Baby Nugget – Weeks 25 & 26!

Sooo…I’m a little behind on my updates again.  Better late than never, right??  Here we go!

 

Week 25:

Baby is the size of a cauliflower!  Your baby measures about 13.6 inches to 14.8 inches and weighs somewhere between 1.5 to 2.2 pounds.  During week 25, baby’s nervous system is rapidly developing, and he’s enjoying his new sense of equilibrium – knowing which way is up and which is down.  Plus, he’s growing more hair too!  Will he have Mommy’s hair color?  Daddy’s hair color? Or a different color altogether?  The suspense of what baby will look like is building!
Week 26:
Baby is the size of a head of lettuce!  He is still growing in the 13.6- to 14.8-inch and 1.5- to 2.5-pound range, and while his eyes are still forming during week 26, they’ll open soon.  Hello, baby!  His eyelashes have grown in, too, and he’s getting his immune system ready for the outside world by getting antibodies from you.  Plus, baby’s little lungs are starting to produce surfactant, the fatty substance that coats the inside lining of the lungs’ tiny air sacs, helping them to expand during breathing.  And his skin has developed its color as well, because his body is now making melanin.

How far along? 26 weeks

Total weight gain: +3lbs…although I feel like I’ve gained 50 most days!

Maternity clothes? I have some jeans but haven’t really worn them yet. I’m still in my same scrubs at work, although they are beginning to get just a little snug.

Stretch marks?  No new ones.

Sleep:  I’ve gotten some REALLY good night’s sleep this week! It’s been amazing!

Best moment this week: A very dear friend of mine had a dream come true this week. SO happy for her!

Miss Anything? Energy.

Movement:  Oh, yes 🙂

Food cravings:   Ice cold milk. Movie theater popcorn. Chili’s chips and salsa.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Morning sickness is back. Nothing in particular triggers it.

Gender prediction: Sweet baby boy!

Labor Signs:  No, thank you.

Symptoms:  Fatigue, bloat/gas, VERY frequent urination. Occasional round ligament pain. Sciatic nerve pain. Heartburn and indigestion. Shortness of breath. Morning sickness.

Belly Button in or out?  In.

Wedding rings on or off?  They fit.

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Pretty happy! And tired.

Looking forward to:  Fall! The weather is beginning to cool down (still in the 80′s but that’s a cool down where I live haha) and I can’t wait for Fall to be in full swing!

Next appointment:  October 22nd.  I’m be 30 weeks! Yikes!

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