Dear Hop Hop

Hello little one! Sorry I missed writing you last week, but we were living it up in Disney World! Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you. We even bought you a little something so you can know that we thought about you on the trip. I hope you like it! It was interesting doing Disney while pregnant, but I think I handled it very well. Especially since your mom is pretty out of shape in general, so add a ton of walking and the extra weight and growing belly, and you could have a recipe for disaster. But…we did great! Your brother had an amazing time, and we had a blast sharing the experience with him. Don’t worry. We will go back with you someday. I promise.

I’m not going to lie…I feel like I haven’t felt well throughout this entire pregnancy. I was sick till 17 weeks…then got a UTI….then got a nasty who knows what with a sore throat for a week…then laryngitis…a few good days in Disney and now a nasty cold. I really hope that I start feeling good soon.

No real cravings yet. I looked back on old posts I wrote for your brother and it seems that it was the same with him. I want to send your daddy on some wild craving errands so lets get the show on the road! Bring it on!

Now that our trip is over it’s time to start focusing on you. Based on old posts at this point I had registered and ordered a crib. I feel so behind! I also feel very overwhelmed with your nursery. Wallpaper has to be taken down, and furniture needs to be moved out of that room. All things your daddy needs to do, but you will learn soon that your daddy likes to procrastinate. So knowing I have to count on him to do it makes me VERY nervous. Don’t worry though. You will have the perfect little princess room. All filled with pink and frills. I can’t wait to get started!

Hop Hop 22 Weeks

At close to 11 inches and almost 1 pound (about the size of a spaghetti squash), 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.