Monday, February 15, 2010

Week 26

We are starting week 26 today! Week 25 was a little rocky for mommy Caroline, as I had strep throat and a sinus infection as well as my asthma has returned! Baby Schaab was a trooper, and stayed quite active all week, despite the fact that I was on the couch from Wednesday until Saturday (1 snow day and 2 sick days)... and took it easy Saturday and Sunday. Luckily I have the day off of school to rest today and hope that my sinuses and throat start to cooperate. On Sunday, we enjoyed a lovely low key Valentine's Day which included Walker Brother's Apple Pancake for Breakfast and a Heart Shaped Lou's for dinner. Since Mike and I are both getting over being sick, this low key celebration was the way to go!

Here's what's going on this week according to

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. 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 she's continuing to put on baby fat. She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.

Here is what the bump says about month 6,

Let your spouse put an ear to your belly -- he might be able to pick up baby's heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby's also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink -- perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.

If you're interested in what the dad's guide to pregnancy says about size this month click here.

How far along? 26 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: + 12.5 lbs. (we ate way too much soup this week)

Maternity clothes? Yes and loving them!

Sleep: Was a challenge this week being sick. I was up coughing a lot... however I did get to sneak in a few naps.

Best moment this week: When I was home sick on Thursday, and nurse Barb was taking care of me with her buddy Caymus, the baby kicked Caymus. It was so funny because he got up and moved!

Movement: Is becoming more regular... however she is still the most active in the morning and in the evening before bed. Mike and Caymus are the only ones who've felt the baby move. The baby also always moves when Mike gets home from work and he tells me about his day... it's almost like she as excited as I am that he's home!

Food cravings:
Oberweis Milk Shake (Chocolate Marshmallow)... which I had on Saturday night and was AMAZING!

Gender: GIRL

Labor Signs: Not yet. :)

Belly Button in or out? In... getting more shallow ever day... it's only a matter of time.

What I miss: Sleep....

What I am looking forward to: Our 3D/4D Ultrasound that we scheduled for a week from this Saturday. My friend Meghan went this weekend and got some amazing pictures of her little girl. Mike and I scheduled to do one today, to get another peak at our little girl. We are so excited for this experience! We'll get to take home some pictures as well as a DVD of the whole experience. To see what these pictures will look like, check out their website:

I also ordered the baby some Yes to Baby Carrots products today from Walgreens since they were 25% off however only available online. I'm hoping the baby is going to be a Carrot Lover just like her mom! I ordered the Yes to Baby Carrots Lotion, Bubble Bath, Soothing Diaper Cream, and Gentle Foaming Shampoo & Body Wash. We'll see how she likes it in May!


  1. Congrats, Carolyn! What an exciting time for you. Is this saying your baby is the size of an eggplant?? Nice to see you out in blogland!

  2. Caroline!!! Sorry, you must hate that.

  3. Yes, that baby is as long as an eggplant... and gaining weight every week! :) Thanks for checking out my blog... yours looks so cool!