How many weeks along: 26 Weeks
Gender: Still a girl 🙂
Total Weight Gain: 18lbs.
Maternity Style: Still toughing it out through the summer with light tees/tanks and dresses. My go-to pieces this summer have been these super-comfy ribbed midi dresses from H&M. They’re non-maternity but I wear a Size M and they hug the bump well. I love how easy they are to accessorize and dress up or down.
I also am still in love with my one and only pair of maternity jeans, the Lucas from Topshop. They are a distressed boyfriend jean and meant to fit a bit loose but I hate loose pants so I bought them a size down (Size 6 for me) and they fit perfectly. No saggy crotch or butt here!
Sleep: I hit a wall with sleep this month. I am so uncomfortable. I always thought those obnoxious pregnancy pillows were so ridiculous until I finally broke down and bought one and now I am forever changed. Sleep is just so much easier when you don’t have 10 small pillows stuffed under and between random body parts. The one I got is called the Snoogle by Leachco, you can get one here.
What I’m missing: We’re approaching football season and that means I’ll be missing beers and brunch with MIMOSAS! 😫
Cravings: Yogurt Parfaits with Granola. Chocolate Pie with fresh Whipped Cream. In N Out Burger (nothing new).
Symptoms: Heartburn. Restlessness.
Body Changes: Not too many complaints this month. Obviously my weight gain gives me anxiety but other than that, 6 months isn’t bad. You have enough baby in there to look actually pregnant and not just fat but not too much baby that you’re waddling around and looking uncomfortable LOL.
Mood: Anxious, but mostly happy.
Highlights: I started working on the kid’s shared nursery this month! The nesting has already begun and I’m sure it will only get worse LOL. The crib is built, and we’ve managed to re-organize Dom’s toys so they’re accessible but not underfoot. I hate, hate, hate clutter – so having a clean open floor is the main goal. Not easy with a preschooler who is obsessed with action figures 😉
Looking Forward to: 3D/4D Ultrasound! I can’t wait to see my baby’s sweet face.
Exercise: I’m 12 weeks into my workouts at Maternifit and I’m still getting my butt kicked! The best part of working with a trainer is that you can’t get complacent with your workouts, every week you switch it up so your body can’t get too used to any single exercise. Plus, I’m a working mom and it’s fire season for the husband – so I get very little time to myself. Chatting with my trainer, Evelyn for 45 minutes feels like a mini-vacation even though I’m exercising 🙂
On My Mind: This month I started to think a lot about Dominic. Specifically the moment when I’ll be leaving him to go to the hospital and give birth to our new baby girl. I cry every time my mind goes there, I can’t really help it. It’s something I know I’ll be unprepared for no matter how hard I try. He made me a mother, and he has been the absolute center of my universe for almost 4 years. I know our day to day lives are going to change immensely, and I have a lot of apprehension about how its going to affect him. He is strong, spirited, and stubborn – and he loves his mama. So I’m doing my best to prepare the both of us for this transition.
Here’s some snaps from the camera roll this month!