Sunday, September 4, 2011

just felt baby move!!

today marks the start of week 22, and i JUST felt baby boy isaacson move for the first time!!!  WOW.  i've been waiting to feel this for weeks now; since week 16 to be exact, when at my doctor's appt. my nurse asked if i had felt him move yet and thought it was entirely possible i could feel him that early since i'm 'smaller'. 

so for SIX weeks now, i've been patiently waiting, especially in the evenings when laying down before sleep, just willing him to move enough for me to feel that 'flutter' i've read so much about.

well, at our appt last week, found out my placenta is high, which explains why i haven't felt him move yet.  apparently a high placenta cushions his movements more, but doctor told me it would just be a matter of time until his movements were strong enough to be felt. 

sure enough, i was just laying on the sofa for a few minutes, resting after a busy morning of running around, and felt little movements.  not sure i would describe them as 'fluttering'; more like slight movement thru water or liquid, but it was definitely there!

here's baby at 22 weeks -
  • the size of a spaghetti squash  - 11 inches long and almost 1 lb
  • he's starting to look like a miniature newborn
  • his lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct
  • he's developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums
  • his eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment
gotta run and see if i can feel him again!  :)