Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Pregnancy: 26 weeks

How far along: 26 weeks 

Total weight gain:  13 lbs. 
Maternity clothes: I don't have many options in my town for purchasing maternity clothing, unfortunately. However, every once in a while, Ross will have a few things in their tiny maternity section. In preparing for our trip to CA, I desperately needed a few comfortable (and cute) things to wear, and thankfully, I lucked out on this trip to good 'ole Ross. I bought some leggings, a maternity top, a couple long-sleeved shirts and a sweater dress in larger regular sizes, that will work great for a while. Yay for discount shopping and better-fitting clothing for my growing bump! :)
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sleep is inconsistent and not too peaceful right now. :( Partly because I have to get up once or twice to pee, but also because I came down with a really bad cold, and not being able to breathe through my nose makes it extremely hard to sleep. I hope as soon as this cold is gone I get a bit more uninterrupted chunks of rest. 
Pregnancy symptoms: I've had a little heartburn here and there, but it hasn't been too bad so far. Sciatic pain is still bothering me, but the stretches I've been doing seem to help quite a bit. That, and my dear husband giving me some extra rubs has helped a lot. Other than those additions, I've been feeling pretty well! 
Best moment of this week: Nothing major, but just getting the house decorated for Christmas and sitting by the fire and my lit up Christmas tree makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :) 
Movement: I'm feeling Greyson consistently now, and not just when I have time to sit, relax and focus on his movements. He lets me know he's in there pretty much all day, and I love it. 
Belly button in or out: Still looks "in", but getting more even with the rest of my belly as the weeks go on.
Wedding rings on or off: On. I'm thankful for being pregnant this time during the winter months (for multiple reasons). It's nice to not feel swollen and since my ring fit pretty snug pre-pregnancy, I'm able to still wear it with no problem, due to the cooler weather. Hoping to be able to leave it on the whole pregnancy. 
Mood: I'm feeling happy most of the time. However, since getting sick, I'm a bit more quiet and trying to take it easy. Not feeling up for doing much, but otherwise, content. :)

Upcoming appointments/events: This weekend I have several things to look forward to! Some of my closest friends are throwing me a baby "sprinkle" shower on Friday evening. It will be a small group of friends, and I'm so excited to not only celebrate my sweet baby Greyson, but also just enjoy good conversation with dear friends I don't get to see often enough. Saturday we will enjoy a holiday party at my in-laws. I'm looking forward to seeing extended I haven't seen in quite some time. Sunday afternoon, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law are throwing me a baby "sprinkle" shower, with family. I'm so excited to spend time with everyone. Yay for celebrations, family time, quality friend time and of course... good food (had to add that, obviously)! :) 
Bump Picture

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