Friday, May 24, 2013

26 Weeks

I'm too tired to come up with anything fun to talk about today.  Between my cramping bowels, munchkin's midnight screaming and 2.0's nightly acrobatics I didn't get much sleep.  So instead of being witty I'm just trying to make it through the day and thanking god that it's Friday.  So, is it 4:00 yet???

How far along? 26w0d and the size of a head of lettuce (or a large zucchini according to my phone app).  He's ~13.6 inches and just under 2 lbs.  He's practicing breathing by inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid.  He also has eyelashes.

Weight loss/gain:  My alarm didn't go off and I was in a rush this morning so I didn't bother weighing myself. I knew I would hate what I saw on the scale anyway, so why ruin the beginning of a 3 days weekend.

Maternity clothes: 50/50 still.  I'm pretty much giving up on all non-maternity pants/shorts that have zippers, though.

Symptoms:  Surprise surprise - my bowels are still on strike.  I did take a dulcolax the other night and OMG the cramps were about as bad as the beginnings of labor with Andrew.  It worked, so I guess it was worth it, but damn I was miserable for a while there.

Sex (of baby):  It's a BOY!!!

Name: Still zero progress.  I guess we should start talking about it, huh?

Sleep: Not too bad, except for Tuesday night with the aforementioned cramps from hell. I've also been sleeping downstairs most of this week because J has an awful cough and it was keeping me up and pissing me off.

Best moment this week? This week has been blah.

Movement: Lots. He's clearly getting strong enough to bust through my anterior placenta.  He seems to be particularly active in the evenings and I really wish he would remove whatever appendage is shoved up under my ribs on the right side.  He seems to be following his big brother's lead - that is exactly where Andrew loved to torture me, too.

Food cravings:  I ate an entire container of wasabi peas this week.

Belly button in or out?  In

What I miss?  Feeling like I look good in my clothes.

What I'm looking forward to?  Three day weekend!  Woo hoo!!

Milestones:  Almost to 3rd tri. Yikes!

What I'm nervous about:  That J will want to go to the beach this weekend.  I cried last weekend when I had to put on a bathing suit for the pool and the thought of being in public in one is giving me major anxiety.  At least at Jay's pool it was just us.

Here I am in all my glory this morning. I won't even admit to how many outfit changes I had this morning - and this was the best I could do:

And just for shits and giggles here I was back at 12 weeks.  My ass has definitely expanded right along with my belly.  Bummer.


  1. You still look marvelous!! And the weight will come off quickly after 2.0 arrives so don't stress it too much right now (at least that's what I keep telling myself =) )I do feel you on the whole bathing suit thing though. I have to get into one next week for an out of town trip & I am really dreading it. Hang in there, momma!