Sunday, December 30, 2012

26 Weeks = English Cucumber

Today (Saturday, not Sunday; it's after midnight), I'm 26 weeks and 4 days pregnant, and our baby is about 14" long from head to toe, or approximately the length of an English cucumber.

Winter Wonderland

Cucumber's been a busy little boy! By now, he has eyelashes, he's practicing breathing by inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, his ears are developed enough to hear most of the sounds around us (Don't you love your daddy's voice, baby?), he's gaining fat, and his little ballies are descending into his scrotum. I feel so lazy in comparison.


I have started nesting, though, so I'm not a complete bum. Last week, we had our carpet ripped out and our hardwood floors refinished. If you've ever had this done, then you know what a nightmare this process is. We had to box up and empty our entire house as though we were moving, and we had to live with my mother-in-law for a week. Seven whole days. Yowza. But the floors are amazing! We also painted the nursery, but that'll get its own post.

Anyway, as far as symptoms go, I'm feeling healthy and ambitious, which is definitely a good thing—because there's still so much we have to do. I'm looking forward to it, though. My nighttime peeing and heartburn are still tolerable, and I've only had a few more excruciatingly painful leg cramps.

Someday, I'll get to roll around in the snow with my son, and I think it'll be the first time in my life I don't hate this freezing crap.

My horrible swelling hasn't returned, and at my appointment this past Monday, my OB said that considering my blood pressure was 109/67, there's no way I have preeclampsia—and that I must have worked my poor pregnant self too hard when we were boxing up our house to have our floors refinished.

Speaking of my appointment... it was wonderfully boring, for the most part. My fundal height measured a week ahead of where it "should" be, according to my already-adjusted-by-a-week due date, so we're going back in 9 days for an ultrasound, because my OB likes to monitor the big'uns. We were going to go to one of those 3D/4D elective ultrasound places next week, but I'll reschedule for later, since we'll get to see him again so soon.

Maybe he'll be more cooperative this time, and let his mommy get a better look at his sweet little face. I wanna see those eyelashes.

1 comment:

Erica said...

You look beautiful! I absolutely LOVE the first picture! And you know I'm jealous of the snow ;)