Monday, July 4, 2011

Weekly Update: 26 weeks

From this view it actually looks like my belly is not as big this week and according to my measurements, Ben thinks that he just moved up.

How far along: 26 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Out of town/ taking a break from this one.

Maternity clothes: I realized that I have only bought 3 maternity items and have survived thus far with some stretchy tank tops, dresses and the belly bands my mom made for me

Stretch marks: Same, thank goodness

Sleep: I miss being able to not wake up to change positions but pretty good overall

Best moment this week: We had an ultrasound and I am amazed at just how big Pumpkin has gotten in the past 5 weeks since the last one. I know he will get so much bigger but you can tell he has plumped up and grown.

Movement: He had a couple of lazy days this week but made up for it this weekend. My mom and aunt Jennifer even got to feel him, and he kicked Ben one morning.

Food cravings: No real cravings

Food aversions: The heartburn is killer which makes some things very unappealing

Gender: Definitely saw boy parts at the ultrasound

Labor Signs: Nope

Belly Button in or out? How about, I will report when it does anything.

What I miss: I miss not thinking about every bite that I put in my mouth

What I am looking forward to: Looking forward to my dad, stepmom and sister visiting this weekend and getting the nursery painted and the furniture bought.

Weekly Wisdom: Had many conversations with my aunts about parenthood and new babies. Although there is so much I cannot prepare for, I feel like I can handle this. I am nervous about getting used to all the changes but knowing that all new moms go through that stuff and I have them there for support is comforting.

Milestones: Nothing major this week

Measurements: Chest- -.25”, Waist- +1.5”, Hips- -.5”, Circumference- +.25”

His hand on his head. Either he is very dramatic, or sleeps like his mommy

His leg all stretched out and his wiggly toes. So cute here but not so cute when it kicks me in the ribs.

Another angle of his hand on his head. His arms have gotten so much plumper!