25 weeks pregnant – almost to 26! Each week that passes now is a huge reminder of how amazing it is to have a fairly normal pregnancy.
Yes, I’m still at a very high risk for preterm labor. I’m still under the care of an OB and a high risk Dr. I still have daily and weekly shots, along with a regimen of medicine to choke down each night. However, things with this baby are good so far. I almost have to refrain from asking, “Are you sure there’s nothing wrong?” at each appointment.
So here’s my 25th week in review, from belly shots to Bella to Mother’s Day and some angry geese thrown in. Enjoy:
How Far Along: 25 weeks and 6 days!
Baby is the size of a: Cauliflower
Sleep: HIPS. I need to see a prenatal chiropractor. I’m finding myself sleeping on my back just to get away from the hip pain.
Total Weight Gain: 10 lbs.
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks have started. I think – it’s still hard to tell if it’s that or him pressing up against me.
Stretch Marks: Yes. And new ones. Very red. Very stretchy. Mostly on my stomach but also backs of my legs and boobs.
Innie or Outie: I think that this time might result in an outie. I’m getting closer to being just flat, but there is so much longer to go I can’t see that lasting long. Honestly? It’s creepy.
Movement: All the time. This kid is like an acrobat. I feel awkward sitting next to strangers because I feel like they’re going to move away from me in case an alien bursts through my stomach.
Maternity Clothes: All of them.
Go-to eats: Fries. Volcano nachos from Taco Bell. Milk. Cereal. Fruit. Pasta.
Best moment of the week: Seeing my entire stomach shift to the right as this little guy gets comfortable.
What I’m looking forward to: We scheduled a 4D on DVD ultrasound for next month!
Milestones: Baby’s eyes are opening and he responds to noises. Which is very, very true. Thank you to the husband for testing that theory by talking loudly into my stomach.
Photo Credit: istockphotos.com and my own
Diana blogs on raising a toddler daughter, the loss of her twin boys, and a baby boy on the way on the aptly named Hormonal Imbalances. Smaller glimpses into her day are on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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