Bump Update Week 26


Baby’s Size: Baby girl is cauliflower sized this week.  She is about 2 lbs and 14.5 inches long and sometimes she feels every bit as long as that! I think sometimes she stretches out from head to toe just to see if she can kick both sides of my belly.

Baby’s Progress: Her brain is getting more active, her lungs are developing, and she is sleeping and waking at regular intervals.  And she might have had the hiccups once, but it was kind of hard to tell.

Weight Gain: My scale broke (and yes the husband made jokes about how his pregnant wife broke the scale.  That went over well.) so I didn’t get my normal weigh in on Sunday morning.  But at the doctor on Monday I am up a total of 8 pounds from when I started this pregnancy, so my doctor is pleased with my progress.

Sleep: I have slept really well this week, probably because it was a VERY busy week with lots of activities, so I was really tired every night!

Milestones: Not really a baby milestone, but we had some guests in town from Japan and hit up many cool things to do in Dallas, so Baby girl got to go to the Perot Museum, the Zoo, the Bush Library, and the arboretum for the first time.  She of course won’t remember any of it, but I will! I’ll post later this week on all the things we did!

Favorite clothing item of the week: Maternity shorts.  They have to be the MOST unattractive thing ever to pull out of the package.  There is definitely more fabric above the waistline than below, but since we were walking around the arboretum and the zoo in 85 degree weather, I was very happy to not be wearing jeans. I have these shorts from Gap and I think I will live in them for the summer!!

Symptoms: Gloriously symptom free and she is kicking pretty often which is fun! She did have one day this week where I only felt her move once or twice which sent me into a nervous panic, but she compensated by kicking hard ALL DAY the next day.

Workout: We walked and walked and walked some more this week as we showed Dallas off to the girls from Japan, so I definitely didn’t need to be working out in addition to that.  It also reminded me that I am glad we went to the zoo when it was in the 80s and not during the heat of the summer.  I was plenty warm as it was!

And this marks the official end of the 2nd trimester… hard to believe I am 2/3 of the way done.  Or actually some days… that’s not so hard to believe… 9 (or actually 10) months is a LONG TIME!!


  1. Emily Webster says:

    Yeah! Great update! You look beautiful!

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