Tuesday, December 10, 2013

26 Weeks

How Far Along:
26 weeks - December 1 - 7, 2013 
Size Of Baby?

A head of lettuce or an eggplant apparently.

Baby's eyes have completely formed. Baby can tell the difference between light and dark. Baby can now respond to noises. 

Maternity Clothes?
Wearing mostly lounge clothes, as I am not able to go anywhere. This air cast is cramping my style, as well as the fact that M is picking out my clothes right now, with some advice from me. By the end of the week I at least upgraded to jeans! Amazing what jeans can do for making a girl feel a bit more human:

I also bought a few shirts from Pink Blush Maternity during their cyber Monday sale! I'm hoping the one I got will work for Christmas! We shall see!! 

Stretch Marks?
Still just a small one, but nothing really noticeable.
We will find out in March! 

What the Doctor Had To Say:
  Well he said fracturing my ankle was one way to control my blood pressure. Gave me a high five for it at least being better and told me to take it easy. I asked him my list of questions, if which he was more than happy to go over, as today's resident was pretty much useless. If my blood pressure remains controlled I will be able to carry the baby right up until my due date, but he does not want me going overdue. If my blood pressure rises or anything else comes up, we will start talking about delivery earlier around 38 weeks, but the plan as it stands is we are aiming for March 9! 

Baby's heart rate was same as last week (155-160). My placenta is anterior, which explains why all the movement I do feel is low and to the sides. 

Next week we go back for the ultrasound, my sugar test, as well as a follow up. My appointments will be every 2 weeks from here on in.
It's not going very well, but I have no one to blame except my damn ankle and my bladder. 

Baby Purchases This Week:
The crib bumper and drawer pulls came in this week!! Soo excited!!! I put the crib bumper in the crib and I just love it! I could sit in the rocker and just stare into the crib! The drawer pull screws are a bit too long, but M says it's an easy fix with washers, so he plans to bring some home. 

I received the curtains for the nursery!! Love them!! 

M hung the rods and M's Mom came over on Saturday to sew the blackout curtains on to the curtains and helped me hang them! We somehow ended up with grease on them, so we washed it (and it came out), but they shrunk! So now M's Mom is coming back again to shorten the black outs. 

I feel like every little touch now just transforms the room more and more into the nursery and vision I had in my head, although some aspects are even better!! 

Made this Week:
Crocheting - its about all I am able to do for now ;(

M's Mom attached the black out curtains to the actual curtains as mentioned above. 

Chocolate pudding. It's all I want... All the time!!  I also want homemade, warm chocolate chip cookies.
Luckily when you are sitting still you feel a lot more movement, so there is at least something to entertain me often.

Because my placenta is anterior, I often get most kicks off to the sides or low. The ones in the middle are there, just not as strong as the side ones. 

Baby has also taken to dancing on my bladder this week. 

  Overall pretty well. The pain from my ankle is starting to subside slightly, and aside from some muscle aches in my abdomen most likely from falling or trying to get around and back aches from "bed rest" I am doing well! 

    I finally got up to see the nursery with the furniture in place! Love it!! I haven't decided on the exact furniture layout yet, but seeing everything in the room, I'm soo happy with it! It's turning out better than I expected. We are still looking for a rug, a rocker/recliner chair and a side table - which we might already have. 

I put the hardware on the change table while I was upstairs. What a transformation!! I was unable to take pics, as we didn't have the right light bulb and therefore the lighting was poor. 

I'm hoping the doors will end up on the wardrobe this weekend, and the curtains will be hung! I plan to go back up there this weekend and attempt to get some stuff done. 
Belly Button?
In, but it is getting flatter and flatter. 

Weight Gain?
About 15 pounds (it is hard to get a true accurate with the air cast on) 

Wedding Rings?
On and really loose.

Best Moment of the Week?
 Seeing the nursery! It was torture knowing the furniture was upstairs and I was unable to see it! And to make matters better it looks better than I imagined!!

Crazy Pregnancy Moment:
  It has been really hard relying on others to do things for me, by the end of the day I'm usually a mess, as I struggle with this big time. I know it's all temporary, but I'm just not used to sitting around watching the world go by. M has been so very helpful and I would be lost without him during all of this. He is literally up with me throughout the night when I get uncomfortable, or have to pee, he's helping me get dressed in the morning, walking the dogs, and maintaining our house. Not once has he complained! I have complained enough for him most likely, about how it's not fair for him to have to do everything, but he just reminds me that this too will pass and that it's not worth setting myself back by doing too much! 
Bump Pic:

Looking Forward To:
  Ultrasound next week!


Rebekah said...

I'm glad you had a better week! I'll be praying that your blood pressure stays good. Mine was up the last few weeks I was pregnant. When I was on bed rest the week before I was induced it was hard! Dylan was great and did everything but it wasn't easy to not be able to do anything. You look great!

Lindsay said...

Honestly hun...You look radiant! I can't say enough how much pregnancy is suiting you!

Glad that your blood pressure is good this week! I hope it stays that way for you!

I can't wait to see how your nursery comes together! I love hearing about all the details coming together!

J and A said...

Looking good! Glad you got stuff from Pink Blush. Love them. Yay for your BP being lower! Keep it up.. Curtains look cute and all the crib bedding!!

WinterBenson said...

Oh my goodness! I'm loving the chevron in the nursery!!


Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Look at that bump! I love the striped red shirt! I hope my PinkBlush clothes fit too. Yours arrived right? Hopefully mine come soon- I ordered on Black Friday.

Hope your BP stays on track. You might have your baby before me if they induce you!

So glad your nursery is coming along! I'm living vicariously through you!

Hilary said...

I meant to tell you that I ordered a nursing bra from You! Lingerie when they had a sale on Zulily, and I love it! (and so does Josh!) It's more of a feeling sexy nursing bra than an everyday wearer, but I felt the need to share since I don't feel like there's that many "cute" nursing bras out there.

Kae said...

Glad your bp is lower! I wish Scott would pick my clothes out! I would be so interested to see what he picked!!! Xxoo


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