twenty second week update

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How babyK is growing at 22 weeks:

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At 11 inches and almost 1 pound, babyK 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 still lack pigment. The picture above shows inside the womb, you’re able to see 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.

Baby, fetus at 22 weeks - BabyCenterHow Mommy is doing at 22 weeks

I thought I had been having ligament pain the last few weeks due to stretching but its been pretty painful, so my midwife and I think it may be some internal scar tissue stretching/ripping as well (my belly was cut vertically near my belly button when I had cancer as a baby, the scar is about 5″ long) .  Everytime I roll over or use my abs to get up is painful, I don’t know how to describe the pain because I’ve never felt my tummy stretch like this.  I knew the scar would be an issue but not this early.  My midwife encouraged me to take a hot shower and then use oil and massage the problem area to try and stretch it out without it stretching during the night as it keeps me up.  This is all internal scarring that I can’t see, the outside scar that’s visual is still going strong so far.

Weird symptom: My ankle has been swelling but only on my left side.  Even though I can’t feel much of my left foot, I know something isn’t broken because the swelling goes down after a little while.  I believe its due to pregnancy even though its just my left.    I don’t have nerve endings in my left foot and thinking it may just be poor circulation.

Every single day is a blessing with babyK, you never know what’s going to come up next but I do know that God has blessed us and He will continue to be my strength.

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How Daddy is doing at 22 weeks

Justin continues to amaze me.  He still rubs my back, lends helping hands for chores and makes dinner.  Sometimes he gets frustrated with ”my crazy pregnant lady” spells but I just have to remind him that’s what it is and he is able to switch gears quicker than normal and is so understanding.  He has so much on his plate but still tends to me and loves me unconditionally.  Thanks babe.

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