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Week 26 and Weekend Update

This past weekend I went on a mini-vacation.  Paul is heading to Vegas in 2 weeks to visit his brothers before the baby comes so I decided to head to NYC and visit one brother and a couple of friends... I had a great time although it was definitely a different NYC experience than I've had in the past! 

The last time I was in the Big Apple with this particular pair of friends (one lives in Manhattan, the other took the train in from Central PA) was before any of us had kids... My Manhattan friend is still living the single-girl life but my PA friend has a 2 year-old son and is in her first trimester with baby #2.  So while we used to stay out late drinking at the bars, this time around we ordered takeout and watched reruns of 90210 (can't wait for the new show to start tonight!) from the comfort of the couch... We still did a lot of walking and shopping during the day but there were many more bathroom breaks thanks to me and less public transportation due to the morning sickness (all day sickness, really) experienced by the other mom-to-be. 

Anyway, here's the week 26 update.. I'm 26 weeks and 3 days along and the baby is kicking like he's practicing for the next season of Dancing with the Stars.  Feels like he's practicing the ChaCha right now!

"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 two to three days. "

Cool- the baby can hear Paul and I talking... and his testicles are descending, sounds like a good thing to me!

Tomorrow I have a doctor appointment in the morning- it's the blood glucose level screening where I have to drink a yucky syrupy drink and then have my blood tested EXACTLY one hour later to find out if I have gestational diabetes or not... Keeping my fingers crossed that I don't cause if I have to go 13 more weeks without ice cream I will freak out!

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