26 weeks

Baby is the size of a head of lettuce. He is busy breathing amniotic fluid and soaking up antibodies to prepare for life on the outside.

I can’t believe I am going to say this for fear of jinxing everything, but I have been sleeping so much better this past week. I am still waking up at least every 2 hours to roll over, but in-between the wake ups I am sleeping soundly and waking up so much more refreshed in the morning. Hallelujah! I think I only took one nap this week on Saturday. I have been less tired during the day, and I think it is partially because I started taking my extra vitamin D supplements again. At my last appointment I asked the doc if it was ok, and she gave the green light so I’ve been taking an extra 2000 IU’s daily. Speaking of the doc, I have another appointment tomorrow which will include an ultrasound and also the dreaded glucose test. I am not looking forward to downing a bottle of sickly sweet drink within five minutes. At all.

This week I have been getting to the point where I get full really fast when I eat. Like uncomfortably full, and then I stay that way with an upset stomach for the rest of the day if I’ve eaten too much. This is very sad to me because I really like to eat a lot of food. I have really had to exhibit some control and focus on eating small portions at more frequent intervals. I’m still craving a lot of fruit, and there were a couple times this week when I didn’t want chocolate. I didn’t know what to do.

On the exercise front, I am still swimming and walking. I have only been doing my core exercises from the PT 2x/week, but I suppose that is better than 0x/week. I went for my first hike of the year over the weekend and it was great to be back out on the trails even though my back/butt was not the happiest about it. Thank goodness for spring! Sunshine and warmer temps really make everything so much better.

I still spend most of my free time researching baby stuff to register for. It is becoming a sickness, and I am driving myself crazy, but I can’t help it. I don’t want to make the wrong decisions and I am a researchaholic. Also, I am completely obsessed with cloth diapers (and researching said diapers). In fact, this came in the mail the other day:

I can’t even. It is so tiny and pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I got it from a website that was having a going out of business sale so I really couldn’t resist. I am not planning on using all fancy “all in one” diapers like this (especially at the newborn stage), but I definitely want to have a few around as an easy option.

Lastly, I can’t believe how fast the weeks are flying by now. Suddenly it seems like July will be here tomorrow and all of a sudden we will have a little human to take care of and be responsible for keeping alive. This is kind of blowing my mind at the moment and I’m going to go ahead and try not to freak out just yet. I have 14ish weeks left to wrap my head around it, so plenty of time. Right?

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4 responses to “26 weeks

  1. Chris

    He’ll have the most stylish diapers around!

  2. Valerie

    Congrats, you look wonderful!
    Sleep much improved for me in the 20-something weeks too. And OH, do I remember that FULL feeling after meals, that you talked about! Blah :/
    Cute diaper!

  3. Stopping by to say congrats (still following along with your blog!)!!! And, that I LOVE cloth diapers and completely understand your obsession. It’s hard not to fall in love with them…they’re so darned cute!

  4. Stephanie

    Wow reading your post is like reading about my own life πŸ™‚ I’m just two weeks behind you, and am also trying to wrap my mind around having a baby to care for this July. And I too am obsessed with researching cloth diapers πŸ™‚ Thanks for writing. It’s always nice to see someone in the same boat I am in.