Sunday, July 22, 2012

26 Weeks

So this morning after church, I spent another hour or two outside working on refinishing this dresser for this little girl. And boy was it hot! I thought about showering and doing my hair again for a blog picture for y'all, but....I decided I'd rather rest on the sofa! So here I am in all my sweaty, paint covered, glory! Just keeping it real here.

How Far Along: 26 weeks...We are officially below the 100 day mark until my due date!

Size of Baby:  A head of lettuce!

Total Weight Gain: Welp....I weighed myself at home this week...and I'm up about 16-17 pounds. I feel like that's a lot, but after reading (ie. stalking) others' blogs and their weekly updates, I feel like that's not that far off the charts. I go to see the doctor this week. Let's hope he feels the same way.

Gender: Girl!! We've been testing out some names this week when we talk about her. Still haven't settled on one.

Movement: Oh yes.

Sleep: The same. It's uncomfortable and I wake up achey. Nothing new to add.

Maternity Clothes: Since I don't have to go to work everyday, I do a lot of lounging around the house in sweats and yoga pants and old tshirts. That makes getting dressed much easier. When I do have to look presentable in public, it's pretty much all maternity.

Symptoms: Still think I'm experiencing round ligament pain. Plan to ask the doctor about it on Wednesday. Also....the nosebleeds decided to come back for another appearance this past week.

Cravings: I'm just starving all the time for pretty much all food. One thing that does come to mind for this week is a Krispy Kreme Donut. But I'm resisting the urge. If I pass that glucose test this week, you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be hitting up my local KK when their hot light is on!

What I miss: Lack of aches and pains....but I know this bouncing little girl is worth it. 

Best Moment this week: My coworker and teammate from this past year had her baby boy this week! I went to visit her and her sweet boy in the hospital. This was exciting, not only because I got to hold that sweet little guy, but I also got to check out the hospital I'll be delivering in. This was my first time there, so I enjoyed checking it out. I also loved hearing her first hand experience of the hospital and her birth story. It was all very surreal.

What I'm NOT Looking Forward To: My gestational diabetes test on Wednesday. Crossing my fingers I pass. In the past month I've heard of 2 friends not passing and this has me slightly panicked. 

What I AM Looking Forward To: Doctor this week...I love getting to check in with the doc and ask him my questions. And of course hearing her heartbeat!


  1. Don't worry about the diabetes test. Seriously, people love to get you all worked up about it and it's really no big deal. In fact, when it was over I said, "that's it?"

  2. I can't believe how far along you are already! Wow, time flies!

    And please do not stress about the diabetes test until there's a reason to. Don't work yourself up. Most likely you will be fine! I had gestational diabetes but had a family history of it.

  3. You look GREAT! I've gained 15-pounds according to my scale and I'm 5-weeks behind you!
    I've read that at this point in my pregnancy I should have gained 10-16.. I think you're fine!

  4. You don't have to fast before the regular 1-hr glucose test. If I remember right, I was told to eat something the morning of my glucose test and to avoid sugary and carb things. I think I had a banana that morning and maybe a hard boiled egg, which is a normal breakfast for me. I passed! I'm nervous about the next one though. Also, don't freak out if it doesn't go well for the 1-hr test. You can still pass the 3-hr test. Good luck!

  5. I can't believe how fast time is flying by. It seems like you were just 12 weeks last week. Looking great momma!