Wednesday, June 5, 2013

26 Week Bumpdate

My little girly is the length of a cucumber, and weighs 2.2 lbs!
Changes I've noticed:  My total weight gain is somewhere between 19 and 20 lbs.  I've been noticing all of the fluctuations because I have been weighing myself more often since my last doctors visit.  Obviously my tummy is getting giant, and my toes are starting to disappear.  I had to have Stephen check under my stomach for stretch marks the other night...so far there are none, I do have plenty on my hips though!  About a week ago, I started using the coconut oil and I LOVE it!  It's probably less greasy than the Palmer's oil I was using!  My belly button is still an "innie" but it is getting shallow, and looks like it's starting to turn inside out.  That's weird, I know.

How I've been feeling:  It takes a ton of effort to do the simplest things, like get up from the couch...and especially to roll over when I'm laying down.  As my tummy grows, it's not easy to breath...such an uncomfortable feeling!  It seems like I'm always stretching my back out and taking deep breaths.  I'm not too concerned about this, from what I've read it's normal.

How I've been sleeping:  Lately I've been sleeping fine,  besides waking up 4-5 times per night...usually it is because my arm is asleep and I need to roll over.  Like I said before, rolling over is quite the task and of course the 9 pillows don't help matters!  Even though I wake up often, I'm able to fall right back asleep so I guess it's not too bad. 

Food and exercise:  It's nice to be a regular at the gym again!  It's also nice to have a little extra energy during the day!  Yesterday, in my post about my summer plans I mentioned that I've been very conscious about snacking healthy between meals!  I'm really trying to stick to that!  I'll let you know how it goes!
Stuck my butt out so I can see my shoes...I must have looked real crazy if anyone caught this moment!
Maternity clothes:  Nothing new this week.

Movement:  Yes, I have a while to go still, but I'm starting to feel like she is running out of room in there.  It definitely doesn't seem as spacious as when she was flipping and rolling all over the place about a month ago!  She has been poking out a lot!  Yesterday morning I was laying in bed and all of a sudden my tummy shifted up at to the right...it was the strangest thing.  I think she was sticking her little booty out!  She stayed that way for about 3 minutes and then she started to slowly come back down.  I've been feeling these pokes for about 5 days now...but yesterday morning was definitely the most noticeable!
   
Best moment this past week:  Hmmm...I can't think of anything specific.  I've just been appreciating the time I've had home just me and my girl!  We've been catching up on some reading, it's been nice!  :)

Well, I'm off to go for blood work and the dreaded glucose test in a bit!  Wish me luck with the yucky drink!!!
Happy "Bump" Day!!!!

7 comments:

  1. The drink I had for my glucose test was not bad AT ALL. Honestly tasted just like fruit punch. Hopefully yours won't be that bad! My belly button never turned into an outie, just basically disappeared. It was like totally flat almost haha. Maybe a teensy bit of an outie. And I was so mad, I didn't have ANY stretch marks until my very last WEEK of being pregnant, and Travis was a week late. If he'd come on time, I wouldn't have had any! :(

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  2. Oh my gosh you are too cute!!!!
    The drink for my glucose test wasn't too bad. I mean it isn't something that you will WANT to drink again, but it won't make you sick or anything either. It was kind of like a crappy brand of a juice drink if that makes sense.
    And I'm with Chloe! I didn't have any stretchmarks during my pregnancy until the last three days and it's because i was stuck in a hospital bed and couldn't get my palmers lotion to apply. I have like three little lines on each side of my hips.

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  3. I pray that I look as cute as you at 26 weeks!!

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  4. LOVEEEE! I always look at your bumpdates as a "what is a bout to happen t me" post since you are a few weeks ahead! I don't know about you, but I am already anxious to meet my little girl...you are almost to 30 weeks!! (:

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  5. good luck with it all. glad you are moving around. and ewww, glucose test, no fun!

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  6. You are beautiful...nice tennis shoes! ha ha Being healthy is the most important thing. I'm glad things are going well for you.

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  7. You look awesome!! I am 23 weeks!

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