Tuesday, July 30, 2013

25 weeks!

How far along: 25 weeks! 15 weeks to go!

Baby is the size of: a head of cauliflower :)

Weight gain: Welp, I learned at my appointment yesterday that I have gained 15 pounds since I got pregnant.  Considering, the average pregnancy weight gain is 25-40 pounds, I think we're doing ok at 25 weeks into this. However, I have already started planning my post-baby work-out. [Sorry Pinterest followers - I know my pins have been really work-out fueled lately!] Also, I have been told that I am looking all baby which also makes me feel pretty good about the weight gain.

The bump and belly button: are there... or not there, in the case of my belly button. I have a serious bump depending on what I am wearing.  Sometimes it looks enormous, other times it's not so bad.  Regardless, my belly button is almost just flat - it's so weird.

Maternity Clothes: yesterday to work I did not wear a single maternity item, minus my belly band, which was cool. It makes me feel good to be able to wear real people clothes still. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE my maternity pants, but the little ego boost I got from wearing some pre-pregnancy clothes was nice for a Monday. I will be on the hunt this week for some maternity jeans.  Friday we have a casual Friday fundraiser and I will need some jeans for that.

Symptoms/Sleep: Depending on the day, I have swollen feet. I haven't had a day where my feet have scared me though, so that's a plus.  I have to pee way more often than I would like to admit.  Sunday night I went to the bathroom before bed and seriously not even 45 minutes later I had to get up to pee again.  What is that about?!  The leg cramps come and go and I like it better when they are gone. I have some lower back pain, but Dr. Masiky said that if I do some stretching that should help.  

Food Cravings: Yesterday I had a real deal craving.  Not a doubt about it.  I wanted a whopper from Burger King.  I gave in and it was everything I wanted and more. I had a very serious sweet tooth last week, but this week it hasn't been there so much.  I think because my face broke out a little bit thanks to the sugar and now I am more concerned about that not getting worse than having a sweet treat. Ugh. I finally replaced my face scrub that the TSA stole from me, so that's seriously helping me out.

What I miss: still nothing in terms of food and lifestyle.  HOWEVER, this nice weather has made me miss Fall.  I am REALLY looking forward to the Fall. The weather in the morning has been comparable to fall mornings and it is really making me miss that time of year and football season.  Just have to wait a couple more weeks and then we will be in business :)

Wedding Rings: still on! Yay! I just have to make it another 15 weeks with these little babies on! We'll see what happens!

Baby Names: UGH! I went to Buy Buy Baby the other day to buy the letters to hang the little girl's name on the wall - still not telling :) - and they only had one I and one L. SERIOUSLY?! They have plenty of B's, Q's and U's - BAH! I ended up just ordering her letters online.  HA! Take that stupid store.

Movement:  Sunday was a little slow, but today has made up for it.  She is definitely doing ok - her heartbeat was so strong at our appointment on Monday.  There really is nothing better than feeling her move. Dr. Masiky said that I shouldn't expect too much consistent movement since she is still small, but that should change in the coming weeks.

Best Moment of the Week: It was nice to get to see some of Brandon's side of the family on Saturday for Brittany's bridal shower.  Hard to believe how quickly that wedding is approaching! 

What I am most looking forward to: We have our childbirth class on Sunday and I am really looking forward to it!  Also - I am off on Monday so I am pretty excited to check out the new HomeGoods and spend some quality time with Brandon at the lake :)