Saturday, October 3, 2009

Week 22


I thought I would post about what's happening with our little Itty Bitty right now during week 22! I get a week by week update from Welcome Home Baby Its fun and exciting to read all thats happening with our developing baby.
So this is what I was sent for this week.

~Your baby now weighs about 12 oz (350g) and is over 7 inches long (19cm). Baby continues to grow, eyelids and eyebrows are developed, and nails are also visible. The amniotic fluid is replenished on a daily basis; in fact about a third of the fluid is exchanged every hour. Your baby swallows the fluid and some of this fluid is absorbed back into your body via the umbilical cord and placenta. The rest is simply urinated back into the amniotic fluid. Baby uses its 'bathwater' as its drinking water. While some of its nutrients are provided by the amniotic fluid, bulk of the nutrients comes from the placenta.~

3 comments:

Holly Trujillo said...

It is a wonder how God created us. I love how you call your baby Itty Bitty! That is so sweet.

Sharon said...

22 weeks already, more than half way there!! You will be amazed at how quickly you will grow now :)
I like that pregnancy calendar. There is one on babycenter.com too. It's the one I used, and it continues throughout several years as well. You can even add your next pregnancies to it and it will keep counting for each kid!! Hope you are feeling well!!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Holly! I know Itty Bitty seems appropriate, since we don't know the sex. Instead of saying him or her, Itty Bitty fits nicely :P

Sharon, I had heard of babycenter.com it sounds really nice! And yes I am feeling well, I have suddenly grown a lot this week. So I think your right about it going fast :)