NewMerfbaby is a Lunch Box

NewMerfbaby is 26 weeks!

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About 14 inches long and 15 weeks to go!

How I’m Feeling: Sleepy. I fell asleep on the couch yesterday while Riley was snuggling with me watching Curious George. I’ve also had an annoying headache on the right side of my forehead for a few days. Pretty good besides that. I feel like I’m so much more active that I was pregnant with Riley – mostly because I’m doing things with him, or constant picking things up/cleaning/laundry. Normal everyday stuff is tiring when you’re hauling around 30lb toddler and a big o’ belly.

Belly/Weight: Getting up from the couch is starting to be a challenge. Riley’s running out of room on my lap too – but he doesn’t seem to notice and just pushes his way in anyway, ha.

Life Changes: My coordination has been a mess lately. I’ve been running into stuff all over the house. Mostly furniture and walls. Bye-bye balance.

Movement: He’s much stronger and getting active for longer periods of time. At my Glucose test this morning he was bouncing all over the place. Sugar!

Sleep: Still sleeping well – but I stayed up too late a few times this week. Riley’s up around 7:00am, so I’m thankful for that.

Cravings: Kelly sent me a Buzzfeed article about In N Out, so of course I want that for lunch today :)

Exercise: Still working out! Going to really try to make it to some Yoga Classes for these last few weeks. I started really enjoying Yoga around this time when I was bigger with Riley. The stretching is so nice. Riley and I are planning to take a Toddler + Me Yoga class next week.

Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week:  Lots of kicking and movement in the evenings reminds me to really slow down and think about this baby. I also read this article – so that got me all excited for future family camping and hiking trips. We did #6 on the list with Riley over Christmas and it was a blast.

On My Mind:  Starting to refocus my mind on life with a newborn. I know what it was like with Riley – so I’m excited for snuggles and portability, and napping on the go. Thinking more about labor, and recovery too. Wondering how labor will go this time around. Still need to pick up some items for NewMerfbaby….changing pad, wipe warmer, diaper pail. I doubt Riley will be fully potty trained by July – but who knows, maybe he’ll surprise me? We haven’t been pushing it – since my only goal was to have him in his Big Brother room and that’s been a success!

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