Hand In Hand

Hand In Hand

Thursday, April 29, 2010

26 Weeks 1 Day Quiz/Update

How far along: 26 weeks 1 day
Symptoms: Nausea (yes, I still have it off and on), heartburn (but I started to take Prilosec OTC and it works wonders), the need to pee frequently, a round belly, the kicking, sleeping like a baby and still needing more sleep, and stretch marks

Total weight gain: 15 lbs as of my OB appointment today. I stand corrected on how I gained before, it was 12 pounds. So I gained 3 this past month.

Maternity clothes: Pants and bermudas are all maternity. Half of my shirts are, but I can still get away with some of my pre-pregnancy clothes. As for my dresses, some of them are maternity, some are not. I LOVE my dresses.

Stretch marks: Ugh...my marks of pregnancy. Yes, I've got them. They are all vertical lines, too, almost like Baby Girl is in a jail cell. One of the marks vaguely looks like a chicken's foot.

Sleep: I've been sleeping like a baby. I haven't needed to pee in the middle of the night, although I know those nights are coming back soon. I sleep like a rock and yet I still feel like I need more sleep.
Best moment this week: Reading Baby Girl her first story. I read her "Guess How Much I Love You" and she kicked a bit when the story was finished, so I think she liked it.

Movement:Lots of dancing around and quite a bit if kicking! Hubby even felt her kick, though she really doesn't like to kick on demand. So if your hand is there, she won't kick.

Food cravings: Salads, fruit, and cereal. Yum!

Belly Button in or out: It's still an inny, but it's getting more and more shallow.

What I miss: My Victoria's Secret bras and underwear. They really need a maternity line. I would totally spend money on their stuff if they had maternity lingerie. It lasts forever. You know, I also miss being able to bend over without effort, especially when trying to paint my toe nails or shave my legs.

What I am looking forward to: Being able to feel the kicks from the outside more often. I have felt a few, and Hubby has felt it once (maybe twice). She stops kicking when a hand touches my belly.
Milestones: Entering the 3rd Trimester 
How is daddy? He is wonderful. He prays for Baby Girl and her health every night. He's always snuggling up to my belly and talking to her. So he's super excited.

How are the grandparents? They are still so excited. Hubby's mom is 4 hours away, so we don't see her often. But she's loving all the pictures and getting more and more excited. My parents are going to watch Baby Girl when I go back to work, so they are super excited.

The pictures are both from Sunday at 25 Weeks 4 Days.


  1. I have been sleeping really well too latley. I'm not holding my breath though!
    You look great!

  2. Yay!! 3rd trimester!!!! You look and sounds great!!!! :)

  3. Nice reading her a story :-) [and a lovely one!]. I tried it once, probably the book I picked up wasn't too suitable, but I couldn't really, though I heard it is a very good thing to do.

    And second trimester! Yay!

  4. Looking good, Wifey!! Congrats on the third tri - fab news!!