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!
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.