Wednesday, March 14, 2012

22 weeks

On Tuesday, March 13, Snowflake turned 22 weeks. According to

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, Snowflake is starting to look like a miniature newborn. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath her gums. Her eyes have formed, but the 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 her body and the deep wrinkles on her skin, which she'll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.
As for new news, I don't know that there really is any. Funny story? Yes!

I had to be gone on Monday, 3/12, to align our curriculum to new Common Core Standards that are slowly working their way into public education {meaning they won't fully take effect until like 2014}. When I returned, I was told that my kids thought I was gone because I was having the baby! Today, no one mentioned her but one girl did ask, "When is your baby coming?" When I told her she wouldn't be here until July and counted out 4 months with her, she said, "That's like really soon!" Apparently, we need to work on time some more in class.

I have been battling a case of allergies, which is no fun because I can't take any of the good drugs to help with everything that is in bloom. We go back for our monthly appointment on Friday so if this is still an issue, maybe he can give me some suggestions.

Snowflake has still been a little mover. I must say, it is such a strange feeling to know that someone is kicking me from the inside. And, it is always at such random times. There is no schedule to her yet, meaning nothing in particular sets her off. I think she just does it to let me know she's there and to frustrate her Dad. He will wait for a kick but I can definitely tell when he is getting impatient so I start poking where I last felt it. Well that makes HIM mad. "Don't poke her!"

1 comment:

  1. You look fantastic! I usually start looking like a cow by 22 weeks. I look like you do after I eat at Ted's. ;) Enjoy all of the little flutters you feel....they are so fun!