I am 26 weeks today! Our guy should now be about 14 inches and just under two pounds!
First, I want to say thanks for all of your baby item suggestions last week! Some of the items I already had on my registry, so I’m glad to hear so many of you love them, like the Boppy! Some of the items you suggested I hadn’t even thought about and promptly added to the registry. The baby shower invites went out yesterday and I am so looking forward to November 16th!
I’ve been feeling pretty good lately! Just the same old back pain and fatigue, but now my heartburn is getting worse. I’ve been taking Tums every night. The heartburn is annoying and is causing my mouth to always be dry so I feel like I can never get enough to drink, but it’s not painful, just uncomfortable. Other than that, I feel a-okay!
I had two different co-workers tell me yesterday that I finally look pregnant. This makes me laugh. I explain to them that when I’m wearing maternity clothes, the bump is pretty well hidden. Yesterday’s shirt was also maternity, but made out of a kind of clingy material. I tell them that when I’m wearing a regular shirt (like I do in my bumpdate pictures!) my belly looks HUGE but they don’t believe me – haha!
I set a goal of taking three walks last week and only took two. I’m setting my goal for three again this week. I already did my first one this morning. My back was hurting on the walk today, but I keep pushing on!
The baby’s nursery has finally been painted! The carpeting and light were installed awhile back, and this was the last step to preparing the room. Now we can finally start moving in his furniture and decorating, which we’re shooting for this weekend! I can’t even wait, OMG. The walls are a light gray and I LOVE IT! Thanks to my momma for all her help with it this weekend! I’m going to start washing his itty bitty clothes now and sorting them into his dresser. This is probably the first time I’ve been excited about doing laundry!
My mom and I went to this big annual Ronald McDonald House garage sale last week, and yes, we got a few more things for the baby. We got some hooded bath towels, bassinet sheets, stuffed animals for his nursery that match his theme (can’t wait to show you guys when it’s done!), a knitted blanket that matches his nursery colors, and a carseat cover. Great deals on all of these – love it! On Friday, I also had a super thrilling night out with two of my best girlfriends, Taylor and Katie, where we went to dinner then Target to get diapers and diaper cream because I had coupons that were expiring. We actually had a fun time and I am so grateful to have friends like them… friends who will go diaper shopping with you on a Friday night. I will totally remember this when they are pregnant themselves! One of the girls lived about an hour away for awhile and we weren’t in touch very much while she was gone, but ever since she moved back (I think it was right before my wedding?), it’s been like old times with us and I am so happy about that! Us three girls were inseparable growing up and I love having our little gang back together again. She even gave me diaper cream advice since she used to work in a daycare… thanks, Katie! 🙂 These are lifelong friends and Caleb will have some great aunties! Also have to shout out to Taylor who is my maid of honor / bff / soul sister for life and Sheena, my sister-in-law who is more like a sister. Yay for aunts! I love being an aunt.
Would you all believe me if I said I can still lay on my stomach? Now, granted, I’ve always been a side sleeper, so I am sleeping on my side 99% of the time, but occasionally I find myself on my stomach or back and baby boy does not seem to like either since I get a good kick-kick-kick from it. In fact, I lay on my back for a few minutes every night and every morning so I can feel him moving. Other than that, I’m on my side though. I’m probably able to lay on my stomach still since I used to be fat and am used to having a belly from then – ha!
Tomorrow is my 26 week appointment, and on Thursday I am going to the lab to get my gluocla testing done. Wish me luck with that… I hope it doesn’t taste too nasty! More importantly, I hope I don’t have gestational diabetes. Tomorrow is my last monthly appointment and they’ll be switching to every two weeks from here on out. That is crazy to me… holy cow. Baby boy will be here in just over three months… we can’t wait to his sweet face!
Question for moms… how long did your baby wear size one diapers? Size two diapers? I’ve been stocking up and want to know how many of each size I may need! Any brands to avoid?