How far along?: 26 weeks.
Baby: Baby girl Ellie. She's averaging about 2 pounds right now, and apparently will double each month. AH! How does this happen?
Symptoms: Heartburn. At least a couple times a day. I'm really trying to not have to get the 24 hour relief drugs, but my Tums supply depletes so fast! Back pain has also come and gone quite a bit. There will be moments when I'm incredibly sore in certain spots, but it usually goes away after awhile. I need to get on the prenatal yoga workout train.
Food: Still nothing in the craving or aversion departments. Most of the time when I see something I want, I just grab it. So there hasn't been much room for massive/weird cravings.
Belly/body: My body is getting bigger. Less and less of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit. It's so sad! But at least I'm building up a nice maternity wardrobe for all future babies!
Excitements: I finally found a swimsuit!! It was only $40 for the whole thing, on sale, AND it was from Motherhood. Woot! I'm pretty excited and need to find a reason to go swimming or something.
|It's MUCH cuter in person and it has a racer back. Super comfy!|
To-dos: I need to start planning some freezer meals for when she comes. We're moving out into my grandparent's house (we are planning on saving up so we can hopefully put a down payment on a house) so I'm sure we'll have meals figured out by eating together, but I know I'll get hungry during our midnight feedings and I don't want to make Nick make all the food because I'm sure he'll be helping out as well. I'm thinking some breakfast burritos, a few crockpot meals, and bags of smoothie stuff so I can just throw it in the blender. Any other suggestions?
Other things: The Pregnant Chicken is my absolute FAVORITE pregnancy blog. It is hilarious, witty, interesting, and still incredibly helpful/insightful. If you want to learn more about pregnancy, just browse their site.