Oh, hey. My last pregnancy update was over 6 weeks ago. Shame on me. I also started writing this LAST Thursday but got very distracted and then had some blog issues. So this is really more of a 27 week update since that’s what I’ll be tomorrow!!
How far along: 26 weeks! Almost out of the second trimester! AHHH!
Total weight gain: 14lbs (as of my 25 week appointment). WHOMP WHOMPPPP. I decided there’s no possible way that I’m meeting my goal of staying under 20lbs.
Baby’s size: This week, baby is the size of a cucumber! (2.2lbs and 15 inches long!)
Maternity clothes: Definitely. I can still wear one or two pairs of pre-pregnancy jeans with my belly band, but most of my shirts are too short because Archer is sitting pretty low. It has led to a lot of tugging and pulling on my tops.
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: I was having a really hard time the last few weeks, so I’ve started taking a Benadryl before I go to bed. That’s helped me sleep A LOT better, even though I’m still going to the bathroom 3+ times in the middle of the night.
Best moment of this week: Reading Sprout (my favorite pregnancy app) on Thursday morning and seeing that 26 weeks marked the beginning of “good infant survival rate”. It is so amazing knowing that if Archer decided to make his appearance way early, there’s a good chance that he’d be able to make it (with lots of medical help). We’re still praying that he stays put for at least 10 more weeks though. :)
Miss anything: My skinny face. My skinny jeans (just kidding, I still wear them with my belly band). Being able to sit on the couch for more than 30 minutes without a back ache. Bending over without losing my breath (I now understand why I always see pregnant women getting pedicures… It’s literally impossible to do it yourself.) My legs not feeling like I’m having middle school growing pains every night.
Movement: Archer is still moving all the time… It no longer phases me, but I’m still loving it! Two nights ago, he was performing a SERIOUS gymnastics routine, so Aaron started poking him back every time he moved. They went back and forth “wrestling” (as Aaron calls it) for at least 25 minutes. It was pretty much the most awesome thing ever.
Food cravings: I’ve been having a lot of nights recently where I’m super hungry, but nothing seems to sound good. I eat a lot of gala apples with peanut butter, but I’ve also been eating a lot of Christmas treats. Darn this time of year!
Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve always had major motion sickness issues (Growing up, family road trips were anything but a good time.), and that seems to have escalated in the last month or so. I can’t even ride to Walmart (less than 2 miles away) without feeling like I’m going to get sick in the car.
Labor signs: Nothing yet.
Belly button in or out: Half and half? It changes multiple times a day, which really weirds me out.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and tired!
Looking forward to: My mom visiting this weekend! We’re (she & Aaron) going to paint Archer’s nursery and do lots of fun, baby-related things! Tonight, we’re going to Aaron’s staff Christmas party, and the theme is “prom”. It should be quite hilarious. We’re also hosting our small group’s Christmas party tomorrow night, and that will be a blast too!