Wow! Can you believe baby has eyelashes at 26 weeks? And she’s amping up to start batting them soon. At this point, it probably feels like this baby (who you haven’t even met yet) has taken over your life. She’s interfering with your sleep. She’s messing with your brain. (Forget much?) She might even be giving you a stress headache or two. It’s normal to be experiencing some mild swelling, but around week 26, it’s important to watch out for swelling severe or sudden — it could be the sign of a dangerous condition called preeclampsia. Notice your belly occasionally feeling really tight? That’s a contraction. Yup, already. Don’t freak out though — your body is just practicing some tightening in preparation for labor. As long as the contractions aren’t steady or severe, you’re not in labor.
She’s still growing in the 13.6- to 14.8-inch and 1.5- to 2.5-pound range, and developing her senses, features and talents!
How far along? 26 weeks
Weight gain/loss: ugh.
Maternity clothes? Yep
Stretch marks? Nope
Best moment this week? Constant kicks and jabs in the ribs.
Food cravings: Fajitas
Odd pregnancy symptom of the week: back pain
Belly button in or out? in
Movement? Much more often these days!
What I miss? Being able to go out and do errands without having to use the restroom once an hour.
What I’m looking forward to: getting my glucose test over with (today!), putting together her crib and dresser (we bought but are still in boxes), really getting her nursery together!