Saturday, February 16, 2013

26 Weeks *Viability* and Bumpdate

How many weeks:
26 Weeks
*Viability*

How big is Ellie:
The size of a head of iceberg lettuce

Maternity Clothes:
Yep.  I was naive and tried to wear a pair of regular jeans with the belly band.  They wouldn't even zip, and these jeans were too large before I got pregnant.  I'd still wear leggings every day if it was appropriate.

Weight Gain Alert!
153 lbs
Gained This Week:  2 lbs
Total Weight Gain:  30 lbs

Movement:
Ellie's movements are becoming more and more pronounced as each day passes.  She's still mostly active when I wake up and after meals.  You can see my stomach move when she kicks now.

Food Cravings:
I drink water all day long.  I have also been wanting more sweets lately, but still try to appease myself with fruit and healthier items.

Food Aversions:
Fried food and the thought of grilled food makes me cringe.  

My Current Eating Pattern:
My eating hasn't changed much.  We were super busy this week with Valentine's Day and I wasn't able to drink enough water on Thursday.  I drank a crazy amount of water yesterday because I felt all dried up!  I'm glad that there will be no more super busy days at work because I was borderline dehydrated!

Symptoms:
fatigue, exhaustion, swollen feet, swollen fingers, frequent urination, leaky bladder, breast changes!, acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn, pregnancy brain, clusiness, back pain, Braxton Hicks, bigger belly, hot flashes, hot feeling all of the time, thirsty, varicose veins

Sleep:
Sleep is fabulous until 2-4 am.  I wish I knew what was causing my back pain.  As long as I get up and move around and brace myself on the couch I'm able to go back to sleep.  Maybe Ellie is positioned funny when I'm resting.  Who knows?!?  I feel like my body is preparing me to wake up for night time feedings already!

What do I miss:
Sleeping through the night until my alarm wakes me.  This back pain is for the birds!

Best moment of the week:
Ordering Ellie's changing table and lamp on Valentine's Day!

Worst moment of the week:
Having recurring back pain each morning while trying to sleep.

What am I looking forward to:
Hopefully passing the one-hour sugar test on Thursday.  Also, I've cut my hours back at work in hopes to rest more and see how that helps my back.  There's still so much cleaning to be done in the house and I haven't had much time to accomplish anything so far.  Here's to making the next 14 weeks productive and getting the house in order for Ellie's arrival.  

Milestones:
We've reached viability!


21 weeks and less                             0%
22 weeks                                          0-10%
23 weeks                                          10-35%
24 weeks                                          40-70%
25 weeks                                          50-80%
26 weeks                                          80-90%
27 weeks                                          >90%
30 weeks                                          >95%
34 weeks                                          >98%


Bumpdate



7 comments:

  1. What a CUTE bump!!! So exciting!

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  2. You look so adorable!! Congrats on the milestone!! :) :)

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  3. So happy that you've made it viability. Hope your back pain will lessen a bit.

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  4. You don't have too much longer to go now. Ellie will be here before you know it and hopefully your back pain will ease up soon!!

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  5. Congrats on viability!!!
    You look so good!
    I hope there's something that can ease that back pain, you poor thing!

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  6. You look beautiful! I am praying for you every day. :)

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