How far along? 26 weeks & 4 days, 94 days to go til my due date on 8/22/15
Size of baby: Head of lettuce, 13.6 to 14.8 inches long now! (I think that’s a head to foot measurement)
Gender: A little boy whose name is Samuel!
Weight gain: +18 lbs. as of last week
Maternity clothes: So thankful for the friends who have given me hand-me-downs. I have purchased just two tank tops, two pairs of work pants, and a belly band since becoming pregnant. Not bad, right? I did order a couple new tops and a dress from Old Navy that should be on its way. Yay for new clothes! I’ve started lacking in the short sleeve department.
Nursery: Thinking of paint colors. I want something neutral, not too dark, but not too light. Hmmm…
Movement: I’ve noticed much more movement first thing in the morning. I think he’s saying – Hello, it’s breakfast time, momma!!! Get up!
Symptoms: I hate to admit it, but the emotions have been a little out of control this 26th week. Word to the wise – don’t make me mad or hurt my feelings, okay?!
Sleep: Increasingly difficult to turn off my brain and get comfortable after those 2 a.m. potty breaks. But, c’mon, this belly is getting pretty big. Last night I was laying in bed waiting on Jeremy to come in and turn off the light and I was staring at how round the bump is becoming. It starts right under my boobs now. Gone are the days of sucking in and seeing my ribs still!
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing new, really.
What I miss: Not much of anything this week… just getting anxious to meet our boy!
Best moment of the week: Enjoying all his kicks, punches, and rolls 🙂
Things people have said to me this week:
Client at work: Do they think you might have your baby early since you’re so big?
Me: Um, no. He might be a little bit bigger than average at this point, but no.
Client: I was just asking because I had big babies.
Moral of the story: F off lady! And I decided that I should stick to shirts that are more fitted and I’m never wearing the shirt I was wearing that day again. (I had noticed that morning that it made me look like a big blob of blue.)
Looking forward to: Doctor’s office next week and possibly picking a nursery paint color. Oh, and deciding on a middle name!