22 August 2012

Pregnancy: Weeks 25-26

Weeks Along: 26

Weight:  187 lbs. (by the end of week 26 I have gained 44 lbs.)

Weeks to Go: 14 weeks

What I feel:  Still big. I want to be able to put on shoes without leaning over to my left or right side. Some day I will be able to do that again...

I still have a hefty appetite, and my little guys needs lots of baby fat so bring on the ice cream. Probably the one food I could eat everyday, twice a day. So tasty! And it includes (a little) calcium!

Work has gotten unnecessarily stressful for some reason. I know everyone has days were they detest their job, but wow, I have really hated it lately. It was decided that a co-worker of mine will take over my job when I am out. He already has a lot on his plate, but I don't make the big decisions so I will go with it. I am starting to worry about how he will do without me here to ask questions to. I am training him, trying to ease the load on myself these last few months. I am not sure if it makes it easier on me to train someone, that is time consuming...only a little while longer...

Holy hotness. Seriously. Our baby won't soon forget I was pregnant during the hottest July on record. Yeah. HOT. I have the air on (a bill my husband was not keen on paying) plus a fan most of the time. I still sweat. I have the fan and air condition on at work pretty much all the time. So hot.

Swollen. Feet. Hands. Etc. I did have to take off my wedding rings this week. My hands are very swollen. I blame the heat.

What I look like: Funny story-one day I told my husband that we should try to weigh the same at some point during pregnancy. We are getting closer. I am at 187 pounds and my husband is at 189 pounds. I think I might catch him. He couldn't believe it.

Thank goodness for a very casual workplace. I love having the option to wear jeans if I want to. Although, I did think about wearing black sweat pants to work one day...hey, they look dressy enough...

Oh Things I didn't know about pregnancy until now: A $17 body pillow will be the best investment you make while pregnant, I swear. I waited way too long to buy that. I sleep SOOOOO much better. Don't buy the one in the baby items isle, save money and go for the dorm style one that comes with multiple cover in the regular bedding isle. Same thing, better price.

Go slow. Standing up can be hard. Take your time and don't let your self get dizzy (you're doctor won't like that and will make you come into her office ASAP).

Rest more than you think you should.

Timeline happenings:
I magically broke three (1,2.3 yes!) needles while trying to sew curtains for the nursery. I wanted to cry. Thankfully I finished them and loved the end product. Perhaps I will take a sewing class now. (nursery pictures coming soon! I am almost finished!)

Still lots of kicking (or hiccups or punching) going on. He is active, and getting stronger. Some mornings he wakes me up early so we can eat. I guess that begins now.

A good friend of mine just happened to be driving through Pennsylvania this week. She and her family were on their way to a wedding when we got a phone call that they were in town for a bit. She couldn't believe how big I was, and we had fun taking pictures. I have lovely friends.

I finally got a breast pump. I am not sure how well it will work. I did a lot of research and reviews were mixed. I made a decision after weeks of fretting. Guess we'll find out if it is worth the extra money to buy the top of the line one...it was just so much more! ah! I did however have a dream that this part of motherhood went swimmingly well. That might be good news!

Things for Baby: My grandmother made the CUTEST sweater, booties and hat set. I am not exaggerating. They are adorable. Oh I love them. They are blue. And perfect. I hope he can wear them at least once. They are kind of small but perhaps they will be a home from the hospital outfit (with pants and a onsie of course!)

Socks. Stocked up on those. I am going to guess my dryer monster will eat about half of them in the first week. Ha. I might have outsmarted him by buying all the same color (expect for the stripe ones, they were so cute!).

He now has a dinosaur night light. I know, he is a little young but again, IT WAS SO CUTE!

My husband and I decided not to go overboard with toys yet. We don't have tons of room or loads of money to spend on these items. We have many of our own childhood favorite books and stuffed animals to pass down. We have a few items received as gifts, which I am sure will get us by. I am really happy about this actually, less clutter for now until we find out what he likes. I would rather spend more money on toys to help him grow and learn that toys that do too much work for him (like pressing a button to make it interact with you).

And the Husband says: "I am tired. Pregnancy is tough" -this is by far my favorite thing my husband has said recently. I wanted to stay up and talk to him one night, but apparently pregnancy just tuckered him right out. Ha. I bet.

He also recently was asked by a friend how I was doing and he said "She sleeps a lot". See told ya pregnancy is tough.


  1. Erika! I am SO excited for you and Mike. :) So wonderful! Sounds like your pregnancy is going well. My sister in-law is having a baby in October, I'm so excited to be an aunt. Babies are wonderful! Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

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