How far along: 26 Weeks.
Size of baby: 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.
Weight gain: 16 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Pants yes, sweats no, and I still think most maternity shirts make me look like I am wearing a tent but I have some really cute ones that don't so I mix those in with my regular shirts that still fit!
Gender: BOY!! Sawyer!
Movement: All the time! He is getting really strong.
Sleep: The aches and pains of pregnancy are starting to kick in. I toss and turn most nights and don't feel rested in the morning but if I could I would sleep all day! I know it's only going to get worse but I am okay with that... as long as this little boy is growing and is healthy!
Symptoms: Back pain, feet and hands swelling, heartburn, headaches, braxton hicks, and now an irritable uterus, but despite it all, I am happy and have no reason to complain!
Cravings: Still trying to eat healthy but most of the time I will eat anything you put in front of me! This week it's been chocolate chip cookies and BBQ Wavy Lays! Maybe not so healthy!
Best moment this week:We finished painting Sawyer's room and Skeet put together the changing table. Once we get the carpets cleaned Skeet will start on the crib. (If anything, to get the big box out of my laundry room!) Also, we made it to 26 weeks! Babies born at 26 weeks have an 80% chance of survival! Stay put baby boy... just a little bit longer! (like maybe 10 weeks?)
What I am looking forward to: Seeing how my cervix looks on Thursday. Also, I get to attend the baby shower of a friend this weekend. It's the first I have been to since being pregnant and I think I will be able to make it through this one without making an excuse to leave early because I need to go bawl my eyes out! I may still cry but they will be tears of joy for my friend and for myself!