Also- on an amazingly awesome note- we are now in the double digit days until Baby Akley makes his/her appearance! 98 days to go!! :)
How far along? 26 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: we were up 12.6lbs at our last appointment, and will update this when we go in March for our 28 week appointment. At this point though, I'd guess I'm up at least 15lbs.
Maternity clothes? most definitely! This past week in quilting class, mom helped me make a maternity dress that I LOVE! (well, she told me all the steps and I did them, so I really helped her..)
Stretch marks? Still none and keeping fingers crossed it stays that way!
Best moment this week: While watching tv last night, the baby was rolling all over the place! I keep trying to catch it on video and have some limited shots of it, but the movement is very visible from the outside now.
Miss anything: You wouldn't really think of it as something to miss(until you're can't do it), but I'm starting to miss being able to bend in half. My lower back is starting to hurt more as the baby gets bigger, and not being able to fully round out my back has been a bummer lately. Cat pose in yoga class has become my new best friend.
Movement: We are able to feel movement fairly consistently now, and I've felt a few kicks far off to my left side, so its great to know the baby is getting bigger and taking up more space in there.
Food cravings: For whatever reason I can't get enough of the Watermelon or Strawberry Blow Pops. There's a candy store down the street from my work and I stop there roughly once a week to pick some up.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet: yes!
Gender: We are still team green!
Labor Signs: Nope, all is staying put and continuing to cook as planned. The Braxton Hicks are still part of our daily life, but nothing is painful, so I just think of them as growing pains/good practice.
Belly Button in or out? Still in (technically) but it is becoming flatter and flatter with each passing day.
Wedding rings on or off? Sadly they have been temporarily moved to the safe. I will get a chain so I can wear them around my neck, but for the time being, I'm wearing a stand in.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Meeting him/her! We know there is still a fair amount of time left in the pregnancy, but we are so excited to have him or her be a part of our daily lives on the outside!