Week 25 and 26

This week, I started having hot flashes.  The ac is still on most of the time, with the exception of when it gets really cold.  Then I turn on the heat.  With R, I was always cold.  But both pregnancies have been very different, aside from dumb allergies.  I have no clue how much weight, I have gained.  I don’t really care, I figure if it is too much the dr will say so.  I am all belly, with Emily same as R.  She is a good-sized basketball, lol.

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn’t much more than an average rutabaga, but she’s beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she’ll start to look more and more like a newborn. She’s also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you’d now be able to discern its color and texture.

Your baby’s not the only one with more hair — your locks may look more full and lustrous than ever. It’s not that you’re growing more hair, but thanks to hormonal changes, the hair that you’d normally shed is sticking around longer than usual. Enjoy the fullness while you can — the extra hair will fall out after you give birth.

You may also notice that you can’t move around as gracefully as before. Unless your caregiver has advised you otherwise, it’s fine to continue to exercise, but follow a few safety rules: Don’t work out when you’re feeling overly tired and stop if you feel any pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath. Don’t lie flat on your back and avoid contact sports as well as any exercise where you’re apt to lose your balance. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and make time for both warm-up and cool-down periods.  Taken from Babycenter.

I normally have very thick hair, but this week I am getting it trimmed.  Haven’t had a trim in months, and I should get one.  I never felt like I lost that much hair after R’s birth.



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