Skip to main content

Week #26- Baby Sister

Back in March I swore that I'd do regular baby updates so that Baby Sister doesn't feel neglected on my blog compared to LP.  Right.  Haven't done a baby update since and that was 10 weeks ago!  Time goes so much faster when you have a 3 year old in the house.  People keep asking how far along I am and I have to think about it before I answer.  With LP I knew practically to the day!  Oh well...

So here's an update at 26 weeks.  I'm on the cusp of the 3rd trimester- hooray!  Had my blood sugars tested yesterday and the results came in today- all is well.  My iron level is a bit low though so I need to start taking iron supplements which is just deja vu from my pregnancy with LP and no big deal.  My iron levels tend to be low all the time.  

At 26 weeks Baby Sister (which is what we've been calling her.  LP has moved on from his "Molly" obsession and now tells everyone that we're naming her "Baby.") is about the size of an eggplant.  She is super active.  LP was active but she's pure craziness.  Non-stop, all day and all night long.  At the last ultrasound she had her feet down and her head up under my right side and as far as I can tell she hasn't shifted much since then.  I get kicked nonstop in my lower abdomen and right side, never on the left.  Most of the time it feels like she's alternating between using my cervix and my bladder as a foot rest.  Neither option is very comfortable and has made walking far or getting much sleep difficult.  I managed a three mile walk this morning but am not sure how much longer I'll be able to keep it up.  It's slow going and about halfway through I'm desperate for a bathroom... 

I thought I was bigger this time around than last time but in comparing pictures maybe not.

Here I am at 21 weeks with LP:

2008 07 28 004 copy

(blurry photo taken by Paul)

Warm Up

And in an extremely poor quality phone in the mirror photo (post 3 mile walk and a shower) here I am today at 26 weeks with Baby Sister (wearing the same shirt- my "I'm so Crafty I Make People" shirt):

IMG_0168


IMG_0176

Looking at the photos (oh, so lovely!) I can see that with LP I was wider for sure.  Had some major love handles back then.  And while I certainly still have them, with Baby Sister I'm more out in the front I think...

So we're getting there.  The nursery is chugging along slowly and I'm planning to get started with a lot of the sewing later today.  We're not counting the days yet by any means but it certainly feels like it's going so quickly and I know she'll be here before we know it! 

Ok time to get my sew on!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Checking in....

Thought it was time for a little update on the projects we're working on at Casa LeBaron.   In living room news, our fireplace is almost finished!  The new tile has been grouted (no pictures yet) and all we have left to do is seal the grout and install the new fireplace doors.  Then I have to figure out how I want to style the mantel- I usually just throw a bunch of frames and things up there but am not sure if that's the way I want to go right now...  Here's how it's looking (or, here's how it was looking before we grouted the tile): Below is a close up of how we fixed our cabinet doors.  Originally they were oak with horrible brass hardware.  The panels on each door front was cracked and they were U-G-L-Y.  So we popped out the panels, painted the frames, and used my handy dandy glue gun to inset new panels.  The new panels were made from one sheet of radiator screening that we cut to size and sprayed with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.  We added new handles and…

Paul Thomas: Things to Remember, Five

Oh what a difference a year makes.  Paul turned FIVE on Sunday.  Last year, when he turned four, I lamented the fact that he had gone from a toddler to a little kid in the blink of an eye.  Another blink later and he’s not a little kid anymore- he’s a big kid, a five year old, heading off to pre-K with his backpack and his lunchbox and not even a wave good-bye over his shoulder. 

LP has grown several inches since he turned four- just look at the difference in the photos below, taken just about a year apart.  He looks like a baby to me in the first photo, and so grown up in the second.





At five, Paul is intelligent, engaging, witty, and I have to admit, rather adept at sarcasm (it runs in the family on both sides and was bound to happen).  He loves to talk to anyone and everyone but is particularly happy talking to grown-ups, especially the elderly people who frequent the YMCA we attend.   I’ve been told several times by them that he’ll grow up to be a politician or a salesman.  When I…

Things to Remember: Eliza Rose, Age 3

Today our sweet little Eliza Rose turns three.  Like all moms, I'm sure, it's hard for me to believe that she's already out of toddler-hood and becoming a preschooler.  It seems as though we were just preparing for her to join our family yesterday and now, of course, it's impossible to imagine what life would be like without Eliza around.


Eliza might be the smallest person in our house but she has the largest personality by far.  Shy in public, she's boisterous and energetic at home- running all over, squealing with excitement, bossing everyone around and trying to take charge at all times. 

She's stubborn and sensitive, sweet and sassy, and over the top spicy.  

At three Eliza's favorite things are her brother, her doggies, mermaids, stories, and princesses.   She loves to play tea party, help in the kitchen and go swimming.    Sometimes she says she's "Eliza BaBaron"- other times she's a "puppy doggy" or a "mermaid with a pi…