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Week 26 Preggo Update

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

So I'm not sure how many times it's acceptable to say "holy crap time is flying" but at this point it's a legitimate comment. Holy Crap.

Two weeks ago I snapped a belly pic, but chose to not put it up because it made my ass look enormous. I mean it's big, but it's not THAT big. But whatever, I'm putting it up today because um... hello baby belly!

(taken at 24 weeks)

How far along?
26 weeks! Baby is probably over a kilo and is still measuring big for his age. He will open his eyes for the first time this week, and we can now play tickle games with him. In his reflexes he will kick us where we tickle him and that's fun and special.

Weight Gain
Same range as last week - 6-8 pounds. I learned the cut off for the hospital I want is a BMI of 40. Thank you Jesus that I lost weight before falling pregnant, because my prepreg BMI was 30. Not awesome, but SO much better than it was before.

Mythical lie told by fairies.

Best moment this week
I went shopping with my Mom for the baby. Very special. I love seeing everyone falling in love with someone they haven't even met yet.

Feeling queasy?
Nothing this week, just anxious. Very anxious. I'm having a tough time controlling my anxiety attacks, especially at night and I find that I wake in the middle of the night with uncontrollable worry. I'm okay and I know that this will pass- but I'm hoping it passes SOON!

Week recap?
Met with the midwife today. I felt really great about her, and committed to pray to confirm that she's the right person for this occasion. I wrote to my doctor that I would be changing practitioners and she replied with an email about how I am putting my baby in "grave danger". It really upset me, because I really like this doctor, and trust her opinion and was caught very offguard by her directness. And of course it throws all my self confidence out the window too.

I'll be honest here, but I'm having a tough time pulling myself together this week. This week I am not brave, and I'm having a hard time controlling my emotions. I can logically recognize it being due to a lack of sleep. It's been more than 3 weeks since I've slept more than 4 hours in a night and with all the hormones, I'm literally a big wreck.

Looking Forward to?
February is one of my favourite months- right behind April. I love Valentines day, and one week later is my wedding anniversary! We've been married for 4 years, which isn't super amazing or anything, but I'm proud of us nonetheless. :)

I hope you guys are having good weeks!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STEPH-KNEE 2/2/2013 6:50AM

    OMG, what a beautiful photo! You and Baby Boops look stunning! :D I am so excited about the arrival of Baby Boops and Lil Bean (Grace's baby), you guys are just so awesome and you are both going to make the most outstanding Mommy's!

I especially love your updates because it gives me a little insight into what pregnancy is like. P.S. I can't believe the nerve of your doctors comments, some people are just so rude. Ick. emoticon

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IAPHOTOGIRL75 1/31/2013 10:43AM

    I agree with KOSHKALET! That OB is full of crap! Her email was very unprofessional. Lots of women use Midwives to have babies all over the world!! Here's a great site for you that I think you'll like, it's called Birth without Fear ( and it's all about women having babies all different ways! They also have a page on facebook that's amazing.
I will be praying for you during this time in your pregnancy!

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KOSHKALET 1/31/2013 1:38AM

    Congrats on the baby-in-progress!

As for the OB, s/he is full of crap. Women have babies without OB docs all over the world currently and did for let's see, um, thousands of years. Your body knows what to do, you know what to do, your baby knows what to do. Having a baby without an OB is a perfectly safe and delightful choice.

I had a midwife for my at-home birth and I was so glad I made that choice!

Keep up the great work and breathe through the anxiety - all will be well.


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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/30/2013 11:22PM

    hugs! I'm gonna try the tickle game :) Sorry the other doc upset you. You have to do what YOU feel is best for you and for baby.

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JENNIEONFIRE 1/30/2013 6:01PM

    You make one beautiful with-child woman! Keep staying positive :)

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JACOBSBELOVED 1/30/2013 1:12PM

    You poor thing! I'm so sorry the other practitioner upset you, and with good reason! I will be keeping you in my prayers that you will feel peace and that you feel confident in your choice of who will be taking care of you and Baby Boops.

I too am quite a fan of Valentine's Day. Just seeing all the pinks and reds out there makes me happy. :)

How exciting, through all this, that you and your mom were able to go shopping for Baby Boops together. I imagine you were both feeding off of each other's excitement and it was a wonderful time for both of you.

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MYUTMOST4HIM 1/30/2013 12:15PM

    Don't let the doctor's reply get to you - I think it is professional discrimination, it has nothing to do with you personnally emoticon

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