Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pregnancy Post: Week 26

Two bump shots this week--both taken on the same day. Why? To show you guys the weird phenomenon like I like to call the "shape-shifting bump". Sometimes, I have two little bumps, sometimes, I have one bump. Thoughout the day, it can look both big and small. I feel like I'm carrying low. What do y'all think?

In other baby news, we now have a nickname for the little bambino, and it's a pretty funny one--essentially, Justin usually adds "erd" or "ard" to the names of all our nieces and nephew (and sometimes other family members too). No, I don't know why. Payton is "Payterd", Logan is "Logard", and Shelby is "Shelberd". We've previously told Payton that she could call the bambino Lizzie instead of Elizabeth if she wanted...on Saturday, she told me that she wants to call the baby "Lizard". I think I like it!

Other than that:
-Lizard is now almost 2 pounds, or roughly the size of an eggplant.
-She's now beginning to open her eyes in utero--which will be blue when she is born (did you know almost all babies' eyes are blue at the time of birth?!), and will likely stay that way since J and I both have blue eyes.
-Pretty sure I've been having Braxton Hicks. Thankfully, they aren't painful.
-I've been having serious heartburn, which is apparently related to Lizard's hair growth. Maybe she'll come out with a full head of hair?!
-I've been having some abdominal pain and discomfort, but I'm pretty sure it's just due to things moving and stretching around. I haven't had any pain that causes me to double over, so I'm not too worried.
-The kicks had previously been pretty hard, and J was definitely able to feel them. However, the last week or so, I haven't been getting as many hard kicks, but have been getting lots of flips and the "popping bubble" feeling from early on. I wonder if she's changed positions?
-My work is throwing me a baby shower in November! It's my first one, and I'm excited!
-My boobs are out of control. They've grown a band size and two cup sizes already, and it appears they plan to just keep going up. I don't even want to *think* about when the milk comes in!
-We've made a decision about whether or not I'm going back to work, but you'll have to wait to hear more about that later...

Next week, I'll be in the third trimester. HOLY COW!!! In fact, I'm officially in the double digits in terms of days left to go--98!


  1. I can't believe you are already at 26 weeks! Its crazy to think that in 98 (!) days give or take, you will have a baby!

    The shifting bump is pretty funny :-P Oh! and I can't wait to hear what you are doing for work!

  2. Third exciting! I bet you are getting excited to meet your new baby!

  3. I really wish I did this. I mean take pictures ever week! It would have been nice. There are so many things I'm going to do the next time around. Very cute my friend!! BTW - Thanks for your sweet comment. You blessed me! :)

  4. I agree that you are carrying low - I feel like I'm carrying much higher than you are.

    I love the nn Lizard!

  5. You have such a nice pregnancy belly! I carried all over the place and never really had a baby belly. Nice post :)

  6. You are one of the cutest pregnant women I have ever seen!!! :) Adorable!! I can't wait for you to meet your precious little girl!!! :)

  7. Too Cute! That is crazy that it shifts so much! Wow, time will fly by and little baby Lizard will be here before you know it! :-)

  8. Aw :) Can't wait to come home and *hopefully* meet little Lizard! Can't wait to hear about work either!

  9. I can't wait to hear if you are going back to work or not. It was a tough decision for us! And, I do think you look like you are carrying low, but I don't really notice the shifting bump as much as you probably do!

  10. Lizard is almost here! Yah for the last trimester!

  11. 98 days! Wow. You look fabulous as always.

  12. Congratulation from me and I wish you have a cute baby. So you must be excited and must feeling out of the world....


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