This is the "spent all day packing, threw on a comfy dress and sports bra, put hair in a messy bun and threw on some sunglasses for a quick walk around the lake with your husband before he leaves for work" look. Phew.
We STILL do not have our keys! I am going crazy people! We are supposed to get them 24-72 hours after we signed so we are praying that we get them today! We have plans to celebrate tonight with our friends (they live just 4 doors down from our new place!) at a popular hotspot called Monkeyburger. I am looking forward to chowing down on some good food and spending time with my man & good friends.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday! xo
Baby D's Stats!
Baby's size: "Hothouse Cucumber"-- 14 inches long and just under 1.5 lbs
How far along: 26 weeks! Time is flying by so fast! I can't believe I'm almost in my 3rd trimester!
Sleep: My wonderful friend Heidi let me borrow her Boppy pregnancy pillow now that she has given birth to her handsome baby boy, Gage, and no longer needs it. It's been a lifesaver! I think Joshua is secretly jealous of how comfy I look when I sleep with it. I highly recommend it, whether you are preggo or not! :) Still a lot of hip pain, but my doctor said there's nothing I can do other than lots of yoga, stretching, and pre-natal massages (don't mind if I do!).
Maternity Clothes: Really living in sundresses these days. I think yesterday was hotter here than any day we had last summer. We are experiencing a record heat wave here in AZ. If it's any indication of what life will be like for the next 3 months, I will be living in one of our community pools and eating Otter Pops like they are going out of style.
Food cravings: I have never really been a breakfast person, so I think it's funny that this pregnancy has made me crave breakfast foods all day long. I can't get enough Fage Greek yogurt with strawberries & granola, blueberry waffles, scrambled eggs and toast with grape jelly! Oh and carrot juice! Yum!
Food aversions: There really isn't anything that I have a bad reaction to, other than the foods that I didn't like pre-pregnancy.
Symptoms I have: Still have sciatica (hip pain) and I'm starting to get really crazy dreams!
Doctor’s Appointment: I had a routine doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I am usually only in the doctor's office for about 15 minutes to get my blood pressure done, pee in a cup, have them measure my tummy and listen for her heartbeat (which was fast, by the way!). I crave more time with the doctors, but I know that not having a lot of "problems" is a huge blessing and I'm so thankful that there really isn't a lot to talk about :) I have an appointment in 3 weeks and then I'll start coming in every 2-3 weeks. I have to get the glucose test done sometime before then, yuck!
Movement: All the time, but since I've been doing so much physical activity with packing our house, I feel her move less than when I'm lying still or laying in bed. I've heard that moving around a lot lulls the baby to sleep, so I guess she's just chilling out in there. Almost all my preggo friends (and there are a LOT of them right now) are having boys, and they seem to be dealing with constant kicking. I envy them sometimes, but then again I have to remember that I'm having a little princess who is already showing signs of being quite the relaxed little lady :)
Belly Button: Innie, although it looks like it might just protrude at any minute!
Gender: It's a GIRL! I seriously get happier each and every day that we are having a girl. I REALLY wanted a girl-- Joshua was happy either way. I just can't wait to have a daughter. I got SO "preggo emotional" (that's what I like to call it) when it popped into my head that my husband will one day walk her down the aisle to vow forever to her husband... that we get to plan a wedding together, baby showers, and all that girly stuff... I can't wait to see her little face!
Best moment of the week: I love hearing her heartbeat at our appointments. But my favorite moment was this morning, when I was just laying in bed, and I put my iPhone up to my belly and played One Sonic Society's "Forever Reign" song (AMAZING!!!!!!) and I felt her do a complete FLIP in my tummy. Too cool. I love how she reacts to music. I want her to be a musical one like mama.
What I’m looking forward to: Setting up her nursery in the new house
What I miss: BEER! That's all.