Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pregnancy: 26 Weeks

How far along? 26 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +12 lbs ... yeahhhh I've almost cried a few times today. Still average for where I am in my pregnancy but really!?  6 lbs in 5 weeks... UGH... today, I will be known as "fatty" thanks Brooke! haha I love you but this is a tough pill to swallow!
Maternity clothes? Some, mainly wearing my stretchier clothes still 
Stretch marks?  Not that I've seen so far!
Sleep: I sleep soooooooooo well! This past week, our neighbors have been lounging on their back porch with guest all hours of the night... instead of complaining, I turn on 2 fans and Charles wears ear plugs.  But, most nights, he ends up sleeping in the front bedroom on the full size bed and I'm alone in our room.   :( 

Best moment this week: FINISHING THE HOUSE!!!  Cleaning lady should be done today, and our realtor will be there Thursday!!! Praise the Lord!
Miss Anything? hahaha being fit/skinny... I watched out wedding video from almost 4 years ago the other day and wished I was that tiny again :( Oh well... maybe one day!

Movement: Ohhhh yes! She's a wiggle worm!

Food cravings: Nope. Glucose test results were normal! Praise the Lord!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Not at all, praise God! 
Have you started to show yet: Yep, officially a baby belly and not a bump.
Gender: Our sweet little girl :)

Labor Signs: No and they better stay away for a while
Belly Button in or out?  Still in, but getting flatter
Wedding rings on or off? On, but getting tighter!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Bummed today... ahhh I'm VERY close to hitting 150 lbs, and that's a tough number to see for a girl that's 5'1 on a good day :(

Size of Baby:  Should be about  a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel (via baby center)

Looking forward to: Finding out when we can move into Bandon! I'm ready to get Brooke's room ready! 

21 weeks  vs 26 weeks ... +6 lbs (same shirt different pants)

If you couldn't tell... the whole weight issue is kinda bothering me this week.  Please please please pray that I would stop being stupid and GET OVER IT! haha I have never, nor will ever be a 5'9 volleyball player or a super model.  I should have never expected to be all cute and pregnant haha that's not how these genes work! I'm curvy and round... but I'll have a beautiful baby girl come November and I'm thankful for this blessing!  I see a bigger face, boobs and belly, oh well... I exercise and eat right, but I guess my body is doing what it needs to do! Thank you Lord for designing me perfectly, please help the encouragement and love from you and my husband settle into my thick skull!

Yeah, doubt I could fit my right leg in that dress today!


  1. I know it's hard to see the numbers on the scale go up, but it's what's SUPPOSED to happen (and I'm not talking getting out of hand, which you're certainly not!). I gained 32 lbs. my entire pregnancy, but get this. in a matter of one week (actually around the 26 week mark!) I gained 4 lbs! In one week! Seriously. The pregnant body is crazy, but don't be discouraged. The weight you're putting on is so that you can nourish Brooke in the womb AND out of the womb. The thing my midwife reminded me is that if you're putting weight on by eating foods that count then it's good, healthy weight! God's design is perfect and I know your husband thinks you're even more beautiful growing a human being. (I'm also preaching these things to myself as a post partum Mama.)

  2. Love you...you are beautiful!

  3. Thank you so much for the encouragement Rachel, you made pregnancy look gorgeous and labor a piece of cake :) Olive is a doll and I adore your strong marriage/spouse. Isn't it amazing how God made our mates sooooo perfectly for us!? Thanks again dear <3

    Melissa... you are so wonderful! I'm soooooooo glad we've gotten closer through life group! Sorry these posts aren't helpful! haha I'm a stupid girl with body image issues but I'm trying to be real and work through them :) Love you friend! Thank you so much for the kind words!!! If I'm beautiful then you're GORGEOUS ;) have a good day ladies!