What a beautiful wedding on Saturday July 25th. Everyone had a great time celebrating Dana & Jack Corley! Kane was out in full force at the wedding! Parker ran up to me at the start of the mother son dance and said "Sis!! Why don't you get on the dance floor and dance with yourself!! Just grab your stomach and sway back and forth, people will love it!!" Ohhhh Parker :)
As far as the pregnancy goes, everything seems to be right on track. Little Kane is wiggling all around and poking his butt out every chance he gets!! It's getting harder and harder to get comfortable in bed, I can't imagine how I'll feel in the coming weeks, ugh! The Braxton Hicks are becoming more frequent and annoying, but it seems like the more water I drink the better off they are. I can't believe that there are only 12 weeks to go, time flys!!
SO, we are now in the third trimester! As of today Chip and the gals at work both agree, and in these words both said, "WOW you're huge"!!! Can you believe it! HUGE! hahaha, they meant it in the nicest possible way, but it appears that I've gained some major belly overnight!
Honestly, I've felt very comfortable through this pregnancy. I feel so connected to this little baby growing inside of me with every kick and shifting of my stomach! Chip and I both enjoy listening to Paul McCartney and the Beatles and have been sharing the music with baby Kane. I've been reading that if you play the same music for the baby that it'll be calming to him once he's out of the womb. Also while I'm in the car I've been singing to him, hopefully he'll be a fan of the Sound of Music & Grease soundtracks :)
Here's a neat picture I found on the Internet. These 3D pictures are of baby's at 27 weeks gestation, then comparison pictures of them after birth. It's to show that during this time of pregnancy your baby appears much like it will at birth, and not like the little alien baby we saw on those first ultrasound pictures at 14 weeks!!
This week is sure to be a busy one, my cousin Dana is getting married! Congrats to her and Jack!!! The wedding is on Saturday, and I'll be sure to post pictures on Sunday night!!
Week 26 wow, I can't believe that next week I'll be starting the THIRD TRIMESTER!! What's new with me? Well this week I received the shock of my life when catching my rear-end in the mirror, stretch marks everywhere!!!! I knew I had a few on my hips, and in the bends of my legs, but I had no idea that they were COVERING my butt, in between my thighs, and wandering down my legs. I was so upset. According Chip I'm being silly (God love him) but I really am beginning to look like a Zebra or a Tiger from behind.....ugh, let the battle wounds begin!
Also I've come to realize that you can never trust a sneeze!! Why you may ask?! Well here recently I've noticed that stretch marks may not be the only thing running down my legs. If you're familiar with my mother and I you know that our sneezes can be heard from miles away. Well now I need to be a bit more careful when I sneeze since a little pee comes out as well! GREAT! Sneeze+26 weeks pregnant= Snot & Pee. Perfect!!
Kane's fetal movement has been pretty consistent these days. Breakfast time, kick. Lunch time, kick kick. Dinner time, kick punch kick. Bed time, kick somersault somersault punch kick punch!!! I feel bad when people want to feel him move because unless you're with me around 10:30pm you're gunna be out of luck!
Hope everyone has a great week, only 100 days left!!!!! :)
Baby is around 13.5 inches in length and weighs 1 and half pounds.
Bones are becoming solid, hands are now fully developed.
The brain is growing rapidly, the brain cells are starting to mature.
The sexual organs are fully developed.
Baby is now pretty well built portion wise even though it still has little body fat and its skin is thin.
The structures of the spine begin to form -- All 33 rings, 150 joints and 1000 ligaments.
The tiny brain is growing rapidly, and the baby is starting to fill the space in your uterus.
The uterus is now about the size of a soccer ball and mom looks pregnant.
Your baby's hands are now fully developed, although some of the nerve connections to the hands have a long way to go.
Dexterity is improving. Your baby can make a fist and clasp objects placed in palm. Exploring the structures inside your uterus may have become baby's prime entertainment. Fascinated by the amount of tactile stimulation a fetus gives itself; it touches a hand to the face, one hand to the other hand, clasps its feet, touches its foot to its leg, its hand to its umbilical cord.
Blood vessels of the lungs develop.
Your baby's nostrils begin to open.
The nerves around the mouth and lip area are showing more sensitivity now. Their swallowing reflexes are developing.
Baby can hear sounds outside the womb and the brain cells are starting to mature also.
Already it can learn and remember and can recognize its mother and fathers voice.
Babies at 25 weeks of pregnancy stand a 50% chance of survival.
I thought these were all very neat developmental milestones! In the past week a lot has gone on. I celebrated my 23rd Birthday, and Chip, his brother Jamie, Jamie's friend Will, and I all went to Charleston, SC to visit his older brother Peter & soon to be wife Mary. We had a great time relaxing on the beach and celebrating the 4th of July! It was very exciting for Peter while we were there to get to feel the baby kick! Also just last night Chip and I were able to get a little show from baby Kane! Looking down, not only could we feel his little kicks, but we could see them on my stomach, it was amazing! Time seems to be flying by, October will be here in no time!
Hi, we're the Schnabel's! We have our beautiful boy Kane Parker, born on 10.26.09! We are living in Deep Creek with our two dogs, Misha & Tank anxiously waiting for our 2nd baby boy, Brady James, due on 4.16.12. Please enjoy our blog as we go into the adventures of parenthood and juggling our busy lives.