26 Week Survey

How Far Along: 26 weeks

Size of Baby: About the size of an English Hot House Cucumber.

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.

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: It's a surprise!!

Movement: Yes, all the time. This week I watch my belly pop lots of times.  It pops mostly at the top and the sides.  I have read in some places that the baby starts to turn head down around the 3rd trimester.  I wonder if my little one has already done that.  It sure does seem like those feel are popping at the top of my belly. I sure can't wait to meet this baby that is growing inside me!!! =)

What I Miss: Nothing really...

Sleep: Good! I have not had any other cramps in my legs either.  So, I am glad about that.  My calf was sore for days after it cramped.

Cravings: Coffee - good coffee too, not just any ole coffee will do. :)

Best Moment This Week: Watching my baby move more.  Also, when I lay on my side I can feel a limb start poking into the side I am laying on. It is great! I love it.

What We Are Looking Forward To: I am looking forward to October because that is the month I will have my 1st shower!!! yay!! =) I completed registering at Target and Babies-R-Us. It was loads of fun! Derek and I took a date night and went to dinner, Babies- R- Us and then we got Starbucks coffee and a slice of Red Velvet Cake from Twisted Fork (My Favorite!!!).  That evening was like a little piece of heaven on earth for me! We are so busy that we rarely take a night and just do stuff that we want to do!

Also, SEBTS is having a yard sale this weekend and we are definitely getting in on that and setting up some things to sell.  We are praying they sell so that we can have more room for baby! Definitely looking forward to that!


Lauren Faison said…
ATTENTION: DON"T SELL YOUR SIDE TABLES AND COFFEE TABLE! they are already claimed! :o) lol I am so glad you do these baby updates! Just a few short months and we will meet Baby George!
Cindy Lou said…
How fun! Your registry date night sounds like fun... Now going over to check out those registries!