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26 week bump update

March 31, 2012

I’ve noticed that I get a lot more comments when I post a picture. I don’t blame you. I like pictures too. If a blog post is too wordy, especially when there aren’t enough paragraph breaks, my interest in reading it drops by 90%. What can I say, I need things dumbed down for me.

I’m not doing a picture this week but the next post wich is coming up in about 10 minutes is all pictures. OF THE KITCHEN! Forgive me for this post.

Also, I know these bump updates get repetitive and boring (even to me a little – evidenced by the fact that I starting doing these every Wednesday and it’s now Saturday and I’m just now sitting down to do last weeks), but the reason I do them each week is because I’m compiling a photo album book (one of those nice bound ones you upload pictures to online) on the pregnancy and am using the blog to keep me accountable on updating it. I know it’s going to turn out really nice and I’ll be SO happy I did it (especially with Chris being gone for the next two months I’ll miss my window of getting professional pregnancy photos done). I want something to look back on.

Lastly, Chris leaves next week and my schedule will open up significantly which will get me back to regular reading and commenting.

STATS:

How far along: 26 weeks

Size of baby: Iceberg Lettuce (about 14”, 1.5-2.2 lb)

Weight gain: 2.5 lb gain this week (12.5 lbs so far)

What I love: Baby girl kicks

Worries: Everything is awesome. I feel like where I am today, is exactly where I am meant to be.

Sleep: Once or twice a week I actually sleep for 6 or 7 hours straight, mostly it’s interrupted two or three hour intervals though. This morning I woke up at 4:30. Yesterday 8:30.

The belly: It’s starting to get in the way now. Getting out of bed or sitting up from the couch requires a ton of energy. I think my stomach muscles are starting to thin out (and stretch) due to my bulging belly and in turn, makes them weaker? I’ve been trying to do some research on this and how I can keep from getting Diastasis Recti. They say it’s not painful, but I can only imagine the recovery process takes a lot of time post baby. I will already have a lot of work to do in getting my body (specifically my core) back to a place of strength and stability, I don’t particularly want this added challenge.

Best moment of the week: A good friend of mine is pregnant! She has been TTC with great difficulty and many obstacles for over two years now. She’s not out of the first trimester yet, but given her history and the aggressive nature in which she has been treated at a new fertility clinic I’m confident this is the real deal. When she told me several weeks ago I literally screamed with joy. This week she had her first u/s and everything looks good. I could not be happier about this!

Food cravings: Sugar. Ugh! you’re the devil. Twix bars and Now and Laters. Your killing me. Also I pounded a Costco size bag of dried mangos in less than 48 hours.

Food aversions: My appetite is all over the map. My poor husband doesn’t know what to do with me anymore. One minute I want steak, the next I want a green monster. I’m a mess.

Baby’s Movement: So much! And getting strong enough to be felt on the outside by others.

My Movement:

Yoga – Still going strong in yoga. Still not the clumsiest or weakest person in the class. Still getting a ton of work done here.

Running – I think I only ran once this week. The weather is shit. My running is not exciting enough to endure it. If I were training, I wouldn’t be bothered. I wont force it. If I want to run, I will – If I don’t get it in, not big deal. There are plenty of other activities for me to do. Like….

Swimming ! – My maternity suit arrived and when I tried it on I exclaimed, “I look like a whale” and without missing a beat my husband replied, “Well, at least you’ll swim good then.” Ahh, keeping it real for me honey! Smile

Milestones: Almost at the third trimester. That is crazy town!

Symptoms: Pregnancy is so weird! I’ve had zero heartburn this week. Zero. I’m certainly not complaining but what the heck?! How did I go from every minute of the day to nothing? Pregnancy is such an adventure. Something new everyday. Also, my skin is breaking out like crazy. So of course, I pile on the make up. Which makes me break out more.

Gender: Girl!

What I’m looking forward to: Getting the house ready for visitors. Baby shower coming up!

What I miss: Nothing really this week.

Next appt: April 17th – glucose test

Due Date: July 4th

 

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2012 1:08 pm

    Good luck with the glucose test coming up! I love when you can feel the baby kicks from the outside and it made it seem more real to the husband. I can’t believe you are already at week 26, time is flying!

  2. Amy T, Yo! permalink
    March 31, 2012 2:05 pm

    I do not think these updates are too long or boring at all. But I do like the pics. :)

    I got that Diastasis whatever. And let me tell you sister, it takes a LONG time for them to come back together. But I didn’t know it was something all women didn’t get…just figured they did. Sincerely good luck and let me know if you don’t get it.

    I hate that Chris is already leaving again. I feel like he just got home. When he leaves will it be w/ his new job?

    I broke out like a mo fo too. Everyone says “pregnancy glow” and I feel like I never had it.

    Anyway, loved the post and can’t wait to see the kitchen!!!

  3. March 31, 2012 3:49 pm

    1) your computer needs to get its act together because i want to see pictures of this kitchen!

    2) love that you’re keeping so physically busy! i also run/walk when i want – the weather sucks lately though, but i’m not in a rush to get out the door… this sounds silly but i’m doing core work to keep the muscles from getting weaker. i have no idea if they work though…

    3) that is beyond AWESOME that your friend is expecting!!!!! aaaaaah, babies!!!!

    4) i definitely had more acne with my daughter – “they” say its because of the extra estrogen in your system, and i am inclined to believe it!

    enjoy your visitors!!!!!!

  4. Jess permalink
    March 31, 2012 9:46 pm

    Love your posts…. with or without the pictures!
    Also love your husband and how he keeps it real. We don’t mince words… just tell
    it like it is! He is awesome and perfect for you! LOVE IT!

    And I never tire of hearing all about it all! Especially the pregnancy. Takes me back
    to my own pregnancy days and makes me miss those days :)

    Jess

  5. April 2, 2012 12:46 pm

    Now & Laters, yum. I can’t believe you’re 26 weeks already!! and congrats to your friend!!

  6. April 2, 2012 1:10 pm

    Congrats to your friend!! It is so amazing to have someone close to you pregnant at the same time.

    Love these updates- and looking forward to the kitchen pics!!

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