{Pregnancy Update} Week 26

{insert photo here <–forgot to take one & now I’m in my PJ’s}

How far along are you: 26 Weeks

How big is the 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. (source)

Baby’s Gender: Still don’t know but this week things have taken a twist…I think it could be a girl! I have been dreaming more about our baby and it is always a girl.  So now I’m more confused than ever.

Baby’s Name: We have decided on a boys name and I think we have decided on a girls name, or at least we are almost there.

Weight Gained: 16lbs

Did you know? I weighed 8lbs 3oz at birth and Neil was 9lbs 6oz *update* I was as little freaked out by Neil’s baby weight but he was 1.5 weeks late = more time to gain weight.

Clothes:  No new clothes. Actually going back to my winter maternity clothes for the most part.

How are you feeling: I am feeling really tired this week.

What do you miss: I am missing running, going out for drinks with Hubz and energy.

Symptoms: Tired.

Cravings: Chips and guacamole. Pesto. Salad.

How are you sleeping: This week I have been sleeping okay but have been waking up in the middle of the night which is no fun.

Workouts: This week I got in a number of walks and pre-natal yoga.

Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter

*Catching up? You can read my post on Sacred Pregnancy over on NAB Communities WELLNESS.

Last Week–>Week 25- Love Reflection:Last week’s focus was to show my body love by doing something such as get a massage, put your feet up and relax, practice your kegel exercises and to write a love letter to yourself this week! Encourage yourself to work through any places where you feel stuck this week! I actually didn’t write myself a love letter but I did practice my kegel exercises (I’m doing some right now), I put my feet up and relaxed and I scheduled a pregnancy massage for tomorrow.

This Week–> Sacred Pregnancy Week 26: Earth Energy

This week’s focus: – Spend time with Mother Earth, in nature, touching the trees, collecting fallen leaves, and letting your feet be bare upon her back.

– Draw a picture of a nature spot that reminds you of being grounded, a place that you can draw from when you need a quiet place in your mind to visit, perhaps during your labor.


One Comment

  1. My baby was 8lbs6oz but I actually had a really easy delivery (aside from the whole induction/epidural thing) and barely tore. I’ve heard of 11lbs babies being delivered vaginally so I wouldn’t worry too much! The worst part is the head, and that doesn’t change too much with weight. 😀

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