


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