How Far Along: 22 weeks
No picture this week. I've been sick all week and the last thing I need is a picture of myself right now.
Size of baby: According to babycenter.com the baby is about the length of a spaghetti squash (whatever the hell that is)
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. 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.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +9 pounds. I went to the doctor's again today because of my cold/rash and they weighed me and I noticed I weighed less than last week, I guess due to being sick all week and not having much of an appetite.
Maternity Clothes: I finally broke down and ordered some maternity tops from Old Navy last week. They haven't arrived yet. At least I'm a small again in maternity wear.
Gender: Team Blue!
Movement: He's been moving a lot more and I can feel him pretty well on the outside. Feeling him move has been comforting all week since I've been sick and worried about how it's affecting him.
What I miss: being able to breathe through my nose...damn cold!
Sleep: Terrible this week but due to my massive head cold rather than the pregnancy. I feel like a zombie.
Symptoms: No real pregnancy symptoms, too busy feeling horrible from my head cold.
Cravings: liquids, not really hungry but very thirsty.
Best Moment this week: Going to the doctor today and hearing the heartbeat and getting reassurance that the funk I've had all week doesn't seem to have affected the baby.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing the little guy on my next ultrasound on Monday.