Sunday, August 16, 2009
26 weeks & thinking about Christmas...
Third trimester is right around the corner. Is it the last month that creeps along? Because so far, my pregnancy has flown by! Though the days aren't slowing down...I am. I can't be out and about for too long or I have to come right back home and put up my feet. I had such energy at the beginning of my second trimester and it has slowly dwindled away. Sad. I still have so much to do. Alex told me to make a list and he will start helping me check things off.
I took my second glucose tolerance test (since I failed the first). I passed the first 3 tests, so I was allowed to skip the 4th and only had to be there for 2 hours. I was so relieved to pass! Not sure how I could live without McDonald's caramel sundaes. Seriously, I crave those way too often.
Want to know how our little A is growing at 26 weeks?
Well.....the network of nerves in her ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both my voice and Alex's as we chat with each other. When I told Alex this, he immediately started talking to her, which always makes me laugh until I cry. She's continuing to put on baby fat. She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (the length of an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.
She is kicking A LOT. She kicks very low most of the time...not the most comfortable for me, but I love just sitting there watching her. It's neat to be able to SEE her kick...Alex loves it. :) My back aches most of the time now and my hands seem to be swollen upon waking up. I can no longer wear my rings. I can't say that I enjoy the aches and pains, but I very much enjoy carrying her and feeling her move around inside of me. We are constantly talking about when she arrives and wondering who she will look like. We can't wait to meet her! :)
I'm trying to think ahead and have already started my Christmas shopping. I know. It's August. But I'm a planner and I really want to be finished with my shopping by Thanksgiving. I'm the girl that is out on Christmas Eve, buying that one last present. So this will be a huge thing for me, if I can actually do it. I actually like being out in the crowds during the Christmas season, it doesn't bother me to be stuck in traffic or waiting in line. But this year, I will have a little one and I know things will be different...a wonderful kind of different. :) Last year, I had a blog giveaway of my favorite Christmas things. I'm going to do a little something different this year and I'm starting early on that as well...so stay tuned!!
I'm sure you have all been keeping up with the Rowe Family. God is certainly using this family through such tragedy...it's just amazing to me. Continue to pray for this precious family.
I hope you all have a blessed week!