Mommy Monday: 26 Weeks!

Dress: Ingrid & Isabel // Necklace: Maurices

At our 26 week doctor’s visit last Tuesday we got the good news that my cervix is still hangin’ in there and stable! Yay! Always such a relief to get that news! And baby boy is still doing great and growing big and strong! Ben and I are so thankful!

Feeling SO happy and thankful after our doctor's appointment last tuesday!! stable cervix, woohoo!

I've been having so much fun with maternity style and dressing the bump! Check out my previous post here to see some of my outfits - all put together using NON-maternity pieces! 

My mom came into town for a quick stay to help us out last week. It was so incredibly nice having her here. She was such a huge help cleaning, cooking, and helping to prepare crockpot meals for us for this week while Ben is at work! 

Friday morning, my dad’s cousin Kris and her husband Ross brought over a gift for us and for the baby: a beautiful wooden rocking chair! We love it so much and it was SO sweet of them to get that for us!! Now we just need to get a nursery set up to put it in! They also brought us an amazing filet mignon dinner!! So NICE!!

On Thursday I went in and had the one hour glucose screening test done. This is a test that every pregnant woman has done sometime between about 26 and 28 weeks to test for gestational diabetes. I had to drink this gross sugary orange drink and then sit in the office for an hour, and then have my blood drawn. Well, unfortunately I failed the test by TWO POINTS. Ugh. This does not mean that I have gestational diabetes, but it does mean that I have to go in this coming Friday for the big three hour test. The three hour test will determine for sure if I have gestational diabetes or not. Just a little info. for those of you who aren’t familiar with gestational diabetes, it is not caused by diet or anything that the mother does during pregnancy…it’s just something that can happen when you’re pregnant where your body stops processing sugar like it is supposed to. It goes away after the mother gives birth to the baby. 

I’m pretty stressed about the test on Friday. When I first got the call that I failed the one hour test, I sobbed for a good long time. I started slipping into the “poor me” mind set, like…wow, ANOTHER thing to worry about this pregnancy?? But, then I realized that,  A. God never gives us more than we can handle!! :) and, B. I don’t KNOW that I have gestational diabetes yet, so…why worry or stress about something that is SO outside of my control. I’m choosing to just stay positive, and whatever the test on Friday reveals, I will trust in God and stay positive and just get through it! Like bed rest, gestational diabetes is temporary, and ALL that matters is keeping my baby boy safe. So, I can handle anything…I’ll follow a strict diet, I’ll give myself injections, I’ll sit myself on the couch all day, and I’ll pray…whatever it takes. Just gotta keep this little baby blessing safe and sound. :) Ben has been so sweet. He held me and was just so amazing while I cried and when I was feeling so overwhelmed. I am SO blessed to have him by my side through all of this! 

Again, prayers, positive thoughts, and good vibes are SO appreciated!! Thank you all for your love and support through this wild ride! :)

How far along: 26 weeks 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: Up about 18 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes!

Stretch marks? No!! Still none…fingers crossed!

Sleep: Off and on…not amazing, but not awful!

Best moment this week: Getting our rocking chair for baby boy’s nursery!

Have you told family and friends: Yes! 

Movement: Yes! So much…it’s the best!

Food cravings: Fruit, salads, water!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!

Have you started to show yet: Yep, I’m getting huge!

Gender: Boy!

Labor Signs: No!

Belly Button in or out? About 3/4 of the way out… yuck!! haha

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Both! So happy and so emotional! :) Mostly happy though!

Symptoms: Peeing all the time, thirsty, but other than that not many symptoms this week! I get tired easily!