Saturday, October 3, 2009

26 Weeks

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.

How far along: 26 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: Up 18 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes, everything is maternity.
Stretch marks: No...thank god.
Sleep: It was better for about 2 weeks there, but is now back to shitty again. I wake up 3-4 times a night...sometimes for an hour at a time, and I have also been waking up early, despite getting less sleep : (
Best moment last week: Finishing painting the nursery and getting the carpet installed...slowly but surely her room is coming along.
Movement: Oh yes, definite sleep and wake patterns now too. As a matter of fact, she's going crazy in there as I type (she's a morning person!)
Food cravings: Beef, salads, and now decaf iced pumpkin spice lattes with whip cream from Starbucks. I have had 3 this week : ) They are my new favorite thing, and it also helped with the coffee craving i was having.
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: No, but I get Braxton Hicks contractions often and they suck.
Belly Button in or out: Out
What I miss: Walking without huffing and puffing, not having to pee 23967384927 times per night.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing her again at my u/s this Friday, finishing the nursery, and my baby shower!
Milestones: Almost to the third trimester!!


Jenni said...

i cant believe you only have 98 days.. yours and Mya's pregnancies are flying!! I can't wait to meet both yours and Mya's little beebee's I'm so excited!! I'm also super excited about your babyshower.. I havent been officially invited yet but Oh man I can;t wait. haha Take pics of the room I wanna see.. :0)

hopefaithlove said...

wow you are going fast!!!!