26 Weeks Pregnant with Bella

If my Obstetrics and Gynecologist was right, I will be giving birth to my third blessing 100 days from now! Actually, all of us are excited. We will finally see the new addition to our family – Baby Bella!

Yup! You heard it. We are having a baby girl and her name will be BELLA (not from Twilight) meaning “devoted to God” in Hebrew and it also means beautiful in French because the name is a counterpart of the name Belle.

This was taken last month, MAY 2009.

Since I am 100 days away from giving birth, that means I am already in my 26th week. According to, my daughter has developed the following:
• The baby measures 14 inches long and weigh over 1.7 pound.
• Baby measures 35.5cm long and weighs over 760 grams.
• The feet are 2 inches (5cm) long. Hands are very active.
• The baby’s eyes begin to open around this time.

The fetus makes breathing movements, but there is no air in the lungs yet. Hands are active and muscle coordination is such that they can get a thumb into the mouth. Thumb sucking calms the baby and strengthens the cheek and jaw muscles.

The fetal brain scan will show response to touch. Touching and playing with the baby is possible now, as they may respond to your touch through your belly wall. Brain growth continues with brain wave activity for the visual and auditory systems starting to develop. Baby is probably very active in the womb, as the most active weeks are typically between weeks 24 and 28.

This week marks the end of month six, which is the last month of the second trimester.

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Lifestyle Mommy Blogger and Virtual Assistant from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Aside from doing product reviews and events coverage, she blogs about solo parenting, homeschooling, and things in between.


  • Zee

    congrats Mami R! and hmmmm Bella eh?? a lot of kids will be named Bella because of Twilight so that name will be scrapped out of my list of possible names…nyahahahaha 😀

  • nisha

    Congratulations pinay mommy.. looks like you’re enjoying the current blessing, and excited for the new arrival, so all the best and stay happy 🙂

  • William

    Wow!!! Bella is such a sweet and beautiful name! I’m sure she’ll make your life much more plenty and happy! Have you already decorated her room?

  • fedhz

    wow! congrats! I love the name bella, and yeah because of Twilight. My daughter’s name is Yzabella but I don’t call her bella.

    sya naman akala pinangalan namin dahil dun kay judy ann na palabas ysabella. sakto kase kinocommercial na sya un. pero before pa talaga, naisip na ung name na Isabella. pinalitan ko nalang ng spelling. tapos un nga un tv series.

    Anyway, makakalimutan din nila ung twilight. hehe. i love baby pics! good luck and congrats again.

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