Monday, April 22, 2013

26 weeks!

^^ 26 week bump.
im 5'2 but i look so short here!? what gives!

^^ my main squeeze{es} ;)

How far along? 26 weeks. wowza!
Baby is the size of: a cucumber! IMAGINE THAT! measuring about 14 inches and 1 2/3lbs. 
Total weight gain: +15lbs. im hoping i can keep it under 170 before the babe comes out.
Maternity clothes? i squeezed into a non maternity dress for grandpas funeral. it was pure belly-licious.  
Stretch marks? nope - but the linea nigra line is up & comin!
Sleep: my right shoulder HATES me. side sleeping is not awesome.
Best moment this week: the best moments were the hardest moments. baby G and my belly got so much love at grandpas funeral. so many wonderful things were said. so many people recognized how good it was that grandpa was here to see the belly and find out he'll be another great grandpa to another boy. from plenty of people that i didnt know, or havent seen since i was a wee little one myself. i couldnt have gotten through this hard week without having little man inside of my tummy. <3

Miss Anything? i have my glucose test coming up in a few weeks... and im terrified that because of PCOS, ill have GD. im trying to hold back on my sugars again and it already sucks. i obviously miss jimmy johns and having sammiches. i miss sleeping on my belly now that my shoulder is wedged in every morning. i also miss sunshine. F OFF MN.
Movement: FOOT.IN.RIBS. his new favorite spot, im convinced.
Food cravings: none this week!
Anything making you queasy or sick: we had chicken fettucini and the smell of the sauce on the spatula after dishing up was AWFUL. coming into the 3rd tri is proving to be worse than the 1st tri was!
Gender: im gunna be a BOY mom!

Labor Signs: no no no. 
Symptoms: my back is officially out of commission. ouch ouch and more ouch.
Belly Button in or out? its straight up FLAT. so give it a few weeks and itll be out. any guesses? im thinking by week 30 fo sho.
Wedding rings on or off? on during the day. off at night. i was shopping at Mall of America this week and my fingers turned into huge little porkers. my rings got stuck so i had to stop walking a bit, let the swelling go down and put them away in my purse for the rest of the trip. sad day :(

Happy or Moody most of the time: still pretty happy.
Looking forward to: we have maternity pics 5/11 and im on the hunt for some outfits. i was really hoping to take them at a marina but considering its late april with about 2 feet of snow right now, im wondering what the F is going to happen. really excited to see them though and be able to hang them in the nursery!

Your Baby:
  • Is almost two pounds. Celebrate this milestone with a two-pound box of chocolates. You know, in order to really get a good VISUAL.
  • Remember those early bubbly butterfly kicks? Yeah. Those have been replaced by something akin to a rabid mongoose flippin’ out inside a burlap sack.
  • If you DO occasionally feel smaller, rhythmic movements in your belly, it’s probably your baby hiccuping. Babies actually get hiccups from late in the first trimester on, but most women don’t pick on them the second trimester or later.
  • All five senses are fully developed. Whoa.
  • Are in the last and final week of the second trimester! (At least according to the books I’ve chosen to listen to — some mark the beginning of the third trimester as week 27, while some make you wait until week 28. Look, we’re all big and lumpy and ridiculously cranky, let’s get this final trimester STARTED.)
  • Of course, the end of the second trimester also marks the end of the so-called “honeymoon” phase of pregnancy, as the final three months can get awfully uncomfortable. Back and joint pain, swollen ankles, restless nights and Braxton-Hicks contractions, ahoy!
  • You’ll gain about 1/2 inch in belly/fundal size EVERY WEEK from this point on, oh mah gah. I guess I should stop being so smug about those pre-pregnancy lowrise jeans I’ve been wearing (with just a little help from my trusty rubber band).
  • The books say we’ve gained about 16-22 pounds, so long as we’ve been following a “nutritious and sensible diet plan.” Bite me, books.

linking up with the wonderful baby talk ladies!


  1. You look AMAZING!!!! Hot mama! I LOVE he mirror shot, I pinned one just like it!

  2. I love that you put that you're going to be a BOY mom :) also, I'm fairly certain I said "bite me, books" too!

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    1. Haha, my bad. This was from me. Didn't realize I was signed into a different account! :)

  4. That's so crazy that all his senses are developed already! So he's pretty much just hanging out in there, waiting to come out. Hope he's not getting bored! Lol.

  5. LOVE the mirror pics! It's such a nice thought to think of your little guy helping you through the week. With such a horrendous week here in Boston, I can say that my little peanut helped me do the same. What a blessing!

  6. You are so stinkin fashionable! I need to try harder lol

  7. I know that a few friends have bought a cheap ring from Walmart in a few sizes bigger so that they can still have something to wear when their wedding rings have gotten too small.

    You look amazing chica! I love that dress!

  8. You are seriously the cutest.
    I miss Jimmy Johns, period. There are NONE out here! When we go back home it's the first place I stop. #4 Turkey Tom (no sprouts), get in mah belly!
    Do you have a body pillow for sleeping at night? It was my only saving grace at night.

  9. Congrats on 26 weeks! You look so cute!!!

  10. You are so cute! Seriously! That dress looks awesome too! I love Jimmy Johns! Why don't any of the subs have sprouts anymore?! (well at least here in WI) Makes me mad!

  11. You look SO CUTE! :) I LOVE that dress! Adorable!!! I'm so sorry to hear about grandpa. :(

  12. You look so cute!!!! You and the boy are adorable. I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa.

  13. I have my third and last GD test coming up in a month and I'm praying that it's still good. PCOS does but you at a higher risk, but not everyone gets it! BTW, you look great!