February 28, 2012

Week 26 Update

Okay, now that I am in the midst of week 26 I admit that I feel HUGE.  My ankles are swollen, and my thighs are looking chunky.  The baby bump is growing and growing and will be larger then cute in no time.  All pre-maternity tops are off limits now, unless half shirts come back into fashion.  I desperately need to find some comfy maternity lounge wear since I am down to one pair of casual pants to sleep in that doesn't press on my bladder and drive me crazy all night long.

This week we did some more nursery decorating, and vowed not to shop anymore until after the baby shower in the middle of March.  With that said I bought some sheets, and baby legs on sale, and then re-started my no shopping vow.  After the shower it is game on to get the rest of the gear that we will need.  It is taking all I have not to peek at the registry to see how it is moving along, but I am being good and staying off Amazon.

My husband and I finished our Birthing from Within classes last night, and I have to admit that I am sad that they are over.  The pain coping techniques were so simple that I found relevance in day to day life as well as in a painful situation such as labor.  The classes also served as a special time for my husband and I to do something together.  We were in a class with only one other couple so it was a very intimate setting.  He told me that going to the classes has given some insight into how I think because he never gets to hear how I talk to other people.  I found that interesting, and will miss our Monday sessions.  I am thinking about taking a second birthing class starting at the end of March since I liked the first one so much.

With my husband being so busy we haven't been great with weekly photos to show the growth of the bump.  One week I didn't get a chance to view on the camera and didn't come out well at all.  So the documentation of pregnancy is not going perfectly, but it is tricky to fit in a photo shoot once a week with everything else we have going on.  He did have last weekend off and built the new bookshelf that our loft desperately needs so that is one more step in getting the home ready for baby.

Overall pregnancy is fantastic, and I can't wait for baby to arrive!  I feel ready, and prepared for this journey.

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* The image in this post is ©2012 Brooke Photo Studio (that's me!).


Kajal said...

wishing you all the best for the days to come. Glad to hear you are enjoying your pregnancy. I too had a lovely time during my two..Happy days to come:) Stay blessed.
Glad to have found you at the hop. Linked up via twitter.

Brooke Becker said...

Thanks :) I am going to head over and check out your blog.

myfreestuff2109 said...

found your blog via Coupon Mamacita! ... Congratulations to you and your husband on the upcoming new addition to your family! How very exciting! Enjoy and savor every moment because it will fly by and before you know it you will be kissing your little one and sending them off to school :) Many blessings sent your way!

Brooke Becker said...

Thank you so much! We are very excited :)

My Baby Sleep Guide said...

I'm glad things are going well. I think we got a photo around 20 weeks and right as we were going to the hospital with each of the kids. I meant to do more photos but somehow it never happened. Amazon has become an issue for me since having kids too :)


Brooke Becker said...

@Rachel I have 13, 19, 22, 23, 26 & 27 weeks in my collection so not complete, but we have a few. Amazon is the BEST. I am still really pleased that I started getting my laundry detergent from them ... so much less of a hassle, and I get a brand I like better too.

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Hi! I’m blog hopping today and I’m following your blog from Mingle Monday. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. Hope your having an awesome day.

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Brooke Becker said...

@April - I am always up for hopping over and saying hi!

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