Holy smokes where is the time going? Can you believe I’m 6.5 months pregnant? I can’t. Well until I look in the mirror
Baby Toma is 26 weeks today and is about the size of a head of lettuce. (depending on what you read)
- He is about 14 inches long and weighs just less than 2 lbs.
- His lungs are still developing and he’s taking small breaths of amniotic fluid to help get him in shape for his first breath of fresh air.
- His veins are visible through his transparent skin but that will change soon as his skin changes to opaque.
- His nerve pathways are becoming more developed, making him more sensitive to noises.
And here’s what’s been happening with me this past week:
Workouts: I have been totally slacking on these. I just haven’t felt up to it. One day I had a little break but was starving so I ate instead. And the other times I’m so pooped from working, I don’t do anything. I DID, however get in a little back and bi work out between clients on Monday.
Symptoms: Nothing really
Food Aversions: Coffee. Blech. It still proves to be my nemesis. And chicken. I hope that changes after he gets here because I live off of chicken.
Food Cravings: Ya know, not too much of anything. I have random days where I want something, but it’s nothing super duper strong. I do have a hankering for some pumpkin bread but obviously it’s the wrong season. Ooo oo… here’s one… s’mores. Oh ya. I had a HUGE craving for smores. And I saw DQ came out with a s’mores blizzard that I was [this] close to buying but I wanted the real deal.
Oh and one other thing I’ve wanted for months was broccoli cheddar chicken from Cracker Barrel. I haven’t had it in a few years and for some reason I had to have some. They only have it on Wednesday nights and unfortunately I work late every Wednesday. Well I just so happened to get off early one night and by the time I got there, they were all out. Boo. But I got an early night again (luckily!) and drum roll…
Sleep: It’s been going better than it has, thanks to that pillow.
Fun & Weird Stuff From the Week: Fun stuff – we finished our baby registry, and we already got our crib and dresser! Thanks Grammy! And the best part of last week?
He was 9lbs 7oz and is absolutely perfect!
Big baby right? My other sister (in-law) had a 9lb 2.5oz baby last July. Can we say I’m a little scared for the heffer child I’ll probably produce? Ha!
Baby Items Purchased: Nada. I’m trying reallllly hard not to buy anything until after the shower. As much as I’d love to spoil him rotten, I can’t wait to see all the fun stuff we’ll get there!
Looking Forward To: Picking out paint colors for the nursery and starting to assemble it!
Question for the fit moms out there: Did you use a belly band when you exercised? I had some serious lower back pain after running last time and my doctor recommended getting one of those.