// 25 Weeks - Bialamos! //
How far along? 25 and a half weeks
Baby’s size? About 14 inches, pound and a half. Read more.
Days until next doc appointment? 16. Glucose test coming up! Any advice?
Total weight gain/loss? It fluctuates but around 15. I got the “Are you sure there’s only one baby in there?!” comment this week. LOL! Yep, just one sweet little, tumbling girl.
Maternity clothes? Okay, so I’m starting to not fit in the non-maternity stuff anymore. :( Like the kind of shirts and dresses that are sort of babydoll shaped that can contain the belly…not so much anymore. I also find I need legit maternity leggings and camis. Shopping trip!!
Stretch marks? Haven’t we covered this? Ugh. Just the ones where I went…”Oh look at those veins on my boobs! Yep, they said that’d happen. Wait. What?!” Closer inspection. “WHY does that have texture?! …Crap.” So, yes, doubling up on the stretch mark oils and lotions these days.
Sleep: It’s my favorite. Last night was my most restless of nights though. A car alarm went off at 3am and SOMEBODY thought it would be a great time to get reeeeal low and start a dance off! As much as I love feeling her dance around, this time I just couldn’t get back to sleep until I did some pelvic rocks and propped myself up on my back, pillows under knees. Zzz.
Best moment(s) this week:
1. Donald felt the baby!
2. The cradle & curtains are done!
3. My midwives continue to make me a happy camper with their wonderful approach to my hard questions.
Movement: Bialamos! She’s starting to have predictable active times and really strong movements. I love it.
Missing anything? Being able to re-position my body without it being an Olympic event.
Weekly symptoms: Here’s a new one…I’ve experienced numbness between below my chest and top of my uterus. It’s happened when sitting so I’m thinking there’s just a nerve getting pinched wrong or maybe baby putting pressure on it or something. It goes away real quick, but freaked me out the first time it happened.
Heart burn continues. My nemesis.
My aching feet. The new weight of my belly and the change in balance has made it hard to last very long on my feet especially if I’m wearing anything other than tennis shoes.
Here are some photo highlights of the week :)
The cradle nestled in the corner waiting for more decor and some bedding.
Curtains are hung! Okay are you ready….these are actually Target fabric shower curtains! The window is really wide so we would’ve had to buy 4 panels versus only 2 shower curtains, which are much wider and only $19.99 a piece! Score. I love them. They are absolutely perfect.
Baby’s first concert - Huey Lewis & the News! It was a perfect summer night. The tunes were awesome. A few of our favorites took us back to fun moments had at our wedding.
Having a good time, trying not to get stuck or go numb from sitting in tiny folding chairs. Rock on.