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Pregnancy Journal: 26 Weeks!

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Well we’ve made it to 26 weeks along and the third trimester is right around the corner. I can tell too, because I’ve had a few early nights this past week. At first I thought it was just catching up from my trip to LA, but I no longer think that is the case. Growing a baby is exhausting work!

Nesting starting? I see so many projects I need to tackle around the house but I get sleepy just thinking about them. I did start going through Rissa’s clothes again to pack up what she’s grown out of and keep neutral outfits for her brother. Of course, I’m anxiously awaiting my next ultrasound on Tuesday to see if they can confirm this baby is indeed a boy. If so, then I’ll start getting rid of some of Rissa’s old clothes.

I need to figure out how to organize clothes and cloth diapers (and toys and gear, oh my!) for both kids in the nursery. It’s a small room to begin with so I’m not sure where to start. But until we get the playroom in the basement finished, these kiddos will have a shared nursery. How do I decorate it for both of them?!

On the food front… I’m going more nuts over what I can’t eat this time, especially when Rissa keeps trying to feed me when I’m not supposed to be eating anymore. Thankfully I’m still only on one insulin shot at night for my fasting. I’m now around the normal (well more common) time for mamas to develop gestational diabetes. Last time I had 5 insulin shots a day by the 20 week mark! This placenta likes me more, I think.

Rollin’ with the punches This baby is pretty active. Now that he’s getting stronger I can feel a lot of kicks and punches. Brian has felt him too but not Rissa yet. Unlike his big sister, he likes to hang out low and pummel my lower abdomen whereas Rissa was a fan of hitting my ribs. I think he’s sitting in my pelvis a lot and hope he moves. Rissa was a good girl and turned head down around 20 weeks and stayed that way.

What made you notice you were nesting?

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