Wednesday, July 13, 2011

26 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 26 Weeks.

Size of Baby: The baby is around 14 inches long, from head to heel. The length of an English Hothouse Cucumber. He weighs around a pound and two thirds.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: At my 24 week Dr. appt. I had gained 18 pounds total. The baby was also measuring 2 weeks ahead.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity pants and mostly maternity shirts.

Gender: Its a BOY!! Jackson Thomas Smith

Movement: Yes, he's moving around A LOT now, and I love it.

Food Cravings: Still no real food cravings. Just anything that sounds good at the time.

What I miss: All the little things I miss are so worth it, knowing we'll be meeting our little baby boy in just 3 more months. :-)

Sleep: Still sleeping okay. Just wish I could sleep later in the morning and didn't have to get up for work. But I felt like that even when I wasn't pregnant, lol.

Symptoms: I'm still having this pain under my right ribs. The chiropractor seems to have helped my back a lot, but this pain under my ribs has gotten worse. The chiropractor seems to think its the ligaments pulling due to my ever expanding uterus. Not sure there's much that can be done about that, other than giving birth. Unfortunately its not time for that yet.

Best Moment this week: Having some downtime at home. This summer has been super busy and I've needed some downtime.

What I am looking forward to: Getting Jackson's room ready, my baby shower on Sept. 10th and getting to meet Jackson in Oct.