Thursday, July 14, 2011

Twenty-six Weeks

How far along: 26 weeks- I feel like the first 20 weeks flew by and now time is creeeeeping so slowly.  I know it's because I just can't wait to meet our little one!   14 weeks to go!

Size of baby:  She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (the size of an English hothouse cucumber- not sure what that is?) from head to heel. The network of nerves in her ears is better developed and more sensitive than before.  She's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of her lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when she's born and takes that first gulp of air.

Sleep: Sleep has still been pretty good but there are times I wake up on my back and that is not a pleasant experience.  I'm getting more and more tired in the afternoons, so much for the "energetic" second trimester.

Best moment of the week:  Let's sister seeing the nursery (and loving it as much as I do), watching my stomach jump when the baby kicks (yes, I sit and stare at my stomach at night, call me crazy), and meeting my new niece Elena!

Symptoms: Check out yesterday's post for my symptoms...

Food cravings/aversions: Obviously, after looking at the scale yesterday, I have had one too many food cravings... right now anything crunchy sounds really good to me.

Gender: Girl ♥

Belly button in or out: Still in but flat, I'm taking this question off- I'll be sure to let you know if it ever pops.

Stretch marks: Nothing new- again, I'm taking this one off- I'm sure I will get stretch marks, it's just a matter of when.

What I miss: I don't "miss" anything but I do wish this heartburn would calm down.

What I am looking forward to: Our baby shower at the end of this month (yay!!), making it to the 3rd trimester (double yay!!), and scheduling our 4-D ultrasound (triple yay!!)

Weekly wisdom: All of the great comments from yesterday- thank you girls, your support means so much to me!

Belly pics:


  1. You are doing so great!!!! I agree that time seems to have slowed down...

  2. the bump is changing and you are on the home stretch!!

  3. She's getting long!!! How fun! You look amazing as always!

  4. Such a cute belly! Good luck with the heartburn, it is sooo painful!

  5. i'm sorry your heartburn has been so bad. i wouldn't stress too much about the weight, though, because it seriously looks like it's all baby! you look adorable!

  6. don't even look like you've gained any weight....just a cute baby belly!!!!

  7. I hear ya, on the heartburn! It's so awful! I take a Zantac, twice a day, just to be able to eat anything. Love the bump, by the way!


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