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You are 22 weeks pregnant.

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Your baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 7.6 inches and your growing baby weighs about 12.25 ounces now! Your uterus is about 2 cm above your bellybutton and you probably feel comfortably pregnant. Your growing tummy is not yet large enough to get in the way and you should still be able to bend over and sit without much trouble. You might be enjoying your pregnancy more than ever at this point if morning sickness was an issue in the early weeks.

Your baby's body continues to grow and develop every day. The organ systems in your baby's body are becoming specialized for their particular functions. The fetal liver produces different enzymes than it will produce after delivery. The liver is responsible for breaking down billirubin, which is produced by the breaking down of blood cells. Because the life span of a fetal red blood cell is shorter than that of an adult, a fetus produces more billirubin than adults do. Billirubin passes from fetal blood to the placenta and then into your blood. Your liver helps get rid of fetal billirubin. A newborn baby that has high levels of billirubin may show signs of jaundice. Jaundiced babies have a yellowish tint to their eyes and skin and are often treated with phototherapy.

Your baby's senses are developing daily. The fetus now has a full complement of neurons in the brain and is learning about her body and surroundings through touch. Touch is one of the first senses to mature and your baby may stroke its face or feel her arms and legs.

Your blood volume has increased more to meet the demands of your pregnancy. Most of the increase is in the form of plasma, the liquid part of your blood. This has the ability to dilute your blood and give you physiological anemia, which occurs during pregnancy. The measure of blood dilution is called Hematocrit and the levels reach their lowest points this week. You should check with your doctor to make sure you are not developing more serious forms of anemia.

Your baby now shows an extremely rapid brain growth (which lasts until five years after birth).

The ovaries of female fetuses contain primitive egg cells, all of the eggs a woman will have for her entire life. The uterus of female fetuses is also fully formed.

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Jennish - 10 days ago
Woohoo 22 weeks!

please be healthy - 28 days ago
Hello 22 weeks!

please be healthy - 28 days ago
Rayansmama, when we potty trained our daughter, she did better when wearing nothing on bottom (no panties) during the day. We potty trained her at night a few months later.

tsubasa - 33 days ago
I am going to pick up my maternity pillow today! I'm so excited to hopefully be more comfortable sleeping... Not sure if my husband is still gonna fit in the bed with 'us' anymore though...

bgscoobyluver - 33 days ago
rayan yes!! I just wanted to cry all day long!! I just wanted to run away from everybody because I didnt want to deal! I am praying that tomorro is better.

rayansmama - 34 days ago
I think I jinxed it... Was going well until today.. I gave up and put diapers when I went out and in the night. I am so tired and stressed! My husband doesn't help much so it's all on me. Anyone having pregnancy blues??

bgscoobyluver - 35 days ago
rayan- Thats GREAT!!! Today was so busy for us and we were gone all day so i just culdnt do it, so hopefully we can get back on it tomorro

rayansmama - 35 days ago
Thanks bgscooby.. It's day 3 for us potty training. By the end of the first day.. I was actually crying! Maybe it's the pregnancy hormone or something. My son had 4 accidents and kept asking for diapers. I decided to put on diapers that night because I was so exhausted from lifting him up to the potty. He was so worried he might have an accident he was telling me he had to go every 10 min. Yesterday he had one accident and he was pretty frustrated too. My husband took him to chuckee cheese so he put on his diapers. Bedtime I made him pee and put him to bed. I woke up around 5am put on a diaper so he won't wet the bed but at 8am he woke up and told me he wanted to go to the bathroom.. That made me so happy!!! All day today he has been going and no diapers! Although he still asks abt it all the time and gets frustrated.. It's getting better. Thank God!!!

bgscoobyluver - 36 days ago
rayan im potty training my 2 1/2yr old too and i hate it. she peed n pooped on the floor today which ticked me off bc b4, wen she had just turned 2 and b4 i got sick frm the preg she was doin so good but i had to put her back in diapers bc i culdnt take her all the time. i typically tho just do panties or underwear all day so that they can kno wat bein soiled feels like w/o the absorbtion of the diaper or pullup. i do however put diapers back on for nap n bedtime until they get daytime down. i sometimes do prizes n things too but u just gotta try some things but make sure u STICK TO IT! GOOD LUCK and lots of SANITY N PATIENCE dust LOL

bgscoobyluver - 36 days ago
ughh. I keep havin BH. Not back to back like yesterday. Today ive only had about 4 but they r quite uncomfortable. I forgot about this

rayansmama - 37 days ago
And I have a question.. I am potty training my 31/2 year old. I tried it 6 months ago and it was such a horrible experience so I decided to give him some time. Then I got pregnant with this one and was waiting for first trimester sickness to be over with. I feel like now is the perfect time so I have him ready before the next baby comes. So today I had without diapers all day long and he peed and pooped in the toilet. But it's kinda cold so he was going frequently. He had couple of accidents too. Ppl told me to go cold turkey and just don't do any diapers at all and eventually he will get better and Someone said to do diapers in the night. So any suggestions?

rayansmama - 37 days ago
Congrats faith! I have two sons also ages 31/2 and 2.. We are having another boy so three boys! Now I'm getting used to the idea of being a mommy to all boys. I am preparing my boys room now.. Yes they both sleep in my room still. We have our masters down stairs and all the rooms upstairs so I didn't want them alone upstairs. One likes dinosaurs and the other cars/trucks so I just did half room each theme.. Turning out pretty cute. Didn't think boys stuff was fun too lol

Faith4with1more - 38 days ago
Hi Bgscoobylover We are having a Boy and soo excited because my younger son will have someone to play with

bgscoobyluver - 39 days ago
Happy New Year Faith! Do u kno wat u r having? I have 3 girls and 1 boy and twin girls on the way!

Faith4with1more - 39 days ago
Hello and happy new year to all moms. My due date is 5/9/16 Well I was on this site in 2013 my son is 2 1/2 years old now and I am very happy to be here again . I had forgotten my username and password so I had to start all over again with a new name. I am a mother of 2 boys and 2 girls ages ranges from 15 1/2, 12 1/2, 9, and 2 1/2 Hope everyone is well and hope to chat with you all

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