Tuesday, March 13, 2012

26 Weeks

I’ve been starving lately which means more snacking at work and then eating more out on the weekends.  Normally I would be good and eat only half of my dinner at a restaurant but my appetite has grown so much that I can eat my entire meal with no problem.  I’m surprised I haven’t gained more than I have in the past couple weeks, but it makes me nervous when I track my overall gain and it says I’m above what I should be right now if I want to aim for a 25 pound total at the end of this.  Sigh.  I’m going to try counting calories again and drinking more water this week to see if it will help even things out.  I really need to get back on the treadmill again, too.  Though, I do need to remember that this time last March I was just starting to lose weight and was still 20 pounds heavier than I am today. 

On a more positive note, I’m loving my bump this week.  I feel like I’m in a good spot – I’m big enough so that strangers notice but I’m not too big yet where I feel uncomfortable all the time.  It’s tough trying to figure out when I want maternity pictures taken, though, because I still want to be a little bigger for those.  I’ve heard sometime around 30 weeks is good, but the time that works better for us is 34-35 weeks.  Not sure if I’ll be really swollen by then?

  • How far along?: 26 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a:  head of lettuce
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +15-17.   
  • The Bump: Getting bigger…let’s just say my belly button is oh so close to becoming an outtie – NOOOOO! 
  • Symptoms: Back pain that’s off and on.  Not fun, though.
  • Food Cravings:  Food in general.  So hungry.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope. 
  • Sleep: Not so good the past few nights…which has made me extra cranky with the daylight savings crap.
  • What I miss:  Beer.  Margaritas.  The past couple weeks I’ve really just wanted any kind of drink.  Oh, and wedge salads.  Can’t wait to have some blue cheese this summer!
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  Still have our 4 maybes.  But we did discuss them more.
  • Movement: I’m getting more used to his movement so I don’t get really startled anymore.  And I keep making the mistake of eating cold stuff before bed…that really gets him going.  I sort of have his schedule down now, so we’ll see if he follows this once he’s born.  He tends to wake up in the AM on my way to work, then is quiet for awhile, then gets going again after my lunch, is quiet for a couple hours, then moves like crazy when I’m making dinner or relaxing after work.  And then usually throws a few more kicks in while I’m trying to fall asleep.  I still can’t feel him move when standing up, though, only when laying down or sitting.
  • Maternity Clothes: Really sad that most of my non-maternity dresses are too short in the front and look stupid!  Luckily I stocked up on maternity ones on clearance, but I thought I could get at least some use of my regular dresses.
  • Labor Signs: Nothing this week.
  • Best Moment of the Week: Working on the nursery more…the wall decals I ordered from Etsy came in and they are SO cute.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Next week I have my glucose test.  Not really looking forward to it, but more just getting it over with.
  • 26 Weeks:


    What I wore to work – maternity tunic & leggings from Motherhood Maternity Outlet, non-maternity cardigan from Target

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    1 comment:

    1. The glucose test isn't as bad as you think, at least I didn't think so. The drink was sweet, that's for sure, but the 3 hour one was way worse than the 1 hour one. Don't worry about it though. I've also been learning that it's not always a good idea to focus on a certain amount of weight gain. The last trimester the scale will fly up (at least that's what I'm seeing) and I've been eating better and exercising. I'm going to trust my body from here on out. Counting calories isn't a bad thing to make sure you aren't overdoing it, but make sure you're giving yourself enough calories and if you're hungry, eat something. Just my thoughts!


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