Thursday, September 27, 2012

26 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:  So the time had been FLYING, up until this week. I'm not sure why. But I feel like 26 weeks?? That's all? I know time really is going by quickly and before I know it Reese will be here. But it's hard to be patient!
 How Far Along: 26 weeks
Size of baby:  According to babycenter, she's about the length of a long (I forget the actual name) cucumber, and weighs between 1.5 - 2 lbs. I'm hoping my dr will be able to take a guess at her weight next week! Although I know it will really only be a guess.

Weight: 120lbs
Total Weight Gain: 10lbs. I don't know how I lost a pound this week. I've been more careful with what I've been eating but I certainly don't think I'm eating too little. I'm not concerned, hopefully my doctor won't be either!
Stretch Marks: None
Maternity Clothes: I can comfortably wear both maternity and regular clothes. I usually choose maternity though, unless it's cold then I have to wear older clothes.
Gender:  GIRL!!!!
Names: Reese Elizabeth!
Movement: Her movements lately have been so weird. Big, rolling movements. She's getting strong enough to wake me up sometimes and it ALWAYS freaks me out. For just a second I think "what's wrong with my stomach??" Then I remember Reese, and I love it. :)
Sleep: I discovered the wonderfulness that is sleeping with a pillow between my legs and under my belly. I had been telling Jake it was getting harder and harder to support my belly on my own, especially when I lay on my side. My doctor said after 26 weeks I should only be laying on my back for no longer than 6 minutes. I was surprised by this, I thought he would have no issues with it. Thankfully I've trained myself long beforehand to sleep on my side, and now it's SO MUCH EASIER with the help of a pillow!
Exercise: It's been BAD this week. Another reason I'm surprised I've lost a pound!
Symptoms: I finally realized I've been having braxton hicks contractions! They do not hurt and I maybe get 1-2 a day, some days I get none at all. But it's still a little unnerving. I know it's my body practicing. But it's just weird. :)
What I miss: I've been missing Baby #1 lately. It's weird to think, with all the holidays coming up, that I could have had a baby with me. But he/she is in Heaven and Reese is on her way and the Lord has plans. I am content. :)
Cravings: I could eat carbs like it's going out of style. But I stop myself. All my real "I would get up and drive to get this" cravings are for things out in CA. I guess I should be happy, but it makes me want to cry when I can't get them. Oh well!
Aversions: Nothing!
Things to do: Last weekend we FINALLY painted her crib and set it up. We also arranged the gifts we've been given in her dresser to free up some closet space. Next big thing is a dresser. 
Best Moment this week:  Same things... just feeling her so much.
Looking Forward To: My doctors appointment next week, of course! And meeting her!
Belly Pic:  No pic of my belly this week, but here's a picture of Reese's corner! (we live in a 1 bedroom apartment so when she starts sleeping in a crib she'll be in a corner of our nicely sized living room)

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