Monday, November 19, 2012

26 weeks

How Far Along: 26 weeks
Size of the Baby: large cucumber, 14 inches, 1.75 lbs
Weight gain/loss: feels like gained a pound or two
Sleep: getting enough, just starting to feel really fatigued again. It went away for a while, but I think it's coming back.
Best Moment of the Week: So many good moments this week... hitting double digits, ordering our crib, our anniversary, seeing all kinds of new movement going on, relaxing with a good book, getting ready for the holidays... I like that it's been both productive and yet relaxing and fun. It's just put me in a really good mood and it's hard to pinpoint to one "best moment"

Movement: New this week - both Hans and I can SEE the movement! All through church on Sunday I just sat there and watched it move. It's pretty crazy seeing little punches and kicks and nudges. I can even see some that I can't feel. And I think tonight I felt the first hiccups! Lots of movement going on in there.
Symptoms: heartburn, fatigue, nausea, the usual. My hips have been hurting a little bit too, but I hear that's pretty normal. Swelling was pretty bad this week - not a huge fan of that and trying to down a ton of water to counteract it. And actually, I think Hans is having sympathy symptoms! He's been having cravings of his own - pineapple and milkshakes (not together...)
Food Cravings: chocolate with almonds, hamburgers, string cheese
Gender: Surprise!
Belly Button in or out: In, but so freaky looking. It's really weirding me out.
Anything making you queasy or sick: After I am done with a meal, I can NOT smell it anymore, or I start feeling sick. We had Chinese food Saturday night and when I opened the fridge Sunday the smell of the leftovers made me want to get sick all over.
Labor Signs: None
Wedding ring on or off: On
What I miss: Normal meal times, haha. Sometimes I'm not hungry at meal times but I make myself eat because I need to but then an hour later I'm randomly STARVING. There's no way to make sense of it, no rhyme or rhythm to the hunger coming and going. I am thankful for awesome friends who purposely pack peanut butter crackers in their purses because they have a sneaky suspicions I'll get slammed by hunger during the second hour of church (Thanks, Mandy!)
What I am looking forward to: Starting the third trimester next week! That's a big milestone. And putting up Christmas decorations later this week. I'm not allowed to do it until Friday :)
Nursery: We put together the crib tonight!! That was so exciting. Hans is finishing up some crown molding as I type, so in the next few days or so I'll have to do a post about progress in the nursery.
Emotions: Pretty happy. I'm enjoying that I'm at a point where I can just enjoy my pregnancy... the symptoms are fairly mild compared to last trimester and I feel pretty good.
Stupid things I have done: I don't know how pregnancy related it is, but it was still pretty stupid. I got sucked into a book Friday night (one I've read before even!) and stayed up until the wee hours of Saturday morning so I could finish it. I reeeeaaalllly shouldn't be doing that when my body needs all the sleep I can get it - it was just such a good book!


  1. Cute top!

    And huge props to Mandy!

    I kept a small stack of tortillas (plain or rolled w/ pb) in my purse: no crumbs.

  2. Ha! I just remembered that during my third trimester I had TWO sandwich breaks during church. I felt ridiculous that I'd be hungry only an hour in to church (despite eatting breakfast right before), and ridiculous that I'd be beside myself with starvation half an hour before church ended. I'd forgotten that.