Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Baby Brother...26 Weeks

I keep thinking that we have so much time for planning but it hit me this week that we are 14 weeks away! FOURTEEN. And while we do have almost everything we need (I'm getting new bedding, etc. for his room), the nursery is currently the "junk room" in our house and is holding all kinds of stuff in it. Once I get through that we'll be ready! Easier said than done with holidays in the next six weeks, though. :) Anyone want to help me organize? (Going from having a guest room to no guest room is already making us feel cramped...And yes, I know things could be WAY worse.) So get the nursery organized and pick up about five things that I've learned that we "need" that have come out in the past few years and we're set. Ha!

Size of the Baby: Eggplant – If these fruits/veggies are running together for you like they are me, that means that Baby Brother measures about 13.6 to 14.8 inches and weighs about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds. This is for the entire sixth month, not just this week.

Total Weight Loss/Gain: +5 pounds – Here it comes! Yuck.

Maternity Clothes: I’m in them! I’m out of most everything else, save sweaters that are open in the front.

Gender: Another boy!

Movement: Yes! Lots and lots and lots of it. He enjoys sitting right on top of my bladder all.the.time. I feel like he’s a lot lower than James was. James was all in my ribs all the time!

Cravings: I finally feel SO MUCH better. I’m not craving anything (except lots of sugar…not good) but I’m finally eating again. Still a few aversions, but much better than before.

Symptoms: I feel a lot better than I have! I have started wearing out more easily and I am certain that the hypoglycemia that I experienced with James is back. I also have the regular pregnancy aches and pains – and a little sciatica, but not nearly as much as I had with James.

Sleep: Still ok. I’m actually falling asleep and staying asleep all night long, usually. Hope I don’t regret saying that!

What I Miss: Deli meat. And blue cheese. And yes, I know it’s okay to eat pasteurized blue cheese, but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to do it yet. (I also know that to miss blue cheese is WEIRD but my favorite restaurant salads have it on there.)

Best Moment This Week: My child-free weekend with Eddie! We need a break every now and then!

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