I kept forgetting to take a new belly pic so his morning I took one of myself in our bedroom mirror. I'm 26 weeks today! Kind of exciting, kind of scary. I start my 3rd trimester next week. Its crazy how fast this second trimester has gone. The first took FOREVER, but since I've felt better it's flown.
New pregnancy discoveries:
-Feet in ribs: The first time I felt his feet in my ribs I was afraid to move because I thought if I bent the wrong way it would break his little legs. It was really excited though, feeling little feet in your ribs has to be a pregnancy right of passage. NOTE: He's decided that my ribs are the perfect place for his little tosies, they're almost always there.
-Grace is not a word I'd use to describe me: With the increase of blood (40% increase) you body works much harder to do pretty much everything. Hurrying is kind of difficult, I can still speed walk but when I stop I'm huffing and puffing. Don't even ask me to run up a flight of stairs. I can do it but it's not pretty. I can't really slide between narrow spaces any more with any dignity, if my belly fits then my booty doesn't.
-Have you picked a name yet? Don't answer this question! Even if the person doesn't come right out and shoot down your favorites the grimace on their face says plenty. I've learned to just say, "no, not yet".
-Ghetto Booty! I didn't realize that my booty would get so much bigger. Not only does it pop out to off set the major popage going on in the front, it just gets bigger. I just hope this isn't permanent!
Overall I feel great! This pregnancy has been really good. There's still lots to do in the next 3 months, but I have such great family and friends and a really great hubby. I know everything will work out.
Here's a link showing how the baby is developing right now: