Friday, August 17, 2012

22 weeks

I had my approximately 5 month check up yesterday and all continues to go well with the baby.  The results of the ultrasound are that- so far as anyone can tell- everything is in the appropriate place and developing normally.

This week the baby is about the size of a papaya.  He's about 11 inches long and weighs somewhere around a pound.

He can hear, detect light (this weekend's experiment is to shine a bright flashlight at my stomach and see if he moves), and is developing his sense of touch.  His lips, eyelids and eyebrows are becoming more distinct and he might even be growing a little hair on the top of his head.  With the heartburn I've had, I'm expecting him to come out with dreadlocks.

I'm still feeling good, although I have to say I've been really hungry this week so I'm expecting a growth spurt sometime soon.  My belly is feeling a bit heavier, and, although I'm not having any back pain so far, I can see how that will happen in the next few weeks.  Other than heartburn, I haven't really had any negative side effects since morning sickness went away.  My gums aren't bleeding, I don't have stretch marks (in fact, I feel like I have plenty more room before anything really start stretching), and my belly button doesn't seem in any danger of becoming an outie.  I did hit a weight milestone at the doctor's office yesterday.  With clothes, shoes, after eating, etc. I was 140lbs.  That's the first time I've ever seen a "4" for that middle number.  Yikes.

Anyway, I'm still waiting to hear about picking up the keys to our new place (maybe today???) and am really looking forward to getting the baby prep show on the road.


  1. Chelsea, you look great and we are really enjoying the baby updates!