Biweekly Update: 26 Weeks

img_20161203_082916This week has been just about as crazy as the last few. Joe’s grandpa unfortunately passed away and he went to Omaha for the funeral this weekend. I wish I could be there with him but it’s just wasn’t feasible for us right now with all the traveling we’ve been doing. Enzo also caught a nasty stomach bug that he decided to share with me over the weekend. He also now has a cold. Good times. πŸ™‚

The third trimester is here! The first went super slow and the second just flew by. I’m sure the third is going to go just as fast. I was chatting with some friends who are due around the same time as me and also have toddlers the same age. We all really feel that these pregnancies are so much different than the first ones. I think we all could agree that trying to connect with this new baby is much more difficult this time around and sometimes I honestly forget I’m pregnant because my mind is focused on so many other things, including taking care of Enzo. Also, knowing what to expect during the newborn phase (ie. no sleep…) is a little more stressful because we know it’s coming. Unlike with Enzo I didn’t really have a clue how hard that part would be until it hit me in the face. One positive thing about doing this before is that we do know there will be a light at the end of the tunnel and that we will be sleeping at some point again. Maybe I’ll get lucky and this baby will sleep well much sooner. I can dream right?

See below for updates this week.

How far along: 26 weeks

Size of baby: as long as a celery stalk.

Gender: Enzo still thinks it’s a girl.

Movement: All over the place! Especially at night and early morning.

Sleep: Still sleeping pretty well which is a true blessing. Crazy dreams are waking me up especially in the early morning but overall feeling rested throughout the day.

Workouts: Trying to get some yoga and strength training in throughout the week though it’s not always easy to do.

Maternity clothes: For sure! Thankful for maternity leggings and long sweaters now that the weather is cooling down.

img_20161211_201400Symptoms: Feeling good. Still get the occasional bout of heartburn or digestive upset but if I watch what I eat it’s not as bad. I tried so hard to avoid Enzo’s stomach bug but it hit me hard over the weekend. I’m still not 100% and feel queasy like I did in the first trimester. Hoping it passes soon and isn’t a new symptom that’s going to stick around for a while.

Cravings/aversions: I need to eat something chocolate everyday (but I think I might have been that way before pregnancy…). I haven’t been in the mood to cook much this week and have been using stuff from our freezer a lot to make easier meals. We’re also trying HomeChef this week (meal delivery where they give you ingredients and you cook it). Might try to do that after baby comes so giving it a trial run.

Missing anything: Nothing is sticking out to me right now. Though Joe did ask me what the first thing I want to do is that I can’t do now. I said after the baby comes, I want a big glass of red wine and a runny egg on top of a burger with some pink in the middle. πŸ™‚

Best part of the week: Getting home safely from Kansas City and a weekend getaway in Wimberley with Joe. Thankful for family who watched Enzo so we could get a break!

Can’t wait for: Taking in all the Christmas activities and enjoying the rest of the year. Also baking some delicious looking gingerbread cupcakes this weekend.

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