So this week baby is the size of a cauliflower and last week he was the size of a cantaloupe (?????) Methinks those are both the same size but whatever!
One of the exciting things I’ve done is plan for my baby shower. I was quite resistant to this, but TC, SN, and LR are pulling it together and it’s been great fun! I have set one rule: no stupid baby shower games, and I’m hoping that it will be a time for our friends and (some) family to come together for us all to celebrate the baby. I’m excited!
So after our mid-point anatomy ultrasound, my anxiety about all things pertaining to you, has lessened immensely. Which is great! We had another ultrasound this week because I had some questions about the baby’s face (among the 12 questions I asked the doctor during the anatomy ultrasound pertained to a cleft palate possibility) so we went back in to have some pictures of the face to rule that out. And it’s been ruled out! The baby is much bigger than he was four or so weeks ago, and it’s great fun to see all his body parts. AM and I are so goofy and are all like “oh that part looks like you – he he.”
I’m still dealing with some pelvis/pubic bone pain, and as a result have had to scale back on my workouts even more. It was really sad and frustrating at first, but now I feel better about things (and realize that as this belly grows and grows even more, that I might have to do more scaling/modifying). I’m still in the gym 5 days a week and walking a lot, and have been seeing a prenatal chiropractor twice a week now, which has helped (I think) with the goal of having a good (is there such a thing?) delivery. I don’t want to keep misaligning things and then having labor that is primarily in my lower back (I heard that sucks!) or anything like that.
So next week I head to the Bay Area to hang out with my best friend SN, my sisters TC and MI, and my four nieces. Excited!
Anyways, here is to week 26!