Today marks week 25 and I am still loving being pregnant. After talking with many other women who have had babies or are pregnant now too, I realize how fortunate I am to not be vomiting all the time or have severe nausea. There are so many women who are sick throughout the entire pregnancy and I feel like I am going to jinx myself every time someone asks if I have been sick.
Honestly though, I have loved everything so far. At my first OB appointment, I found out that I have an anterior placenta and which is normal but just means I wasn’t able to feel the baby move as early other pregnant women. But around week 22, I finally felt our little man tumble and kick and I gotta say it was the best feeling in the world! Ever since I felt those “for sure” first kicks, I have felt him moving around non-stop. Paul has been able to feel him kick as well, which is so incredible to experience together.
Below is my second bumpdate and I realize the last time I did this I was at 4 months or 17 weeks to be exact (read here.) I cannot believe how many things have changed and progressed since then! I am now 6 months and have had some really funny and slightly embarrassing things happen since the last update. So here we go…
How Far Along? 25 weeks exactly
Size of Baby: A rutabaga (who actually knows how big a rutabaga is?) or around 13 inches and 1 1/2 lbs.
Gender: Boy! We decided on a name a while back and can’t wait to share!
Weight Gain: 16 pounds and right on target according to my OB. However, this is the worst part about about pregnancy. Even with working out, walking, and not even ice cream everyday, gaining weight is inevitable. I know its all part of the process and that its perfectly healthy but that doesn’t make stepping on the scale any easier. My mom keeps telling me I need to relax and I am taking the fun out of it. But all I see is my booty increasing in size, along with my chest and belly. ha!
Maternity Clothes: We had a girls trip to NYC when I was around 17 weeks and my mom and I did some maternity shopping at Seraphine and Rosie Pope. It was so much fun to shop at stores that aren’t available in St. Louis and I ended up getting some really cute maternity staples. I have no idea why I waited so long to buy maternity jeans? They are so comfy and I would recommend any pregnant woman to get a pair as soon as she can’t button her pants anymore. I purchased another distressed pair I have been wearing on repeat, as well as a couple dresses and a pair of leggings.
Nursery: My beautiful dressing room/closet is completely gone and has been converted to the nursery! We have the room freshly painted and the glider, crib and dresser in and ready to go! I have on order some really cute decor items and a really cozy ottoman. We are going with a safari animal theme after I found these adorable sheets from pottery barn. The nursery is my favorite room in the house right now and I love spending my morning in the rocker with a hot lemon water (15 weeks till coffee!)
Movement: He is moving all the time! Which I love.
Symptoms: As wonderful as this pregnancy has been there is plenty of crazy things that have been happening that are completely out of the norm for me. Overall though everything I have been experiencing is considered normal pregnancy pains, like sciatica pain and cramps/soreness under my belly. The only really odd thing that has happened so far is that I started having colostrum earlier this week. Which every pregnant woman doesn’t necessary experience especially this early on! It went entirely through my bra and two shirts. So I took it as a free pass to go home early from work because that type of leak just does not dry. Yippee for me.
Sleep: Starting to get uncomfortable and I am currently in the habit of waking up at 4 AM and not able to to fall asleep again till around 5 or 6. Just in time to get up for work.
Cravings: Still craving lots of fruit and I want donuts everyday right now. Specifically long johns with sprinkles.
Aversions: Chicken breast and the smell of hard boiled eggs.
Best Moment: Feeling the baby kick for the first time! It was so fun because I was laying in bed when it happened. I called Paul in and he was able to feel the baby kick as well. Pretty sure we both had obnoxious grins on our faces the rest of that week.
Looking Forward To: Getting the glucose test over with! This dang test has been in the back of my mind for a while. After having problems with my sugar levels a couple years back I have been curious to see how it would affect me during pregnancy. The test is at week 28, so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any other questions or if there are any other momma’s to be out there!