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27 Weeks & Thanksgiving Snapshots

I am: 27 weeks pregnant ~ last week in my second trimester
Size of Baby: Head of cauliflower ~ 2 pounds and 14.5" long. He's now taking his first breaths in utero.
Total Weight Gained: 8 pounds (thank you Thanksgiving!)
Maternity Clothes: I am wearing maternity jeans, but a non-maternity sweater in this picture
Gender: It's a BOY!
Name: Parker Holt
Movement: I feel lots of movement ~ such a special feeling! Parker must have really been excited about Thanksgiving Day because he decided to do a gymnastics routine about 6am Thanksgiving morning. I was laying there laughing - it was awesome. A little early, but wonderful nonetheless.
Sleep: I am sleeping good with my body pillow. I still have a few struggles occasionally, but it's improved so much. I have my good nights and bad, but overall, not too much to complain about. I took my body pillow to Arkansas and slept really good. I guess taking a break from all of my "to dos" at home helped me get some good rest.

26 Weeks

Due to the fact that we are leaving for Arkansas Wednesday morning, we started our Christmas decorating last night and will finish it up tonight. This way, when we return from our Thanksgiving festivities, the house will be fully decorated for Christmas and ready to enjoy. We put our two Christmas trees up last night - one in the living room and one in the dining room and today we will finish with all of our other decorations. I will have all of those pictures to share next week.

After we finished our snacks and tree decorating, we decided to watch a couple of short Christmas specials we have on DVD. I put on some comfy pjs and had John take a couple of pictures in front of the tree for my 26 week picture. Can you spot the "P" ornament in the first picture? I bought that on sale at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. (There's a closer shot of it down below). I am sure it will be the first of many ornaments for Parker, but we wanted something to symbolize this year ~ the Christma…