22 Weeks

Monday, September 17, 2012

My baby bump at 22 weeks from the side:

And from the front:

Total Weight Gain: Gained one pound this week!  That puts me back to being down only 5 lbs.

Movement:  Cullen is moving all the time and occasionally the movements are strong enough to feel on the outside.  My mom is anxiously waiting to feel him, but every time she puts her hand on my belly he stops moving.  Silly little boy!

Boy or Girl? Boy!!!

Food Cravings: Nothing really specific.  I just want to eat carbs and sweets though.  Definitely not a good thing.

How I'm Feeling: Other than the hip and lower back pain that seems to have permanently set in at this point, I'm feeling pretty great!

Size of Baby: Spaghetti Squash (8 in, 1 lb)  

Baby's Development:  Baby is making more sense of the world as he develops the sense of touch.  In fact, his grip is quite developed by now - and since there's nothing else to grab in utero, he may sometimes hold on tight to that umbilical cord. Cullen is...we saw him holding onto and snuggling up to it at the last ultrasound.  So cute!  The sense of sight is also getting more developed.  He can now perceive light and dark much better than before.  The eyelashes and eyebrows are well formed now, and hair is probably sprouting on his head.

Best Part of this Week: Getting to see our little boy again and finding out that everything is perfectly normal.  We had to go in for a level II ultrasound because the technician saw an EIF on his heart during the anatomy scan.  Everything measured normal at the follow-up ultrasound though, so no worries!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Getting Cullen's nursery put together.  We almost have everything cleaned out, so we should be able to paint soon!

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