Then came Tuesday....um, yeah! I think I was majorly overwhelmed and had a surge of pregnancy hormones or something. I think I cried around five times that day. Most of it was in irritation. Then I "couldn't" find anything to wear to yet another party. I finally found something (that was, ironically NOT maternity). Then another dinner that wasn't appealing, so I waited to get home to eat. K had a BLAST swimming all night except for when she ate. I enjoyed chatting with different people I don't see much at work. Then we left...around 845. Close to an HOUR after K's bedtime. She went to sleep quite quickly.
How Far Along: 26 weeks (and 2 days)
Fruit/Veggie: butternut squash, green onion (length) - 13-14 inches, 2 pounds
Gender: It's a BOY!
Exercise: Still exercising almost daily. I was exhausted on Friday, almost skipped though I'm glad I didn't. Today, I'm pretty sure I pulled some sort of muscle in my gluteus maximus on the right and my calf on the left. I'm falling apart...or maybe my ligaments are starting to relax? Guess it's time for that!
Sleep: I'm pretty consistently up at least twice a night but can fall asleep fairly quickly. Apparently, I sleep better on my left side because I always wake up facing that directly. The pregnancy pillow is GREAT for naps. David and I might switch sides of the bed when we move so I can try it for night time sleep and not disturb him. I'm starting to get hot in the middle of the night and want to sleep without covers...but this apparently messes up David's covers as he always yanks at them when I get out from under them. Another reason to switch sides!
Cravings: Very difficult to tell. Sausage biscuits, cool, sweet things like fruit and lemonade, cereal, Carbonation! Otherwise, it's actually pretty hard for me to actually decide what I want to eat. Nothing just really stands out and being good. Is this NORMAL?! It seems strange to me.
What I love: Watching for the baby to move! I actually got a video the other day. Getting closer to moving. Looking at stuff for the house.
What I miss: turning over in bed easily, sleeping well, being able to go "full out" at the gym, having energy for the WHOLE day! None of this has really changed recently.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting the fabric swatches in on the bedding options for the nursery. Moving and setting up the house, hopefully selling this house, baby showers, getting K ready for school
What I'm thankful for: My sweet husband, always taking care of me. He is so understanding about my mood swings, my inability to help as much with packing (Y'all, I have been SO tired!). That K continues to show interest in learning about Jesus and the actions involved in faith (telling other people!). A healthy pregnancy. The rain that is currently falling outside my house...love that sound!