Sunday, July 22, 2012

Weeks 23 - 26

Playing catch up, again!

Your baby's the size of a grapefruit!
At about 10.5 to 11.8 inches and about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces, baby's not just getting bigger, she's getting even cuter.

Sunday July 1, 2012 - marked 23 weeks for Liv. It was a HOT, HOT day. Our church had a 4th of July celebration after worship and I remember wanting to melt. Since the 4th fell on a Wednesday (awkward), we didn't do too much. Liv went for her first swim in her cousins brand new pool!  

    Later that evening we enjoyed BBQ and fireworks at our neighbors. Lot's of fun memories had by all!

    We had a surprise visit from My Brother, sister-in-law, & nephew Elijah on Saturday. They stopped by on their way home from Pigeon Forge, TN. It was so fun to see them on such short notice.  Our nephew is growing RIGHT before our eyes!
He LOVES driving Papa's gator

Your baby's the size of a cantaloupe!
Your 10.5-to-11.8-inch fetus weighs about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces and every week she gets closer and closer to being ready to survive (and thrive!) in the outside world.

Liv received her first baby gift this week.  A sweet pink footed sleeper with ruffles on the bottom and feet. It is precious! Even better, it came in a Gamecock bag! Thanks - John & Jerri!

Your baby's the size of an cauliflower!
During month six, the average fetus measures about 13.6 inches to 14.8 inches and weighs about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds.

I failed my 1 hour glucose test by 9 points. Bummer! I guess I didn't prepare myself as well beforehand. I'm dreading the 3-hour test, but this girl, (future MOM) has gotta do what she's gotta do.  Liv has been moving like the Karate Kid. It's amazing to feel and see her move. She had hiccups on Friday and my heart just melted every time I saw my stomach move. She was celebrating her daddy's 29th Birthday..{her own way} stubborn like her Mama!! 

Your baby's the size of a head of lettuce!
She's still growing in the 13.6- to 14.8-inch and 1.5- to 2.5-pound range, and developing her senses, features and talents!

How far along? 26 weeks

Maternity clothes? Yes. I think I don't have a choice at this point. I might need to move to stage 2 of the maternity size bigger. I feel like my hips are expanding along with the belly. 

Symptoms?  Low back pain & leg cramps

Stretch marks?  Still none! Praying they will stay away! I'm religious with the use of my

Sleep?  I think I have pregnancy insomnia. Some nights I sleep, some I don't. Liv likes to move a lot during the night hours. I also have to take 1 or 2 bathroom breaks.

Best moment this week?  Her hiccup episode...made my heart skip a beat. I'm in love with her soo much.

Movement? She kicked when we were trying to listen to her heartbeat on the fetal doppler. (I think that was the first movement my Mom has seen.) 

Cravings? I don't have any cravings this week...3 hour glucose screening on Thurs..pray for me!! 

Gender? She's still a girl:) Sarah Olivia (Liv) Anderson

Labor Signs? Goodness no!

Belly button In or Out? So in, but flat-lining a little. I pray it does not pop out! 

What I miss? Being productive, turkey sandwiches, not feeling like I can eat what I want. I'm trying to be mindful of my sweets and diet intake from this point forward.

What I'm looking forward to?  Brant and I have our three year Anniversary on Wednesday. Birthing classes in August, finishing up the 2nd trimester & 4-D ultrasound in the near future!

Weekly wisdom? I don't think I have any...but watching Teen Mom on MTV gives me a lot of 'what not to do' advise. ha!

Milestones?  Brant celebrated his birthday on Friday. Papa Butch celebrates his birthday on July 24th; and 3 year's of blissful marriage on July 25th. 

  • Your baby is as big as an eggplant, and his pancreas is developing now.
    Baby's Length: 11.38 in.
    Baby's Weight: 1.10 lb.

  • Your baby is as big as an eggplant, and his pancreas is developing now.
    Baby's Length: 11.38 in.
    Baby's Weight: 1.10 lb

  • Your baby is as big as an eggplant, and his pancreas is developing now.
    Baby's Length: 11.38 in.
    Baby's Weight: 1.10 lb

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