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Vegan Pregnancy Update {Week 26}

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How Far Along: 26 weeks 5 days

Baby’s size: Almost 2lbs, and about 14in head to toe. Food comparison – As long as a scallion/green onion.

Gender: Can’t wait until the Midwife/Doctor holds the baby up (“Lion King” style) and says, “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!”

Baby bump: I said goodbye to my belly button this week. Ahhhhh. Like my mom would say, “It’s as flat as a pancake.” I’m sure baby will kick it out one of these days.

Movement: Baby loves to move around and scrape his/her little body against my tummy. Baby is pretty quiet when I’m doing yoga but this week has woken up for backbends three times in a row. Baby gives me little kicks to make sure I don’t just lie there but I get into bridge pose!

Exercise: I’m doing yoga about every other day but as part of my yoga teacher training I have 15 hours of yoga assisting to do now that I’ve finished my 5 hours of observation. I’m not sure how to fit in exercising and assisting without moving in to the studio. I want to get it done ASAP before I knock someone over with my belly as I walk by.

Clothing: A couple of people mentioned Old Navy has some reasonably priced maternity clothes and so I popped in this week. I finally bought some shorts and jeans. Don’t ask me how the sizes are so different, I’m not a science-y person, but a 6 and 2 seems weird. The boyfriend skinny cropped jeans are on clearance for $9.99 in store. What a deal! The shorts are on sale for $20.96. Not so much, but I figured both of them for $30 was worth it.


How I’m feeling: I’ve had acid reflux the last 3 days and it hasn’t been fun. I just hope my vocal chords aren’t being eaten away! I already have the head of my bed raised and am watching what foods I eat pretty carefully (though not as strictly as some) so I hope it’s just the fact that I ate late, big meals this week instead of smaller portions a few hours before bed time. Other than that, I really am doing well. In my first trimester I thought, “How could anyone do this twice, or three times?” and I didn’t even have it nearly as tough as some ladies out there. Now I catch myself thinking, “It’s worth it getting to the second trimester!”

Cravings/Aversions:

  1. Cravings- Cheese (This crept up on me again yesterday!)

  2. Aversions- Still the same: Sundried tomatoes, peanut sauce, stirfry, curry, and meat smells. Ewwww!

What I miss:

  1. Lying on my tummy and back (still my number one miss!)(I’m not changing this…ever)

  2. Sleeping well. I was an A+ sleep master.

Nursery: I’m so excited to show you some of our progress. We are still a long way from finishing but I am loving our little one’s room. Daniel said that it’s the best room in the apartment.


Baby Purchases: Have a look at our Ikea haul in the above picture, top left corner. We wanted to go with more expensive, quality wood but this is what we can manage right now. The lamp, shelves and dresser organizers are perfect. The actual dresser was my Mom and Dad’s before they moved to SA like 32 years ago! The decor on the shelves is mostly from Hobby Lobby. That shop is the shop of all shops people.

Hubby: All through our marriage, I’ve been the control freak and Daniel as been the chilled one. I love that about him. He helps me relax and let things unfold naturally without trying to control everything. I help him come out of his shell and give him a shove when he needs a little drive. The funny thing is that we are almost switching roles as we begin our parenting journey. I’m so relaxed with making birth plans and am just going day-by-day and Daniel is wanting to get a micro-chip tracking bracelet so we can track our baby in case someone takes him/her. No Babes, sorry. He’s got a list that we need to do like setting up a will and doing an infant/child CPR course and as much as those are really good things for us to do (and we will), I just thought that I’d be the one with the plans and lists. I was a teacher for 8 years, I am very good at lists. It’s interesting to see us growing in our role as parents and I can’t wait to see how we’ll be with baby right in front of us!

Can’t wait for: Our rescheduled Baby moon in August. Any recommendations for things to do in Hilton Head, SC?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Till next week,

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Hi, I'm Kendra

I am a qualified Montessori teacher and yoga teacher up to my ears in diapers, toy cars and the best kisses a mama can handle. I am passionate about connecting with moms and supporting each other on this journey of motherhood. I share family-friendly recipes, my pregnancy, postpartum and parenting journey, Montessori inspiration, and products we loveI am a South African living in the US with my hubby and two boys.

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