Monday, May 26, 2014

baby alex: 26 weeks

a little late thanks to a trip to the midwest, but not too tardy.

how far along: 26 weeks

how big is baby: the size of a scallion (14 inches long and weighs 1 2/3 pounds)

weight gain / loss: starting weight was 142.4 lbs and i weighed 157.5 lbs at 26 weeks. i've gained 15 lbs and am on track for a healthy 25-35 pound overall weight gain.

symptoms: heartburn, waaaaah

cravings / aversions: craving fruits and healthy foods all the time. almost never in the mood for meat.

movement: i've started doing kick counts every night and can usually get 10 kicks in 5-10 minutes after drinking a glass of ice cold water. i'm trying to remember to do this every night.

gender: a little boy is on the way :-)

belly button: no change

sleep: i've started having insomnia again and it's making me quite tired when i get to work the next day.

what i'm looking forward to: i have a work conference this week, then the glucose test and another sono after that. sonos are seriously my fave. i love seeing little jake.

what i miss: feeling prepared and organized. i'm 2/3 of the way through this pregnancy and everyday i feel further and further behind...

highlights this past week: we took family photos in iowa this weekend, and i'm looking forward to seeing how they turned out. there definitely wasn't a maternity focus or anything, but i have a feeling this will be our last photo shoot as a family of three. next time we take family photos, baby alex will have arrived.

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