26 Weeks

*Disclaimer* I’m retro posting this because I had it all typed up and ready to post on Thursday, but then ended up dealing with kidney pain and a UTI for several days so I never got around to adding pictures and posting

We were on a long weekend trip to the coast last week so I skipped posting. We should be around for the next several Thursdays so I hope to keep on track now.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 26 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a butternut squash ~14in/35.5cm, weighing in at around 2lbs

Symptoms: My stomach has been wonky as of late. I think it may be because I forgot to take my heartburn meds for a few days and now the extra acid isn’t sitting well in my stomach. It will take a few days of consistently remembering it to see if that’s the issue. My rest less legs have been pretty good as of late. I’m trying to gather the energy to do a yoga video most nights to help. My back gets more sore these days

Movement: I finally caught one little kick on video for his dads last night. He gets quiet when I’m active just like all the other babies I’ve carried. He likes to have midnight dance parties, fortunately they don’t last too long

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping pretty hard as of late which has been really nice. I’m still up a couple times a night to use the bathroom, but I’ve been able to fall back asleep pretty easily.

Food cravings?  Nothing very strong.

Food Aversions? We got hamburgers on the way home from the coast and I only took a few bites. I normally love hamburgers, especially when pregnant, but I just could do it

Anything making you queasy or sick? heartburn, which gets worse when my stomach gets empty

Best moment of the week? Enjoying the coast with the family. It was nice to get away for a few nights.

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is Nov. 4th.


24 Weeks, Viability Day!

Happy Viability Day Bubs!

Viability day is when baby is thought to have a reasonable chance of survival if born (although recently the experts are leaning toward viability being closer to 23 weeks). Obviously we want this little guy to stay put for another 16 weeks, but it’s great to know that from now on, every passing day he has a better and better chance of survival if something were to happen.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 24 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of an eggplant ~11.8in/30cm

Symptoms: I have been feeling pretty good this week. Less GI issues which has been great. I’ve been having more back pain, but that’s to be expected. I try to do a yoga video at least every other day to help. Once soccer season is over I want to start going to the yoga class I’ve gone to with all my other pregnancies. Eventually I might look into a chiropractor as well just to make 3rd trimester more comfortable (I can’t believe we’re only 3 weeks from 3rd tri!)

Movement: He is still a very active little guy. It’s much easier to feel his kicks with my hand, but he’s shy and usually stops when I try to feel him or catch him on video

Sleep: It actually hasn’t been too bad (knock on wood). I usually wake up a half hour or so before my alarm goes off, but that’s better than 2 hours. During the week when I have to wake up early to get the kids to school and get to work I’m pretty exhausted by the afternoon so I never get as much done in the afternoon/evening as I’d like. On the weekends when I get to sleep in I feel great and usually want getting out and enjoy the very warm fall weather we’ve been having.

Food cravings?  This week I did have a craving, for orange juice. I’m still so surprised that I haven’t had more strong cravings this time around.

Food Aversions? Nothing this week

Anything making you queasy or sick? eating too much

Best moment of the week? My son scoring his first goal in soccer, even though I wasn’t there to see it. Attending a baby shower for my nephew’s wife who is due 2 days after me

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is Nov. 4th. Yesterday I called my dr’s office and got all my appointments through the rest of the pregnancy scheduled

23 Weeks

I know I missed last week…that was honestly because I was just too tired to do a post.

Things have generally been going well. Kidney stone is still in a position that isn’t currently causing any issues.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 23 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a bunch of grapes ~11.3in/28.7cm

Symptoms: Still having a lot of bloating/GI discomfort. Heartburn has been increasing. I had been able to get away with one anti-heartburn tablet a day, now I have to take one in the morning and one in the evening. Restless legs are hit and miss. I stopped taking the epson salt baths most nights. I have been trying to either do 30min on the stair stepper or a yoga video in the evenings to help.

Movement: He is super active. I’ve even been able to see some kicks/movements, but haven’t been able to catch it on video yet.

Sleep: The last couple nights I’ve slept pretty well. The day before yesterday I woke up up at 4:15 and couldn’t go back to sleep. That was a rough day.

Food cravings?  Still no real strong cravings which is so strange for me. Things will sound good, but there hasn’t been anything I absolutely have to have.

Food Aversions? I don’t think I’ve had any aversions this week

Anything making you queasy or sick? the extra bloating can cause some nausea, but overall it hasn’t been too bad.

Best moment of the week? Getting our induction date officially scheduled! We are scheduled to go in the morning of 2/1/23, the day before our due date.

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is Nov. 4th. We’re onto just normal appts. Likely no more ultrasounds until around 35ish weeks and no more genetic testing.