my pregnancy journal : 6

How far along?
26 weeks and 4 days ;) I think it's very interesting I always know exactly how far along I am! Over 6 months now!

How big is the peanut?
I haven't been as on top of my weekly readings. Googling now... Ok he's 2 lbs and the size of a scallion?! Hmmm.. a scallion is not a very helpful visual! Aren't they skinny?!

Total weight gain/loss?
I have my next doctor's appt next week so I'll know but I feel like I'm sort of leveling out at the moment with weight gain. My guess is 17 lbs weight gain? I definitely feel more bloated and puffier.

Maternity clothes?
Wearing mostly dresses and yoga clothes, nothing new there.


Getting at least 8 hours a night, but feeling like I need more like 10 hours. I've been really tired the past couple days. I don't like that feeling, it makes me feel unmotivated and weird.

Best moment this week?
Getting the yellow crib in the mail and starting to prepare his room! Patrick and I combined our offices which is actually way cooler than I thought it would be (we work well together and I get inspired by him), and we're clearing out baby's room to build crib tomorrow and begin setting it up! Shit's getting real!

Kicks galore! This little guy is active. Legs are still feeling swollen at the end of the day sometimes, but no visible swelling. I am loving how I haven't gotten a pimple since I got pregnant, and I could reallly get used to this body hair barely growing thing. I'm still running or hiking and doing yoga 5 times a week, but it's getting more challenging on some days. Today I just couldn't get myself to do it. I felt too exhausted. I added in 2 days of moderate circuit training (push ups/squats/12 lb weight exercises/lunges/etc) to my workout because my runs are becoming much more like run walks. I'm enjoying getting my heart rate up but stopping once my body tells me to. Overall I feel really good and most days I forget I'm even pregnant until I feel kicking and look down at my growing belly. :)

Food cravings?
I wish I had cravings, they seem like fun. I'm really liking drinking a big glass of organic 2% milk most days (today I added a squirt of chocolate syrup to it!).

Food aversions?
Love. it. all!

Labor signs?

Belly button in or out?

What I miss?
Not having to drink water pretty much constantly! I get unbelievably thirsty, it's kinda annoying! Overall feeling very blessed and lucky.

What I'm looking forward to?
Seeing the nursery all set up. His room is going to be beautiful! We got so many wonderful and thoughtful gifts at my baby shower in Connecticut 2 weeks ago and I can't wait to get them all arranged and ready in our sweet boy's room.

We're also really just looking forward to the little guy's life. He's got it all before him, and we have so much goodness awaiting us! Babyhood and him being our helpless guy, then growing into a fun little kid, becoming a wild teenager, and then becoming an adult that is our friend. It just feels like all good. Not that it will all be easy, but it will all be awesome in its own way.

I haven't had a doctor's appt in a bit, so nothing new to report so much. I did have a sweet dream about our boy last night in which he started walking at like 4 months! Gah! We were like 'Shit! Not yet please!' But he was pudgy and blonde and sweet and cuddly. It made me feel like I know him already. He's gonna be SO loved.

Getting bigger! I have a feeling I won't get huge, but who knows, there's still time.

How are you bonding with your baby?
Patrick played us music on the guitar while I did yoga today. I felt like it was for me and our boy, so that was really sweet. I tell him I love him all the time during the day, meditate on him as soon as I wake up, and feel love for him when I'm loving on the dogs. The dogs will always be my precious babies, and they were the ones that taught me to love and care for someone that really needs you. So I've been trying to focus on my love for them so perhaps those loving feelings will transfer to our baby and the dog's little bro. ;) Those dogs are gonna love being big brothers.


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