Tuesday, November 13, 2012

25 weeks

How Far Along: 25 weeks, 2 days
Size of the Baby: eggplant/rutabaga, 13.5 inches, 1.5 lbs
Weight gain/loss: I don't really keep track between appointments. Doesn't feel like it, but maybe a pound or so
Sleep: The exhaustion is starting to come back. I've been super tired this week! And yet, I have touches of pregnancy insomnia. Friday night I woke up at 3 am and couldn't fall back asleep until 6. It was miserable.
Best Moment of the Week: I'm so happy to have hit 25 weeks because our baby is now considered viable outside the womb - yay!

Movement: Still moves constantly. I swear, this kid is going to be a star athlete. It's interesting, though, that whenever Hans puts his hand on my stomach, baby settles down. I don't get it! Something about him is comforting, I guess.
Symptoms: Some nausea this week, which I haven't missed. Heartburn is back, but not as bad as before, so that's still good. I had a HORRIBLE leg cramp one night last week! I woke up in tears at 5 am and it hurt so bad. I'm not a fan of that symptom. Backaches are becoming pretty common as well, but I expected that.
Food Cravings: salted caramel anything - hot chocolate, gelato, yogurt... wonderful. Seafood, which kinda sucks since I can't have it more than twice a week. I seem to always want salmon! At the moment, green beans sound really good, too.
Gender: Our little surprise baby :)
Belly Button in or out: Still in! For now...
Anything making you queasy or sick: I'm not sure what it was, but I was definitely queasy. I can't seem to pin it to anything in particular though.
Labor Signs: Nope
Wedding ring on or off: On
What I miss: Being able to bend over and pick stuff up off the floor! I dropped something at the grocery store this weekend and Hans was very amused watching me try to pick it up. I also miss being able to sneeze without unintended consequences....
What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving - yay, pie! Decorating the nursery. And actually, even though it's a ways away, I'm looking forward to my baby shower now... I went to one this weekend and all the cute little baby things made me want to go on a big shopping spree!
Nursery: Ya.... we really need to get on this. Goal for this week - Order a crib!
Emotions: Definitely noticing more mood swings. Some nights I just feel kinda down. And when I get angry, I get even angrier than normal.
Stupid things I have done: I've had a lot of belly blunders. I don't realize how far it sticks out and I bump into things a lot, or I think I have room to squeeze by things and I really don't. I've knocked a few things off the counter as well. I feel very clumsy these days.


  1. Really it sounds like you are doing perfectly!

    Salmon is delicious.

  2. Ah i love this. You look darling. What the heck you aren't even in maternity stuff? or you just have really cute maternity clothes. haha I want you to bend over when I see you! That way I can laugh:) just kidding.. but seriously, I don't miss that. haha

  3. You are too cute. I am loving how you are still a super woman when pregnant. Baking, decorating, being on top of getting things for the baby. You inspire me. Also, those leg cramps are the worst. I had one that wouldn't go away for 5 minutes. I tried to have Derek massage it out and the tendon was rock hard. Crazy. I won't miss those at all.