Still averaging about 3-4 weeks ahead in showing than I was with Isaac. For comparison, 22w1d vs almost 22w with Isaac.
Cardi from F21, Motherhood Maternity top, $10 H&M jeans [love]
From my weekly email: 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 far along?: 22w1d
How big is baby?: The size of a papaya [for the next month], 11+ inches.
Weight gain/loss?: At least 8lbs, since that was 2 weeks ago.
Stretch marks?: None, thankfully.
Maternity clothes?: Pants yes. Only 2 pairs of pre-pregnancy jeans still fit.
Sleep?: Holy Hannah are my dreams intense!
Food cravings?: Turkey burger and salad bar at Ruby Tuesday!
Gender?: Snips, snails and puppy dog tails.
Movement?: A little stronger every day.
Belly button?: Aside from the damage inflicted by Isaac, unchanged.
What are you looking forward to this week?: The end of February. It was a horribly trying month.
This pregnancy is just flying by. I've always heard this and expected it to with having a toddler and less time to just dwell on the pregnancy, but I still wasn't prepared for how much more quickly time would progress.
Adding to this time warp, I'm having some difficulty really imagining Baby Love separately from Isaac. I'm sure I would have still struggled, even if he weren't our 2nd son, but when envisioning the future I catch myself reliving moments with Isaac, almost Isaac #1 and Isaac #2 and I just know it won't be so.
I really want to decide on a name to help alleviate this a bit, but in the back of my mind I wonder if it would all be for naught, if in meeting Baby Love we would have the intense notion that the name didn't suit him, just as we did before deciding on Isaac.