(you can't tell in this picture, but I actually finally got a hair cut last Monday. I can't believe it's been a week and I still hadn't mentioned it. I mean, a yearly hair cut is a pretty big deal. I asked for 1/2 inch off, and she cut more like 2 inches off, but whateves. It's healthy again.)
How Far Along: 26 weeks- 97 days left......yikes! I can't BELIEVE I'm in the double digits already. But even though I'm under 100 days left, it still feels far off sometimes. I made the comment this week that I feel like I'm pretty far along, but not far enough for there to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe around 32 weeks I will?
Size of baby: She's the length of a English hothouse cucumber. I guess there is a difference between that and a regular cucumber?
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm afraid to look.
Maternity Clothes: Yes and yes. Although I'm currently wearing Cody's shirt, so technically that's not maternity. Actually, I wore one of his shirts Saturday too. Yikes.
Gender: I'm having me a baby girl! Evan Elaine Carver will be here at the beginning of the summer!
Movement: It seems this weeks she's gotten too big to just give a kick or bump here and there. I'd say 95% of the movement I feel is whole limbs sliding and pushing around under the skin. It's all highly visible. Sometimes she's gets a sharp body part and just puuuuuuuuushes against my tummy, and it HURTS! I mean, push a finger into your bicep as hard as you can and that's what it feels like. It's got to be her and not just the muscles contracting, cause there is a hard knot where it hurts, and sometimes you can feel the rest of her body in a soft lumpy line coming off of it.
Sleep: Eh, take it or leave it. I know you aren't supposed to sleep on your back, but sometimes its the only way to get my hips to stop hurting. I try and prop myself up pretty high, and only lay there long enough for the pain to go away, but sometimes I fall back asleep. :(
What I miss: There was something, but I forgot what it was.
Cravings: I can not get enough sugar. Or chocolate. I've told you about my cookie dough that I made. I think half of what I spent our grocery money on today was junky sweets. Brownie mix. Strawberry fig newtons. Ice cream. Pretzel M&M's. I just wanna munch all the time.
Symptoms: Still lots of stretching across my belly, and I can really tell that I've got more weight out front which seems to put a strain on the skin and muscles underneath my tummy. Plus I need to drink more water because the Braxton Hicks are picking up a little bit.
Best Moment this week: Hearing my boy say even MORE words! At church yesterday in bible class he busted out with "amen" at the end of a prayer, and today he said "blue" (boooo) for the speech therapist when she asked what color Thomas (the Train) was. Amazing!