How Far Along: 26 Weeks
Size of baby: Little one is around 1 3/4 pounds and 14inches head to heel, about the size (length) of a hothouse cucumber.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained about 18 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: I am loving my maternity pants and my tops are a mix of both. It's been so warm I am realizing I am in need of some more capris and probably a couple of pairs of shorts. I did just put away all of my "normal" winter and spring/summer clothes. I hope to get a few more dresses too.
Gender: It's a girl! Mary Isabelle (see this post about her name)
Movement: Now that her little bones and muscles are more developed, she is quite the kicker! I'm sure she is punching some, too. I can feel a lot of her movements on the outside now and I can see my belly move from some of her stronger kicks. She is rolling all over the place, too. I'm not ready to be much bigger yet but I am ready for her to have less room!
Sleep: Both of my hips are sore when I sleep on either side for more than a few hours. I have found a new way to prop/tilt myself on my pillows so I am tricking myself into thinking I am sleeping on my back a bit even though I am tilted to the left. I am sleeping much better that way and I hope I can do this for awhile.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back. I cannot wait to lay flat again!
Cravings: I am still loving fresh fruit right now- apples, pears, oranges, bananas, melon, and cucumbers. Ice cream and frozen yogurt have sounded good too since it's almost like summer outside.
Symptoms: My heartburn is still there. I've still been able to cut back on the zantac. I have had a few random Braxton Hicks and some swelling in my feet that lasted a couple of days but that's about it.