bump #2 - 26 weeks!

I am late in posting this.  I typically start my blog post the Friday before my week changes (I change on Saturdays) and then edit them on Monday with a picture...typically lame pictures, but this blog is for me to reflect one day and I can't tell you how much I have looked at my first pregnancy posts just to compare.  Well on Monday I received some terrible new about one of my best friends.  The kind of news that punches you in the gut.  You never want to see someone you care about to have to deal with something so heavy.  I am not going to go into it on here, but my mind has been elsewhere this week and posting about food cravings seemed trivial...IS trivial.  But at the end of the day I know this is something she will overcome because she is a super strong person and I know she would think it is ridiculous if I didn't post since I know she is basically my biggest blog fan.  So without further ado, here is a sweet picture I got Matt to take of me as he was late running out the door for work.

Total weight gain: +15.5.  This number has gone up and down all week, but this is where it landed today.
Maternity clothes:  Yep!  
Sleep:  I am sleeping a good amount, but still feel exhausted.  Emerson woke up a few times this week, but went right back down whereas it takes me around an hour.  I have a feeling that my iron levels are low.
Miss Anything?  Not really!  Just trying to enjoy this part of my pregnancy.  I am feeling great and not huge yet so I can still do everything I did before…except bending over to pick things off of the floor. 
Movement:  Yes!  All times of day now and they are bigger and stronger movements which is great.  I feel the most at night before bed.
Food cravings:  Half sweet and half unsweet tea, granola that I make, southwest quinoa salad with avocado, and lots of sweets.  I eat allllll day long.  I can’t lock it up.  I am going to try to stop eating right before bed because that isn’t something I do when I am not pregnant.  I just had to finish all my birthday cake.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Just when I overeat….haha.  I can tell that my reflux is on its way back.  I got a little this week and was able to just take Tums.  I think I am going to avoid tomatoes, peppers, and onions the rest of the pregnancy.  Not worth feeling sick over.
Gender:  Boy!  I keep buying him small things whenever I am out especially at places like Marshalls which is my favorite store.  I bought him a few things from the GAP on sale too.  I have a hard time remembering what all I will need in the beginning.  I just am going to be a psycho this time and have everything I need a month early right down to the paci clip.  I went through all the baby stuff this weekend and there aren't many clothes I can reuse which doesn't surprise me.  Luckily I can reuse all of the gear so I don’t have that much to buy.  Nesting is in full swing!
Symptoms:  On Monday I felt a weird tug and then almost a warm gush on my insides as I was running up a hill.  So naturally I freaked out and called the nurse and she assured me that this was “normal” and I was experiencing round ligament pains/ stretching of my muscles since I had no other symptoms like bulging, bleeding, and he was still moving up a storm.  I reluctantly took her advice and didn't run the next morning.  I think the weather was like in the 50s too which is my favorite temperature to run in.  Wednesday rolled around and I got a cramp around mile one so walked a shorter way home very frustrated.  I know all this makes me sound like a brat, but it is how I feel.  Running is my jam, it is my mental break, I always feel 10x better after I run even if I am super slow and don’t go far.  Thursday I decided to give it another shot and was completely fine!  Hooray!  Hopefully that was just a freak thing and I can keep running a little longer!
Happy or Moody:  Happy and anxious about the birth.  I read a great VBAC success story online of a lady who did it and had a challenging labor (I know having a child is hard work either way) and still preferred it over her scheduled CS that she had with the first.  She even wrote that she thought it would just be easier to have a CS while she was in labor just to get the baby out, but kept thinking how much easier her recovery would be if she continued with the VBAC.  Anyways, it makes me hopeful to at least try it! 
Looking forward to:  My next appointment is Thursday.  Can. Not. Wait.  Even the second time around, I want to go in and hear that heartbeat and hear them say everything looks great and on track.  Plus since deciding on a VBAC I am starting my rotation of doctors.  I get to see the one that actually delivered Emerson this time so I can’t wait to talk to her about baby 2! 
Exercise:  Ran 4 x 2.75 miles, run/ walk 1.6, 3 family walks that are about a total of 3 miles but anyone who has ever walked with me knows I walk slow so I am not sure those "count".  I LOVE running in the dark this time of year.  I feel like I am getting such a jump start on my day.


  1. I was wondering what was taking so long to post gaaaah.... :)