Week 26 Update, including ultrasound!

How far along: 26 weeks, 2 days! 96 days to go (whoa, double digits)!

How big is baby: A head of lettuce. “He’s still growing in the 13.6- to 14.8-inch and 1.5- to 2.5-pound range, and developing his senses, features and talents!” Today, he measured a week ahead and 2 lbs, 3 oz!

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I had another great appointment with my Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist today! Everything checks out perfectly with me! My cervix is nice and long, and my placenta is no longer low-lying. I only gained a half pound in the last 2 weeks, and my blood pressure and urine are normal. Graham is doing wonderfully! He is a big boy, but the doctor said he’s not too big. Graham was being really ornery and kicking the ultrasound wand! He even kicked my cervix during the transvaginal ultrasound to check my cervix and placenta. LOL! πŸ˜€ I just want to cry after every appointment! I’m so thankful for this dream come true!

Movement: Holy movement!!! He finally moved up and changed positions this week, after being so low for so long. He’s breech (feet down), but that’s okay since it’s still early. Anyway, his new position allows me to feel sooooo much movement! It’s amazing!! It’s so different, it’s like feeling it for the first time all over again! I actually got sick to my stomach earlier today because there was so much going on in there. LOL! I love it so much though! I will never tire of it!

Weight Gain: Phew, only a half pound in the last 2 weeks! So I’m up about 19 lbs now. I gained a little too much last month, according to my OB. Looks like I’m doing awesome so far this month. I’ve been watching what I eat and doing a little bit more activity (as much as I’m allowed, per my Orthopedic doc).

Stretch Marks: Nope! Well, yes on my hips, but I had them prior to getting pregnant.

Have you started to show yet? I’m large and in charge, and loving it! πŸ˜‰ Strangers are commenting and asking questions wherever I go. It’s strange, but really neat.

Maternity Clothes: Always! I ended up going up a size in both tops and pants. Some of the tops are just not long enough! I have a long torso, so I’ve had trouble with that even prior to getting pregnant. My regular sized maternity pants are a little snug, but the next size up is kinda big. I figure I’ll have some growing room with the larger size. It won’t take long to fit in those, as I approach the 3rd trimester.

Wedding ring on or off? Still on, no problems there (yet).

Symptoms: Heartburn and nausea. Also, fatigue is kind of starting to come back now.

Food Cravings: Potato salad, Cheetos, fresh fruit and veggies.

Emotions: Wow, they have been way out of control. My hormones have been raging for some reason. I’ve been crying a lot over everything – more than usual! I keep telling myself it’s okay though and that I’m not a spaz. It always passes and comes & goes.

Sleep: About 5 hours a night, but also taking naps. I feel like I need more pillows, even though I use 8 already haha.

What I am looking forward to: Painting the nursery this weekend!!! I don’t think we’ll get to do any decorating yet. I’ll post pics of the before and after paint job though. πŸ™‚ Andy is super excited, too. We’re going to Home Depot first thing Saturday morning.

Upcoming Appts/Other Updates:

–5/18 -19: Painting the nursery!

–5/28/13: 28 weeks – 3rd trimester! Holy moly!

–5/30/13: OB check up and glucose test (to check for Gestational Diabetes).

–6/9/13: Maternity photos!

–6/13/13: MFM check up with growth ultrasound.

–6/15/13: Baby shower #1 (in town with Andy’s family and our friends).

-6/30/13: Baby shower #2 (out of town with my family).

Belly pic:

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22 thoughts on “Week 26 Update, including ultrasound!

  1. You look amazing! I am so grateful that you are allowing us to share this wonderful experience with you. Thank you so much. Sending much love from the UK xxx

  2. Wow-I never noticed how low you were carrying but this week you can see how much he has shifted up! Have fun decorating this weekend!

  3. Oh my gosh, how cute is your belly?! I love hearing all these positive things! That is crazy that his movements made you sick to your stomach…he’s having a party in there! Good thing you have a long torso πŸ™‚

  4. I know I say it a lot but you look so beautiful! And Graham is one cutie patootie πŸ™‚ I love that he’s having a party in your belly! Awesome about the two baby showers–you will def get everything on your registry with those!

  5. I love reading your updates because it gives me an idea of what to look forward to. Good to hear your placenta shifted up. Excited for nursery and maternity photos!

  6. Large and in Charge!! Lol love that!! I always look forward to your Updates! It’s so amazing to know what’s going on. Amazing pic too πŸ™‚ take care hun!
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  7. Looking great Lisa, and what a cutie you got baking in there!!! Can’t wait to see your nursery pics, hoping the painting goes easily for you and don’t over do it hun, take care of yourself. You are looking very beautiful and glowing, keep up the great work!!!

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