Monday, March 28, 2011

Don't worry fellow Minnesotans, I'm definitely wearing a cardi over this tank top today! 26w1d vs, oops, no 26w picture for comparison with Isaac.

And clothed.
AE scarf? Target tank?

From my weekly email: 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 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.

How far along?: 26w1d
How big is baby?: The size of an English hot house cucumber, 14 inches.
Weight gain/loss?: 16.5 lbs.
Stretch marks?: None, thankfully.
Maternity clothes?: Yes please.
Sleep?: These crazy dreams have got to stop!
Food cravings?: A gorgeous raspberry steak salad . . . or pad thai . . . or sushi . . . or . . .
Gender?: We're having another son!
Movement?: Consistent and all over the place! I can't tell his positioning, but I think that Baby Love is transverse, just like his brother was.
Belly button?: More and more shallow every day.
What are you looking forward to this week?: Spending time with my family.

Notables: There wasn't anything too notable this week. My eye twitching has continued and is very annoying. I'm still uncertain whether it is stress or vitamin deficiency.

Yesterday, we got up to go to church. I got ready as I normally would, ate a bowl of cereal like I normally do on the weekends and out the door we went. As we were driving in I started to feel uncomfortable, there's not really any other way to say it. I wasn't in pain, nothing in particular was off, but I just didn't feel right. Once we were in church, the feeling intensified. I chose not to stand during worship because I was beginning to feel lightheaded.

I thought it would do me some good to sit out in the waiting area and just as I reached for Tony to let him know my plan, everything started to fade to white.

Yes, white, not black, but white.

It started on the fringes and my vision was almost nearly overcome. Tony was instantly concerned and supported me as we walked out of the service.

It's the closest I've ever come to fainting. We stole some Cheerios and animal crackers from the nursery, thank you Rachel! And with a little water and food I started to feel better again.

No clue what that was all about! Everything about our morning had been normal and I definitely ate and drank per my usual.


Kier said...

My eye has been twitching for 2+ weeks now...maybe it is time to get it checked out - although I am certain the doc will just tell me I am stressed, which I am not.

Glad to hear you didn't actually faint - but that is scary!

AJ said...

Weeiiiird. I'm glad you didn't actually faint! Try not to do that again, okay? Okay.

abby said...

As a very experienced fainter, I totally know what you mean about fading to white. Glad you didn't actually pass out, it's a freaky feeling. Hopefully it was just a fluke!

Jenifer said...

You poor thing. I fainted twice during my pregnancy and had never done so before. It is such a scary experience. But it is common in pregnancy. I also lost hearing and felt really hot right before I passed out both times. I was told it happens a lot when you do not eat enough regularly.

But both times I had just eaten and then passed out. My OB deicided it was low iron count.

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Re: the near-fainting -- how scary! glad you avoided really fainting!

Your belly is super-cute! And I just read your other post re: your new car -- congrats! That must feel so wonderful to have it paid in full!!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Lovin' that belly :)

Sorry to hear about the near-fainting episode. I've encountered a few of those myself...it was always when my blood sugar got too low. Pays to have a paramedic with really cool test thingys on hand in the house ;)

Megan said...

Scary! I will be praying that does not happen again. Maybe Baby Love was just on a nerve of some sort causing it... really, who knows. Either way I'm glad the animal crackers helped... they always help me as well ;)

Every week I sound like a broken record, but you're so adorable.

Julie S. said...

My eye twitches sometimes too, and I can never figure out why! You look great!


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