Thursday, October 27, 2011

22 Weeks and an Ultrasound

22 Weeks with Harper and Avery
How Far Along: 22 Weeks
Size of baby: 11 inches and almost a pound. About as long as a spaghetti squash.
Gender: Two precious girls...Harper Faith Kendle and Avery Ryan Kendle
Maternity Clothes: Some regular shirts and dresses, but mostly maternity.
Weight gain: 15 pounds total...Dr. Herzog told me to stop eating bread, pasta and rice. He only wants me to gain a pound a week from here on out. His goal is for me to gain no more than 30 pounds total. So, I have been really watching EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth this week. I weighed myself this evening and I have lost 1/2 a pound since Monday.
Movement: Moving and kicking like crazy. It's such an amazing feeling.
Sleep: Having major hip pain when I sleep. Finally had to break down and buy a body pillow. Sleeping so much better at night.
Symptoms: Reflux when I eat tomoto based foods or spicy I just avoid it.
Cravings: Nothing in particular.
Best moment this week: Having all of our family and friends together for the gender reveal. Also, getting to see our babies at our appointment on Monday.
Pregnancy Highlights: The babies are starting to look like miniature newborns. Their lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and they are even developing tiny tooth buds beneath their gums. Their eyes have formed, but their irises still lack pigment. If you looked inside the womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair that covers their body and deep wrinkles on their skin. Inside their belly, their pancreas - essential for the production of some important hormones - are still developing.
(All information from
Harper (Baby B) at 21 weeks and 6 days. She weighs approximately 8 oz. and had a heart rate of 172. As you can tell, she didn't want to cooperate for a picture. She is very, very active and wouldn't stay still. Throughout my whole pregnancy, she has always been the most active between the two.
Avery (Baby A) at 21 weeks and 6 days. She is approximately 9 oz., which as expected, is smaller than what  Baby Center says on their website. Her heart rate was at 132, which is normal.



  1. you look great!! Congrats on two baby girls, love their names :)

  2. You look fabulous! Congratulations on two sweet girls!!