Week 25! I actually just wrote down #24, but no, that was last week. I’m at 25 weeks now. That seems high. Like, shouldn’t I be done with this yet? Kind of reminds me of running a marathon. You hit mile 18 and wonder how on earth you still have 8 more to go.
Baby size: A zucchini or an eggplant. Zucchini is a type of squash. ANd eggplant is about the same size as a squash. I’m sticking with squash. Squash should be just over a 1.5lbs and just over a foot long.
Weight gain: I think around 10ish. It seems to fluctuate a lot.
Measurements: waist 33″, belly 39.5″. Holding steady.
How are you feeling?: No change. I feel just as good as I did last week.
Movement: Plenty of bumps and wiggles. They have not started to hurt yet. Although every now and then I feel this significant pressure in a random location in my abdomen. If it’s agaisnt the skin, it’s like there’s a rock in there. The ultrasound tech said that’s almost always a butt or head. Good to know!
Belly button: No change
Sleep: Meh. Twice this week I woke up around 4ish needing to tinkle and then had trouble falling back asleep. Not cool. I should be banking sleep right now!
Food cravings/aversions: No changes! I haven’t been doing a good job of getting veggies into the diet so I’ve been doubling down of fruit. The sugar probably isn’t awesome, but it tastes soooo good.
Other symptoms: This isn’t really a symptoms, but the belly is getting big enough that I’m having more trouble doing things. Shaving my legs is getting more challenging, as is any kind of really significant bending over positions.
Baby items purchased: none. Which reminds me that I need to order my breast pump…free from my husband’s company! Hooray!
Looking forward to: Getting the nursery set-up
So two weeks ago we went in for our “big” ultrasound. The 20 week ultrasound is considered the big one because that’s when they double check everything to make sure your baby has all it’s organs and that everything from an anatomical standpoint looks like it’s on track. It was definitely bizarre to be looking at a screen with a blob on it only for that blob to be identified as the baby’s pancreas. Cool? I guess. But obviously there were some other highlight’s of the appointment. Like this picture:
The tech tried to get a 3D of the face, both little hands were up there as if to say “stop taking pictures of me!!” Actually, the little feet were up there too. Quite the flexible little squash. Also – we learned the big news that my poor husband has been waiting/dreading to hear: We are officially having a GIRL. Which as you might recall was somewhat predicted by the old wives tales: High heart rate (over 150 at every appt), carrying high (at least it looked high to me), more zits/skin issues than pre-pregnancy, and significant morning sickness. What was not correct? The Chinese lunar calendar model that claimed boy. Nope. No third leg on this one! For the most part we aren’t really telling other people so much. My baby registry remains relatively gender neutral and the nursery is going to be green. I think I’d go nuts if my house exploded into pink frilly stuff!