Your baby’s head now has sprouting hair. It may grow slightly more until the time of delivery.
Baby Registry Shopping
It’s time now to fish out your baby registry with all the things you need to shop for the baby - onesies, diaper bags, nursing pillows, etc.
At week 22, you’re in the fifth month!
Your baby’s senses mature fast with the development of sight, sound, touch, etc. The baby begins to touch his/her face and neck, suck thumb, hold the umbilical cord and practice grasping reflexes. The little muscles of your champ are finely formed along with the development of reproductive organs. Other organs of the body are also developing at a fast pace due to the action of essential hormones. The placenta continues to grow throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy to provide nourishment for the baby.
Baby’s Length: 27.8 cm
Baby’s Weight: 430 g
This week, your waistline may expand in size with gradual weight gain and you will look more pregnant than fat.
This week, you may be able to sense your baby’s movements; your little champ may respond to your voice and other loud external noises pretty well.
For some expectant mothers, it may take a while to feel the movements; remember that every pregnancy is unique and the experiences vary for every mother.
Growing Tummy; Swollen Legs
It is not just your tummy that is growing; you will also be experiencing swollen legs and cramps.
As your appetite increases, you might experience constipation, especially if your water-intake is low.
Your belly might continue to itch as the skin continues to stretch to accommodate your growing baby.