26 week bump update
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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