Wednesday, August 5, 2015

26 week sibling update... Surrogate Side

Holy smokes; time has flown right by!  I am the worst blogger ever.  The time has come to really nail this sibling project down and get back into the swing of how Charlie's updates went!  Here goes!

Date:  August 5, 2015

How Many Weeks:  26 weeks

Total Weight Gain: About 14lbs!

Baby Size:  Lettuce

What is going on with this baby:
  • Baby's eyes are forming, and will soon start to open.
  • The eyelashes are now grown, too.
  • Baby is getting it's immune system ready for life on the outside by soaking up my antibodies.
  • Baby is taking breaths, too. They're of amniotic fluid, not air, but it's still good practice.
Maternity Clothes:  Oh, but of course!  My wardrobe consists of a lot of sundresses, maxi skirts and tank tops these days...  I am not complaining!  I absolutely LOVE this weather!

Sleep:  No complaints here!  Although, I'm still waking up super tired and feeling exhausted during the daytime.  I consistently have my daily "crash" around 2/2:30pm where I literally cannot stop yawning consecutively.  It's really quite a sight to see!

Movement:  There is no denying that this child is directly related to Charlie.  We've got another little mover on our hands!  I am blessed with nightly performances once again, but this time much later than Charlie's.

Symptoms:  Some pretty significant shortness of breath and low blood pressure.  I'm not dizzy anymore, but have episodes of not being able to catch my breath.  Docs think it's related to my low iron and my iron supplement not working as well as they'd hoped.  We shall see what these next few days/weeks present.

Food Cravings/Aversions:  I cannot believe it; I don't want ice cream!  I actually don't feel well after eating it.  I am, however, pretty drawn to cake.  Chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting.  Delightful.  But, the most demanding craving I have at the moment is a specific panini from a local bakery/deli located just across the street of my work; Wild Oats.  I may or may not go there to purchase one every now and again.   Or, maybe every other day?!  I am just a little bit obsessed with them.  No lie.  The workers know me by name and are already writing down my order when I walk in.

I'm looking forward to:  Relaxing!  We are heading out on vacation next week with my brother and his expecting wife to Cape Cod!  She's due the day before me!  How funny is that??


Before at 23 Weeks!
Today at 26+ Weeks!

1 comment:

  1. I am just so proud of you!!!!! Who knew when we worked together in our early twenties that you would be doing such a selfless act....... I love it!!!!