Monday, May 30, 2016

26 Weeks (May 29)

I seem to have started my gain 3 lbs a week trend too early. Being too busy to cook and eating junk are probably causing it.  I have not been sleeping enough. I never get enough rest.  This week with a day's notice I started putting together a teacher gift. It was going to just be from me/Ella then it snowballed into from the entire group. I was up until 2 working on it. I worked on it all that day. Then I worked on it in between the meetup I ran with a lot of people.  So Wednesday and Thursday were really busy and I feel like I never recovered. 
Ella woke up just as I was finishing up taking pictures and she wanted to join in. She wanted the tripod down low so she could hit the button so those are our sitting ones. She wanted to "stand in the bushes" so that was the last one.  Ella woke up in the middle of the night cold and put on socks herself then came and told me she did it herself. She was freezing. I woke up an hour earlier and was freezing so I cuddled her and put an afghan 4 layers thick on her then she warmed up and went back to sleep. 
I feel like my bump is more rounded and popped out this time but I am not sure. It could just be the slightly different photo angles. 

I went to the doctors this week for my  normal appointment. I measured 26 almost 27 weeks she said but I was only 25 weeks 3 days when I went.

Size of baby: Eggplant, 14 inches long from head to heel. My app on my phone says the baby weighs about 2 pounds.

Total Weight Gain/Loss:  I gained 3 lbs this week so I'm at 16.3 lbs overall! That's about 25% more than last time!

Maternity Clothes:  Wearing them all the time except to sleep in and workout bottoms.

Movement: As always there's a ton.

Sleep: I'm falling asleep far too often using my laptop. I wake up about once a night to pee. At least I'm going right back to sleep. The punk cat wakes me up a lot. She meows until I  get an afghan set up for her right against me.

What I miss: Exercising easily.

Symptoms: Always having to go to the bathroom. Feeling so much hotter than I usually am.

Best moment this week: Getting a good 4 mile run in.

Looking forward to: baby shower!

Exercise:  I ran 4.4 miles on Monday. Sunday I did a Cize workout. Saturday and Sunday I went into our pool. It was a lot of standing but also moving and treading water and holding Ella at the same time. Then we walked about an hour at Ikea (probably more.) 

Same this time: I took some pictures that weren't my side profile.

Different from last time: Interestingly last time we bought a dresser for the baby room and this time we did not. BUT we went to the store to get one but then we didn't feel like lifting the box so we decided to wait. So it's kind of the same. (Plus they were out of something else we wanted so we'd have to go back anyway.)


  1. You look like you're carrying higher this time. I feel like 16 pounds at this point isn't too bad.

    1. In the weight section from last time I had these notes "According to my app I should have gained 13-19 lbs so far if you click on the weight area. If you look at the week description for Week 26 it says 16-22 lbs." So I'm still on track but higher than last time. And last time once I hit the gain 3 lbs a week trend I continued with it except the week I gained 6 or so.

      I was thinking I was carrying higher then wondered if my shirt was pulled down more so I didn't want to say and wanted to see what someone else thought without my opinions being in their mind.