Oh Baby! || Week 26

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I now find myself in the last week of the second trimester, and it's bittersweet. While all the changes and adjustments to pregnancy have been a roller coaster at times, watching this sweet girl grow has been incredible. I'm in awe of the Lord's design for pregnancy and the gift that it truly is. I never thought I would want to slow this time down, but with 14 weeks (give or take) left I want to remember this season of life with clarity and fondness.

How far along? In the 26h week 

Baby's Size: A head of lettuce || approximately 13.6+ inches and anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 pounds

Gender: Sweet girl! 

Baby Fact: Baby girl's eyes are forming, and her eyelids will start to open soon. Her eyelashes are all grown too. Plus, she is taking breaths of amniotic fluid to practice for the real deal.

Weight Gain: I'll find out later today if I'm still hanging out around 10 pounds or if it's more. 

Baby's Movement: Yesterday afternoon I had my arm resting across my stomach when baby girl gave me her hardest kick yet, bouncing my arm slightly off of my belly. She's getting stronger by the day and I'm always impressed with her movements. 

Maternity Clothes: Oh my, yes! However, I have found that Old Navy's non-maternity clothes sized up one are totally doable too! ASOS is also great for dresses, and that's where I found my baby shower dress

Sleep: You know what, I've been sleeping through the night without waking for a bathroom break more nights than not. It's been fabulous! 

Symptoms: All the regular ones...swelling, indigestion, back aches, and fatigue is starting to creep back into the equation.

Cravings: Sweets. Good gracious, I thought my sweet tooth was bad before, but this doesn't even compare. Ice cold water and carbonated juice are others at the top of my cravings list. Another new favorite is orange and spice hot tea. So good!

Miss Anything? Laying on my stomach, whether it's sleeping or just sprawling out on the floor.  

Best Moment This Week: The tea party themed baby shower my SIL threw on Saturday!

Worst Moment This Week: I can't say that I have one. 

Looking Forward To: Getting the glucose test out of the way!

How's Husband? Incredible as usual! This is his birthday week, he'll be turning 25 on Friday, and baby girl and I are taking extra care to make this week special because he deserves it! I loved going through all the wonderful gifts we received at the baby shower with him. His reaction to the tiny baby clothes and baby necessities was the best. He's going to be the best daddy :)

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10 comments on "Oh Baby! || Week 26"
  1. You look so great and I'm so glad things are going smoothly! Sending y'all prayers and well wishes!

    Linds @ Not A Mom

  2. you look amazing. i love your sweater/cardigan- where is it from!? and the tea party- completely swooning. LOVE. it's so beautiful. you deserve to be showered. also, i just discovered asos last night and was going to do a post soon- ordered two dresses. we will see if they fit but love the site!! so cute. have a great day- xo

  3. Love seeing these updates! Your shower looked absolutely darling!!!

  4. The glucose test isnt that bad but if you get a choice go with the lemon-lime flavor its like flat sprite lol. My least favorite thing about it was the fasting before hand ;) You look amazing Mama!

  5. So exciting! I swear time is going by so quickly with our wedding coming up, but the reason I realize how fast each week goes is because of your weekly bumpdate. :) I'm always shocked like I can't believe it's been another week! Also that sweater you're wearing...so many heart eyes emojis. Where did you get it?!

  6. I love your bump dates . You are the cutest! Also, I loved your baby shower dress. I'm wondering if it's weird if I get it even though I'm not pregnant.

  7. You are all belly!! I am excited (as a new reader) see you grow and flourish as a Momma.

  8. I love reading these updates!! So excited for you guys! Happy Birthday to your husband!

  9. You look radiant! Can you share where that gorgeous sweater is from?

  10. You look amazing!
    I'm glad you are getting better sleep this week!
    So exciting that it's Pete's golden birthday on Friday!!


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