I almost typed 32 for the post title and that made me happy then sad like, I would love to be in April. But that math doesn’t seem right. I’m not going to think about it. I’ve gained substantially more weight this time than last time. My only options already are maternity shirts and I’m sick of them and the fact that none of them are long sleeved. And I hate how expensive things are to buy new. O well, if that’s the worst thing I can complain about, my life is going pretty stinking well. So on for baby update…
How Big is Baby: Baby is the size of cauliflower. About 15 inches long and about 2.5 pounds.
Weight Gain: 25 pounds…woops I guess I better get walkin’
Gender: It’s a BOY!!
Names: From now on, we’ll just call him Dozer.
Symptoms: I’m really sore and my back hurts. And this weight gain is making me feel fat haha.
Sleep: I sleep ok but I need to sleep more.
Movement: Feeling him every day! He does flip flops. Some kicks. Definitely more often.
Maternity Clothes: Well as lamented above, I’m having to re-evaluate my wardrobe since it’s still cold in Ohio and my belly is so huge.
Food Cravings: Uhm Lime Slushies – which something salty – like pizza or tortilla chips or chilli dog….o yeah that
Food Aversions: None.
Stretchmarks: None (even from last time)
What I’m Looking Forward To: Uhm…folding more baby clothes on my belly since it’s my favorite thing.
What I Miss: My clothes fitting well.
Next Drs Appointment: End of March.
More information from thebump.com
You’re 25 weeks pregnant and it’s probably dawned on you that soon you’ll actually have to deliver this baby. (A little scary, but exciting!) What’s cool is that most hospitals will let you preregister, which means you can put in your paperwork early, so the day you go into labor, you don’t have to stand around filling out a bunch of forms before you get admitted. Maybe you’re getting nervous about delivery, or maybe it’s your haywire hormones, but you might start to have trouble sleeping around week 25. This is a common complaint of many moms-to-be. Some people will tell you that’s just your body’s way of prepping you for sleepless nights with baby, but those comments won’t help you get the rest you need! Experiment with different strategies for getting some sleep. One idea is to drink extra water early in the day, so you can start tapering off your intake as you get closer to bedtime. That way, you might need less bathroom breaks during the night and can keep sleeping. After all, now that baby’s crowding your bladder, you’ve got to pee. A lot