26 week bumpdate

26 week bump

I’m going to sound super cliché when I say this, but holy moly time is flying by! I’m only 2 weeks away from entering my third trimester and 20 shifts away from working my last shift EVER. Well who knows, I may go back into the workforce when Laila is older, But last time for a LONG time. Last week Friday I went to my OB and had my 24 week appointment, although I was a day shy of being 25 weeks. But the appointment went great. I will do a Q+A below so I can tell you all the questions I asked and what she said. Basically I asked everything pertaining to travel while pregnant, tubal surgery and my anterior placenta. Also my next appointment is only a week away (yes I’m at the biweekly appointments already!!) and I’m back for my glucose test! Totally dreading that, but hey, I’ve done it three times already.

Gender: Girl Girl Girl!! And we are having a blast buying all things pink!

Baby’s heart rate: My appointment is on the 22nd, so I’ll update yoGender: Still a girl!! My closet is starting to get flooded with girl clothes. She’s already taking over!

Baby’s heart rate: Total mom brain over here, I never paid attention when she did it, so I honestly don’t even know lol.

Weight/weight gain: YIKES!!! 134lbs. I have to remind myself that I’m growing a baby, so weight gain is totally normal.

Baby is the size of a: Lettuce! Copied and pasted from my baby app : “Your baby is the size of a head of lettuce, weighing a full 2 pounds and measuring 14-plus inches long. The exciting news this week is that baby’s eyes are beginning to open. All babies start with blue eyes and don’t get their final color until a few months after they’re born. Your baby’s hearing is now completely developed, and, over the next few weeks, she’ll become increasingly sensitive to sound. Baby begins to sleep for longer periods now, often when you do.”

Maternity clothes: still no! But I’ve just been wearing loose dresses and loose tank tops with shorts unbuttoned.

Stretch Marks: I found my first stretch mark, just one. It was a sad day.

Cravings: Avocados for sure. If you follow me on Instagram you know that I eat it daily for breakfast!

Sleep: I keep staying up ridiculously late with my husband, and now that Joel is in the toddler bed, our mornings start much earlier. So I need to get to bed a wee bit earlier!

Movement: I feel her ALL THE time now. Like super visible movements, that I can record.

How am I feeling: I feel really good, just really tired!

Still breastfeeding Joel?: Nope, he’s pretty much weaned completely! It’s definitely bittersweet, but in les than 3 months I’ll have another babe attached to it!

Any exciting updates to share: So we’ve finished RJ, Elias, and Joel’s shared room and it came out to nice. CLICK HERE to see the sneak peek of the room and what we did to it. We’ve also got all the pieces and furniture for Laila’s nursery. We just have to paint it, and slowly we’ll add the furniture. We hope to have it done by next weekend because after that we’re busy every single weekend. Speaking of busy weekend, my husband and I just booked our babymoon to Scottsdale Arizona this month. It’s going to just be us two, no kids! So we are super stoked about that.

My 24 week appointment questions for my OB/GYN:

Q: Can I travel?

A: Yes, being that I’m not high risk I’m good to travel up until week 36.

Q: Being that my placenta is anterior is placenta, when will I feel stronger kicks?

A: Once I hit week 28, and the baby is larger than the placenta, I should feel her movements a lot more. (But if you read above, I started feeling her a lot this past week!)

Q: What other options do I have besides getting a tubal ligation (tubes tied), like something more permanent. I’ve heard one too many stories of women getting pregnant after having their tubes tied.

A: Tubals aren’t 100% effective. 1 in every 300 women get pregnant after having their tubes tied. (I would be that 1, because fertile mertle over here). So I’ll be having a larcoscopic bilateral salpingectomy (removal of both Fallopian tubes) done.

Q: Will not having my tubes mess with my hormones at all?

A: Absolutely not! I will still have my ovaries, so I will still be able to breastfeed!

Q: Can I continue working out?

A: Yes! Being that I’ve always been active in the gym(3-4 days a week), it doesn’t pose any risks to me nor the baby. So I can keep working out like I’ve always done.

Belly shot at the gym at 25.5 weeks pregnant

So those were the only questions I asked my OB at that appointment, normally I don’t ask any because #foreverPreggo but this pregnancy is much different than the boys. Also I should add, if yo I have any questions for your OB make sure you put it in your phone so you can remember because when I got to my appointment I literally drew a blank when she asked “do you have any questions for me?”. But then I suddenly remembered I jotted all my questions in my phone (I’m surprised I even remembered that lol).

Anyways, thanks for reading and stay tuned for my next bumpdate in 2 weeks!

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