26 weeks

26 weeks

How far along are you? 26 weeks (6.5 months!)

Size of Baby:  English hothouse cucumber

Favorite Maternity clothes this week? Leggings and layers but it’s supposed to be in the high 70’s to low 80’s this weekend so I’ll get to wear dresses and flip flops this weekend!

Stretch marks? No, still using vitamin E oil though for protection

How’s your Sleep?  Good, but best when I get my workout in so I’ve really been trying to work out (even if it’s only for 20 minutes) every day.

Favorite moment this week? Talking to Bode about being a big boy and that his sister will be the new baby in the house.  I think this is actually a bittersweet moment because I’m not ready to let go of him being my baby.  While I don’t really want him to grow up, I think that these life changing moments will help shape him into the person he is going to be one day.  We have been talking up him going to preschool this year and he is so excited every day to remind us, “Bode gets to go to school one day!”  Typing those words just put a smile on my face to know he is that excited about school.  While I don’t want him to grow up too fast I would like these ‘terrible twos’ to pass by quickly because it’s really making everything we do with him difficult.  But I love him still and I love our conversations about him becoming a big brother.

Do you miss anything? My old clothes, I don’t plan on buying much more since I feel like I should be able to transition to dresses for the last 2 months.

Do you have any Food cravings? Breakfast foods and chocolate (because its Valentine’s Day/Week!)

Anything making you Nauseas? No aversions.

Mood?  Good and Bad, I’m starting to get the same mood swings I experienced in the 1st trimester (which of course I didn’t blog about because I started blogging at 20 weeks).  It might just be due to underlined stressed that there is only 3 ½ months till this baby arrives and I’m a little worried about all the changes that are going to go on.  One baby is already a lot of change for a couple, but having two kids is going to change a lot of the current dynamic we have in our family.  I’m very excited to be having this baby and for Bode to be able to grow up with a sister but I know we’ll have some growing pains in the beginning.  Just some of the things I’ve been thinking about which I feel have affected my mood, however I should know that most of what will happen is out of my control, but that doesn’t prevent me from thinking about it.

What are you looking forward to? Next week our nursery renovation (room addition) begins which is really exciting because I can finally start decorating the room and getting ready for baby girl!  I’ll post pictures next week of the progress…

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