26 weeks!

What’s going on this week:

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. If you’re having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

My Update:

Due Date: November 4, 2011 – 98 days to go!  (Double digits!!)

Weight Gain: +12 lbs (from pre-preg weight).

Symptoms:  I’m having great hair lately…it’s not falling out constantly like normal and is nice and shiny.  It’s been nice to not have to constantly pluck it off my clothes all day long.

Cravings/Aversions: Still nothing…I don’t think I’m going to develop any dramatic aversions or anything this pregnancy.  No change here.

Sleep:  Still good! I just want more and more.

I am loving:  That we get to go pick up the crib and glider and ottoman!  Thankfully they didn’t take long at all to come in, so soon, they will be in the room.  Now, as to when we will actually put them together, I have no idea.

I miss:  All my visitors.  And especially Ada.  It was so nice having such a sweet and cuddly baby in the house.

Movement:  Good!  Even the midwife got her hand kicked during my appt this week!

Nursery progress:  I took some pictures of the piles of stuff that are currently in there, and the bassinet and cradle, but I’ll post those in a different post.

Exercise: I went to yoga this week, and we did a lot of relaxation, which was just what I needed given how hectic and stressful the week had been after dealing with all our visitors leaving and trying to get work as caught up and settled as possible before I started working from home.

Looking forward to: Getting the baby furniture and starting to work from home next week.  Yessssss!

Belly Shot:

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