Sunday, March 16, 2008

Week 26

This week was pretty different. Not only did I gain 3 pounds (136.2) but I gained about 2 inches around! My upper is 36 3/8, mid 38 and lower 38 1/4. I am feeling puffy, gassy and tired a lot. I was looking at my ankles yesterday wondering if they were turning into cankles. I can barely clean my bathtub anymore and when I lean over the sink to brush my teeth I have to get my tippy toes so my belly doesn't press up against the edge of the sink.
I also learned that the baby's brain is growing the most right now, so I have been loading up on brain food like eggs, soy chocolate milk and my omega enriched peanut butter. And of course fish when I can.
She is moving much more this week. She's not really kicking so much as she is pressing. Every so often she'll move and press her foot or something up against the uterine wall. It's really cool! It doesn't tickle as much as the kicking does. When she does it my belly gets brick hard in that spot until she moves it.
The baby shower is next weekend! I can't wait!


Anonymous said...

Yay for Baby!!! I can't wait to see the nursery!

Michelle said...

5 days sissy!

nikki said...

you know that pressing, and it stays hard until she moves. well, i found out a couple weeks before i gave birth, that those are actually contractions. braxton hicks for you though probably. sounds like everything is going really well for you. take care.