26 Weeks

Dear Baby,

This weeks marks our 26th week of pregnancy! Horray! You are about 14 inches long, and weigh at least a pound and half- or about the size of a large eggplant. Your eyelids, previously fused closed, are separating into top and bottom lids. You are breathing in and exhaling out tiny amounts of amniotic fluid, practicing for your Big Debut. The network of nerves in your little ears are developing more and more and now you can recognize the difference between my voice and your dad’s voice.

Earlier this week, your father and I were spending a lazy Saturday morning just waking up in bed. You were still sleeping, I think, and your dad put his face to my belly and started singing a silly morning song. You woke right up and moved around and kicked his hand. I thought he was going to explode with glee.

We are all on vacation together with the family, and it is totally fantastical. Aunt Mo and Sabs and Grandma all got to feel you move so far and they feel very special that you want to say hello to them! You are becoming more active and I can feel you more and more as you continue to grow and run out of room in there.

Also, baby, we have reached the point in this whole thing where I am feeling more pregnant. Since being in Maui, my feet have reached record size and my bones are slowly disappearing into the edema of my kankles. No more salt for me! We have been swimming too, and it feels like FREEDOM compared to the grumpy rules of gravity.

Whoa, I just looked at the countdown we have on the sidebar of this blog and OMG WE HAVE LESS THAN 100 DAYS. When did that happen, seriously, I feel like your dad and I were just staring wide-eyed at a positive pregnancy test. I really can’t believe the miracle of this whole process and I think about holding you every single day.

Let’s make a deal, okay? You keep growing and developing, and I will get your nursery done, and let’s meet in about 14 weeks and compare things. How does that sound? Pretty good? K, deal.

Also, this is probably the only time in your life where it will be okay to kick me, so have at it.
Love you,


6 thoughts on “26 Weeks

  1. That is one cute baby bump! I am excited to see the cute things you come up for the nursery, you will have to share 🙂


  2. You look so adorable! Love your hair in that picture…well I always love your hair. How fun that your mom and sisters all got to feel her move! I need to get you some Ted Hose for your feet. They work miracles. 14 weeks is going to go by so fast! I can't wait for her to get her so that I can hold her too…if you will share! I am getting baby hungry!


  3. Yeah! Less than 100 days to go! It's still a few months out, but the days are quickly dwindling away. Are you okay to type with that burn? Holy hell baskets it looks like it kills. Happy Day in Maui!


  4. Lovely belly pic, you look gorgeous! I arrived on your blog randomly and I really like your posts and your pics aswell! I'm a mum of a little boy called Marlow and I really enjoy reading other mummy stories online. Have you picked a name for baby yet? The name you pick for your baby should be as unique as they are. I rememer I spent a lot of time chilling out choosing my baby names. Here a great link http://www.bounty.com/babynames/ Let us know how it's going!! Jo and her little Marlow


  5. Your blogs are so great. I love them. Your creativness (is that a word..??) makes me smile. Your a cute prego gal! love the picture. And hooray for being more then half way done baking htee ol' bun in the oven. She is going to be beautiful!!!


  6. What a sweet little letter. You are such a great author. Your letter is entertaining. Somehow you make me want to be pregnant again.


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