Saturday, April 7, 2012

26 Weeks

How far along: 26 weeks, aka 6 1/2 months!

How big is baby?:
My app did it again, it says she's still the size of an eggplant, but the size values changed from 9 inches last week to 9.2 inches ad from 1.7 pounds to pounds

Total weight gain: Despite my food binges this week (which I'll write about below) I only gained the recommended pound this week, bringing my total weight gain to 16 pounds. My preggo app says that I should have gained anywhere from 15-22 pounds this week, so I'm right on track.
Maternity clothes: More of my clothes don't fit :( but this really sweet woman at work, who is due in May, loaned me a big bag of maternity clothes. Everything from shirts, shorts, dresses, and sweaters. No joke, it made my day! I know it's stupid, but I really don't want to buy maternity clothes. I just don't want to spend the money now when in like 3-4 weeks my body will change drastically. I have no problem wearing maternity clothes, I just want to buy stuff that is going to last more than a few weeks before I'm too big for them!

Best moment of the week: We has a name!!! And no, I'm not saying what it is, but Tuesday night Drew and I decided for sure on both her first and middle names. I love it because we've starting calling her it when we're home. We haven't decided when (or if!) we are going to tell people her name, but it feels great to have figured it out.  

Food cravings: Sooo... I may have been a fatty this week... that's a lie, I was totally a fatty this week. I ate almost a whole carton of chocolate ice cream this week and an entire bag of Cheetos over the week. I mean, it's not like I sat down and scarfed all that down in one sitting, but I just had this overwhelming urge for these food that I know I don't need, and especially know that she doesn't need. Ugh, felt so gross. Thank goodness I didn't balloon out the way I deserve to after those binges. Hopefully I'll have more self control next week.

Food aversions: None this week.
Symptoms: Oh boy! Heartburn has kicked in, I don't have severe heartburn, but I have it often and bad enough that it's pretty miserable. I swear between the back pain and heartburn I didn't sleep more than 2 hours last night. Ugh. Awful! I know I need to consider myself lucky, I have a friend who since 20 weeks has such bad heartburn that she feels like she swallowed battery acid. I made it to 25 weeks before my first round of it, and mine isn't nearly as bad. I told the baby last night that I love her more than anything, but that some of the things she does to my body are pretty crappy.

Movement: She's moving more consistently this week than she did last week. She's starting to get stronger, so sometimes her kicks almost take my breath away. The other day she was kicking so hard that it hurt to stand up, so I had to make my students come over to me while they were working instead of roaming like I usually do.
Gender: Baby girl, who now has a name :)

What I'm looking forward to: 3rd trimester soon and getting started on her room. Now that we have a name I really want to get some of those wooden letter blocks and paint/decorate her name to go over her crib.
What I miss: Sleep! I just want to sleep!!!

Next appointment: April 26th will be my 28 week... crazy... just crazy...


  1. The name has been decided!
    It's always a tough decision on whether to tell before the baby is here or not. I feel like whenever people say the name ahead of time, even when they're settled other people still feel free to give their opinions here there and everywhere. But if you wait until after they can't really say anything bad about it. With that said, I don't know if I could actually contain my excitement and wait!

  2. Heartburn and acid reflux are due to the baby having hair. I would be excited about that! {Not that you aren't excited anyway!} A friend of mine was bald until about 3 months.


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