Tuesday, May 10, 2011

26 Weeks

How Far Along: 26 Weeks

Size of Baby: Baby #3 is about 1 2/3 lbs and the length of a hothouse cucumber...around 14 inches. The nerves in Baby #3's ears are developing more and more and it should be able to hear our voices better now.

Weight Gain: +17 and growing and growing!

Maternity Clothes: I am loving my dresses. Tank Tops are getting shorter and shorter around this belly!

Gender: Still really feeling boy!

Movement: Baby #3 has calmed down some this week. They are less of quick jabs and more like swift moves that slower graze my tummy...if that makes sense. You can tell he or she is growing into it's space.

Sleep: Once I fall asleep, I am GREAT! Zoe sleeping until 8 or 8:30 every morning is really helping, too!

Symptoms: The whole sciatic nerve thing has gotten worse. I don't know what it is about being at work, maybe the hard, hard floors, but about 1 hour into my shift, my left leg is tingling and numb....if not sooner. Very uncomfortable. I have to try and prop my leg up while standing or sit whenever I can. I have a feeling the bigger the baby gets, the worse it will get....but it could be worse! Really loving all sweets....which doesn't help the weight gain but I just can't help myself!

Best Moment of the Week: Easy this week! You have all heard me say how great our friends are....well THEY ARE!!!! A great friend got our family a gift this week to go get a 3D/4D scan done of Baby #3! I mean....Seriously....I just cried. I was excited and floored by the generosity! We are so blessed! SO in about 2 weeks we will get to see our Baby #3...a great way to kick off the 3rd Trimester!!!!!

Sorry for the lack of picture this week....it just has slipped my mind.....like many other things!


Phillips Family said...

I had a painful sciatic nerve problem right after Cory and I got married and I ignored it for months, I finally went to see a chiropractor and he completely cured me! His name is Troy Fortin in Johns Creek. I may go see him some in the end of pregnancy in hopes of helping get aligned for labor, etc....

Wiz said...

Just wanted to comment to say that I love your weekly updates! I am nineteen weeks pregnant with my second and its nice to see what others are going through as well!

Rebecca said...

Thanks Kimberly!!! I never thought about a chiropractor!

Phillips Family said...

As far as sciatica goes (my rough understanding, its been a while), some of your bones in your spine are pinching a nerve causing the pain. He can re-align the bones and relieve the pressure (over time). It also helped me with headaches and was very relaxing.