If you're passing a toy store this week, then call in and check
out the sizes of the dolls. Your baby is around the same size as a
small dolly and not so different in appearance too.
At 22 weeks, your baby's eyelids remain fused and closed but it
can still detect the difference between light and dark. Closer to
term, your baby will start opening their eyes so they've had lots
of practice already when they are born. One of the reasons why your
areolas are becoming darker than they usually are is to help your
baby find the nipple in order to suck. Their darker contrast
against the surrounding breast tissue is a marker for where to aim
their mouth. Even if you don't plan to breastfeed, your body will
experience changes in preparation for it.
If you feel like doing a little shopping, think about getting a
baby toy which features black and white. Often, the so called
"educational" toys are based on these colour schemes. By around 10
weeks of age your baby's retinas will mature to the point where
they are able to start discriminating between colours.
Speaking of shopping, it may be time for a little wardrobe
overhaul. If you can't bring yourself to buy or wear maternity
clothes, look for elastic waisted pants, skirts and shorts. The
days of pregnant women wearing pussy-cat bow shirts have
(thankfully) passed and you'll probably find you don't need to vary
your clothing tastes too much at 22 weeks of pregnancy. Some
pregnant women love to show their belly off and don't mind their
top creeping up and their pants sitting under their little pod.
There are no rules to adhere to. Do what feels comfortable for you
and helps you feel good. Your baby will benefit from your sense of
well-being and that can only be a great thing.
Use the Huggies baby names
database to find the perfect name for your baby.
See how pelvic floor exercises can benefit you during your
Week 23 coming next!