me at week 26: Two very exciting things this week! First, my sister-in-law and mother-in-law threw me a baby shower in Wisconsin. It was such a great day … full of love for this little girl that hasn’t even been born. All of the women in the family gathered for an afternoon full of delicious food, conversation & games. I was showered with love and very generous gifts. Let’s just say that Baby Girl Barto’s wardrobe took a flying leap toward complete in just one day … and all but two pieces have some touch of pink on them! 🙂 She and I are pretty lucky girls. I’ll post pictures of the special day if someone has any!
The second very important event … another sneak peak at our little girl. The Thursday before we left for the shower, we went in for a quick ultrasound to make sure my placenta was far enough away from my cervix. It was (3.3cm) and Baby Girl is healthy. The doctor wasn’t incredibly skilled at taking ultrasound pictures, and little miss was moving a TON (so incredible to see in real-time), so we only got one semi-decent photo.
Baby Girl Barto at week 26: She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (website says like an English hothouse cucumber? Who comes up with these foods?) from head to heel. The network of nerves in little Miss Barto’s ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both our voices as we chat with each other (and singing Santa Fe to her). She’s inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of her lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when she’s born and takes that first gulp of air. And of course, she’s continuing to put on baby fat … as evidenced by the the ultrasound!