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. 🙂
A photo posted by Farrah (@farrah_afm) on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:36pm PDT
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9 Comments

  1. March 22, 2015 / 11:23 am

    I loved getting ultrasounds when I was pregnant. It was always so amazing to see.

  2. March 22, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Sending you lots of good wishes. Love the ultrasound with the baby's legs crossed!

  3. March 22, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    Congratulations. I definitely went to the hospital, after losing one to a CHD. I would've loved to only eat fruit and ice with my third, instead it was cake, cookies and pie!

  4. March 23, 2015 / 12:44 am

    I'm glad you're feeling good these days! Love when they cross their legs in those sonograms…too cute!

  5. March 23, 2015 / 2:12 am

    Awe… what a blessing a new baby is. I loved being pregnant. I may do it one more time in a year or two if hubby allows.

  6. March 23, 2015 / 2:15 am

    congratulations on reaching week 26. I have a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and one of the sings for it is heart issues and defects but there is a 50/50 chance of passing it on that's how my daughter ended up with 22q11.2 deletion as well. My father and three siblings out of 4 have the deletion. I am excited to see that your pregnancy is moving along well. I can't wait to see photos of the little one when born.

    • March 23, 2015 / 8:22 am

      Hi Amanda. My husband has tetralogy of fallot, which is the heart defect that commonly goes along with the 22q deletion. He carries the gene for it, but according to the genetic testing we had done there's a rare chance of him passing it on. For that, we are very thankful!

  7. March 23, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    So happy to hear all is going well. And hurrah for sonograms, isn't it so exciting to see the little one before she gets here!

  8. March 23, 2015 / 2:21 pm

    What an amazing milestone. I was excited about the ultra sounds. I wanted to see my baby

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