(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)