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Friday, March 23, 2018

26 Week Pregnancy Update

25 Weeks
Last week was a busy one in terms of baby things! I had my glucose test and I'm relieved to say that I passed. I was so nervous that my new found love of sweet treats was going to cause an issue. And I'm also happy to report that the drink wasn't bad at all. I had prepared myself for the worst based on what I've heard others say. I went with the orange flavor and it basically tasted like a flat orange soda. In other news, excuse the way I look in the bump photos. It seems like every time I try to take one the wind is gusting.

How far along? 26 weeks and 2 days

Baby’s size: This week baby Smith is the length of a scallion.

Weight gain: I've gained a total of  14.2 lbs as of my last appointment.

Energy: Still holding strong!

Appetite & Food Cravings: My appetite is beginning to subside. I'm finding that my dinner portions are decreasing significantly in size because I get full so easily. And breakfast is what drives me to get out of bed in the mornings. I would say it's my favorite meal of the day. So much so, I find myself planning out at night what I'm going to eat when I wake up. 

Workouts: I'm still making it to the gym between four and five days per week. I've been wearing my normal gym pants but they have officially over stayed their welcome. They are now way too tight in the waist! I'll guess I'll be on the search for some bigger ones this weekend. The tops I've been wearing aren't maternity, but just some cute ones I found that I went up in size in. I'm hoping to do the same with the bottoms.

Sleep: I'm cherishing every minute of it. I've been sleeping in on the weekends and not feeling bad about it. I know my quiet, slow mornings are limited so I'm trying to take advantage of the while I still can. 

Movement: My favorite part of the day is when I come at night and sit on the couch after dinner and when I'm laying in bed. That's when this sweet baby boy goes crazy and starts moving all around! There were a few kicks this past week that even made me jump. He's a wiggly little guy! 

Wardrobe: I've got a few dresses in my online shopping cart that I'm hoping will work for some upcoming showers. They aren't maternity, but just bigger than my normal size. It's tricky trying to buy things in advance when your size changes weekly. I still haven't purchased white jeans. But I decided to try and put on my regular ones last week and had zero expectations of them fitting, but I was able to get them on! With the assistance of two hair ties that is...but I'm game for whatever works at this point!
Baby Shopping: Mom and I did some serious damage at the Charleston Repeats sale last week. It was such much fun having her in town. They had a special night of shopping just for first time moms. We got some sweet little outfits that I can't wait to put him in! I also ordered the crib and mattress but still need to get bedding. And I found a dresser that will work as the changing table, it just needs to be painted. I still have a lot more to buy but making progress, slowly but surely. 
Doctor's Visits: I go back next week for another checkup and then I'll begin going every two weeks.

25 Weeks
26 Weeks
26 Weeks

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