This update is going to have to cover weeks 23, 24, and 25. Ooooops!
Here's the bumps:
How far along? 25 weeks
Baby is the size of: A cauliflower
Total weight gain/loss: I have no idea – I’ve been horrible at keeping track. Definitely 10+ lbs though!
Stretch marks? Not yet. I keep slathering on that lotion, drinking tons of water, and saying some prayers ;)
Sleep: So I had a horrible week of sleep recently. I kept waking up and couldn’t to go back to sleep. I’ve also been having leg cramps and restless legs, which are keeping me awake a lot. Finally, Daniel suggested I ditch the bump nest pillow to see if it helped. Strangely enough, it did! Sleep has improved greatly.
Best moment this week: This was last week, but my brother Tommy came home from the Russia, Novosibirsk mission!! Best day ever. Even though I look like a giant prego in all the airport pictures.
Cravings: Still sweet things and cold things. I could eat cereal ALL DAY. Top 3 favorite kinds: Honey Bunches of Oats, Life, and Reese’s Puffs (so bad, yet so good). I also love these open-faced turkey bagel melts from Einstein’s, and chocolate milk.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Miss anything? Sleeping on my stomach.
Have you started to show yet? Heavens yes. A cute little girl at church today pointed at my belly and said “baby!”
Gender: baby boy
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy.
Maternity clothes? Yep - pants, and a few shirts and dresses. I am on the hunt for the ultimate pair of maternity leggings, but I am picky. I also discovered these great tank tops from Target that help extend your regular shirts. So important.
Movement: Definitely. Daniel feels it all the time. My sister even got to feel him the other day! The craziest thing is seeing it from the outside…way better than TV. I’ve also noticed that I can feel him move in more than one place sometimes. An arm here, a leg there perhaps? It reminds me how big he is getting! Oh, and he’s definitely a night owl. #we’reintrouble
Labor signs: No.
Belly button in or out? In, but its looking a little weird these days.
Looking forward to: My doctor’s appointment on Friday, except the part where I have my glucose test. (gulp) I keep having flashbacks to all the sweet, sugary things I’ve been eating this pregnancy…let’s hope I pass. But I am excited to hear baby’s heartbeat and see how he’s doing!
Baby is a cute little cauliflower this week! According to my app, he weighs between 1.5 and 2.5 pounds and is around 14 inches long. That is major!
I’ve been feeling a lot better overall these past few weeks. Not quite as tired or out-of-breath as I was before. I can’t exactly bend easier, but I’ve been much more comfortable walking and moving than I was a few weeks ago, and I’ve had more energy.
Funny preggo story 1: We ran out of milk on Saturday morning, which meant no cereal for me. That was not going to fly, so I went to the grocery store at like 7:00 am before breakfast to get milk for the express purpose of eating it with cereal.
Funny preggo story 2: Daniel and I were driving to the mall when suddenly I decided it was so.freaking.hot outside and I was going to roast to death right there in the car. We had the A/C up to the max and I was just sitting with my face in it. We then had to go to the grocery store so I could buy a giant refrigerated 1-liter bottle of water. I had to use both hands to drink out of it – it was that big. But so worth it. I drank about half of it on our drive, and then just held it on my lap so I could cool down. So random, but I have to admit it was pretty hilarious.
ALSO. I found out that 27 weeks is when you reach your third trimester. That is in...uh...TWO WEEKS!! Where in the world is this time going? Can I just keep him in there for a big longer...?