Bumpdate: 26 Weeks
Baby is the size of: Head of Lettuce
Total Weight Gain: 20.8 pounds....YIKES!
Sleep: Pretty good. I woke up on Sunday morning and had to pee so badly I couldn't even stand up straight. I looked like the Hunchback of Notre Dame as I made my way down the hallway to the bathroom. Just got the snoogle pregnancy pillow so hoping that will help me get comfortable while sleeping!
Best Moment of the week:
*Baby's first Pro-Football game! We attended the Giants vs. Jets Preseason game on Saturday.
*Having a fabulous weekend with my sister and her boyfriend who were visiting up from Pennsylvania and celebrating Chris' 28th Birthday - It's a big one: The year he will become a father! We lounged by his parent's pool all day while they were entertaining us and some of their friends. That night, after the Giants game, we came back over for grilled pizzas - HOLY MOLY!! It was amazzzzing.
*My Snoogle arrived!! Testing it out for the first time on Monday night...so will have to report back later.
Worst Moment of the Week:
Ok there are a lot here this week so bear with me:
*That time I left 2 pounds of chicken out on the counter for 12 hours to thaw. I only meant to leave it out for 2 hours in the morning before work, and then put it in the fridge to thaw the rest of the way. I completely forgot about it and came home to gross, warm, raw chicken that had to be thrown out.
*That time 2 days later when I bought a yogurt at the grocery store because I thought it looked delicious, and then left it in my purse overnight. - This week, I plan on setting fire to two $20 bills in my backyard - It'll be an easier, less time-consuming way to waste money.
*That time Wednesday morning when I was stuck on the subway for an hour and ended up being 45 minutes late to work, and when my boss told me not to worry about it, I burst into tears in his office, and it took me the better part of an hour to calm myself back down.....That was great: aka worst morning EVER
*Having to pee reallly bad on the car ride home from the Giant's game and there being NOWHERE to go. That's the LAST time I listen to Chris: "We'll be home in half an hour you can make it!"
Miss Anything: Some clothes that I wish I could wear. At least next summer they'll feel like brand new clothes again (that is...if I can fit into them!)
Food Cravings: Kale. I've actually craved this quite a few times throughout pregnancy but didn't really recognize it as a pregnancy craving..but there is nothing I want more when I come home from work than a big, huge, kale salad. I freaking LOVE Kale. Also: PB&J which I still have not satisfied this craving, but I've been wanting one and OREOS or Cookies & Cream ice cream - preferably together.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show? Yes..I feel like even from last week, it looks like I'm carrying higher or have filled out on top more:
Gender: Team Green - taking everyone's gender predictions, most of them seem to be boy but I'm getting more and more guesses of a girl!
Very tired. I feel the tiredness from my first trimester coming back. I realllly wanted to take a nap at 10:30 today. I wanted to nap on the weekend but didn't have time. I honestly hope I get to nap each day we're in Miami. I just need to make time for some naps...
*Soooo much movement. Feel kicks every day. Chris has felt them several times now. I can see the kicks too, stronger and stronger by the day!
Workouts: Yoga and a little walking...that's it.
Mood: Last week, not so good - hence the crying in my boss's office episode. I just felt like no matter what, I couldn't catch up - The registry wasn't ready, or there were issues with it, the house was a mess, I had to pick a glider but couldn't, work was busy, I had no food in the house, etc. etc. I'm feeling better this week.
Looking forward to: I am entering my last week of the 2nd trimester...can you believe I am almost done with the first and second trimesters?!
LEAVING FOR MIAMI IN 2 DAYS!!
I'm actually super stoked for Fall - For one it's my favorite season and I just feel like these last three months are super exciting as we countdown for our little one's arrival. September-November are going to be pretty exciting and it will only get better from there!
Maternity Clothes: Exclusively
Stretchmarks: Yes, but I do feel like the BioOil is either helping, or preventing new ones from forming!
Rings on or off? Engagement Ring off, wedding band on
Bellybutton in or out? It is actually starting to hurt a little bit from being pushed..but still an inny!
This week I:
* Met with a pediatrician near our house. I liked the woman a lot, she was very straightforward and very informative. The office seemed a little bit small, with narrow hallways, and a bit outdated. It was interesting meeting with her, but it did solidify that I'd like to meet with at least 2 more pediatricians before reaching a decision. Chris agreed on that as well.
*Signed up for a Baby Safe Class at our hospital for September.
Our Baby Safe class focuses on creating a safe home environment for baby and discusses crib and toy safety, safe sleep positions and SIDS prevention, water safety, baby-proofing the home, choking and fall prevention, home emergencies and basic first aid for bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and poisoning.
*I have also decided on taking the Lamaze class that is offered because they include a free breastfeeding class and tour of the hospital with it, so why not. I will be enrolling in those this week:
*Had my glucose test! My results will be in on Wednesday. I had to drink the infamous sugary drink on Monday morning and then they drew my blood an hour later. Honestly, I think people are kind of overdramatic about the taste of the drink. I was expecting it to taste awful and be this horrible, terrible experience and it really was extremely non-eventful. It didn't taste that bad, and I didn't feel sick from it. I did have a headache at one point but I think that was more from lack of food than anything (I couldn't eat anything the morning of my test)
*Researched restaurants and made dinner reservations for every night we're in Miami! Bring on the Cuban Food!
Reading: Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld
Eyes are starting to open, weighs a full 2 pounds! and starting to inhale and exhale small amounts of amniotic fluid!
Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday