Happy 26 weeks, Baby R! You are as long as a scallion!
Baby girl is currently the most active when I’m hungry. She gets really squirmy and starts kicking me to say, “hey, mom! feed me! now!”
Derek still hasn’t felt a kick (though we’ve tried many times to catch one). He did witness one for the first time on Saturday. I was sitting on the couch while baby girl was kicking up a storm and my stomach was visibly vibrating from the force. We were heading out and I called Derek to catch the last big kick before we had to go. It was a couple of seconds of “umm… all I see is your breathing,” before “whoa. yep, couldn’t miss that one.” Maybe next time he’ll actually get to feel it.
We spent the long holiday weekend with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew on the east coast. It gave us a chance to brush up on our diapering and bottle feeding skills (see below – Derek is a pro), as well as ask a million and one questions. I’m so happy to have my sister around for new mom advice.
I also ran my second pregnant race on Fourth of July. It was a four mile run on the beach and it was BRUTAL. I’ll have a full recap up this week.
Speaking of beach, I had no problem rocking the bikini baby bump this weekend.
I don’t know what it is about the bump, but I have 100 times more bikini confidence with it. I’m darn proud of that bump and have no problem showing it off.
My very generous sister sent us home with a car full of baby hand-me-downs this morning. Derek and I are now inspired more than ever to start the process of converting our front room into a playroom before baby comes (holy moly does that stuff take up a lot of space!). The room has been unused since we moved in and is in desperate need of a makeover. The plan has always been to eventually turn it into a playroom, now I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Yay for new projects!
Do you have a dedicated playroom?