26 weeks

30 Dec

This week was one of the most fun ones of my pregnancy thus far. It was Christmas! I always wanted to be pregnant at Christmas and it was really special. We got tons of adorable baby stuff and had fun showing off the progress of the nursery to family and friends.

My third trimester starts next week! Holy cow, where did the second one go? Time is flying and it’s starting to freak me out a little bit. I’ve been watching that show called One Born Every Minute and it’s becoming a lot more real that in just a few short months, I’ll be delivering a baby. I’ll admit, I’m pretty scared, but I’m trying to take things one step at a time and not get ahead of myself. I can’t control how everything will go, so there’s no sense trying.

We have finally chosen a name, though it’s one we’ve liked for years. We just told family over the holiday and I’ll blog it soon.

My outfit in the photos is new (again – I feel like I’m always wearing a new outfit in these photos, but I swear I don’t buy myself clothes all the time), but the jeans were free! I responded to a tweet from Old Navy a few weeks ago and they emailed me saying they’d be sending me a prize in the mail. What I got was a card good for a free pair of jeans! I went there yesterday and got my first over the belly, full panel maternity jeans. My other low rise ones still fit fine, but these are much more comfortable. Since I was getting free jeans, I thought I might as well buy a new shirt (and sunglasses and earrings)… that’s how they get you!

I also got new bras and underwear with a Victoria’s Secret gift card I got for Christmas. I’ve worn thong underwear since high school (I was a dancer and they always worked best under tights and leotards), but I’ve just started to notice that they are no longer comfortable. I got five pairs of these underwear (I think I’m going to get five more) and two of these bras in sizes I never imagined I’d fit into. They’re pretty granny-ish, but so comfortable, so I don’t care. Plus, my husband still thinks I look cute in them, so that’s all that matters, right?

I felt some baby hiccups this week too! My husband was even able to hear them!! Pretty cool. So much moving lately, which I love. Every morning when we’re laying in bed, my husband asks me if the baby is awake yet and then we snuggle and he tries to feel some kicks before getting up to start his day. I’m going to miss that!

2 Responses to “26 weeks”

  1. Michelle December 30, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    I can't believe you are going to have a baby in THREE MONTHS. OMG. A few things:1. Your belly looks great.2. I love the full panel maternity pants. They are amazing. Wearing some now. I still wore mine after baby, haha.3. I'm also digging granny panties more and more as I get older.4. baby hiccups! Such a fun feeling.I love being able to go back to your posts when you were as far along as I am. I am 16 weeks today, and just read your 16 week post again, and I am suffering from those same gnarly headaches you had then. I love you SO much and really excited for your baby shower!

  2. Amy December 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm #


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