Wednesday, June 2, 2010

22 weeks!

At 11 inches, about 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.

That’s how big my baby is! And let me tell you, when baby decides to roll around, I can really feel it! :) It makes me giggle every time!  It’s pretty crazy, but baby moves A LOT more then Olivia did… should I be nervous about that? ;)

You wanna see a really cute picture!? It might be my new favorite..

Look at that perfect little face!


Wanna know something else? That perfect little face belongs to a perfect little boy! :) :)


Bring on the dirt, trucks, bugs, dinosaurs and boogers! I’m 100% IN! :)

Dear lil’ man, I’m sorry for showing your winky to the world. Just wait until I show the bath pictures to your girlfriend. Mommy loves you forever.

DSC_0077 I love this perfect little face too!

So.. in pregnancy news:

How far along? 22 weeks. Why does it seem like it is FLYING by?! I’m not okay with this.

Weight Gain:  I’m at about 140lbs. I think that makes my weight gain only 6lbs from my real weight but since I was down to 130 from being so sick, it kind of makes it 10. But.. I’m not getting technical.

Maternity Clothes: I bought some cute real waist maternity pants from Old Navy today. My work pants were getting a little snug. I’m not sure if I am going to love them or not. I had to find pants that looked like pants because we have to tuck in our shirts. I’ve been living in target’s long and lean tanks, they cover my belly. I have a really hard time wearing REAL maternity clothes because I’m so little. So I’ve just been going up to a medium in the longer shirts. I also have been buying elastic waist skirts. I think that will probably be my wardrobe this summer. 

Stretch Marks:  Only the one from Olivia. So far, no new ones.

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping really weird. I hate it. I’m exhausted. I miss the nights of 12 hours.

Best Moment of the Week:  Waking up to little man completely squished up on one side of my belly. It almost hurt, but when I poked my belly, he uncurled and moved around. It was the coolest feeling ever.

Cravings:  Nothing weird this week. I have been on a spicy trail mix kick. Oh, and wafer cookies!

Belly Button: is still inverted! It never fully popped out with Olivia.. maybe baby boy will be different.

Belly Picture:




By the end of the day, I feel huge. You can definitely see where my uterus meets my belly… I had that weird dip in the middle of my stomach with Olivia til I was about 30 weeks :) And, I promise that i feed my child. She is stretching to kiss my belly. She is a skinny minnie just like her Momma and Daddy..

Hooray for my first real pregnancy post! :)

Um, can I just tell you  that I had a crazy dream last night that baby boy was stretching to get out of my stomach and before I knew it, he fell out of me! Luckily I caught him! He didn’t look like a preemie, he looked like a full grown baby! I was so in love and I kept saying, “It didn’t even hurt!” I had to call my doctor, and he was so worried he called the ambulance and had me rushed to the hospital.. seriously, the vivid pregnancy dreams are fantastic! Oh, and baby boy was BEYOND cute. He had light hair, dark eyes and was so chubby… I was so in love.


Just Jen said...

Awwwww, Ash, your first pregnancy post is amazing! I love your belly bump! Liv is getting so big too!! I'm so excited for you!!

Ashley said...

You look great! Glad everything is going well! :)

Mrs. Lovely said...

You're looking great! Glad things are going well and congrats on it being a boy! It will be nice to have one of each I imagine.

Emily said...

That picture of Olivia kissing your belly is too precious!