I still feel great and am staying pretty active. I get kind of achy after the long hours at work, but that goes with the territory, I guess. At my appointment last week, the baby measured exactly at 26 weeks. Heart rate was 150. I failed my glucose screening, so I get to go sit for the three hour test. I did the same thing with Cade and everything came back fine. I'm hoping it's the same this time around, too. The doctor did tell me, "Well, you are getting older and your risk for gestational diabetes increases with each pregnancy and with age..." What?! Is 31 considered older these days?! Chris and I got a laugh out of that.
Ella and Cade are getting excited, too. Ella talks about her baby sister all the time and about all the things she's going to do with her. Cade still loves to sing to my belly button and blow raspberries on my stomach. It's going to be so fun to see how they interact with her.
We have names narrowed down, too, but nothing is set in stone. We like the idea of a two syllable name that ends in "a" to go along with Ella, but are having a hard time finding one we just love. If you think of any good ones- send them our way! Ella and Cade's middle names are both family names- Grace was my dad's mom and Marion was Chris' dad's dad- and we'd like to carry on that traditional as well. Ella is doing her best to help us. She thinks of new names all the time. Her favorite this week is Riley and she wants her middle name to be Grace so they match. =) She's a sweetie.
I go back to the doctor at 29 weeks. Since the docs think Cade had IUGR, they'll start watching me a little closer at this point. I'll have another ultrasound then to make sure everything looks good. Until then...