week 26! one more week and I’ll be entering the 3rd trimester. the “what to expect” app claims that my uterus is the size of a soccer ball, which I find hard to believe. yet if the baby is the size of this head of lettuce than the uterus must be a tad larger in order to house him, right?
a bit of cold has side lined me this week, disrupting my sleep and respiratory system. speaking of sleep disruption, on Tuesday night I was kept awake with the feeling that my uterus was growing overnight. it may have been braxton hicks contractions because my tummy kept tightening up like a drum—it was a painless but very odd sensation. the next morning I felt like my bump had torpedoed out which prompted a trip to the local mall to invest in some maternity jeans. I found some great lounge pants at the gap maternity and a few pairs of jeans at h&m.
for valentine’s day, joe and I made some delicious homemade pizza and he brought me some beautiful pink potted tulips that like me, are just beginning to bloom.
as the due date creeps closer I am becoming more and more eager to meet our little man. joe feels the same way. I’ve been playing him music each night under the covers—best to start developing his musical tast early. so far he’s heard explosions in the sky, radiohead, the cure, and seu jorge. no baby tunes for him, although it may be time to expose him to some bach and mozart.
tomorrow, I head south to Florida to visit with my family and dear friends and attend my very own baby shower! my mother and sister-in-law are both flying in as well and I am very excited to show them around my hometown. I’ll try and post week 27 from the sunshine state.
Great musical selections so far. Can’t wait to celebrate you and the boy later this week!