Thank you all for your suggestions on the registry. I really should focus more on that here in the near future. I love the help of friends on the interwebs. Now if one of you would just volunteer to carry out the rest of my term for me that would be great...
Not much is new. As is apparently common in the 2nd trimester, I've gotten the itch to get away so this past weekend we went up to Cambria for a change of scenery. I'll blog about that later but that picture was taken at the bed & breakfast we stayed at. Aren't I a lady the way I have my leg thrown over husband's back? I swear I couldn't get comfortable lying down if my life depended on it. And body pillows are a joke. There. I said it.
The baby has chosen this week to start fluttering around like he's really going some place. Husband is quite anxious to be able to feel it but for now the protective tummy layer is acting as a preventative shield keeping the movement internal. I love that feeling. It's very comforting to know my little man is active in me.
Here's what babycenter.com has to say about 22 weeks:
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.