This week, Little B has progressed to the size of a cauliflower. The baby measures about a foot long and weighs a little over a pound and a half. That's a pretty big baby. He is also aware of which way is up and which is down. Hopefully, he will know to start heading south towards the end of all of this. The baby is also beginning to develop some cute baby fat and more hair is starting to grow. Now for the scary part, this kid is growing finger nails. Now, when you say finger nails, most people would picture cute, tiny, little nails on the tips of those cute, tiny, little fingers. To one who is pregnant you picture 10 inch talons that are going to scratch and claw your insides out as you're pushing the baby into his new life. How scary is that?! I'm sure it isn't the way things will happen but it still keeps me up at night. That and the thought of snakes falling on the deck and eating my baby.
The good: My Snoogle pillow. That thing is amazing. I sleep so much better now and I think B has adapted to something else being in the bed with us as well. Like I said before, the kicks are definitely still nice to feel.
The bad: Heartburn is starting to kick in. It doesn't happen all day but usually in the afternoons, either before dinner or shortly after, I feel a little heartburn flare up. It doesn't bother me that much but it is an uncomfortable feeling. I know I've said the movement is amazing but the baby has now grown big enough to stretch way down to my bladder and pelvis. Usually around 7 in the evening, the baby will make a trek down to my internal trampoline and have a little cardio workout. But that isn't the worst part, when he's jumping on my bladder, sometimes he bumps into my pelvis and occasionally, my spine. It doesn't hurt but it is uncomfortable and I sometimes feel a little sore. I've asked B if we can pull a seahorse and let him carry the baby for a little while. He's still thinking about it.
Week 26 may be late or nonexistent due to our upcoming trip to the beach. This will be the first time since our wedding that me and B have ventured back to the location of our wedding. We're super excited but vacation means no computers.
See ya in a few weeks!