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    26 weeks

    How far along: 26w
    Weight: 139.4lb
    Sleep: Good. I typically have to get up once a night to go pee, but it’s working out ok.
    Gender: Still a boy
    Movement: Uhmn, yes, lots.
    Feeling: Good. My pelvic joints are sore (which I guess is normal), and I’m probably going to continue seeing a chiropractor through the end of pregnancy, but other than that, no complaints. S and I had a conversation about consequent pregnancy, if I felt the way I do now, while pregnant with G. The thing is (and maybe this is Mother Nature doing her juju already), as crappy as I’ve felt to date: I’d do it again. Not that we will mind you. We’re done with S2.
    What I miss: Ability to sneeze/cough without bracing myself for round ligament ouchies.
    What I am looking forward to: 3rd trimester is but a week away.
    Weekly Wisdom: Talk to HR early about leave. Get as many questions answered early, because you’ll want to know more than HR knows.
    Milestones: I had my gestational diabetes test today. I swear that drink tastes worse than I remember. S2 did not approve either: he returned the favor for being rudely woken up from his nap by flipping around and giving me a few extra-strength packed punches. Sorry, kid! Let’s call it even by you not making me do the 3hr test again.
    Food cravings: Carbs & sweets. Oh so not good for me, but taste so good.
    Fetal development:
    The network of nerves in your baby’s ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner’s as you chat with each other. He’s inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he’s born and takes that first gulp of air. And he’s continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. His testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

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