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.