What To Expect At Week 22
At close to 11 inches and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. 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 irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you are able to see into the womb, you would be able to find the fine hair (lanugo) that covers their body and the deep wrinkles on their skin, which they’ll sport until they add a padding of fat to fill them in. Their stomach and pancreas are developing steadily. Some women swear by oils and creams for stretch marks, but there is no evidence that this will help to prevent stretch marks, which are caused by changes in the supportive tissue that lies just beneath the skin. Hereditary factors also play a role in how elastic your skin is.