How Far Along? 26 Weeks 1 day! 14 (ish) weeks to go! Holy crap! 6 and a half months preggo!!
Symptoms: The main gripe I have these days is the pain. My pelvis, my cramping, it’s really painful and makes it hard to walk. I know it’s only going to get more and more uncomfortable, I’m scared! (kinda)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 14 lbs gained so far!! Little man is about 14 inches and weighing just under 2 pounds! Oh and I now am bumping my belly on things. Its big and I forget my girth hehehe!
Maternity Clothes: My motherhood maternity items came and I love them all. I am in all maternity clothes except for 2 regular jeans (one in the pic above) that I just wear unbuttoned under the bump. Never got a maternity coat, and its looking like I just wont since we’re having a mild winter.
Stretch Marks: Not yet, still fighting stretchmarks as best I can. Using my lotions and potions to lube up real good each day.
Sleep: I’m not sleeping well at all. The dreams are crazy vivid which is kinda cool. I have to pee at least once a night. And my belly makes turning from one side to the other a breath-taking event. Literally. I lose my breath turning over. And I’m only 6.5 months! God help me.
Food Cravings: Bagels and cream cheese with lox and capers and lemon and red onions
Best Moment This Week: I was finally able to discern one of Embry’s body parts this weekend. Lil man stretched out and pressed and held himself in that position for a while. I went to rub him so he’d move, cuz it freakin hurt! And…. I felt a foot! It was poking so far out, and it hurt, but I could kind of “hold” it with my palm. It was a tiny little foot!! So crazy!! He’s really real in there!!
Movement: I know this kid is going to be bouncing off the walls. He moves SO much. And he deforms my belly in the craziest coolest ways. I was laying on the couch in my mom’s living room, she was in the dining room at the table. Lil guy poked my belly up so far, he knocked my kindle off my belly and my mom could see the mountain he was making with his body all the way from the other room! Seeing him move, feeling him move, having John see and feel him move…really are the best moments of my life.
Labor Signs: none! and I don’t want any until after 37 weeks!
Belly Button In Or Out? Still 1/2 out..
What I Miss: My pelvis feeling normal, walking without pain, sleeping through the night.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Finding a doula (the one we had is a NO GO), Touring the hospital tonight (yay!), reaching the 3rd trimester, moving and setting up lil man’s nursery.
Milestones: Feeling that perfect precious little foot was a definite milestone. I think I’m hitting mental milestones, but I’ll do a separate post on that later. Started Hypnobabies this weekend!
Weekly Wisdom: My weekly wisdom this week was me realizing that I really do need to slow down, take it easy, and not try to do it all. And remembering that it’s OK to not go full speed while I’m baking up a human inside me. I am not superwoman, and that’s OK.
Any advice for me at this stage in pregnancy?