November 10, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 26


Husband Notes: "That belly is large and in charge!"
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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 26 weeks; baby's eyes are forming

Size of baby: As big as kale

Gender: We will be revealing the gender at our baby shower! Couple more weeks till we find out!


Total weight gain: 23 lbs.

Symptoms: Heartburn, indigestion, leg cramps, pelvic floor pains


Physical changes: Belly button is still an innie, but it's looking more shallow. It's also getting itchy from the skin stretching. 

Labor signs: Really feeling the Braxton-Hicks contractions. 

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On


Maternity clothes: Well, it's probably time for maternity tops...all my shirts feel like baby tees at this point. 

Diet: I'm feel like I'm ALWAYS hungry...diet is whatever food I can get my hands on.   

Food cravings:
        • Green grapes

        • Cake
        • Soups and stews
        • Spicy foods - buffalo sauce!
        • Grape tomatoes
        • Pizza

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Walking on the incline trainer.

Sleep: Sleep has been okay. The dreams are getting weirder. 


Miss anything in particular: The ability to bend over...touching my toes...etc.

Mood: Happy but exhausted. It was a tough work week.

Looking forward to: The baby shower and gender reveal! 2 weeks!

Worst moment this week: Fighting and ugly crying over the cost of daycare...

Best moment this week: 1-month check-up was this week...everything is still good with the baby!





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November 3, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 25


Husband Notes: "You REALLY can't hide the belly anymore"
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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 25 weeks; baby is developing more fat and more hair

Size of baby: As big as a cauliflower

Gender: We will be revealing the gender at our baby shower! 


Total weight gain: 22 lbs

Symptoms: Heartburn, indigestion, leg cramps, pelvic floor pains


Physical changes: Belly button is still an innie!

Labor signs: Definitely feeling Braxton-Hicks contractions. 

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On


Maternity clothes: I think I need a pregnancy girdle to help me manage my pelvic pains...

Diet: Eating less but more often is helping me manage my indigestion

Food cravings:
        • Any and all fruits

        • Candy (from Halloween...chocolate tastes really good right now and I wasn't even craving it)
        • Soups and stews
        • Spicy foods
        • Tomatoes in any form...especially grape tomatoes
        • Pizza

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Still walking on the incline trainer.

Sleep: Sleep has been okay. Lots of vivid dreams. Waking up a lot in the middle of the night.

Miss anything in particular: My 20s. Haha. I feel like we've been 'planning for the future' since we bought a house and I haven't taken a breath since then. I miss having less responsibility and not having to think so much about the future.


Mood: Happy but tired.

Looking forward to: Our 1-month checkup next Tuesday

Worst moment this week: Stressing myself out about not having enough Halloween candy, but it rained (poured!) and we only got 5 kids...

Best moment this week: Enjoying the last few warm days of fall. I'm not ready to freeze yet.




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October 27, 2018

BUMPDATE: Week 24


Husband Notes: "You can't fully bend over at times, so I have to get things for you."
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Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 24 weeks; baby is developing a sleep and wake cycle

Size of baby: As big as a cantaloupe

Gender: We will be revealing the gender at our baby shower! 


Total weight gain: 21 lbs

Symptoms: Heart burn, indigestion, leg cramps


Physical changes: Still an innie, but a shallow innie!

Labor signs: Feeling Braxton-Hicks contractions? My uterus just randomly tightens up from time to time.

Stretch marks: None

Wedding ring: On


Maternity clothes: I'm really satisfied with my new pair of Target maternity jeans. They fit quite well and give me more outfit options. I'm no longer bound to wearing my favorite black pants every day. 

Diet: Eating less but more often is helping me manage my indigestion

Food cravings:
        • Sour anything!

        • Apple
        • Banana peppers
        • Spicy foods
        • Tomatoes in any form...especially grape tomatoes
        • CARBS - pasta, bread, pizza

Food aversions: No major aversions.


Exercise: Still walking on the incline trainer.

Sleep: Sleep has been much better this week. Not sure why.

Miss anything in particular: Working out. All I can do is walk these days. 

Mood: Happy! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!

Looking forward to: Being Smooshi and Phil Demers for Halloween this year!

Worst moment this week: Feeling contractions for the first time...and not being sure what to think. It freaked me out, for sure.

Best moment this week: Celebrating Halloween! And thinking about what we'll be next year when we're officially a trio!




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