I have seen lots of other expectant mom bloggers use this format, so I thought I would do the same to let everyone know how things are going.
How Far Along: 26 Weeks! Two weeks away from the third trimester.
How Big is the Baby: According to Babycenter.com, the baby weighs about a pound and two thirds, and is fourteen inches long, which is comparable to the length of an English hothouse cucumber. That means absolutely nothing to me.
Total Weight Gain: Kind of tough to say. I have gained back the weight I lost in the first trimester, so I am back to the weight I was when I got pregnant. So I have either gained fifteen pounds or haven't gained anything. I hate math.
Maternity Clothes: They are the only thing I can wear outside of big t-shirts. I have one pair of regular jeans I can still squeeze in to, but I don't think that is going to last for long.
Stretch Marks: Ugh. Yes, of course. Despite a psychotic lotion regiment, I got a lot of stretch marks when I was pregnant with the Peanut. They have reappeared in all of their red, rippling glory. Sexy.
Sleep: Pretty good. Occasionally I will wake up with bad heartburn, but most of the time I am still sleeping well. I expect this to change in a few weeks; I was up from 3:30 to 6:30 am every morning towards the end of my last pregnancy.
Movement: Yep! I love it. Baby is usually moving when I am still. Another night owl, at least in utero.
Food Cravings: Anything ice cream related.
What I Miss: Flip flops. The edema in my ankles is keeping me from wearing them.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Having the baby! Obvious, I know, but I want to meet the little Pumpkin
Milestones: Almost to the third trimester, and I can say with all confidence after viewing our last ultrasound that it's a ... BOY!