We are in week 26!!!

Im loving getting bigger and all the kicks! Ellie got the hiccups the other night for two hours!!! Poor girl I felt so bad for her. We stayed up until midnight that night! It felt like she was jumping in there Kailynn felt her kick yesterday and thought it was the neatest thing ever! She told everyone Ellie kicked me. She told me I love baby Ellie mommy. She can be so sweet some times! Im now big enough that I have to use ricky as leverage to help me sit up in bed lol. (He loves that NOT) In ten days mommy and daddy will be here and we all get to see Ellie again and they will get to feel her kick around in there! Im soooo beyond excited for that! I wish they lived closer so they could see and feel her all the time! Were hoping we can also tour the dr office when they come up! Dr Sammons said we should just call them that day and explain our special situation and hopefully someone can show us around! Ill also be doing my blood suger test that day! Most people complain about the drink but I really dont think its that bad. Well this is what Ellie will be doing this week!

Most babies this age, yours included, still like to snuggle in a slightly curled position inside the uterus (thus the term “fetal position”). Even so, beginning at this stage, your baby’s length will be measured from top of head to toe — which makes your baby nearly a full 15 inches now. And at just over two pounds, he or she has doubled in weight from four weeks ago.

Your baby’s auditory development (hearing) is progressing as the network of nerves to the ears matures. And even though the sounds your baby hears are muffled (thanks to the creamy coating of vernix covering those ears), he or she may recognize both yours and your partner’s voices. So this might be a good time to read and even sing to your baby (or rather, your belly) — and a good chance to start boning up on those nursery rhymes and lullabies you’ll need to be repeating (and repeating) pretty soon. And while you’re at it, here’s another way to have some family fun: If your partner presses his ear to your belly, he might be able to hear the baby’s heartbeat.

Your baby’s taste buds are very developed now too (with more taste buds than he or she will ever have outside the womb, actually). Need a taste test? If you eat some spicy food (you hot mama, you), your baby will be able to taste the difference in the amniotic fluid (but keep in mind that you’ll have different mealtimes, with your baby’s coming about two hours after yours). Some babies will even respond to that spicy kick by hiccupping. And although hiccups (which feel like belly spasms to you) may seem like they’re disturbing to your baby, he or she isn’t stressed at all. It’s just one more sensation that babies need to get used to.



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