Week 26: Less than 100 days to go…

Can you believe we have less than 100 days to go until our little man arrives (98 to be exact)? That is so hard to believe. And only one more week until I’m in my THIRD TRIMESTER. Where the heck has time gone?

For those who are wondering what the breakdown is for trimesters (since pregnancy is actually 10 months long), I use this handy-dandy chart. I found it somewhere online a few months back and now I can’t find the source, so if anyone knows please tell me so I can link to it.

Trimester Chart

We had a doctor appointment today, and everything was business as usual (baby had the hiccups while we were listening to his heart – so weird). We also did our gestational diabetes test at this appointment. For the test you have to drink a big cup of this liquid that is a cross between orange Gatorade and Orange Crush, plus a boatload of sugar. Then you wait an hour and do a blood draw to make sure your body is processing things normally. Hopefully we will have good test results in the next couple days. I can’t believe we only have a month until the next appointment, then we start going every two weeks.

In other, non-baby-related news, I changed my hair up a little bit and went back to my natural color, which is a bit darker. I think it will be nice to be a little darker going into fall, plus with my hair growing so fast I don’t want to always be having to deal with my roots being darker than my hair. It is a little lighter in real life than it is in the photo below, so the difference is noticeable but not drastic. What do you think?

Before & After Hair

This week according to What to Expect:

Major excitement: Your baby opens her eyes! On the flip side, you might wish yours would stay closed so you could get some sleep.

Your Baby in Week 26 of Pregnancy

What’s up with your baby? She now weighs a full two pounds and measures nine-plus inches. And this week, her eyes, which until now were developing under fused eyelids, start to open. Of course, there’s not much to see in there, but if your baby spots a bright light (or hears a loud noise) near your belly, you may notice an increase in fetal activity. (“Hey, I’m in here, Mommy! Where’s the party!”) What accounts for that response? Her brain is more developed and sophisticated.

Feel like you’re carrying the Karate Kid with all the kicking going on? Your baby is actually practicing all kinds of movements that will eventually be used in life on the outside — including pedaling against your belly, a sort of pre-walking skill. As your baby’s nervous system becomes more developed, the movements will become much more coordinated. And as the baby gets bigger and stronger, the movements will become much more powerful…and occasionally, even painful to you. If your baby lands a good one, that tiny left hook might hurt — a lot. Another trick she may try — stretching that leg out so far that the foot becomes lodged between your ribs (ouch). Next time you come under attack, try changing positions or doing some stretches of your own. You can also gently push your baby back with your hand when your knee-jerker jerks a little too hard. You just might be able to send your slugger back into the corner of the ring!

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One thought on “Week 26: Less than 100 days to go…

  1. Pingback: Week 30: Ten weeks to go, and what the heck is gestational thrombocytopenia? | Pat the Belly

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