Baby In Action at 22 Weeks
Baby’s eyes and ears are getting more developed with each week. While the eyes are still sealed shut, they can detect changes in light. You could even do the flashlight test: shine a flashlight onto your belly and see if you feel baby react with movement. Baby can hear your voice and heart beat as well.
Baby Size at 22 Weeks
At 22 weeks, the average baby weighs 15.2 ounces and is about 10.2-11 inches long. Baby is the size of a spaghetti squash.
Your Body at 22 Weeks
In addition to stretch marks, you may notice that you are rockin’ an “outie” belly button now. Also, baby is growing to the point where he or she may be pressing on your lungs, making it hard to catch your breath.
Have you started to notice changes in your hair? All of those hormones in your body are making your locks longer, shinier and thicker too. Once baby arrives, you may notice some signs of postpartum hair loss. You can read all about why it happens and how to prevent it here.
22 Week To-Do-List
-Download Birth Plan. It’s time to start thinking about what type of labor and delivery you would like. You can download our free birth plan below. If you have not already signed up for an online labor and delivery class, you can do so here. “Birth It Up” is a great class to get you familiarized with all that goes into labor and delivery so you make your plan according to your preferences.