Tuesday, December 20, 2011

26 Week Update

I cannot believe that I am only a couple weeks away from starting my 3rd trimester.  It doesn't feel like it was that long ago that I found out I was pregnant, on my birthday I might add, and then telling everyone the news at my surprise birthday dinner because everyone was offering me drinks and I couldn't come up with an excuse of why I couldn't drink.  I have to say that the shock on everyone's face that night was pretty priceless!!!  If you were there then you were the first to know, after myself and Nick of course.  

To think of all this and then to realize that this will be the last Christmas that I will be celebrating sans child.  Pretty crazy to think about.  Next year Brandon will be around 8 or 9 months and will be crawling around getting into anything he can.  It will be the 1st Christmas that I will actually send out Christmas cards; every year I intend to but never get around to.  I think I am starting to wrap my head around the fact that this is really happening.

A good friend of mine, Melanie, called me today and asked if I was getting nervous.  Surprisingly, I'm not.  I thought that I would be but I really am comfortable with the idea of having a baby.  Some of this may have to do with the fact that I haven't really done anything to fully prepare for having this child but even so, I don't see myself freaking out.  Now, this all might change in a few months when I am on my way to the hospital.  We shall see...

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 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.

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