Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hump Day, Bump Day!

Weeeeeeeeeeek 26!!

I'm starting to actually feel enormous. Case in point: I put on a shirt this morning that wasn't long enough to cover my tum tum. Mind you, it was a maternity shirt...and a cute one at that. Keliann, looks like you're getting some new shirts to get you through the next few months! :)

Sleeping is getting slightly more difficult - probably due in part to the ceremonial nightly ice cream ingestion. Whoopsie. Maybe that's what's causing the dreams...

"Congratulations, Kristi! You're 26 Weeks Pregnant. Your baby measures about 9.2 inches from crown to rump and weighs almost 2 pounds now. Its hearing is fully developed. As the fetus reacts to sounds, its pulse increases. Your baby will even move in rhythm to music. Lungs are growing but are not yet mature. Patterns of your baby's brain waves appear like a full-term newborn. It also has patterns of sleeping and waking. The baby's constant movements should be reassuring. You'll be putting on weight at the rate of about 1 pound per week now. You may be feeling some rib pain as your baby grows and pushes upward on your rib cage. The pressure may also cause indigestion, heartburn and shortness of breath. You may even be feeling stitch-like pains down the sides of your abdomen as your uterine muscle stretches."

Yeah...about that pound a week plan. About that. And about WIP's patterns of sleeping and waking. Let me tell you what those are like. Awake: 11 pm - 2 am; 4 am - 7 am. Sleeping: the rest of the time. Nice, right? And if what they say is true about schedules in the womb matching the newborn schedule, I'm screwed.

So, that's the fun for Week 26. My outlook is bright - not only do I get to become a whale, but I will also start to breathe like a 2-pack-a-dayer and continue with this ridic heartburn. Oh, and I'm told my shoes won't fit soon and that my wedding rings will be on sausage fingers. Pregnancy is NOT beautiful. I don't care what you people say.

**Edited to add: I honestly do love being pregnant. Please don't misconstrue my sarcasm and snarkiness as being a Negative Nancy. I know this whole experience is a blessing, and I'm enjoying the's just more fun and entertaining when I complain about it.

1 comment:

Brooke said...

Haha! Kristi-you make me laugh. I love your sarcasm. Please keep it up. You are helping me laugh over the oh so lovely things that pregnancy has to offer:)