How far along? 22 weeks
Size of baby? Spaghetti Squash, about 11", a 1 pounder!!! (big jump in weight over last week and officially 1 pound) Okay, so hopefully my baby's guts aren't spilling out like this photo, but it was the best one that also showed a hand to give you a size reference!:
Total Weight Gain? 8 pounds according to my last doctor appointment about 2.5 weeks ago. I think I may be up 10 pounds now. That is what my evil home scale says anyways. I can see my face is a little more fatter.
Maternity clothes? Yes.... still need to shop!! But now that my belly is rounder I can wear tight shirts and look pregnant and not fat! So I'm able to wear some of my pre-pregnancy shirts and show off my bump now.
Sleep? Pretty good overall but I'm sleeping really light. The slightest noise wakes me up.
Best moment this week? I **think** I'm ready to decide on Kasey's favorite name as the baby's name....
Food cravings? Buttery garlic bread, daily. Also I've helped myself to a few bowls of Multi Grain Cheerios as dessert late at night... this was a funny craving I also had with Ryder and seriously had a bowl of cereal almost every night!! Kasey still teases me about that... looks like this odd craving might be making a comeback!
What I miss? Feeling energetic enough to be social. Wine. (this really doesn't change ever!)
What I'm looking forward to? My mom, Ryder, and me have a vacation planned to San Diego next week! Dual friend baby shower in 2 weeks.
Milestones: Almost to that magical 24 week mark...
What's next?: August 8th: Having a high tech cardio-ultrasound on the baby's hear (yay for another peek at baby!) and my monthly OB appointment.
Emotions: Have started really planning things like a registry... even bought a bassinet (crib last week). Starting looking at nursery decoration ideas.
Symptoms: Achy body... severe sciatia nerve pain. Mild swelling in my feet.
How your baby's growing:
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.