Baby One: 25 & 26 Weeks

*Please note, this post was originally published on my former blog “Here Comes Baby One” on February 29, 2012. I’m republishing this content on this website to have it all in one place. Hope you enjoy digging up memory lane with me!


This is a two-for-one since I forgot to post last week! But at least this week is finally on time. If this is any indication of how I’ll be in motherhood, we have a problem. I cannot stop doing everything but what I need to do! And there is just too much to do these days ūüôĀ and I know it will just get worse when this little rugrat enters the picture! But for now, he is in my belly and I can just waddle along until he’s here. (and I deffff mean waddle…)

How far along?¬†26 weeks… almost to the third trimester! holy cow!
Total weight gain/loss:¬†16 pounds at my appt yesterday… I gained 4 lbs in a week and a half!
Maternity clothes? Yep and so excited I found a maternity section in the VERY back corner of the old navy near my house. so excited!!
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep:¬†not the best. Sunday night I laid in bed from 10pm to almost 3am and my mind just kept racing and wouldn’t shut up. I finally started playing solitaire on my phone just so I could get my eyes tired enough to stay closed. Then when I FINALLY manage to sleep, Ben is all restless and rolling and kicking me which wakes me up every five minutes because I’m such a light sleeper. Not to mention the leg cramps and heartburn… ugh
Best moment this week: hearing from a high school friend was nice and dropping M&Ms on the ground at sheetz and having a guy get them for me because he could see me contemplating picking them up since it’s so hard to bend over with this belly. so funny.¬†
Miss Anything?¬†a kid at my work is turning 21 this weekend and it made me super sad that I can’t drink… thinking about buying a bottle of dark rum and putting a countdown calendar on it lol kidding… sorta… ha!
Movement:¬†he’s a mover for sure but a little less this week because he’s starting a pattern I think.
Food cravings: strawberries and whipped cream! and random stuff.
Anything making you queasy or sick: meat!
Gender: Boy
Symptoms: Charlie horses, dizziness like you wouldn’t believe, ¬†HEARTBURN like whoaaa, hard to breathe, restless at night, peeing constantly and tired easily
Labor Signs: Nope
Middle Name decided? Noah
Belly Button in or out? still barely in.
Happy or Moody most of the time:¬†Moody.. I’ve been in a weird funk the past couple weeks…
Looking forward to:¬†planning trips to take the little one on. He is going to be a world explorer like his mommy ūüôā
25 weeks!

How far along?¬†25 Weeks! (I didn’t have any good face pics this week!)
Total weight gain/loss: 12 lbs!
Maternity clothes?¬†only ūüôĀ
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep:¬†I have been having issues with heart racing/dizziness and that’s actually been knocking me out pretty good
Best moment this week: nothing really stands out. sorta blah week. I went to the doc because I’ve been having weird issues with dizziness and racing heart beat and some pains but everything seems normal.
Miss Anything? having a cocktail after a long day of work. Work has been so stressful in 2012
Movement: A lot of jabs to the lower stomach and sometimes he likes to press hard on certain areas.
Food cravings: sweeeeets!
Anything making you queasy or sick:¬†meat ūüôĀ
Gender: Boy
Symptoms: dizziness, racing heart, shaky, sharp pains in etc
Labor Signs: Nope
Middle Name decided? Noah
Belly Button in or out? In but shrinking
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody.
Looking forward to: feeling better