~ Week 26 ~

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Week 26 and baby is the size of a head of lettuce! In terms of development a few significant things have taken place. His/her  previously sealed eyelids are beginning to open and start to blink, eyelashes are now grown too. The eye colour is becoming more apparant and retinas are forming aswell! Though that eye colour baby is born with won’t be permanent until approx 6 months old.

Babys spine is getting stronger as he/ she grows and is now the span of an adults hand and those little lungs are really starting to develop as baby takes in amniotic fluid in small breaths! And little one can not only hear sounds but respond to them in movements or increase in pulse rate as brain-wave activity is really kicking in.

This past week hasn’t been the brightest for me compared to previous ones and I have experienced a lot of round ligament pain and pelvic pain but hey that’s pregnancy and it can’t be all plain sailing.  As I am used to walking a lot (not being a driver ) getting these sharp stretching pains has been kind of restricting especially  walking uphill or at a brisk pace but when your body tells you to take it easy you have to listen and have a lot of Epsom Salt baths, a hot water bottle and plenty of tea   ^_^  On the good side,  babys movements are getting stronger and Robin has been able to feel a few good kicks now too which I think makes it all more real for him.

 

Here’s hoping the next week will be less stretchy!

 

{ I asked Robin did I look fat in this picture and he said lovingly ‘No hun, you look like a ‘fat fairy princess’  ^_^ Good job I haven’t lost my sense of humour eh! }

 

 

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