Hooray for mustard skirts! Because, you know, the first official day of autumn is less than a month away. And I've been known to skip ahead a bit. The cooler weather and rain aren't helping my resolve, and I almost broke down and put up a decoration or two. But I'm holding out for September. I'll just wait that long.
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How far along: 26 weeks
Baby is: the length of a head of lettuce
Symptoms: Some swelling in my feet and occasional mild acid reflux. But you guys, my hair is falling out less! When I brush or wash my hair, only a couple strands come out instead of a whole fist-full! At this rate, my hair will be thick and luxurious in no time. And then all that extra hair will fall out after the baby comes out, of course.
Sleeping: It takes a while to get comfy sometimes, but I still don't have to get up at night for bathroom runs. I must have a bladder of steel or something.
Belly issues: It is getting a little difficult to lean forward and reach for something when I'm sitting down. Especially when the thing I'm reaching for is on the ground. Belly in the way! But bending over from a standing position is still a breeze, so that's good.
Wedding rings on or off? On, but they got stuck once or twice the other week because I was outside and it was hot... not a good combo. But fingers are back to normal now.
Belly button in or out? Still in. Definitely not staying that way much longer.
Maternity clothes: I broke down and bought maternity jeans (thanks a lot, Allyson). You guys. They are so comfortable! They are a breeze to take on and off, don't pinch or squeeze me, and are very stretchy... but they're skinny jeans, so they'll work well with my boots for the fall! This girl is one happy preggo. I haven't gotten any other maternity clothes though. I'm rocking the maxi skirts/dresses while I still can!
Best moment of the week: I was on the BYU campus attending Education Week all this week, and I got a lot of people asking "when is the baby due?!" which is the first time people I don't know have been commenting on my pregnancy. So... my bump is very is obvious now and I don't just look like I've eaten too much ice cream. That's good to know.
What I'm looking forward to: I'm planning on taking a quick tour of the hospital I want to deliver at sometime in the next week or two, just to finalize my decision. I'm kind of excited about it... it makes everything seem even more real!