26 Week Pregnancy Update with Ultrasound Photo!
The weeks have been flying by lately and I can't believe I'm posting my 26 week update already. I'm headed into the third trimester now and I have to say, I'm enjoying my pregnancy a lot more these days.
At 25 weeks, we went in for our level II ultrasound and fetal echocardiogram. We do this to check in advance for any congenital heart defects as my husband has tetralogy of fallot. The chances of passing it on are only 3%, but it's better to know ahead of time in my opinion.
The ultrasound went very well! The baby has a healthy heart and no other issues were found. My measurements were consistent with my due date and the baby measured within two days of it. This was as I expected since I know when I got pregnant. We were also able to confirm that she is still a she. ;)
I'm also thrilled that my blood pressure has been under control. I also lost 5 lbs, which is okay. I weight more than I should as is, so we don't want me to be gaining unnecessary weight this pregnancy. I am trying to be extremely mindful of what I eat and remain active during this pregnancy.
Symptom wise, I've been experiencing pregnancy insomnia this last week or so. It's actually relatively annoying, because I was going to bed at 7pm for about six months. I'm also to the point where I can only eat smaller portions since I get fuller faster. My appetite hasn't been very good lately and I really only want to eat tons of fruit. Oh, and tons of ice. I blame that one on the borderline anemia.
This week is very busy ahead of us. Our oldest has his usual therapy appointments on Monday mornings, my husband has his biannual cardiology exam, and then my 27 week prenatal appointment will be on Saturday afternoon. I'll leave you all with the latest ultrasound photo of the baby with her legs crossed. :)