26 weeks pregnant!! Our baby is the size of a head of lettuce! And his eyes may be opened for the first time!! Maybe that explains the increase of ROLLING and SPINNING and HEAD-BUTTING I've been feeling! A lot of girls in my due date buddies thread online have talked about the concerns of preterm delivery and it's got me very thankful that I've made it this far, since at 26 weeks the chances for survival soar to 80% from 50% and below earlier in pregnancy. The strain of having a preemie would be terrible and scary, but it still lets me sleep a little better knowing that the baby would have a good chance! I've heard and read too many stories about late losses because the baby was too early. I can't believe I'm getting so close to the end of the second trimester!
In other news, it's still hot, which isn't really news as I'm pretty sure it's about this hot EVERYWHERE in the country right now. We had a bad windstorm on Friday so I'm just thankful we never lost power or anything! It's Fourth of July week, which means I only have to work three days! Unfortunately it's a weird Monday, Tuesday, Friday work week, which means Friday will be long and boring, but I'll take it over the alternative! One of my best friends is getting married on Wednesday, so we'll be celebrating that as well! I stressed over what to wear, since my maternity wardrobe is pretty limited. I considered buying a dress, but I ended up settling on a really pretty cream colored lace top and black capris--I hope it's not too casual! Now I'm on the hunt for bright shoes and accessories to bring in some color. Yeah, I know I'm running out of time.
I got Tyler to feel the baby moving the other day. I'm not sure if he was freaked out or just not that interested in the whole thing.
Next week is my next OB appointment complete with glucose tolerance test. My 8th wedding anniversary is also fast approaching! It's going to be a busy July!