Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week 22 Update!!

Hi all - just a quick update for the week...

Baby Baker is on the move!! I continue to feel more flips & kicks each day - & JD was finally able to feel them too!! Saturday morning at the Darter Dash proved to be a much larger feat than I expected... I was able to finish, but it was tough! Pretty much took the rest of the day for me to rest up. I've noticed that I'm getting up a bit more in the night to potty & it seems that EVERYTHING gives me indigestion!! If the old wives' tales are correct, that must mean that Baby Baker will come out with a head full of hair! :) Also, just in time for boot season, my feet & hands have started swelling, so much so that I can't wear my favorite Fall / Winter footwear :( I know, I can't complain - but this is just another less-than-glamorous side of pregnancy...

We were able to get out & register for Baby Baker this weekend - MUCHO THANKS TO NATALIE FOR HELPING US OUT!! I guess my anxiety about being overwhelmed with registering proved to be helpful, as we found ourselves much being more decisive with the process than I expected! All of our research definitely paid off... still making some updates / changes to our registry now, but should have it all finished by this weekend! I must say, it ended up being a really fun experience, picking out everything for our sweet little bundle, imagining having everything there in the nursery.

This weekend brings more fun as JD has a show Friday night with the big band, Dangerous Cousin. Mom & Dad are coming up on Saturday to help us get more done in the nursery: assembling crib, hanging curtains & new hardware, installing blinds, washing crib bedding, hanging pictures, etc... more pictures of the nursery to follow!!

Enough about that; here's what's going on with Baby Baker this week...

Your Pregnancy: Week 22 (www.parentsconnect.com)

Your Mini's hands have grown bigger and stronger and the nerve endings in her fingers have developed her sense of touch. She's in there testing out her newfound abilities by touching her face and grabbing the umbilical cord. Other cool developments:

You're already raising a little Einstein. Your baby's brain is developing at a clip this week and will continue to do so until she's five years old (so load up on the Omega 3)!

Baby's hair is now a short, bright white crop (Billy Idol, eat your heart out!). No matter what color it will end up—red, blonde, black — all babies' hair lacks pigment at this point.

Your baby has started growing taste buds and may be able to detect strong flavors in the amniotic fluid. If you could see inside, you might catch her sticking out her tongue for a taste and then grimacing, a sign that perhaps you should chill on the chili powder.

Your baby now weighs almost a pound and measures almost 11 inches from her head to her heel, which is how the Stretch Armstrong in your uterus will be measured from here on out. Up 'til now your baby's legs were curled tight up against her torso, so she was measured from her head to her bottom (or crown to rump) and not head to toe. This week your mini is about as long as a package of Oreos and as heavy as a large bag of tortilla chips. Who's hungry?

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