This is Week 26. Our baby is the size of a head of lettuce! She is getting bigger and bigger and taking up more and more of my belly. This week I have experienced a bit more of pregnancy insomnia and I have experienced the uncomfortable feeling of my abs and skin stretching. Ugh. It sometimes just feels painful…Other than those two minor symptoms, this has been my best week yet.

I arrived in Baltimore last Thursday to visit with my sister and to have a get together celebration/shower for baby girl.  I am so lucky to have such amazing friends who have always stuck by me through thick and thin. Thank you Sara, Theresa, and Angela for the amazing shower. And I am so grateful to all of my friends who showed up from B-more and afar to celebrate.





And now that I am officially off of activity restriction, I had the opportunity to swim at Meadowbrook Aquatics. I learned how to swim here about 15 years ago. Little did I know back then that it was one of the best swimming pools that I would ever swim in! Here is a picture of the 50 meter outdoor pool. There is an indoor 50m pool as well…


After visiting with my friends in Baltimore, I flew up to Cape Cod to visit with my college friend, Lynne and her husband and her gorgeous little girls.



It has been really nice to just relax and to go for swims right out of the back door. I think I slept about 12 hours last night..which felt great!



Here is a link to my swim this morning: As you can see the water is still and calm. It is perfect swim conditions!

Vacation and visiting with my friends has been amazing. However, I look forward to being reunited with ML and Luna tomorrow. :) I have missed them!