Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekend wrap-up and 22w update!

We had such a great weekend! We got together with some friends that we hadn’t seen in a really long time, brought the kids along and headed to our favorite cabins in Glen Rose. It was so different and chaotic from previous trips, but still so much fun! Im so happy that we’ve found these cabins. It’s really a tradition, with and without the kids, that we can keep up for a long time to come. Friday night everybody got there sporadically and we all just spent the weekend catching up. The little kids danced and entertained us. Saturday some of us headed out and went to Fossil Rim Wildlife Park. It was so awesome. You drive through what is their natural habitat where they’re just roaming freely. We saw antelope, elk, deer, zebra, cheetahs, giraffes and others that I can’t pronounce. They were so domesticated and would walk right up to the vehicle and eat out of your hand. It was really awesome. Yesterday was spent catching up- cleaning house, washing clothes, grocery shopping, etc. I must have done a bit too much yesterday because I woke up today and am pretty sore. I want to start off the week on a happy note so I will leave out any commentary on either the Aggies OR the Cowboys. Go Rangers!

How Far Along? 22w1d
Size of baby:
11 inches and 1lb
– the length of a spaghetti squash
Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 10 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Maternity Jeans, yes, but still wearing mostly non-maternity tops
Gender: BOY- Gavin Tyler
Movement: Feeling him every day now, even feeling it from the outside
What I miss: Nada, not a thing
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well
Symptoms: Heartburn has gotten much better since Dr. Seligman got me on prescription medication.  
What I am looking forward to: Drs appt next Tuesday, have some questions
Weekly wisdom: Every pregnant person grows at different rates. I cant compare myself to anyone else.
Belly button (in or out): Recently it has changed a bit, and its halfway out.
Milestones: Inching closer to the really important 24week mark.


I’ve started feeling Gavin moving around in there all the time. I love it! It’s such great reassurance. Over the last several weeks I have started to also develop the linea negra line. It’s getting darker everyday it seems. All momentum I had started to make on the nursery has come to a screeching halt. I think I’ll get re-engaged once the baby bedding gets here. That’s the plan. I really, really want to have all that wrapped up by Thanksgiving. We’ll see.

Baby Ramey’s Progress

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.

Your Body This Week

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.

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