26 Weeks – 6 1/2 Months

Preggo-ness at 26 weeks

Getting bigger and bigger by the day. By most people’s accounts, I just look chubby, not necessarily pregnant. I’ve always had a weird stomach that kind of goes in at the belly button. As the baby gets bigger that indent is starting to fill in and I almost have a normal looking belly. Woo hoo! It’s been fun so far when random people feel my belly (always without my permission) and go, “There’s the baby.” My reaction is usually, “Nope, that’s fat. That’s the baby.”

Update from BabyCenter.com:

The network of nerves in your baby’s ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner’s as you chat with each other. He’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. And he’s continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you’re having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

See what baby looks like at 26 weeks.

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