Thursday, November 26, 2009

26 weeks

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy 26 weeks to my baby boy! This will be a short update because 1) it's a holiday and 2) I am so stuffed that I can hardly breathe. Yet I continue to eat and that won't be ending anytime soon. I loooooove Thanksgiving. I especially love being pregnant on Thanksgiving because I have a good excuse for eating so much. I was pregnant with Addison over Thanksgiving 2007 (she surprised us with her presence 5 days later) and I would recommend it to anyone! Speaking of....tomorrow is my baby's 2nd birthday. Unbelievable. More on that later. The princess angel deserves her own post!

My sister, Beth, measured me (or more specifically, my uterus) today, which is what reminded me to do my weekly update. It's okay, we're not weird - she's an actual OB.

Okay, so maybe we're still weird....

I have only been measured once before and that was just this past week. So, I am a uterus measuring novice, I suppose. This makes me curious and I wanted to get Beth's professional opinion. My doctor said I was measuring just right as of last week and today (after Turkey and all, which Beth said wouldn't affect the size of my uterus) I measured 24 1/2cm and 25cm (because I had her take a second measurement as our method of using string and ruler is probably not the most accurate.)

I feel like I should be measuring at 32 weeks. In other words, I feel BIG!

No belly pictures today, sorry. Turkey makes me lazy. :) There isn't really a difference from last week.

How your baby's growing:
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.

Well, the English hothouse cucumber and I are going to sign off now and eat some more. Have a great day, everyone!

1 comment:

Beth said...

it cracks me up that you were having your uterus measured at your thanksgiving dinner. only you!