How Many Weeks: 26 weeks!
Total Weight Gain: A whopping 13lbs! Omigosh! Who knew?? Geesh! 7 additional pounds since my previous OB appointment (which, in my defense, was 6 weeks before... A bit longer than usual due to me being out of state.) Hey, it helps me deal with the huge hike (wink, wink)! My OB doesn't seem to be concerned what-so-ever, but holy heck...
Baby Size: Lettuce
What is going on with this baby:
- His eyes are forming, and his eyes will soon start to open. They're just going to be beautiful - can't wait for this little guy to see his folks for the very first time!!!
- And his eyelashes are now grown, too. Never too many of those. Why is it that boys always have the fullest eyelashes?!
- He's getting his immune system ready for life on the outside by soaking up your antibodies. I will do what I can to make them healthy antibodies... (*Note to self: less junk food. Ahem, no really...)
- He's taking breaths, too. They're of amniotic fluid, not air, but it's still good practice.
Sleep: Still not complaining. I actually think it may have gotten better?? Well, at least I've slept particularly well these past few nights.
Movement: Yep. Just last night, I tried to snap a picture of his little booty popping out of the right side of my belly, but as soon as I got the camera out, he moved it back in. Camera shy. I think I took too long since I had initially forced my hubby to take a look at my lopsided belly. He's not really a fan of seeing that stuff - never really liked it either when it was our own babies in the oven... But, he saw it. LOL! Next time, I'll snap the pic for K&J first and THEN torture my hubby.
Symptoms: More and more Braxton Hicks. These have been occurring quite a bit since around week 11 or so (I know, very early), but it is very common for me. I had them very early with my daughter and they continued throughout my entire pregnancy on a regular basis; mostly in the evening. This pregnancy seems to be no different in that regard. Some are a little painful (since he sits SOOOOO LOW), but totally tolerable! It's actually kinda cool to see.
Food Cravings/Aversions: Umm, I like sweets. I told K at some point earlier in this pregnancy that I had no self-control when it came to cake and whoopie pies with my last pregnancy. I guess she took note because just a few days ago I had a special delivery from a very nice local bakery.
|Yep, there are 3 red velvet and 3 chocolate whoopie pies, 3 vanilla sprinkle and 3 chocolate PB cupcakes. I think I've died and gone to heaven.|
I'm looking forward to: capturing weird belly moments for K&J!