26 Weeks + Some Pre-Baby Mommy Must Haves
26 weeks already say what?! One more week and I'll be 6 months preggo and there are only 3 more to go! I can't believe it. It doesn't even seem possible. Our little girl is still cookin and doing just perfectly! I haven't done an official update since 20 weeks so here we go again :)
☾✰ HOW FAR ALONG?
☾✰ HOW BIG IS THE PEANUT?
Baby is the size of a scallion (weird comparison but k kewl). She weighs 1 2/3 pounds. She's about 14 inches long and now inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid!
☾✰ TOTAL WEIGHT GAIN/LOSS?
17 lbs. so far and a little over half way. So I'm guessing I'll put on about 30. That's what my mom put on with her all babies and dropped it all right after giving birth!
☾✰ MATERNITY CLOTHES?
Yessssss. Finally got my first pair of maternity pants and let me tell you they are AMAZING. I've had a hard time finding super cute maternity pants that fit my style and finally came across Hatch Collection and I'm obsessed with their whole line. (pictured above)
Sleeping okay. I've been sleeping really light and can feel the baby squirm all around when I'm half asleep. Still having crazy dreams that leave me feeling tired in the morning but can't complain other than that!
☾✰ BEST MOMENT THIS WEEK?
Well it was last week, but Adam finally felt the baby move. It was the BEST. I've been wanting him to feel her move so badly and he finally did! His face lit up and he got the biggest grin. It made my life. I can't wait to see him as a dad, he's going to be the best ever.
Headaches still. Still pretty tired. Easily worn out. A little more moody and irritable but nothing intolerable.
☾✰ FOOD CRAVINGS?
Orange juice, Dairy Free Coconut Ice Cream Bars, Fruit, Strawberry Lemonade, Butternut Squash.
☾✰ FOOD AVERSIONS?
Dairy. Meat. Hamburgers. (the same) Leftovers.
Little baby girl.
☾✰ LABOR SIGNS?
Nope. And thank goodness!
☾✰ BELLY BUTTON IN OR OUT?
In, but disappearing as we speak.
☾✰ WHAT I MISS?
Pants buttoning up. Skirts zipping up all the way. Running and feeling normal.
☾✰ WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO?
Putting the nursery together! (Just a few things left to get). Meeting her! Baby shower! Getting to know her. Birthing classes start this week yay! :)
At 24 weeks she could technically survive outside the womb. Which is re-assuring. Hoping that's not a concern in the near future though and she just keeps cooking.
Yes, it's round and finally quite visible.
I also wanted to do a quick little 'Mommy Must Haves' for some items that I'm stocking up on before our little bean makes her debut. I absolutely love all of these brands and if you're looking for some amazing products and expecting I highly recommend taking a look at this little guide! More of these to come :)
| 1 | Finn + Emma Organic Cotton Romper. Finn + Emma®’s garments are made with buttery soft, G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes. Garment snaps are lead/nickel free and feature real coconut inserts.
Their garments have a generous fit—allowing them to be worn for longer—and accommodate cloth as well as disposable diapers. I mean how cute is this little romper?! It's so soft too! GET 10% OFF HERE.
| 2 | Finn + Emma Wood Teething Rattle. Made from Indian hardwood, finished with vegetable seed wax, and stuffed with beans. They’re Indian cooking beans and they make me sound like the ocean when you rattle it. It's soft, smooth, and very safe for littles ones to bite! Plus I love that it's so minimalistic. GET 10% OFF HERE.
| 3 | Finn + Emma Teething Ears. A teething ring made from Indian hardwood and finished with vegetable seed wax. The ears are made from organic cotton with their adorable dreamcatcher print and colors. Made with untreated indian hardwood finished with non-toxic vegetable seed wax finish, 100% G.O.T.S. certified organic cotton, eco-friendly inks and dyes. I love that I can trust this brand and make sure that baby girl isn't putting any harmful plastics, chemicals or dyes in her mouth! GET 10% OFF HERE.
| 4 | Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock. This comfy Binxy Baby shopping cart hammock in gorgeous floral watercolor quickly and easily clips onto most carts, hangs elevated so you have plenty of room for groceries, then simply rolls up to fit in your purse or diaper bag when finished. Most infant car seats sit snugly inside the Shopping Cart Hammock and can be secured using the included safety strap. I love everything about this concept and I've heard so many moms being happy with this product! Such an innovative, light weight and convenient way to go grocery shopping. Anything to make it easier! GET 10% OFF WHEN YOU CLICK HERE.
| 5 | The Ollie World Swaddle - Stone. Made from custom moisture-wicking material to reduce the risk of overheating. Custom fit to allow for fit to be individualized to meet the needs and size of each little one. Easy access diaper changes accessible through opening at the bottom. One-size promotes ease with transitional stages. I've heard so many moms rave above this swaddle! I can't wait to try it with out baby. Just take a look at their reviews and you will be blown away at all the success stories.
| 6 | Dockatot Deluxe + Dock - Pristine White. DockATot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger. It comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 Months, Grand 9-36 months). Made in Europe, designed in Sweden. Breathable, OEKO-TEX certified, All natural, 100% cotton, Handmade in Europe, Perfect micro-climate for babies and tots, Grand is perfect for toddler bed transitions. It's no surprise this made the list. I'm sure you've all heard of the amazing Dockatot but incase you haven't I hope this helps to inform you a bit! As we are planning on co-sleeping this was without a doubt at the top of my list! GET $10 OFF WHEN YOU CLICK HERE.
| 7 | Baby Photo Cards Over The Moon. Celebrate and remember the moments that make you smile. Love these sweet little photo cards. It's so fun to have little saying and miles stones when taking millions of pics of your little one! I can't wait to use these and thought they were just so sweet and cute!