Baby Macke Update - Week 26

How is it possible Christmas is just days away, and we're almost to the third trimester?!
Merry Mistletoe!
I wish I'd seen this at the beginning of the pregnancy, it would have been great to keep track of all the little things. But, it's never too late to start. Perhaps I'll remember to do this from the get-go the next time around. :)

How far along? 26 weeks.
Maternity clothes? I have a handful of tops, a couple pair of jeans, but I mostly live in sweats and yoga pants.
Stretch marks? Nope. Let's hope things stay that way.
Sleep? Sleep is always a challenge - even when I'm exhausted. Lucky for me, I picked up a few tips that seem to be working wonders (a big thanks to my sister-in-law, Susan, for some great suggestions).
Best moment this week: Baby gifts have started to arrive in the mail! It's like Christmas comes early each time the UPS man knocks on the door.
Miss anything? A glass of wine, or two, with dinner (with the holidays coming up I'm really going to miss a good glass of Pinot Noir).
Movement: Baby M seems to know when it's about time to eat and seems to do the happy dance in preparation.
Food cravings: Peppermint Hot Chocolate! Flour tortillas, that's it, just the tortilla.
Anything making you queasy or sick? I used to love pretzels filled with peanut butter, and just peanut butter in general, but the thought of those/that makes my stomach churn.
Labor signs? None.
Symptoms: Round ligament pains (those sharp stabbing pains in the lower, side abdomen), and lower back pain. The ability to put on shoes and socks is becoming a bit of an interesting process...
Belly button in or out? It's not out, but I can't really say it's totally in. It's just kind of flat.
Linea nigra? No line thus far.
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time? I say happy, but Scott would probably be the better judge of that :)
Looking forward to: I can't wait to get home to see family and friends for Christmas and baby showers!!


  1. Too funny about the peanut butter as I was exactly the same way! I honestly can do PB&J's now, but just plain peanut butter is still not appetizing to me. Cheers to not stretch marks! I found my only one wayyyy down there only after Drew's birth. Can't wait to see you!

  2. LOVE the picture, and the questions for keeping track... I'm going to try those. I can't wait to see you... hopefully next week! Trave safe!

  3. Super cute pic! I love the little questionnaire too. Good addition.