Tuesday, September 8, 2009

26 weeks = still an eggplant!

I am going to apologize now - this is going to be a very lame, super short post.  Maybe I will post again tomorrow but if I can be honest, I am exhausted - emotinally and physically.  I am definitely feeling 'more' pregnant and I hate to complain about it.  I am so very thankful and feel so blessed to have this healthy little girl in my tummy, but it is so draining sometimes.  I will try to post more another day this week.. I am just ready to take my contacts out, put my pjs on and lay on the couch and watch Big.Brother.

26 week quiz:
How far along: 26 weeks 2 day 
Weight gain: + 15 lbs or so -- maybe more at this point but I am not a fan of the scale.. 
New maternity clothes: nope. 
New baby clothes/items: we bought the paint for her nursery - and I did VERY good controlling myself at Ko.hls the other day, didn't spend a dime on baby clothes! 
Sleep: I've been having terrible back pain so sleep has not been so easy recently. 
Best moment of the week: buying paint for Gummy Bear's room; feeling her move more; listening to Gav talk about his baby "sisser" 
Stretch marks: uggg.. don't ask! 
Movement: yes, she moves a ton - love it!! 
Food cravings: sweet tea and gala apples 
Gender: girl! [so amazing!] 
Belly button in or out: still 'funny shaped' 
Labor signs: the braxton hicks contractions have begun - although they aren't a sign of labor it's a sign for me that I'm getting closer to the end.. 
What I miss: being able to control my emotions... oh wait, I have never been able to do that :o) 
What I'm looking forward to: clearing out the nursery and getting it painted; maybe picking a name for our little lady! 
Weekly wisdom: "Take it easy, take it easy - don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy." 
Milestones: At long last, your little swimmer can see the womb! Your miracle’s little eyelids have finally separated (they were fused closed previously) and they’re probably having their first moments of sight as you read this (or maybe it already happened while you were brushing your teeth or watching Oprah or something). In addition to seeing their little studio in your belly, they’ve recently acquired the ability to say “yes” and “no” in rudimentary sign language as they can now move their head back and forth. This is also the time where your little super star’s head hair is starting to grow! A cute little cowlick or two may be springing into position right now, getting ready for years of cute-but-stubborn bed-head. Also, their toenails have grown in and you little raisin continues to slowly pile up fat beneath their still-loose skin. Most importantly, brain tissue and neurons are all developing at a rapid pace, increasing their (genius-level?) brain activity and will continue to function at accelerated levels for the first seven to eight years of childhood! - courtesy of baby.gaga.com

*these photos are awful - I look terrible - and my shirt really is black, not some faded weird color but I really don't care too much right now, just enjoy the belly :o)

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