How far along are you? What size fruit is your baby this week?
26 weeks 6 days--1st day of the 3rd trimester. I really can't believe we are here.
Baby is a lettuce become a rutabaga--not that I've ever seen a rutabaga in real life, so that's a pretty meaningless size comparison to me.
Do you have any upcoming appointments or milestones?
We have another cervical check in a week.
QOTW: How will the holidays this year be different for you from last year?
It's strange that in a lot of ways it's like a repeat of last year--we are preparing for a baby. There are tons of presents from family for the baby. It's just it's a different baby this time and thank goodness, we are closer to the end of the pregnancy this time. It's kind of surreal. We have been trying hard to celebrate the holidays normally with the thought that this is our first (of many I hope) Christmas with Ada (even if she is still on the inside), but it's also our first Christmas without Alice.
Open Topic. What is on your mind this week?
Our 1 year loss milestone is also Jan 5th which is the weekend that my parents will be here. Our plan is to try to get the house in shape for the baby, get nursery furniture, etc. Part of me feels like it's wrong somehow to be preparing so much for Ada on the anniversary of when Alice was born/died. I did insist that I can't do the elective ultrasound on that day and moved it to the next day.