Tuesday, March 13, 2012

22 Weeks

Major variances again this week.  One source says coconut, one says large mango, another says papaya.  They all agree on the weight: about 1 pound.

Now that he's got more developed eyes and lips, he's looking even more like a newborn.
He's sleeping in cycles -- about 12 to 14 hours per day (hint: they're probably those times you're not feeling any kicks!).

During this week, your baby's skin will make the transformation from being translucent to opaque but will still look red until enough fat builds under the skin layers. The skin will also be very wrinkly under the thick coating of vernix until the fat fills it out.

I had a doctor appointment this morning.  Everything is going fine.  Blood pressure is normal, results of anatomy scan were good, and I only gained 2.5 pounds in the past month!  I go back in 4 weeks, and after that I will begin the third trimester and appointments every two weeks.

Last week, my sciatic nerve started acting up.  This didn't start until 30 weeks with Avery.  It is by far the worst symptom of being pregnant, for me.  If you've never experienced it, it basically feels like a very sharp/shooting pain in your back/butt every time you take a step, stand up, roll over, etc.  And there's really not much you can do about it aside from stretches.  The good thing is that it's not consistently bad everyday.

I have one small chair in our office that is slowly filling up with stuff for baby boy.  So far I have bought maybe 5 outfits for him and a sleep sack and a swaddle blanket.  Rob and I agree we should probably start stocking up on diapers but have yet to buy any so far-ha!  We need to find some bedding and get a toy/bookcase (something like this, which we have for Avery's room and it works out great).  Avery is sleeping in the crib (converted to toddler bed) so she will need a new bed and dresser, and of course bedding.  So while we have most of the big "stuff" for him, we have a lot of holes to fill in too.  No worries though, we have a few months.
I don't even want to talk about this picture


Summer said...

Sweet little baby belly!

Erin said...

Your face is priceless in this one:)