Hang in there, kid, you’re doing great!

Pregnancy may be taking its toll by now. Some of you are saying, “What are you talking about? I feel great!” and some of you are saying, “Starting to take its toll?! If I felt better and could move a little faster, I’d garrote you with the drawstring on my maternity pants.”

Whether you feel great, like shit, or perhaps a bit of both at times, I found there were some great things about being pregnant. I think my favorite was not having to suck it in, but you can check out the whole list of 10 Great Things About Being Pregnant here.

Plus, your baby is around two pounds right now, can open and close his/her eyes, and has hearing that’s good enough to hear you ordering its body weight in fries. Your baby looks pretty much like a baby now – shark baby is long gone – but there’s still a fair amount of work going on under the hood with its internal organs.

26 Weeks Pregnant Cheat Sheet:

  • Your baby is about 14 inches long (or 35 cm) and weighs about 2 pounds (820 grams).
  • Your baby has eyes and eyelashes and can respond to noises.
  • You have around 98 days before you give birth.

How many months is 26 weeks pregnant?

Twenty-six weeks about six and a half months pregnant.

This week's to do:

Postpartum depression. Your hormones are going to spiral after you have this baby so it's worth it for you – and those who care about you – to know what to look for in PPD. Have a look at posts about Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety and Intrusive Thoughts before you give birth. If possible, designate someone you trust to be your consistent check-in person after you've had the baby. Choose someone who would say, "you're not okay so let's get help" AND you'd believe that person.

Learn infant CPR. I like the Tinyhood course better than the Red Cross because they don't have adult CPR woven in there – my brain can only handle so much. If you have access to a free course, great, do it. I don't care where you learn it but know CPR, okay?

How are you feeling this week? Let me know here.

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