How Far Along: 26 weeks
Size of Baby: According to The Bump, Kai is the size of a head of lettuce. Between 13-14" long and weighs approximately 1.5-2.5 lbs.
Movement: Absolutely! He seems so relaxed during the day, but as soon as I lie down to sleep he starts doing jumping jacks, karate chops, and karate kicks.
Sleep: Not so good - low back pain/sciatic nerve pain keeps me up at night. My whole left side aches from the low back pain so it takes a while to get in a comfortable position. I did buy a snoogle (awesome pregnancy pillow) that helps BIG time - I'd be dying if I didn't have it!
Cravings: I've been craving hamburgers and french fries! BUT, I haven't indulged. I'm trying my best to eat as well as I can because the weight is packing on a lot quicker than before - I don't want to overdo it.
Sick: No nausea or vomiting this pregnancy, thank goodness! However, I've been having super low blood pressure and fainting spells during the 2nd trimester. I'm hoping it'll get better as I go into the 3rd trimester.
Showing yet: Absolutely - I've been showing for a while now.
Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah, definitely. Can't live without them!
Belly Button In or Out: Still in as of this week! lol - I'm sure any day now it'll be poking out.
Weight Gain: A lot! ha ha... I am definitely bigger than I was before at 26 weeks. But, I am also a different shape - my tummy looks different this time around.
Missing Anything: Deli sandwiches, a good night's sleep, and my almost-six-pack! I'll be happy when sweet Kai is here so I can work on getting a six pack again..lol.
Now it's on to my awesome baby shower! Or "Sprinkle" as we were calling it since we're having another boy. My incredible sister-in-law, Elizabeth, threw me the sweetest baby "sprinkle". It was perfect! We played games (Guess the Baby Food and The Price is Right), ate yummy food, enjoyed cake, and so much more! I am so grateful for my amazing family and friends.
Here are some pictures from the party: