Monday, May 21, 2012

25 Weeks

I look pretty wiped out in this picture - it was after a long day! And I feel like my belly is just getting ridiculously big!

How far along?  25 weeks, 6 days

Size of the baby? A cauliflower

Maternity Clothes? Still doing both - non-maternity and maternity.  Mainly I'm wearing the maternity leggings from Target with the Liz Lange tanks, and I have a couple pairs of maternity shorts that I wear.  But I'm still doing the Belly Band, although it's getting too warm to wear long pants comfortably. I'd like to find a few more pieces to wear but I'm not having any luck finding cute stuff.  

Stretch marks? Nope

Weight?  No idea

Sleep?  Still pretty good.  Just within the last week I've started to feel the constant need to go to the bathroom (which hopefully means she's flipped and isn't breech anymore??) and that makes sleeping annoying.  But overall I can't complain.

Best Moment of the Week?  Seeing lots of old friends and family this week for the first time since I've been pregnant!  It's just fun being pregnant and seeing how excited people get for your belly and a new baby.  

Movement?  She's definitely been moving, although I am starting to get to the point where I don't notice it as much.  Also, since last Thursday I've been pretty busy - driving to Minneapolis for a best friend's wedding, then driving to IL for my sister's HS graduation - so I really haven't noticed it a ton.  Sometimes I wonder if she's not in a different spot in my belly that makes it harder to feel on the surface cause the last few nights I haven't felt a ton of big kicks, but when I put my hands on my belly I can feel her moving in there.  It's still my most favorite thing, and the one thing about pregnancy that I will miss SO much.  I'm actually tearing up now thinking about it not happening anymore!

Symptoms? I think I'm getting closer to the 3rd trimester discomfort.  Again, it could be the fact that over the course of 3 days I spent about 13 hours driving, not to mention being in a wedding and all that comes with it, made an 8 hour road trip to IL and had a graduation ceremony and party afterwards, but my ankles and hands are swollen and I've been SO worn out.  The swelling has by far been my least favorite.  There's something about pressing a finger on your ankles and seeing the imprint stay there that just makes me shudder.  So I've been drinking water like crazy.  It's getting a little better, though.  I also bought a cheap ring today cause this morning I couldn't hardly even  move my wedding band cause my finger was so swollen.  However, it also got better and I got it off easily later in the day, but I'm not taking any more chances!  

Cravings?  Nothing too much this week, although I did have a hankering for a Rachel sandwich (a Reuben with turkey) earlier this week.

Gender?  Baby GIRL!  

What do I miss?  My non-pregnancy body (although I LOVE my belly), working out hard, being able to buy non-pregnancy clothes, sashimi...and of course, booze of any kind :)  I would love a cold mojito these days!  However, as I'm nearing what I consider the home stretch of pregnancy, I just feel SO incredibly blessed and thankful to be going through this.  Except for the first trimester drama, this pregnancy has been a breeze and I can't complain about anything.  

What I'm looking forward to? Hmm....getting to the 3rd trimester!  The last few weeks here have CRAWLED by, and it's exciting to think I only have 2 weeks left of the 2nd tri.  This next week I have my glucose test, which I'll admit, I'm a little nervous for.  I'm sure it will be fine, but still, I hate "tests" of any kind.  


  1. I heard to make sure that orange sugary hell is SUPER cold when you drink it, apparently its supposed to make it more bearable!

  2. I failed both of my glucose tests and had to do the 3 hour one for both of my kids! Now that was almost unbearable! Just don't eat or drink anything, and watch what you eat the day before, too. Good luck! And, yes COLD is a necessity...