Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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 1 2/3 pounds and measures 14 inches (about the size of a scallion) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles should soon begin to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three months.

Now that I'm finally typing this update I'm actually 27 weeks. This Friday is my gestational diabetes test which makes me nervous of course. I've definitely had my fair share of sweets this pregnancy, way more than the last. 

Size of baby: an eggplant

Total weight gain: I'm assuming around the same, 25 pounds (wishful thinking) ;) 

Movement: I'm feeling kicks much stronger this week

Sleep: Sleeping well still, no complaints 

What I miss: I don't miss much besides the occasional cocktail. 

Cravings: Burgers all the way! I could pretty much eat burgers 24/7.  

Labor Signs: N/A

Maternity clothes: Pretty much all maternity besides my comfy clothes at home.

Best moments this week: Memorial day weekend, 3 days of pure bliss spent with my little family. I'm soaking up every minute with Audrina. That girl amazes me every day, I may kick myself for this later but I think we are past the 'terrible' stages. We went through some ROUGH times with Audrina from what feels like newborn to 2.5. Things really shifted around 2.5 and are SO much easier. Throwing another baby in the mix will change things for sure but I have no doubt that she will be an amazing big sister, she really couldn't be any sweeter (most of the time). 

26 weeks pregnant with Audrina

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