How far along? 26 weeks 6 days (7-19-17)

 

 
Symptoms? Hardly any this week. Some back and SI joint pain (which resolved after a visit to the Chiropractor) and a bit of popping in my pelvis when I roll over and first get up. I’ve had a bit more acid reflux than usual so I started taking pepcid again, which really helps. I’ve had a bit of cramping and more Braxton Hicks but I’m definitely drinking a lot of water and resting when I can.

 

 
Weight? +26

 

 
Sleep? Mostly good, except the boys have been sick so they’ve been in our room and I check on them in the night when they are in their own rooms. And a couple nights I woke up and didn’t feel the baby moving, so of course I stayed up until he kicked a few times.

 

 
Cravings/aversions? Pretty calm on this front. I’m liking burrito bowls lately. That’s about it. The boys had earned free meals at Taco Bell for being in a local reading program, so I took them there this week to get their meals. I actually was able to eat there too and it didn’t make me feel sick. Yay!

 

 
Exercise? This week was busy! I only used the elliptical once. But that’s ok. My weeks usually aren’t quite this busy so hopefully I can get back on course next week. Hoping I don’t get sick with what the boys have!

 

 
Bump? Lots of baby hiccups happening lately! I think he had them at least 4 times yesterday. I think there is a pattern to the times of day that he has them too but I haven’t paid too much attention. I remember that Tru had them at the same times every.day. Zane has had some really busy days of movement and then days that have made me start to worry. I’ve done kick counts a few times to reassure myself.

 

 
Baby buys? I ordered a new car seat for Zane. It already came in the mail and I really like it! Lightweight but feels sturdy. I found a used swing for $45, and since I regret not having one with Levi (and I only borrowed one for a bit with Tru), I bought it. It goes side to side or front to back and converts into a bouncy seat. Hopefully Zane will like swinging. 😉

 

 
Best moment? Tru finally sat still long enough today to feel the baby kick with his hand on my belly. I asked him “Did you feel that?” and he said “Thank you, Baby!” 🙂 ❤

 

 

 

I had my 26 week appointment and growth scan this week. I met another one of the Drs in the practice. I liked her pretty well. She was a bit rushed and that always annoys me, but I do understand they are busy. She was happy that I want to try to vbac again and thought that was a good choice. I get tired of going over the same information with each new Dr, but I guess that’s standard in a group practice.

 

 

 

The ultrasound went really well. I had the same student tech in the room that was there last month, and she got to practice again, which is super fun for me because she’s new at it and loves watching the baby. 🙂 Then the regular tech got to work and measured the brain, head, belly, and a leg. She looked over the heart again, kidneys, bladder and spine. Everything looked to be measuring within a few days give or take. His head is smallish around the 30th percentile, but he has a big chubby belly around the 80th percentile. So cute! OH!! Annnnnd, he was head down! I’m not sure that he will stay that way, of course, but it was good to know that he was at least trying to get into the right position. His back is along my right side and his feet are over in my left side. His fluid was good, around 15cm, I think. And he weighed approx 2lbs 5oz, so he grew about a pound in 1 month. They didn’t say what his overall percentile was but they said he wasn’t too big. The cutest part was to see him holding his toes with his little hand. Such a precious baby. 🙂

 

 

Quick rundown of the week and update on the other little guys: Sunday we had church in the morning. I went to the store to pick up a few things afterwards while DH took the boys home. (Neither of the boys took a nap that day, or any day this week until Tru took a short nap on Friday!! :O ) We were home for a bit before DH had another church to play at that evening. It went well. Levi took along his toy guitar because he was determined to “play with Daddy”. I didn’t actually let him but I kind of wish I had. It was sweet. Monday we went to the Chiro and ran errands and picked up the boys’ final prize from the library (They’ve been getting prizes all summer for checking out and reading books. We read over 100 books in the last 2 months!) Tuesday I had my Dr appointment so my sister K went with me and entertained the boys in the waiting room. Afterward, we went out to eat and bought the swing and some books and dvds for the boys at a second hand store. Wednesday we had story time and had to rush home because I thought the cat was out of water and it was suuuuuper hot that day. Cat was actually fine, but I had to take laundry to my parents house and that ate up the entire day. Thursday, my SIL came over with her kids and that is when we discovered that Levi was running a fever. He was so snuggly all afternoon and his eyes looked weird. He climbed up in my SIL’s lap and she said he felt hot, so I checked his temp and it was 102.6…. Later that evening, Tru came down with a fever. They both slept in our room that night. The next day, I had to babysit for my cousin. It was a long day… Levi’s fever was gone but he was still a little under the weather. Tru ran a fever all day. Today, Tru is still running a fever over 103 and has diarrhea….. And just like that, we have entered cold and flu season. Yay. I’m glad that Levi got better so fast but I feel bad for Tru that he is still sick. Poor kid.

 

 

Dear God, thank You for the good ultrasound that we had and for the fun we had this week. Please watch over Zane and keep him growing safe and healthy. Please watch over Tru and Levi and help them get over this sickness and back to being healthy and happy. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

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This week’s picture brought to you by the camera that ran out of battery before we could take a better shot, and some tired, midnight procrastination.

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