Bumpdate - 26 Weeks!

Week: 26 weeks tomorrow!

Due date: November 28.

Symptoms: Swollen legs and feet, achy back, cramps, etc. All that good stuff lol!

Feeling: Happy!! Worried when I have cramps.

Cravings: Nothing really.

Aversions: Nothing really anymore, though a lot of things give me heartburn after I eat them so I try to avoid them.

Sleep: Eh, not good, but that's nothing new.

Health: Good, for the most part. They're doing some more tests in the next couple weeks.

Exercise: No. :( Legs are too swollen.

Labor signs: No, at least I hope not!! They keep telling me the cramps are probably Braxton-Hicks or round ligament pain and nothing to worry about.

Baby's size: About a pound and two-thirds and 14 inches!

Weight gain: Haven't weighted myself in a couple weeks but 37 at last check. x_x

Movement: Super active, as usual!

Stretchmarks: White ones on my hips. I got those with Kaylee and they went away, hopefully these go away too.

Gender: Girl!!!!

Name: Brynna Rose. :)

BabyCenter update: 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.

Other stuff: First of all, what is an English hothouse cucumber? o_O Anyway, I feel really excited lately. We're closing in on the third trimester and we're starting to check things off the list of things we need before she's born. I feel like this pregnancy is going by pretty fast but not so fast that we won't be ready on time. The perfect speed really. :D Steven and I talk about being a family of 4 a lot and it's so exciting! Kaylee still talks to my belly a lot and tells everyone she's going to be a big sister. She loves feeling the baby move when she lays her head on my belly. I just feel so blessed. I mean, sometimes I have moments of fear when I wonder what the heck I will do when Steven is at work and Kaylee needs me at the same time as the baby and the house is full of screams and cries. But I have faith that the good will far outweigh the bad and that I'll be strong enough to rise to the occasion of being a mom to 2. :) I also can't wait to give birth, as weird as that sounds. I think if I can go through a stalled labor turned induction after a car accident, a normal labor will be a piece of cake!!

I feel like I'm getting seriously huge!!!!

She won't be able to wear it until next summer but I couldn't resist. :D

I've had a lot of great thrift store finds and presents, this is the tip of the iceberg!

11 comments :

Shelly Ann said...

Oh this is so exciting! Beautiful name too. Love the thrift store finds. I always had swollen legs and feet. My feet felt like those sausages that plump when you cook them. I thought if I stuck a pin to them they might explode at times.

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Shar Martinez said...

Aw! That little summer outfit is SO adorable!

My first was a November baby! :) (10th) But I like to say Turkey Baby hehe :)

xoxo ♥ Shar
http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

aww a baby is such a blessing!


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Pepper said...

Wow, you're having a girl! I love the name :)

Those stretchmarks will go away too, don't you worry :)

Durante said...

Love the name! I think that's fantastic, and the outfits are really adorable. This is the exciting part of the baby bump, even better for the guy ;)

Meng Morales said...

I luuuuuuuurve the name! And great finds too! Good luck on the rest of your pregnancy! :)

Meng from MommieOnTop
http://mommieontop.com

rebecca said...

I love the little outfits you have gotten. So cute. We haven't made any purchases yet and I really want to... I love what you got though

Anna said...

So exciting! I'm so happy to hear you are doing well.

I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I love the name you have picked out. Just beautiful!

I love consignment shops. I found the perfect changing table and a gently used moby wrap today. Looks like you got some great finds as well. :)

Heather said...

Oh How exciting!! Congratulations! I still remember those heartburn, can't sleep my face and legs and ankles are too swollen days. Hang in there, its just moment in time in the grand scheme of things. Love the outfits you got! :)

Alli said...

Brynna Rose, that's such a beautiful name!

Callie Nicole said...

Aw, congratulations on baby #2! You look great!