Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pregnancy #2 - week 26

Holy exhaustion!  Being pregnant is hard ... and very tiring it seems.  All of a sudden my energy levels have dropped this week; something I'm not thrilled about.  I basically just pleaded with Mason to please take a nap because mommy needed one too.  I'm pretty sure jogging/walking 4 miles this morning doesn't help.  I'm not willing to give up exercising but at what point am I causing more harm than good?  As long as I get a couple of hours of rest in the afternoon I should be ok.  We'll see how the next 14 weeks go.

 Gap Body Maternity, extra small tank/Forever 21 leggings small

according to, baby is the size of a head of lettuce.  "he's still growing in the 13.6- to 14.8-inch and 1.5- to 2.5-pound range, and developing her senses, features and talents"

pregnancy symptoms from their site at 26 weeks:
  • Trouble sleeping. The closer you get to your due date, the tougher it might be to get some rest! - I have definitely noticed this in the past couple of days ... waking up around 3am and not being able to fall back asleep for hours. 
  • Swelling. This also might not let up for a while. - I haven't really noticed
  • Headaches, due to hormone fluctuations or stress. - yes!  I hate headaches in general but these seem more annoying
  • Pregnancy brain -- is it getting tricky to remember stuff? - I blame everything on pregnancy brain
  • Braxton Hicks contractions. These are different from labor contractions because they're irregular and milder. - I've had these for a couple of weeks.  seem more common lately.
  • Slightly higher blood pressure. That's normal at this phase of pregnancy. - not sure about this one
I'll be going to the doctor on Friday for a check-up and for my glucose testing.  Should have a better update on week 27's post.  

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