How far along: 26 weeks!
How big is baby: About the size of a head of lettuce… 14 inches long and weighs 1.5 lbs – 2.5 lbs.
Gender: It’s a BOY! This is still so hard to believe.
Movement: So much movement lately. He moves more when I lay down in bed or am getting ready to sleep. He also gets active right after I eat and sit and relax for a bit. I am noticing his movements so much more now and I love it. It never gets old.
Sleep: Still sleeping pretty good. We ordered a memory foam topper for our bed to help with my pelvic alignment and I think it helps? Actually, I have no idea if it helps but it’s comfortable and it’s more supportive than our pillow top. Can’t complain about anything sleep.
Symptoms: I caught a nasty cold this week so all my cold symptoms masked most pregnancy symptoms. I am still having the pelvic pain and lower back pain and seeing a physical therapist weekly. So far I haven’t had much improvement but I am hopeful that the therapy will eventually help.
Cravings/Aversions: I am trying really hard to not fulfill every single craving I have (unless it’s healthy). My first trimester and the ease of getting take out has thrown me into some very bad habits. I am slowly making my way back. I still don’t prefer chicken but am loving fresh (cold) fruit, cold water, and pop-tarts. You win some and you lose some.
Maternity clothes: Yes and no. I am mixing and matching. I ordered some more tops from Old Navy last week when they were having a sale. Can’t wait for those to arrive later. I picked some longer options to hide my maternity support belt when I wear it.
Workouts: No workouts and have been told very strictly from my doctor and physical therapist to take it easy. I am “exercising” though if you call my 3-5 minutes a day of PT homework exercising. I’m just grateful to be triggering muscles again and to hopefully be triggering the right muscles to help with the pain.
Nursery: No progress, but dreaming up ideas.
Mike: is HOME! He was gone all last week for school and it was LONG week. He got home Sunday night just in time to celebrate my sisters birthday and his early birthday. Life is so much better when he is around and our house feels too big when he’s not there. I have to depend on him so much right now and him being gone through a bad cold and pain/soreness made me realize how much. He had a good week in Minnesota though and I’m grateful for that.
Missing anything: Umm.. I miss being pain free but I can’t dwell on that because this is life right now.
Best part of the week: When Mike came home from his trip and we fell asleep next to each other again.
Looking forward to most: More physical therapy! Anything to get me moving comfortably again.
Worries/Concerns: None! Doctor says everything is on track and looking healthy.