Mar 9, 2011

22 weeks!

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby 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 (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot 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. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

Still feeling pretty good, just a few aches and pains here or there, but other than that I'm a happy camper! Zach and I have picked out most of the things for our nursery and registry. That proved to be a rather stressful process (for me, Zach on the other hand doesn't over think everything like I do).

We visited our friends Carlie and Joey on Sunday and their new baby girl Emma Jo. She is absolutely gorgeous and we both got to hold the littlest baby we've ever seen! She was only 11 days old, and a bundle of joy :-) I think it got both of us pretty excited to have our own little one soon.

Not really any progress on the name. I joked on my facebook page the other day that we've decided to go with Joseph Paterno Swanson since we can't agree on anything else..but that was a total JOKE. My mom called me worried that we were serious, haha! So sorry if that worried anyone else as well.

Next week we are driving home to Pennsylvania for a birthday party for my mom and my aunt. I cannot wait! All I want is to be home with our families :-) We'll see how the drive goes, hopefully we don't have to stop all the time for me to pee!

No other news for now!


  1. I love how you compare 11" to spaghetti squash. I have no idea what that is but all I have to do is pick up a ruler to know how long 11" is lol

  2. If you had been paying any attention at all, you would know that I copy and paste my weekly update from where they compare the baby to a fruit or vegetable. It's supposed to be fun!