26 Weeks

Well hello there! I'm back (for the moment)! We blew past 26 weeks and are now a few days in to 27. I tried to get on here for an update, but the work situation is still quite insane and to be honest I just couldn't find the motivation. But now I'm here and I have a lovely little photo for you to feast your eyes on. This was taken one night after a very long day at the office...and it most definitely shows. I look tired and blah, but I feel like I'm beginning to look that way a lot so I suppose it's honest ;)

Due Date
May 1, 2013
This Week Baby A...
is inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, which is developing his tiny lungs. He's putting on fat now, which is making him look more baby-like and less alien-like (yay!). His sense of hearing is also getting stronger, so he can hear me and daddy talking to him...love it! He's getting close to two pounds and around 14 inches long. Big boy!
  I'm right on the verge of that nasty little thing people call the third trimester, and I'm feeling it. Literally every day I can feel myself getting bigger and bigger, which leads to more and more discomfort. The tingly numb hands are annoying me, and my feet are starting to swell a lot. Oh, the beauty of pregnancy!

Weight Gain
  Approximately 16 pounds. And I'm good with that. I hear stories of women who gain like 20 total and I'm sure that would be lovely, but compared to what I was expecting I'm good with how things are going. 
Baby Boy :)
Food Cravings/Aversions
Thai Tea with bubbles, cereal (fruit loops, apple jacks, corn pops), sub sandwiches (probably just because I can't have deli meat), and today randomly I wanted Red Lobster or Chicken Fried Steak for dinner....I didn't get either because it was 7 pm on a Friday night and the wait was insane everywhere and this preggo lady was not waiting an hour for those cheddar biscuits. Although it probably would have been worth it....
I swear he started doing somersaults this week. I feel so much commotion in there that isn't kicking. It feels so crazy! His kicks are getting to be pretty intense, and happen at the worst times. During meetings, when I'm trying to fall asleep...but I wouldn't trade it for anything!
Same ole, same ole. Not great, but not completely terrible.
Daddy's Thoughts
Loving feeling him kick every day now. He says several times a week how he wishes he was here already...seriously, most impatient man in the world! But it's so cute to see how excited he is about everything.
Fun Moments
Arsen installed the curtains in the nursery and they look so good! We also put up some decorations on the walls. Everything is coming together and I'm getting so excited! The only big thing we're missing is a chair for the nursery, and I am trying to find the perfect one. I just have a feeling I will spend a lot of time in that chair so I want it to be super duper comfy.
Looking Forward To... 
The next three months flying by! I feel like we have so much to do and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, but I think it will all be so fun. I'm ready to finish up the nursery, buy tons more little bitty outfits, take our parenting class, have the baby showers, take maternity photos...the list just goes on and on. So much to do and so little time!

Working on the nursery last week:


  1. You truly look great! I know everyone tells you that, but from one preggo to another you really do! I'm cracking up, I had a MAJOR craving for Red Lobster last night and totally changed everyones dinner plans. Luckily our group didn't mind waiting at the bar for 45 min. because all I wanted were cheesy biscuits. Jealous you've got the curtains up. I can't wait to see it all together! Let me know where you end up getting your chair, we're still searching for ours too.

  2. 27 weeks! It will be time before you know it. You'll are much more ahead of the nursery then we were. The funny part is we rarely use this super cute nursery. Our living room has become a nursery...baby stuff everywhere!

  3. Awww Addie, getting ready for the new sibling! Your baby bump is adorable :)


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