22 weeks

Baby A is 22 weeks today and is about the length of a spaghetti squash or papaya, depending on where you read.

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Classy bathroom picture for you…and the bump that grew overnight!

Here’s what Baby A has been up to this week:

  • Baby A is about 11 inches long and almost 1 pound. (She was just about a pound on Thursday at our appointment)
  • She’s starting to look like a miniature newborn! Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she’s even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums.
  • Her eyes have formed, but her irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment.
  • Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.
  • She’s sleeping in cycles — about 12 to 14 hours per day. Those hours seem to be during the day because she is WIDE awake while I’m trying to sleep!

And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:

Weight gained: Judging by what the scale said at my last appointment, I think I’m right around 13-14 pounds.

Workouts: A few here and there. I’m still looking up a place to take prenatal yoga in the neighborhood. Everything seems to be unavailable for the working woman. I can’t make it to an 11am class on a Monday! I’m also doing my best to get as much walking in as possible during the day.


  • Still have round ligament pains and low back pain. I am hoping a massage will fix the back pain!
  • Migraine. My doctor did say I could take Excedrin if I needed to but I doubt I will unless it goes on for days. (knock on wood)

Movement: Yup! Lots at night while I’m trying to sleep.

Food Aversions: I’m still not really a fan of chicken. I also tried to buy a salad last week to be healthy and was gagging every time i put a piece of spinach in my mouth. Drama.

Food Cravings: Dark Chocolate Almond Milk — my body must want the calcium!

Sleep: Ehh, so-so. I’m waking up pretty frequently for bathroom breaks and/or because I can’t get comfortable. I pretty much wake up around 2am and fall asleep around 5am. Convenient when you need to get up for work at 6:30.

Stretch marks? Nada!

Miss Anything?  Sleeping on my back and having a tan. Since I was so sick in my first trimester I barely got to enjoy the sunshine this summer which means I’m EXTRA pale this winter.

Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: We had our anatomy scan and everything looked great. It’s so crazy to know that my body grew bones on a baby! Adam finally got to feel the baby kick on Friday night too!

Belly Button in or out? In…and I will be absolutely SHOCKED if it ever goes out. I have quite the inny belly button, so baby A will have to work hard to make that happen.

Wedding rings on or off? On. I still get my migraine once a week and that day my ring is tight… So maybe it’s just dehydration?

Happy or moody most of the time: Definitely happy, I have had moody moments but none this last week. You’re welcome, Adam.

New Baby Items: We finally received a Washington Redskins tutu we ordered 2 months ago when Etsy said they were pulling anything with the name Redskins on it.


Looking Forward To: Our “babymoon” next week!