I am a weirdo and I am constantly looking at how many people visit my blog and what blogs or search terms brought them to me. So far I’ve noticed loads of people looking for owl nursery ideas and MaterniT21 information. If you find yourself looking at this page because you are taking or going to take the MaterniT21 test, please don’t fret or worry!! (Easier said than done, I know) I want you to know that the makers of the test are claiming some huge stuff…but what they can never promise is the kind of life you will have with your child. From where I stand, it’s a life worth living! A life worth celebrating! A beautiful individual that my husband and I created. He is perfect and he is ours.
It scares me to think that for every one child with Ds you see, there are 9 that you do not.
Of course, only you and your partner can make any kind of decision, but my point is that I cherish and love every moment of this pregnancy. The sweet little boy moving around inside of me is worth it. 🙂
That being said….
How far along? 26 weeks
How big is Eli? The size of an eggplant and about 2lbs
Health of Eli? Everything looks great! He moves around a lot and has a strong heartbeat.
Health of Momma?
I feel very good. Working on taking in enough iron since I am slightly anemic and it makes me tired. Still have the sniffles but that’s just a way of life at this point.
Weight gain? 20lbs total- staying steady and all baby as far as I can tell (as in no real added weight to other areas of my body…)
Maternity clothes update? Still wearing the same sizes and feeling good. I went shopping to check out the new shipment at my local maternity shop, and tried on a bump extender. It was supposed to add 3 months and show me how I will look at the end of my pregnancy. I literally looked like a torpedo!! I sure hope I don’t stick out that much!! I see broken ribs in my future. lol
Stretch Marks? None yet thanks to my blooming beautiful bump cream! So we will see!
Skin? Skin has been dry and I randomly had a few patches of red on my face yesterday…not sure what that was. lol
Sleep? Sleep is the same. I wake up every time I have to roll over because rolling is now an actual task. Also, the sniffles can keep me from sleeping too, but in general I still sleep pretty well at this point.
Best moment this week? Finding out that Eli likes spicy foods- He becomes the human jumping bean!
Labor signs? No labor signs 🙂
Belly button in or out? Belly button is tiny!! It is definitely stretched flat and when I flex a certain way it pops out just a bit.
What I miss? My Gap jeans that fit so perfectly pre-pregnancy!!
What I am looking forward to?
Meeting Eli and banishing all limitations that have been pre-determined for him by others. I just want to show them how wonderful he is! Oh, and finishing my lists for my baby shower! lol
Weekly wisdom? I’m working on becoming a better advocate for Ds yet being tasteful and nice about it as well. Educating without beating someone over the head. That, and connecting with the right parents for me- ones that have the same ideas and attitude that I have about parenting. Learning to walk away when that person is trying but is not helpful.
Milestones? Being 2/3 of the way through my pregnancy!
Fears? So right now my biggest fear is of the unknown. Of being a good parent to Eli and being his advocate.
I am also worried about how much of a stinker he is! He is almost always moving but it depends on how he is positioned. Most of the time he faces inward so others can’t feel him move. When he does move enough to be felt on the outside, he shys away from any pressure from someone’s hand. He stops moving the second someone tries to feel him! (Imagine that, me letting people touch and feel the belly? yeah! haha)
I have a friend that is exactly a week behind me in her pregnancy and her son kicks so hard that it some times hurts her. I don’t have that. Maybe it’s just me…but it makes me worry about him liking to be held or touched and his muscle tone. Another friend of mine mentioned taking CoQ10 for muscle tone and I haven’t had the chance to run it by my doctor…but I’m wondering if it would even help at this point. I probably shouldn’t compare how strong my son’s punch is to someone else’s but I do.
Stolen from: The Up Side of Wes