22 Weeks Pregnant

Baby is looking like, well, a baby by now. But there's still much more that needs to be done before he or she is ready to enter the world.

The development of baby

Baby is building up more fat to help regulate their body temperature
Baby might start practicing walking movements
Weighs about a pound and five ounces and measures almost a foot in

The development of mom

The uterus is expanding even more - to the size of a basketball in
some women
Breasts might start to swell more

What baby is feeling

Baby might start reaching around to grab at things - like the umbilical
cord - but this is normal and there's nothing to worry about

What mom is feeling

You might be getting to a point where you're almost tired of talking
about your pregnancy. You might start wishing that your friends and
family could talk about more normal things.

Special needs for the week

You should be feeling some baby movements every day - start
counting the kicks that you feel each day to keep a record of its

Special concerns for the week

Preterm labor is a possibility at this point, so if you begin to feel
contractions, be sure to talk to your doctor about whether you need to
go to the hospital.

Special tip for mom

In case you're not eating your vegetables yet, anything that you're
eating now will be something that your child will like eating when
they're older. So, the more veggies and fruits you eat now, the more likely your child will grow up to like them.