On Wednesday, I decided to use a leave early pass and go home to rest. As I was walking through the office, I bumped into one of the parents I had my first year of teaching. She and I got along really well when her son was in my class, and she was thrilled to see I was pregnant. One of the first things she said, though, was that the baby was going to have the curliest hair ever. I just smiled and said I hoped so. It makes me sad though, to think that if she does have straight hair, I will feel like I have to justify it every time someone asks "Oh, where did that straight hair come from?" I do have the curliest hair in my family, my mom's is wavy and my brother's is straight, so there would genetically be a chance of straight hair anyway, but when you look at my hair and Jeff's, you wouldn't expect it. But I'm irritated at all the well-meaning people over the next few years who will make a comment about Cate's hair, whether straight or curly.
How far along? 26 Weeks
Total Weight Gain? 14 lbs.
Symptoms? The heartburn is still pretty unpleasant. I haven't asked the doc for meds yet, since I'll do just about anything to avoid having to swallow a pill. Thankfully, milk seems to do the trick. A lot of milk... :)
Stretch Marks? One on the stomach. It doesn't bother me as much as it did when I first saw it though.
Sleep? Pretty rotten. Still having to wake up every time I want to turn over, and the doc said I can't use my electric blanket this year, so I'm also freezing every time I want to change positions. And, I wake up singing songs. This is pretty normal for me in the mornings, but in the middle of the night when I wake up to pee, it kind of stinks to be singing a song that I hate while I'm trying to go back to sleep. (Last night it was "Run Run Rudolph." Can't stand that song.)
Best Moment Last Week? All my co-workers' jaws dropping when they saw how much I grew in one week.
Movement? Yes. Usually when I lay down to sleep. Sometimes I feel her at school during class, but I'm usually moving around too much to.
Food Cravings? Just the milk, which I think is more for the heartburn.
What I miss? My balance. Being able to put pants on without falling over. Being able to reach things on the floor. Being able to get off the couch without help...Need I go on? :)
What I am looking forward to? Our appointment right before Christmas. We should get an ultrasound again!
Milestones? Nothing super major! Unless you count my quickly disappearing belly button. The top half is flat. It's weird...
How is Daddy? I think he's starting to get scared. He's ok when he thinks in terms of how many days are left, but when I pointed out it's only 3 months and 1 week, he got a bit nervous.