Saturday, May 19, 2012

22 Weeks

18ish more weeks to go before we meet Seth! I'm so excited and I cannot wait for these 18 or so weeks to pass!

Every day I get a little more I guess worried wondering when I'll go into labor.

Will I be early or late or a shocking pretty much right on time?

Will everything be ok to have a normal vaginal birth or will I have to have a c-section? Btw in case I do have to have a c-section don't feel sorry for me I really don't care which way he gets here just as long as he's healthy and I'm healthy.

So many questions that won't have answers at least not for another 16 or more weeks. I might not even find out until right during delivery, but that's ok. Just bring on the epidural and all should be fine LOL

I'm getting bigger and bigger and already feel like I'm starting to walk a little more like a penguin with every passing day.

Seth has been even more active than he was last week, which I love. Except for last night when I was trying to sleep and he kept kicking me and I didn't feel good and on top of that I kept having nightmares (not baby related)

I've started being able to see him when I move just right.It's so alien like, but cool.

Ok, now to hear what Baby Center has to say:
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.

How your life's changing:

At this point, you may find your belly becoming a hand magnet. It's perfectly okay to tell folks who touch your tummy that you'd rather they didn't. And if people are telling you that you look smaller or bigger than you should at this point, remember that each woman grows — and shows — at her own rate.
What's important is that you see your practitioner for regular visits so she can make sure your baby's growth is on track. You may start to notice stretch marks on your abdomen as it expands to accommodate your growing baby.  

At least half of all pregnant women will developstretch marks by the time they give birth. These small streaks of differently textured skin can range from pink to dark brown (depending on your skin color). Although they most commonly appear on your tummy, stretch marks may also show up on your buttocks, thighs, hips, and breasts. There's no proof that lotion helps prevent stretch marks, but keeping your skin moisturized may help with any itching.

So just so you know for the most part I would prefer people not to touch my belly. And if a stranger comes up and touches my belly I'm sure I'll be swatting their hand like I would do for a little child who keeps trying to knock things over. I don't see why people think that just going up to someone and touching their belly is acceptable, I mean really a baby doesn't mean free for all. 

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