26 weeks

How far along?  26 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: Okay, no more drum roll. I gained three more pounds:} So if my calculations are correct, I lost 7 pounds when I found out I was pregnant. Since the I have gained all of that back plus 7 pounds…that is a  total of 14 pounds! Not bad! I need to keep it up!
Maternity clothes: All maternity clothes. I have been purchasing more clothes because the summer is coming and I need more flowy not so tight outfits. I am naturally a hot body but since I have a bun in the oven I seem to be warmer.
Sleep: I am sleeping as good as expected, he is very active at night.
Best moment this week: Nothing too exciting this week…since Rick is out of town I have been nesting. I finally received out dresser draw for the babies room. It was delivered yesterday….it looks so great! We plan on using it as a changing table, as well as a storage for diapers, lotions and clothes.
Miss anything? Not really missing anything.
Movement: Tons of moment! I have started playing some music for him. It was so cute! Last night, I played some lullabies for him and he would move more when the music was playing! So this morning, I played Eternal Flame by the Bangles. He, again started moving more! OMG, I was so touched! This is also definitely a best moment of the week!
Food cravings: No real cravings, just trying to eat healthy.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.
Gender: It’s a BOY!
First picture is of baby’s penis and scrotum(he is going to hate me for this haha)
Second picture is of his feet kicked back and crossed…just relaxing:)
Third picture is of his head, showing some hair! Can’t wait to see if its curly!
Fourth picture is a picture of his nostrils and lips(as if you are looking up into his nose)
Labor signs: None.
Symptoms: Seems that once I get into bed I can’t lay flat otherwise my lower back starts to cramp up, so it seems that laying flat on my back is coming to an end. Regardless, I am still getting 9 hours of sleep a night and loving every minute of it.
Belly button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy/sad, it is so weird not having Rick living with me. He is completing a traveling nursing position in Milwaukee, WI over the next 8 weeks. So I am officially on my own until then. I miss him so much but I know that this has to be the way things are for the next couple of weeks. It will go bye fast. In saying that, it has been a long time since I have been on my own, in a way it is kinda nice. I must admit…our apartment is much cleaner than it was:) 8 weeks seems like a long time but I am going back to WI for July 4th and he will come back to visit me at the end of July. So we will be seeing each other soon.
Looking forward to: Traveling to Platteville next week Wednesday for a long weekend. (Wednesday June 29th to July 4th) I have no real plans when I get there, except I want to get a pedicure:)
Days to go: 98 days to go! I can’t believe it!
Baby development: Baby is the size of a bunch of green onions/scallions. He weighs 1 2/3 pounds and measures 14 inches. The network of nerves in your baby’s ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear your voice and Rick’s voice as we chat with each other. He is inhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he is born and takes that first gulp of air. His testicles should begin to descend into his scrotum. This trip will take about two to three months:)
26 week bump pic
Love,
Amanda

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