Monday, December 3, 2012

{week 26}

 26 weeks

oohff.  Between the bad lighting (picture was taken after dark), and the fact that I did not put myself together that day, this picture is definitely not the best.

Week 26 (Nov 24 – Nov 30)

After all of the turkey time, we enjoyed the rest of our long weekend, and had a nice and somewhat less busy week.  Sunday was an unseasonably nice day, which was perfect for us to take our maternity photos! {spoiler: I already got the proofs back, and LOVE them.  I will share our Christmas card after they go out, and then the final pictures once I have them.} 

Monday was another doctor’s appointment – and I was lucky enough to get to do the Gestational Diabetes screen.  It actually wasn’t that bad… I had heard horror stories about this drink you have to chug, and the resulting tummy ache.  I personally thought the drink just tasted like a flat orange soda, and there was no tummy ache to speak of afterwards.  Now I’m just waiting on the results…hopefully I passed!  {If not, I get to do another longer test, and if I don’t pass that then I officially get diagnosed with GD.  Let’s not go down that road, though…}  Otherwise the appointment was a success – saw the Nurse Practitioner as Dr. C was busy delivering babies, and again everything is measuring great and baby girl’s heartbeat is still going strong!

The rest of the week was busy at work, busy running errands, and busy helping plan little Miss Lexi’s 3rd birthday party.  It’s going to be a busy weekend as well, but I am most definitely looking forward to the party of the year happening on Sunday. :)

Size of baby: head of lettuce

Total weight gain/loss:  32 lbs. {this month I gained 6 lbs… I’m considering that a win since I’ve gained 10 the last 2 months in a row. And once again, no scolding by the doctor, so I’m still on track!}

Maternity clothes? Love them.

Stretch marks? Not yet

Sleep: my darling husband got me a vaporizer {at the suggestion of the doctor} to help with my clogged-nose-can’t-sleep problem, and it’s making things a bit better.  Although I still wake up at least 3 times to chug water, and like clockwork I’m in the bathroom around 3am every morning.  I’ve recently discovered that I can pretty much only sleep on my left side if I want to be comfortable.  As someone who moves non-stop while I sleep, this isn’t ideal, but at least when I wake up I know to just roll over to the left side to get back to sleep.  So, I guess we’re making progress??

Symptoms: stuffy stuffy nose.  I asked the doctor, and was told this is common in pregnancy and there really isn’t much I can do about it.  Hooray.  It’s not the worst symptom in the world, but it isn’t very pleasant either.  I’m just thankful I don’t have a full blown cold or the flu.

Best moment this week: Taking our maternity pictures.  Matt probably won’t agree {why do all men HATE having their picture taken??}, but it was fun to run around Loose park, and focus on my belly for a good 45 minutes. :)

Movement: still all day every day.  Just last night, we discovered that our girl is already a music lover {surprise, surprise}.  Matt had a song playing on his phone, and the girl was kicking like nobody’s business.  Then he turned it off and she stopped.  So, she’s already a fan of good music {The Dirty Heads was her artist of choice…have no fear, we will be giving her some good 311 experience very soon :)}

Food cravings: nothing in particular this week.

Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!

Have you started to show yet: most definitely.

Gender: GIRL!!!!!!

Belly Button in or out? still holding on as an innie.

Wedding rings on or off? Off at this very moment, but hoping to go back on very soon.  My hands don’t look swollen, I swear!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy ~ of course that is subject to change at the drop of a hat.

Looking forward to: this fabulous party Sarah and I are planning for Sunday, and maybe just maybe a calm week. :)

1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite picture so far!!! I think you look natural and beautiful!! I like this better than your work attire (not that I don't like your work attire... just that I like this look more) I want to hug you and rub your baby belly :) & I cannot wait to see the maternity pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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