Here I am at 26 weeks, a few pounds lighter and a whole lot warmer.
Seems like only yesterday that I was wearing short sleeved shirts. Oh wait, it practically was!
As most of you are well aware, we had some winter weather over the weekend that gifted us with sleet, ice, and 8 inches of snow. I would like to say it was all fun and games, but I still had to work, our maternity photos were postponed, and I couldn't go sledding. Boo. But the snow sure did look pretty!
Please don't mind the awkward photos.
It felt like -3.
I am now well into the third trimester, which means that we are in the official home stretch. Only 11 more weeks until Baby C gets here and that seems WAY too soon, yet not soon enough. As time creeps on I feel that my to-do and to-get lists are only growing longer. How is that even possible?
What is Baby C doing this week? "Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain." In a nut shell, Baby is working on getting big. And I can tell.
This ever growing belly is slowly interfering with day to day activities. Getting out of bed and off of the couch is requiring much more effort, putting on my shoes and socks leaves me breathless, and picking things up off the floor, ugh! It does provide a nice shelf for books and bowls of cereal, however.
Baby's size: A butternut squash, about 17inches and 3 pounds.
Total weight gain: 15 pounds.
Running update: I really thought that I was going to be a pregnant runner and had very good intentions to keep trotting along. But alas, last week's terrible run might have been the last of it. I was fine cardio-wise and my legs begged me to pick up the pace, but my bouncing stomach and straining ligaments called the shots. I've tried again since, but running just isn't comfortable anymore. Now I just need to convince myself the walking is actually a "workout" or the next three months might feel that much longer!
Baby's name: After "When are you due?" and "What are you having?", the next question is always "Have you decided on a name?" And when I say we haven't, that must translate to "Please, tell me what I should name my child." So to clarify. No, we haven't officially decided but we have a few top contenders; no recommendations needed, but thank you. We probably won't decide until we see that sweet face.
Symptoms: Growing belly. Increased appetite. Lots of rumbling and tumbling from Sweet One.
Most excited about: The rescheduled maternity photos, and for getting lots of family time during the holidays!