26 Weeks Pregnancy Chalkboard

I’m officially back from my vacation, and have no more travel plans for before baby Griffin arrives.  I had a wonderful trip up to Michigan though and was fortunate enough to get to visit with many close friends and family members.  Even my mom flew in from Las Vegas, so she could be there with me.

Here’s a little about my trip:  I arrived in Michigan on Thursday, March 26th and stayed with my best friend/sister from another mother Christina.  We have known each other for almost 30 years now and both her mom and her were very sweet and hosted a lovely baby shower for me on that Saturday.  It was really nice because they invited everyone that we grew up with.

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It was so nice to catch up with everyone and see what’s going on in their lives.  I ended up staying at Christina’s house until that Monday, when I packed up my belongings and drove to stay at my grandmas (who literally lives 5 minutes down the road).  My mom was also staying there, so it was just the girls, which was fun!

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On Thursday, the start of my week 25, Jeff flew into Grand Rapids and my mom, Rachel (a friend), and I picked him up.  We then drove over to his parents house, near Lansing, where we dropped off Rachel’s car and then continued on to Detriot to catch a Red Wings hockey game!

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After that, on Saturday, April 4th, Jeff’s Aunt Phyllis and his mom were very thoughtful and hosted another baby shower for me.  This one was mostly Jeff’s family (except for my mom, grandma, and Christina) and was also very nice.  I feel so incredibly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life who want to help us celebrate Griffin!

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On Sunday, April 5th, we loaded up Jeff’s car and drove back to North Carolina.  Since then, I’ve been in the process of unpacking and cleaning.  It really seems like a never ending cycle.  Part of me wanted to procrastinate but I had to get it done because Jeff’s cousins, Katie and Lauren, arrived at our house last night.  It’s Lauren’s spring break, and they are staying with us until Sunday.  Should be good times!

Well, that’s enough about Michigan, so let me give you a quick pregnancy update:

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How Far Along: 26 weeks today!!!

Cravings:  I feel pretty lucky that I haven’t had any serious/weird pregnancy cravings.  Not that he’s mentioned it, but I’m sure that Jeff likes it too mostly because that means I haven’t been one of those ladies you hear about that sends her husband out at all hours to get her food.  Other than wanting more sweets at times, (which I know I should avoid) my eating habits have pretty much stayed the same.

Exercise/Fitness:  Sadly I took a little step back this past week.  It’s already difficult to workout when you are traveling, but add in a colder climate, and not packing the right clothes to go run outdoors in, makes it really difficult.  I did however get in a few indoor workouts and Rachel even took me to the gym one day while I was staying at my grandma’s house.  Now that I’m home though, I’ve been working out/running again and am even doing a squat challenge every day.  I just haven’t been in to the actual gym for my workouts.  I have gone to train though.  Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow.

What’s next?:  I have my glucose tolerance test at the doctors office next week, and I’m really not looking forward to that.  I’m not allowed to eat after midnight and when I go in for the appointment I have to drink this flat soda type beverage that contains 50 grams of sugar.  Yuck!  After I drink it I have to wait an hour before they will run a blood test to see what my sugar levels are at.  They do that a total of 3 times, which means that it’s a 3 hour test.  Yes, you heard correct, I have to sit at the doctors office for 3 hours.

Also on my to do list next week is to start looking at new cars.  I was so sad when I got home from Michigan and realized that an infant carrier would not fit in my car; which means that I have to trade in my mustang.  It definitely has been so good to me thorughout the years, but Jeff promises that if we find a decent car for now, that will get me by, then in a few years I can get a brand new mustang again, with all the upgrades!  Sounds good to me!

Sorry that this weeks update is kind of short, but I have company in town, so I’d better get going!  I hope that everyone has an excellent week and hopefully I’ll see some of you at the gym.

Heres an update photo from last week:

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