How Far Along: 26 weeksSize 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
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!