22 weeks

How far along? 22 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +5 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes, but no new ones this week

Stretch marks? unfortunately a few really small ones, thankfully in places that are hidden

Sleep: Great. The covers were barely disturbed this morning.

Best moment this week: Seeing Steven so excited to pick out clothes for Lincoln.

Movement: Oh yes, there’s movement! Usually around 9 each night, but last night he was really active from about 6:30 to 9:30.

Food cravings: Coffee! Thank goodness for decaf.

Gender: Boy!

Labor Signs: nope

Belly Button in or out? still in

What I miss: Running – never thought I’d hear myself say that.

What I am looking forward to: hanging out with my aunt tonight

Weekly Wisdom: You don’t have to spend a ton on a really cute maternity wardrobe. Be creative.

Baby’s Development:

At 11 inches (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.” -babycenter.com

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