Monday, March 14, 2011

26 weeks

how far along?  26 weeks
how are you measuring?  28 weeks (This is not an exact measurement. At each appointment my doctor measures my belly from the top of my uterus to the bottom of my uterus.  Typically, the measurement in centimeters is the same as how many weeks you are.  Two weeks ago I was measuring 2 cm bigger that I should be.  She said because this isn't an exact measurement, the kind of give or take 2-3 cm.  So I'm not necessarily measuring 2 weeks ahead.  For my record here, I'm just keeping it 2 weeks ahead until I go for my next appointment and get measured again.)
size of baby? 14 inches long, 1 2/3 pounds, and about the same length as an English hothouse cucumber. (Whatever that is!!)
heartbeat? 135 bpm (at our 24 week appointment)
total weight gain/loss? +16.4 pounds (Ughh...I'm really starting to hate posting this.  The pounds just keep on coming.)
maternity clothes? Yup!!  I'm wearing maternity pants, a mixture of maternity shirts and regular shirts and regular dresses. 
stretch marks? No, not yet.  I'm still lotioning up my belly twice a day and hoping they don't show up!!
sleep? I've started tossing and turning at night trying to get comfortable.  I'm REALLY missing sleeping on my back.  I'm also back to getting up 2 times a night to go to the bathroom.  I usually go around 1:30 and 4:30.  When I get back in bed Pearson is always kicking me.  Hmmmm I wonder if I will be having some 1:30 and 4:30 feeding in my future??
best moment this week? We finished up our baby registry, bought a rocker/glider and ottoman, and I bought 4 BOXES of diapers for $12.76 on Amazon.  
movement? Lots and lots of kicks!  He's been kicking me alot really high at the top of my belly.     
food cravings? Matt took me to try the Banana Pudding Shake at Chick-fil-A last week. It was delicious!! This week I am LOVING pears.  I swear I had a pear a day this week!!  I've been buying 7 or 8 at a time at Sprouts. I like the anjou pears.  They are so juicy!!
gender predictions? It's a BOY!!!  Pearson Davis Link!!!
what i miss:  Sleeping on my back and sleeping sound in general.  But I guess I better get used to it because sleep isn't going to be something I get for quite some time. 
what i'm looking forward to: Working on Pearson's nursery this week.  My Mom is closing her Etsy shop this week to make Pearson's bedding and Matt's Mom is coming in town one day this week to help out!!  Pearson has the BEST grandma's ever!!
how are you feeling? I think I am starting to experience some Braxton Hicks contractions. Such a weird feeling.  Every afternoon/evening I've also been getting this bruised feeling at the top of my belly.  I have seriously checked every day to see if there is a bruise, but it's just really tender.  I think it's from Pearson kicking me so much really high. I called my doctor to check and she said it's probably just the position that he's in because I don't have any other symptoms or problems.  I've also found that it really starts to hurt after I've been up a moving around alot.  I think this might be God's way of telling me to slow down and let my body do what it needs to do for Pearson.  It's just so hard for me to slow down right now because I have so much energy and so much to do before the little guy gets here.  


Micah and Nicole said...

I went through a time span of a couple weeks where I ate tons of pears! Weird!!

The Roberts' said...

I remember when I realized I really needed to slow down... it was around week 27 or so. It's true, even tho it seems "lazy" or "unproductive," your body needs rest! Don't overdo it. It's kind of nice to enjoy it once you can get to that point. :-)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

You look beautiful momma to be!!