Tuesday, February 24, 2015

14 Weeks Left!!! -- 26 Week Pregnancy Update

I must have unknowingly purchased a first class ticket on the Struggle Bus Express! The last 48 hours my mantra has been, "I love my children, I love my children, I love my children....." We are currently going through the Grandma's House Detox program resulting in shitty naps for all and tantrums at all hours......yay! Ok, enough of the pity party.....here's my 26 week update!

Black and white and an honest stay-at-home mom look! Mascara, leggings and a tank......I was kind enough to put a bra on for everyone's safety!
Weight Gain/Loss: Up 13 pounds total, same as last time!
How Far Along: 26 Weeks
Fruit of the Week: Baby is the size of an eggplant and weighing around 2 pounds!
Baby Buys: I personally haven't bought anything for the baby, BUT my mom went a little crazy on my Amazon registry, so I've been getting random items every couple of days. Amazon Prime is a wonderful thing!
Movement: Layne had such sweet little jabs and punches.....Jayce on the other hand is pretty chill unless my bladder is full, then he has to jump on it. And if I'm trying to clean/cook./be productive, he feels the need to ball up by my ribs and make it impossible to breathe! But he definitely movin' and a groovin'!
Dreams: I feel like I've dreamed about every single person I went to high school with at this point, nothing creepy, they were just there. So to everyone that I know reads this, but we don't keep in touch, apparently my subconscious is saying hello!
Position: Who knows! I think he flips in every position throughout the day!
Birth "Plan": Although a VBAC is my ultimate goal, going past my due date (because they won't induce with a VBAC) doesn't sound like much fun, it's making a planned c-section sound appealing!
Cravings: Food! Over the weekend my appetite went from 0 to 100, I think the hubs was annoyed by the constant, "I'm hungry...."
Shit that Sucks: Breathing. He sits so high that bending over puts me completely out of breath, and therefore when I pick toys up with the kids I end up just scooting around the floor on my butt or crawling on my hands and knees. Extremely attractive I'm sure!
Struggles: Shoes. I only wear flip flops, because cold feet are more comfortable than squishing my fat feet into any sort of other shoe. Yesterday's high was close to zero here in the Iowa and I still rocked them. The hubs, pediatrician, nurses, and random people at the various stops in our day informed me of the weather as well, but again, I have no choice.
Successes: All children are currently alive and breathing. Considering the epic tantrums that have been pitched, this is a success!
Mood Swings: My emotions have seemed pretty mellow lately. I'm sure that my other half is happy about that!
Milestones: I got nothing......I think 26 weeks is like that stage where nothing "exciting" is happening.....so we'll say that no news is good news!
Funny: I've come to the conclusion that all men are the same from a very young age on. Yes, my husband has been oogling over my sweater puppets.......but now my little boys (our 1 and 2 year old) are all about them. Let's clarify that for the most part, they were never breastfed, so that's not it. But I'm now constantly pulling little hands out of my bra, telling them they are mine and not to touch. The funniest part is they do it without thinking. While watching Curious George in the morning with both boys on my lap, both of them absentmindedly put a hand on my boob/in my bra. Should be interesting when I attempt to nurse Jayce and my girls are out all the time. I'm sure "mommy's boobies" will be the constant topic of conversation.
Inside the Hormonal Brain: I have extremely high standards for everything in my life and prefer control at all times. Obnoxious? Yes. Annoying? Not to me, but I'm sure to others. Do I care? No. So here I am having all of these extreme worries about when  Jayce is born and the other 3 boys going out to the farm with my mom for 2 weeks while we recover and rest at home. They've done multiple long weekends, and even a week last summer. But 2 WHOLE WEEKS has me a nervous wreck. It was my idea and everything, and I think it will be good for us, but the fact that my mom is so laid back/doesn't do things my way, drives me insane. It also makes for a rough transition home! Agh! I should stop worrying and know that as long as everyone comes home with all of their fingers and toes, everything else will be fine.......

Thank you to everyone who reads my posts and updates! In 2 weeks I have my glucose test! Wish me luck!

Look for some new posts in the coming week! Ideas on how you can be helpful to a mom at the end of her pregnancy and in the first few weeks (a good one to help hint to others!), and all about a "sprinkle" shower!

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