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.

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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…

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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.

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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!

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

http://youtu.be/GZAe1GarNJ8

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!