26-Week Baby Bumpdate: Mama’s Feeling Good

It feels SO good to finally say I’ve reached the point in my pregnancy where I physically feel my best. First trimester woes are long gone, and third trimester fatigue is still a ways off, so I’m right in the middle and truly enjoying my pregnancy. That’s a good thing, because emotionally, I’m on a bit of a rollercoaster. It doesn’t take much for me to get all up in my feeling these days. For example, an episode of Sons of Anarchy or a picture of a cute baby on Facebook. Tears and emotions at the drop of a dime, I tell you.

But it doesn’t help that lately, I’ve had quite a few things to get in my feelings about. I will share one of these stories in the coming days, but I have to process it before I can write about it. For now, I’m just thankful for the reminder that God is real.

Anyway, you didn’t come here for a sob story, right? Here’s a pic of my 26- week baby bump.


I promise, I’m still getting the “are you pregnant?” looks, and surprised faces from people when I tell them I am. I still haven’t really “popped”, and I tend to get hippy and spread out horizontally when I’m pregnant, rather than some women look to be all belly.

Still, I take lots of pleasure in my burgeoning middle, and I honestly feel more beautiful and sexier than ever. I don’t know if that’s just the hormones, but there’s something about creating life that makes you feel confidence and semi-invincible. Physically, anyway 🙂 I feel my best when I’m wearing clothes that make it obvious I’m a mama to be, rather than big, baggy things that hide that fact.

There’s no news to report on the medical front, which is a good thing. Weight gain, blood pressure and the baby’s growth all look as they should, which is about all I can ask for.

So until next time, say a prayer for me that the emotional rollercoaster slows down, and that I keep feeling as great in my skin as I do today. I’m going to need to remember this feeling in a few weeks when I start wishing this was finally over 🙂

By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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