Bumpdate Weeks 25 & 26

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How far along: 26 weeks

Total Weight Gain: So I have given up on this since I am just so much bigger than I was with Emmy. I have gained 16 pounds. I have eaten healthy(ish). I guess this is just going to be a bigger baby! Ha!

Maternity clothes: Oh, we are in full blown maternity clothes. I have lots of fall pants I am looking forward to wearing, so I am hoping it cools off soon because I feel like I am wearing the same things over and over.

Gender: Boy! We have a new name we both kind of like, so I think we are getting closer. This is decently unique and none of our friends or family have this name, so I am feeling good about it! I will have to do a whole post on all of the names that we have nixed. We have some really good ones (in my humble opinion), but for some reason or another (likely because a friend has a kid with the same name), they didn’t make it into the final cut.

Movement: He is beginning to move more and I can definitely feel him throughout the day. Emmy was definitely a bigger mover!

Sleep: Up at least once a night to go to the restroom. I have had a few nights of decent sleep and a few nights of pregnancy insomnia.

Cravings:  Sweets and there are some days where absolutely nothing sounds good!

Symptoms: Bleeding gums, bloody nose (gross – sorry!!). Had my fist bout of my blood sugar dropping since I waited too long to eat between breakfast and lunch.

What I am looking forward to: Getting the baby’s room together (and our carpets steamed cleaned #nerdalert)!

Not really baby related, but looking forward to fall and cooler weather! I had been walking several nights a week with my neighbors and so enjoyed it, but haven’t been going due to the heat. Looking forward to getting back into it!

They are doing growth ultrasounds at 28 weeks and 34 weeks this time (due to my advanced maternal age – I turn 35 in October. As an aside, the genetic counselor we had to meet with due to my advanced maternal age said that even if the baby is due on your 35th birthday, you still fall under the ama category. Interesting!) So, I am looking forward to seeing him again in a few weeks!

Best moments: Tommy cleared out the baby’s room, so I am so excited to have a clean slate! Love hearing his heartbeat at our appointment and feeling him move more.

Big sister: She is really cute about him when I ask! She likes to go to his room and roll on the floor now that it is empty. When I ask her where baby brother is, she will pull up my shirt and point to my belly. Yesterday, he got a sticker Winking smile. When I ask what we should name him, her name of choice is “Tiny Baby.’' Ha!

She does love babies and her baby dolls and is so gentle with them. Hope it translates to her new addition in a few months! I have loved doing fun things one on one with her. We have packed our Fridays together full of fun! Love my sweet girl!


  1. You look great! I can't wait to hear the name and the ones you have nixed.

  2. Looks like your pregnancy is going great! I am also pregnant and considered AMA. I am 35 and will be 36 when I deliver. I am only at the beginning.... 10 weeks, but this is my 3rd pregnancy. I need to take your advice and make sure I eat more healthy, but I also think that sometimes all that sounds good is something sweet! :) Lana

  3. I loved seeing you in person yesterday, and you do look adorable!! It was so good visiting with you, your mother, and Allison. I wish we could see each other more often. Love you, Aunt Angie


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