Tuesday, April 2, 2013

26 Weeks and Easter pictures!

Hi guys!  I'll get right to the good stuff...bump pictures!  I had Art take my bump picture outside in front of our pretty Easter wreath on Sunday. 

Super comfy and pretty Jessica Simpson dress from Motherhood

How far along?: 26 Weeks, 98 days to go!
How big is baby?:   Your baby is the size of a cabbage!  She now weighs about two pounds and measures 14 1/2 inches and she is continuing to put on baby fat.  The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. She'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.
Any appointments or updates this week?: I wasn't supposed to have an appointment, but I am going in tomorrow morning to check to see if I have a urinary tract infection (fun!)
Body changes?:  I feel like my belly has gotten so much bigger just in the past week.    It's crazy that I'm going to keep getting bigger and bigger!
Maternity clothes?:  When I was trying on maternity clothes the other day the size Small clothes felt really tight, so now I'm going up to Medium.  Hopefully I can keep wearing the maternity stuff I have though.  Luckily most things are stretchy. 
Best moment last week?: Celebrating Easter with our families, it was so special!  I got really emotional in church, everything just hit me.  I am so thankful for Christ's sacrifice for my salvation!
Food cravings?: I might or might not have eaten a whole bag of jelly beans yesterday.  Oops.
Symptoms?: Sore back and feet, and I think I'm getting linea negra. 
Exercise?: I did two laps around the neighborhood on Easter with the family.  I have to keep it up.  I want to add swimming and prenatal yoga in, if I can make time for it (and find a pregnancy-friendly swimsuit).
What I miss?:  Sleeping comfortably. 
What I'm looking forward to?: Visiting my brother- and sister-in-law in a couple weeks for their twins' baptism!
What our little girl looks like this week:

And here are some family pictures from Easter:

Family picture: me, Art, his mom and dad and dog Rusty :)

My mom and dad, me, Art and my twin sister Liz


  1. Ok, I'm gonna say it... you're one of those lucky pregnant women who are 100% belly and nothing else. Your face and arms still look the same as if you weren't pregnant and I officially am jealous of you.

    In seriousness though, you look great and I'm glad you had a great time with family!

    1. Aw, thank you...that is really sweet of you to say. I actually feel really self conscious about my size lately so that is really nice that you said that. I also need a haircut really badly!

  2. You look so good! And what a perfect dress that is. :D

    And for what it's worth, I think you look absolutely beautiful and pregnancy suits you. No need to be self conscious, you look great! Plus, your hair doesn't look like it needs a haircut at all.

  3. How cute are you! Love that dress on you and cute wreath too ;)

  4. You look fabulous! GL at your appt. tomorrow- I hope you don't have a UTI!

  5. I love that dress. It looks very comfortable. I didn't know you were a twin. I'm a twin too. :O)

  6. Aw thanks ladies! Bridget, it's so funny I was just reading your blog today and happened to click on the About Us thing and read that you were a twin too, and that your twin and I have the same name! So funny!

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    2. I wrote a blog post a few years ago that you might find amusing.

  7. love love love the dress! You look FABULOUS!

  8. You know, it's really not fair! You are one of the cutest pregnant ladies ever and I'm just a lump. :P I love that dress!

  9. Love it!!! That dress looks sooo comfortable!! I'm also going to have to ask Liz where she got her dress! Everyone just looks so good here! I can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!