Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pregnancy Update (26 weeks)

(25 weeks, 5 days)

How far along: 26 weeks today.

Baby's size: She weighs 1-2/3 pounds and is about 14 inches long (according to Babycenter).

Boy or girl: It's a girl!

How am I feeling: I am feeling pretty good.  The exhaustion has lifted some because I have been doing such a good job of resting, HA.  Kev still thinks I am not resting enough but it's harddddd.  I laid on the couch Monday evening while Kev cooked dinner which I haven't done in a long time.  Don't worry though, I got plenty of futzing in after dinner doing the dishes and washing my bathing suits - Kevin reprimanded me for that.  According to him resting before dinner doesn't mean I am allowed to futz around after dinner.

My sciatic nerve is still bugging me and I have done nothing about it.  Stupid me.  I am going to a prenatal yoga class tomorrow so hopefully that will help a little.  Even though we are so insanely busy over the next couple months I am going to try to get back into working out on a semi-regular basis, I have been a major slacker.  I've got to get my muscles in good shape for labor/delivery... oh lord is it already time to start thinking about that?!?!  This pregnancy is flying by!

I have also been feeling some aches and pains which is most likely just round ligament pain but as a first time mama sometimes it is hard not to get worried.  Grow baby grow!    

Maternity clothes: Most of my clothes are maternity now except for my tank tops and t-shirts.  I think my belly is finally getting large enough to fill out maternity tops.  I did get my first pair of maternity jeans with a full belly panel... hot.

Sleep: Sleeping pretty well besides the frequent bathroom breaks.  I sleep in what Kevin calls a pillow fortress... one pillow under my right side and a flatter pillow on my left side to support my belly.  

Baby movement: She is a mover and a shaker.  Feeling her movements is by far the best part of pregnancy for me.  I am still in awe and have to pause whenever I feel her.  There is nothing sweeter than feeling her move around... it's my little check-in signal from her letting me know she is doing just fine.   

Food cravings: Hmmm nothing really... fruit smoothies or green juices sound appealing I guess.

Food aversions: I am still having issues with not feeling hungry ever.  I never feel hungry anymore... I usually just go straight to nauseous if I haven't eaten for too long.  I have been getting so many comments about how small I look these days.  While I obviously don't want to be told how large I am it was getting me a little worried that she wasn't growing enough.  I know I have been eating but I worried that maybe I wasn't eating enough for her.  I measured a little small at my last midwife appointment on Monday (measuring around 24 weeks with a weight gain of 14 pounds in total) but I was told that is totally normal and nothing to be concerned about yet.  If I continue to measure small at my next appointment we might do an ultrasound to check on the little lady.  Kev is prepared to lock me in a room with pints of ice cream to fatten me up.  If such torture should become necessary I request only pints of Jeni's ice cream!

What I miss: I still miss knowing what I feel like eating and feeling hungry.

Best moment: Floating with the little lady in the ocean and pool this past weekend.  It was so warm and heavenly. 

What I am looking forward to: My glucose test tomorrow... NOT.  Ha, it won't be that bad.  I am really looking forward to our 3D/4D ultrasound in a couple weeks.  We will get to see her cute little face!

(25 weeks, 5 days)


  1. Great updates Meghan. Have you considered Taint as a name? Perhaps an honorary secretive middle name?

    1. Well obviously that is one of our top choices... how did you know???