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And now -- BABY! I am ecstatic about this new chapter in my life. I know this journey includes many changes, but I know it will be amazing!

26 Weeks and No New Pain!!

26 Weeks and No New Pain!!

August 25, 2013 | 07:23 PM

School is back in full swing and I can most definitely feel it!! I have been feeling extremely exhausted by Wednesdays and loving my weekends to recuperate. Despite my exhaustion from school, I am still trying to fit in some form of exercise at least a few times each week. This has been tough!

We traveled to Southern Indiana and stayed with my family for the weekend. I was able to make another visit to Optimal Performance Chiropractic this weekend. My back is feeling awesome! Surprisingly, I have no new pregnancy pains or complaints to share to share with you! Baby Titus and I are feeling super!

In just two weeks, it will be time to reveal the gender of Baby Titus at our shower! I am looking forward to that!! I am contemplating revealing the baby name at my shower also. Some have advised against this, just in case we change our minds. Any special thoughts or advice from Baby Journey readers on how soon to reveal the name?

Now an updated Q&A Session at 26 weeks!!!

Total weight gain/loss:

I have gained a total of 20 pounds already!! Yikes! I know this is more than average, and maybe even more than doctors say we should gain at this time, but I am trying to be okay with that. I am not happy about this, but I also know that I am trying to keep my diet healthy and I am still exercising and running. I am trying to make healthy decisions for Baby Titus.

Food cravings:

No specific cravings lately, which is crazy!! I still love carbs, which I wish were not so!

Anything making you queasy or sick:

Nope! Baby Titus and I have felt pretty great lately!! I have learned that I cannot handle corn on the cob while pregnant. Even though I love it, it makes my stomach very upset.

Miss Anything?

Not a darn thing. I seriously love this pregnancy journey!! Like I said last time, if I had to pick something, I would say that I miss my very intense, sweaty workouts! I am pumped to get back to those! But I have kept up my running and I am proud of that. I am trying to talk Ben into signing up for a 5K with me. I would love to run one with Baby Titus and Daddy!!

More about my pregnancy running on my personal blog: http://turboteacher.me

Best moment this week:

I was on the boat catching some rays and mom said she saw Baby Titus move!!! Ben and I have felt Baby Titus kick before, but we have never actually seen it from the outside. I have yet to see it, but mom says she definitely saw the movement!! Amazing!!


I want to say my mood is super, but I know I am very emotional lately!! I am easily bothered and tears seem to flow much more easily than normal. I am a sensitive person anyway, but even more during pregnancy!


Super! I do not have a pregnancy pillow yet, but I still do not feel that I need one. I put a bed pillow between my legs, and that seems to help! Now that school is back in session, I am 100% exhausted each evening. This weekend while visiting my family, I slept a solid ten hours on Saturday night! I am telling you, 26 fifth graders can help anyone sleep, including a pregnant lady!!


Often when I am sitting, especially on the couch, it feels like Baby Titus has a foot in my rib. I do not know if this is actually what is going on inside, but it is very uncomfortable and makes it more difficult to breathe. Usually I can stand up and rearrange myself and then sit back down and be okay.


I have felt quite a bit of movement inside lately, but Daddy Ben has not been able to feel much from the outside ever since the late night when Baby Titus was kicking up a storm!! Sometimes when I feel Baby Titus kicking from the inside, I tell Ben so that he can try to feel it, but the majority of the time he cannot feel it from the outside. I know he loves to feel Baby Titus kick, so I hope it happens again soon!!

Looking forward to?

My gender reveal baby shower coming up in just two short weeks!!! I am so excited to share this amazing surprise with my friends and family!!

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