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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

22 weeks (November 6-12)

How our baby's growing:
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.

I have been feeling him move a lot more lately. It feels like he is turning flips in there! I thought that I felt him kick this weekend, but he didn't do it again so I'm not sure. We went to my mom's house this weekend to see my cousin Miller in his high school play "Beauty and the Beast." It was really good and he was a wonderful (and funny) Gaston! :) While at my mom's house, we went through some of my brother's old baby stuff that she had saved. I brought home a few outfits and some afghans, that were made by family members, to use when he arrives. We are still trying to decide on a name so no update there. I go back to the doctor on Tuesday so I will update then as to how he is doing! :)

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