Sunday, November 17, 2013

baby no. 2 {26 weeks}

how far along? 26 weeks
how are you measuring? measuring right on track
size of baby? size of a head of lettuce
heartbeat? 148bpm (at our 25 week appointment) 
total weight gain/loss? 14lbs
maternity clothes? All maternity clothes except cardigans!
stretch marks? No new ones. 
sleep? Terrible this week.  Charlie horses, butt cramps, potty breaks, and not being able to get comfortable keep me up alot at night. 
best moment this week? Seeing Pearson sing in his music program. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen.
movement? Yes! He kicks so hard in the evenings and after I wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.  I love feeling him's really the best feeling in the world. 
food cravings? Nothing really specific.......still loving sweets, honeycrisp apples, hummus & chai tea lattes.
gender predictions? BOY!!!! Nash Matthew Link
what i miss? Having a flat stomach and being able to bend over with a belly getting in the way.
what i'm looking forward to? Pulling out all of Pearson old clothes out of the attic to starting to sort through what we can reuse.
how are you feeling? All sorts of cramps going on in my body.  I found out at the doctor that the cramp in my butt is my sciatic nerve.  Little man likes to position himself where he presses or pinches this nerve which gives me an awful shooting pain in my butt.  One night this week I woke up in tears it hurt so bad.......however the last two nights it hasn't bothered me at all.  Hopefully it is a thing of the past because it was quite painful.  I am having multiple Braxton Hicks contractions each day.   They aren't painful, just annoying.  My hands have also started randomly falling asleep.  Fun times!!   
comparisons to last pregnancy? I feel SOOOOOO pregnant already and I still have 13 weeks to go.  (And yes, I can do math, but my c-section is scheduled for 39 weeks) I guess with Pearson it was all so exciting and I just couldn't wait to see my belly grow each week.  With this one, I just know that with each passing week my growing belly will get more and more it's not so exciting.  Plus, wrangling a two year old with a belly wears me out.  I am pooped at the end of each day!!

Here I am 26 weeks with Pearson and 26 weeks with Nash.


Ryan said...

Oh no - I hope your hand numbness goes away. Mine got worse as the pregnancy went on, and it was so terrible! Keeping my fingers crossed for you, lady!

Alisa said...

You look great! Hope your sciatic nerve will not bother you anymore and the numb hand thing will go away. Getting closer to meeting our little Nash!!!