Saturday, February 12, 2011

pregnancy diaries - 26 weeks

Hello Bloggers! 
I'm back with a short pregnancy update. 



how preggo am I?
26 weeks 
(I'll be 27 weeks on Tuesday)
Almost into the 3rd trimester. 
The weeks seem to be going fast, and slow at the same time. 
I feel like it's been forever that I've been pregnant, but then again I can't believe that before I know it I'll be 30 weeks. 30 weeks seems like a milestone for me. I guess because I can count down from 10 at that point.

gender:
a baby BOY



name:
Parker John Ridd

maternity clothes:
I'm wearing maternity clothes 100% of the time. I feel like my shirts are starting to get a little short. I know I'm getting bigger, but I also feel like I am carrying baby Parker pretty high. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can start wearing more cotton dresses. Speaking of warming up outside, I realized the other day that I have a pretty good inventory of long sleeve maternity shirts, but I only have like 5 short sleeve ones. I think I'm going to make a trip to Gap for some stretchy t-shirts.

movement:
Baby Parker is moving around like crazy. His movements have gone from feeling like someone is stirring up my stomach, to feeling like my belly is twitching, to currently feeling like someone is poking me. The pokes are not painful, but are definitely getting a lot stronger. He's still the most active when I'm sitting on the couch at night, in bed at night, or just waking up in the morning. A couple of nights ago was the first time that I just laid there and felt him moving all around. It didn't really keep me up, but I just kept laughing because he was moving so much.

(still no stretch marks - yay!)

sleep:
My sleep hasn't been great, but that's because I've been a cold/sinus junk for about 3 weeks now. I also feel like the bigger I get, the more I wake myself up when I roll over from side to side. 

what I miss:
Being able to go into JCrew and buy a new outfit. I got their new Spring catalog, and loved so many things in it. I can't wait until I can wear normal clothes again.
I miss being able to get up and down quickly when I am sitting on the ground.

cravings:
CHOCOLATE ... and anything else that is sweet.

symptoms:
Well, I'm getting bigger and I'm starting to feel it. I'm getting a little achy ... especially my back. 
Lately, I haven't had the "I love being pregnant" feeling. I think it's because I've been so sick with this cold. 
I also feel like I've been more hormonal and "on edge" lately. Crying a little bit more. Not a lot, but more than I usually do.
That's about it. Just feeling kind of big, stiff, and out of shape. Can't wait to be able to run and be more flexible.

(check out that linear negra)

best moment(s) of the week:
E and I went back to the dr. last week to get some good pictures of his spine. Everything looks great! We're so thankful :)

E and I also finished registering at Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby. I would have to say that Buy Buy Baby is hands down a better store. 

prayers:
Parker's health and development.

Also, please pray that things would work out at work so that I could take a couple of days off at the end of the month for our baby moon. We won't know until last minute and that really bothers me because I am such a planner. We can't even book our hotel because we don't know if they'll approve my time off. I have to get my productivity requirements in before I leave for vacation. It's been difficult to make the numbers lately because of various snow days. Please pray for no more snow days, and that I'd get all my numbers in. Sometimes work really gets in the way of fun :)
I'm putting smile at the end of this, but really I'm not smiling at all!

Sounds silly, but please pray that I wouldn't get stressed about getting Parker's nursery finished. I know we have a lot of time still, but I also feel like we have a lot to do. I just want to be really laid back about it. 

praise:
Remember that part-time job that I asked you to pray about??

I GOT IT!
Starting March 28th, I'll be cutting down to 28 hours a week. 
I am SO thankful for the position, and the ability to be home more with baby Parker.
I am also thankful that I will not be full-time for the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy - perfect timing!
The job is still working as a community mental health therapist with children and families, but I will have to move to our Frankfort office. Therefore, I will have to switch and get all new clients. Please also pray for this transition. 



That's about it for now. I'll be back soon to share some new pictures from Parker's nursery. 




1 comment:

RAENOVATE said...

you're glowing! congratulations, mama!