Tuesday, May 10, 2011

26 weeks

{24 weeks. moving week}

{26 weeks, painted nursery!}
Dear baby boy,

We're going to call this the last week of our second trimester. The books say anything from 26 weeks to 28, so we're splitting the difference and calling this one complete at 27 because we're ready to get this show on the road! In this second tri, you changed from a blob to a viable human being. This week you have more sensitive ears and can hear daddy and I talk. Just remember, mama is very hormonal and daddy is patient. Even when I get VERY upset that he's tapping his pen against his teeth AGAIN.

You're getting more baby fat and are now the length of a cucumber. You're approaching two pounds, and swallowing a lot of amniotic fluid to practice breathing - I think it's giving you the hiccups! Your mama LOVES feeling those little rhythmic bounces. If I could, I would give you a cup of water to drink backward from... they say it works.

Your mama is always out of breath. One trip to the ground floor of my work building and I am huffing and puffing. I've been getting Braxton Hicks contractions. Just a few a day but I am sure it's squeezing you tight. My stomach gets rock hard, and I feel pressure but no pain. A minute later, it goes away. That's just practice for when you decide to make your exit, which our due date is only 98 days away. Gulp!

We painted your nursery this weekend with the help of grandma and grandpa. We LOVE the color and know you'll be happy there. I promise we'll have a place for you to sleep by the time you get here.

Love you,


  1. You look so cute! Congrats with everything!

  2. Great nursery color...you look adorable!