Sunday, July 11, 2010

26 weeks pregnant with a girl

How far along? 26 weeks 2 days

Total weight gain: 20 or something like that. don't remind me.

Maternity clothes? The above shirt is NOT a maternity shirt! It's from the Gap Outlet. Just.. stretchy! I bought it during the first trimester.

Sleep: Same as always: Lots of hip pain and side pain. I flip sides all night until I get up to pee, and then it's back to flip flopping on my sides :)

Best moment this week: I'd have to say church was the best moment this week, even though that has nothing to do with our baby :)

Movement: Sometimes I feel these little twitters *really* low in my belly -- it feels exactly like little feet wiggling around. But she shakes my entire belly on a regular basis and we get a kick (get it? a kick) out of it!

Gender: I can't believe we're having a DAUGHTER!

Labor Signs: No sir!

Belly Button in or out? teeny weeny little hole. my belly button's existence is now being numbered by mere days..

What I miss: My ribs not feeling like they're cracked open. They're spreading apart, and Mark can feel it -- he can now put multiple fingers between my ribs :\ They're very sensitive, to say the least..

Weekly Wisdom: Coupons can be your best friend, especially from Babies R Us. Sign up for them -- they're free, and you can get free merchandise!

Milestones: She's can now absolutely hear Mark & myself carry on a conversation and can recognize our voices. She's about 14 inches long and around 2 pounds. She inhales and exhales small amounts of amniotic fluid -- prepping her for breathing oxygen on her birth day! :)

I'm feeling pretty great these days. No cravings still. My only complaint is that I have really tender ribs and my back aches like never before -- but it's nothing I can't handle. We've become pros at telling people our due date and her precious name (if they ask in real life!)

We're planning and preparing for her baby shower, and I cannot wait! I still can't believe I'm having a girl (what do you even do with girls?!) and am already trying to plan her first Thanksgiving outfit. I currently have heartburn (third time this entire pregnancy) and have no idea why. Tonight we joined our church, and I got info on their MOPs program! Cannot wait. And, even though I'm dying to meet and hold our baby girl, I'm counting every single day a blessing until October 15th. We have lots of planning and prepping to do before she makes her grand entrance into our lives!


  1. You are seriously the cutest thing ever! And really?! You've gained 20 lbs?! I seriously cannot tell! You're all baby!

    I was just thinking to myself earlier how I still can't believe you're having a girl, either! She is going to be beyond precious! I can't wait to meet her!!!

  2. So exciting!!!!! I'm so happy for you both and I love these updates! So sweet! I am very curious about her name though:)

  3. I'm so happy for the both of you, and you look awesome! I can't wait to see the pictures from the baby shower! I know it's going to be a ball! I'm like you, I can't wait til Elijah gets here, but counting each day I can spend with him in my tummy a blessing! :)

  4. You are going to tell us her name...right!

  5. haha! yes :) especially if I know you in real life! Not sure how much longer I can keep it "under wraps"