22 Weeks

We had a good Christmas with lots of good food and Faith opened plenty of presents.  She’s really into Star Wars toys and Minecraft.  I’m glad she also loves baby dolls.  I enjoyed buying girly gifts for her, too :)

Well, baby girl is moving lots in my tummy and I’ve started noticing her hiccuping a lot this week, too!  Faith had endless hiccups all throughout my 3rd trimester.  I now weigh about 150 so I’m almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 155.  I think it’s safe to say that my nausea is completely gone now.  I still feel a bit nauseous when brushing my teeth, but I haven’t actually puked.  Yay!  I’m glad that’s over.

If you remember my last post,  I mentioned that I was spotting last week right after my baby checkup and ultrasound.  Well, the good news is that the following day the spotting was gone and I haven’t had any spotting since!  Thank you Jesus!

I really don’t feel like I’m in my 2nd trimester.  I feel like I went straight from my 1st trimester to my 3rd trimester.  I’m uncomfortable all the time.  It’s hard to stand up and sit down.  My core muscles are so relaxed by these pregnancy hormones.  It’s extremely hard to engage my stomach muscles.  Especially when trying to move around in bed and get comfortable.  I hate trying to pick things up off of the floor.  I can’t pick up Faith.  She can’t sit on my lap anymore because my big tummy is in the way.  I figured all of these nuisances would begin to surface in my 3rd trimester… but here they are, right now :(

When I look at my weekly belly pics though,  I still can’t help but feel so happy and blessed that I get to experience pregnancy again, one last time :)  And that Faith gets to experience this, too!

22 weeks belly pic…

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What baby looks like at 22 weeks…

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At 11 inches and almost 1 pound (about the size of a spaghetti squash), your baby is 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.  If you could see inside your womb, you’d be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers her body and the deep wrinkles on her skin, which she’ll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

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