Your baby at 22 weeks
Your baby is the size of a papaya.
Your baby can now furrow actual eyebrows! These fine hairs are pure white, as they don't contain any pigment yet. Eyelids have developed too, although they'll stay fused shut until about 28 weeks.
Now that baby’s arms and legs are proportional (but not their final size), he or she is busy kicking, grasping, flexing and clasping those little hands. Tiny fingernails now completely cover the fingertips–and they keep growing. In fact, you may need to trim your baby's nails straight after birth to avoid scratching that baby-soft skin.
Prepare for padding
During 22nd week of pregnancy, your baby only has one per cent body fat, but will keep adding on layers of brown fat to help produce and retain body heat.
Your pregnancy at 22 weeks
Your belly has grown enough for you to really 'feel' pregnant and the rest of the world knows it too. Your morning sickness has probably ended and your appetite is back.
Under the weather
If you come down with a cold or at 22 weeks pregnant, wait for your doctor to approve any over-the-counter medicines. Drink extra fluids, rest, eat regularly and renew your belief in the restorative powers of chicken soup. It's hot, liquid and nutritious–everything you need when you're ill. Find out more tips on how to stay healthy during pregnancy here.
Did you know?
Your baby could be frowning with his or her newly developed facial muscles and eyebrows from 22nd week of pregnancy. His or her eyebrows and hair look white, as they don’t contain any pigment yet. Baby can also make a fist and may even grab onto the umbilical cord, but not strongly enough to do any harm.
Want to know more about your upcoming week? Find out what to expect during 23rd week of pregnancy for you and your baby here.