Monday, May 31, 2010

Ryan, week 22

One more week and things should start to slow down around our house. Maybe then, we can get more boxes unpacked and it will start to feel more like home. I think I failed to mention that I really started to feel him move around Mother's Day. What an amazing gift! He's still not super active, but I can feel him more and more each day. I definitely do not enjoy being pregant, it's more of a means to an end, but I do enjoy feeling my baby move. It has to be one of God's most special gifts. Here's how little Ryan is progressing this week.

How your baby's growing: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.

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