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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Week 25

How far along? 25Weeks!  
(November 27 to December 3)

Size of baby: Baby is the size of a large eggplant!

Here is what we have been up to this week:

Weight Gain: only 3 pounds in 1 month, which is way better than my 20 week appointment where I gained 15. Oops!

Maternity Clothes : A few more, jeans, leggings and a few shirts.

Sleep: Same.
It hasn't been horrible. I am a stomach sleeper so that's been a challenge. I have been sleeping with a body pillow for about a month, it just takes a little while to get comfortable.

Best Moment of this week: feeling you more and more, you have had the hiccups a lot lately. And FINALLY deciding on a name. Not sure if we're going to reveal it right away.

Movement: Still very consistent. I can definitely tell when you are asleep and when you wake-up. You tend to stay to one side, the right.

Food cravings:  Coffee. I just started having a little more caffeine than normal. I still get 1/2 caf. when possible though.

What I miss: Being able to put on my shoes without a struggle and not running out of breath as easily.

Symptoms: shortness of breath and lower back aches at the end of the day, and to add to the list, the round ligament pain. Doc said I have to get a maternity belt to help with the stretching...

Gender: Bouncing baby boy!

What I'm looking forward to: Painting is finished! Just a few touchups needed. Carpet was ripped out today and hopefully the wood floors will be started this week. I cannot wait!
 Baby bump: 


The Baby in Week 25:
What's up with your baby? She now weighs a full two pounds and measures nine-plus inches. And this week, her eyes, which until now were developing under fused eyelids, start to open. Of course, there's not much to see in there, but if your baby spots a bright light (or hears a loud noise) near your belly, you may notice an increase in fetal activity. (“Hey, I'm in here, Mommy! Where’s the party!”) What accounts for that response? Her brain is more developed and sophisticated.
Feel like you're carrying the Karate Kid with all the kicking going on? Your baby is actually practicing all kinds of movements that will eventually be used in life on the outside — including pedaling against your belly, a sort of prewalking skill. As your baby's nervous system becomes more developed, the movements will become much more coordinated. And as the baby gets bigger and stronger, the movements will become much more powerful…and occasionally, even painful to you. If your baby lands a good one, that tiny left hook might hurt — a lot. Another trick she may try — stretching that leg out so far that the foot becomes lodged between your ribs (ouch). Next time you come under attack, try changing positions or doing some stretches of your own. You can also gently push your baby back with your hand when your knee-jerker jerks a little too hard. You just might be able to send your slugger back into the corner of the ring!

Your Body in Week 25:
If a full night's rest has become elusive, welcome to the (sleepless) world of pregnancy insomnia. Between heartburn and leg cramps, bathroom runs and that big beach ball (with its protruding navel!) beneath your nightie, it's no wonder your body's having trouble calming down and drifting off. But there are lots of tactics to try that should help keep you in bed (and asleep!) instead of pacing the floor; these include daytime exercise, a daily dose of fresh air, and limiting fluids before you hit the hay.

1 comment:

  1. congrats on the 25th week... the rest will fly by! (i say that like I know what it's like to be preggo...) you look great! : )