Monday, December 10, 2012

Week 26

Leland is getting serious about growing now!

I can't believe we only have 3 more months!

How far along? 26 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 15 lbs.  After going to our appointment on Thursday, December 6th, they said that I have gained 17 pounds.  Well, I'm sticking with my 15 lbs. since I weigh myself almost everyday and they only get the joy of doing so once every 4-6 weeks!
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Stretch marks? No.
Sleep: Sleeping great. We have moved to the guest bedroom at the Kivett household!  My parents gave us the most AMAZING king bed with a pillow top mattress for our master bedroom when we got married.  Normally, this is the best bed ever to sleep in.  I am finding that it is almost impossible for me to roll over and get out of bed 4 to 5 times a night to go to the bathroom.  I tried sleeping in the guest bedroom one night at 2:00am when I had been tossing and turning for 3+ hours and it was AMAZING! My back feels great and I sleep almost 10 hours a night.  I know many of you may think that it is impossible to sleep that long, well, I have been doing it the last 5 nights! I don't even wake up to go to the bathroom more than once!
Best moment this week: I am sticking with the best moment being that Nate can feel baby Leland kick!  Brittany even felt Leland kick one day last week...of course it was after I ate a HUGE burrito FULL of pickled jalapenos! Also, I just found out that a precious friend is PREGNANT!  I cried when I got their Christmas card announcing the little blessing growing inside her so I would have to add that to one of the best moments this week!  Thought of another great moment, I passed my gestational diabetes test! Yay!  I was a little bit anemic so I just need to take my iron supplements more and I should be great!
Movement: Yes! I think that on Saturday I saw Leland do a 180* rotation in my stomach!
Food cravings:  Sweets.  Mexican food - this is nothing new.  I could eat Mexican food every meal, every day, pregnant or NOT! Since I have only had heartburn twice, once from a PB&J sandwich and once from Del Taco, I'm sticking with Mexican as long as I can!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.  
Have you started to show yet: Yes. I'm measuring 39 inches around and our midwife measured me from the pubic bone to the top of my uterus and I was measuring at 27.5 inches.  I'm supposed to be 2 inches either way from how many weeks I am.  I was 25 weeks and 6 days when she measured me so I am right on track.  
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out?  It is still in but getting A LOT flatter!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody: Happy!
  Looking forward to: Growing growing growing.  I can't wait to go to Buffalo, NY for Christmas.  IT BETTER BE A WHITE CHRISTMAS!  Nate's sisters and mom are throwing us our first baby shower while we are there so that will be so much fun!  Our next appointment is January 10th, 2013!  We took Christmas card photos this past is a little sneak peak of our puppy baby!
Linus, our puppy baby, had to take a photo by himself because he was an absolute maniac during the photo shoot!
**I need to give another "Thank You" to Jessica from Little Baby Garvin (  ) who has the MOST creative chalkboard ideas ever! **


  1. you look amazing and happy; have a very merry christmas

    1. Thanks Kitzie! I want to see some belly pics of you!!! Congratulations! Hope you three have a merry christmas too!