Thursday, July 12, 2012

26 weeks

This picture was taken at 25 weeks
I keep forgetting how far long I am, and when I consulted the calendar this morning and discovered I was 26 weeks, I thought "wow, that is really close to 30. And 30 is really close to 40. And holy cow, I'm having a baby!"

Baby girl is moving all the time lately. I found out at my ultrasound (back at 22 weeks) that I have an anterior placenta, meaning the placenta is attached to the front part of my uterus (closest to my belly button). This is a normal variation and there's nothing wrong with it, but it means that I don't feel this baby's "forward kicks" as strongly as I felt them with Libby. I do feel her kick and stretch out to the side and jump on my bladder, so I know she's in there!

I took the plunge and purchased the Hypnobabies home study course to prepare for the birth and I am so glad I did. I love it already. Most of the written information is old news to me, having had a baby already and especially after having taken a Bradley course. But the hypnosis tracks are WONDERFUL and I can already notice a difference in how I feel about this pregnancy and birth (more optimistic!).

And the deal clencher? It's helping me sleep. I have serious problems when it comes to sleep. As in, I literally did not sleep a wink for a full 48 hours after Libby was born and ever since then, have had awful bouts of insomnia where I sleep only a couple of hours a night. Oh, and that advice to sleep when the baby sleeps? Does not work when you absolutely positively cannot nap during the day. But since beginning this course a couple weeks ago, I have been falling asleep faster than ever at night and even power napping during the day. It's the best thing ever.

These are my own opinions and experiences; no one has asked me to write this.


  1. I love the update about Libby, which was the other post, I know, but I'm too lazy to comment twice.

    Also, looking at this picture of you makes me understand a lot better why people keep saying I'm small. My belly just doesn't have that same pokey-ness. I really do think my baby lives close to my back.

  2. You're such a cute pregnant lady! I"m so glad that hypnobabies is working for you. I've heard such great things about it. I had no idea how ridiculous your sleep patterns are! How have you functioned for the past 22 months???

  3. Wow, that's fantastic. I love sleep. I am not a happy camper without it. I'm glad you're able to fall asleep more easily.