December 04, 2009

26 Weeks

What's Happening with Joycelen?

  • The network of nerves in her ears is better developed and more sensitive than before.
  • She's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of her lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air.
  • And she's continuing to put on baby fat. She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches.

What's Happening with Mama?

  • Total weight gain/loss: 20 pounds
  • Maternity clothes? Yes
  • Best moment this week: Having a great report at the doctor's office. No risk for gestational diabetes.
  • Food cravings: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • Belly button in or out? In.
  • Stretch Marks? Daddy says that there are none as far as he can see.
  • What I miss: Being able to eat pizza without heartburn. So far it is the only food that leaves me miserable after eating it.
  • What I am looking forward to: Weekend trip to Tampa.

What's Happening with Daddy?

  • Daddy did not get the Christmas lights hung last Friday as he had to replace the hot water heater at Meme's house. His plan is to hang them next week.
  • Daddy is spending lots of time on the job site in Folkston - he is building a new school.


Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

Congrats to a great Dr's appt! I feel you on the pizza - I had some this week and within a half an hour the heartburn was there.

Yum Yucky said...

Ahhh. 26 weeks. For me it felt like I was stuck there forever! And then the four were born. And they were perfect and beautiful.

We'll not all four at one birth, but you get me. :P