22 Weeks Pregnant

22 Weeks Pregnant

Your Baby is the Size of a Papaya

Your baby has reached the one pound mark around this time, which is a lot of weight to be carrying around 24/7. While the eyes have formed, the iris' have not yet, but eyelashes and eyebrows have begun to sprout. The pancreas is developing, as well as many of its fine motor skills. It can clench and unclench its fist, and will sometimes even practice its grip on the umbilical cord. Don't worry though, the cord is tough and can handle this.

Your Pregnancy

You may start to wonder if your belly has developed its own gravitational pull, as the amount of people touching it has increased dramatically. Until the baby drops into your pelvic area, you might experience trouble breathing as the baby crowds your lungs.


The increased blood flow your body experiences can cause swelling of the fingers. It might be a good idea to remove your rings until baby is born!

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