Happy Monday! I’m super excited this week because 25 weeks seems like a major milestone to me. Only 15 weeks to go! That is equal parts exciting and terrifying. I’m terrified for two reasons: 1) we have a million things to do before she arrives and 2) somehow this child has to exit my body. My niece was born last Monday and, the first time I held her (she was just over 7 pounds), I held her against my belly and shuddered thinking about the fact that my own baby girl will probably grow to be that size. How in the world is my belly going to expand to hold a baby that size and, more importantly, how is my body going to expand even more to allow said baby to enter the world? Scary stuff!
How far along are you? 25 weeks and 3 days.
How big is baby? The size of a head of cauliflower. According to The Bump, she’s between 13 and 14 inches and between 1.5 and 2.5 pounds.
Total weight gain? Haven’t weighed myself since my last appointment so I’m still at 9 pounds. I’m interested to see if that has changed at my Centering appointment on Thursday.
How are you feeling? Aside from a freak vomiting episode this morning, I’m feeling great! Heartburn and hip/pelvis aches are still my major complaints, but my energy levels are back up so I’m good.
What are you wearing a lot of lately? This is going to sound a little conceited, but I am so much cuter, and more fashionable, as a (second trimester) pregnant person. I’m going to mourn the loss of this bump when this is all over. I don’t know if it’s because I’m feeling better, or just because I think there’s nothing worse than looking sloppy when you’re pregnant (in public – at home you can do whatever the heck you want!), but I am having so much fun putting cute maternity outfits together. Last week, I picked up a few maternity pieces at Gap and I’m kicking myself for not going sooner. If you’re pregnant, waddle yourself over there today! I promise to take photos of my maternity outfits and post them soon!
How’s your sleep? Unfortunately, I’m still dealing with pregnancy insomnia. It takes me forever to fall asleep and then I wake up a bunch of times so I never feel fully rested. I hope this doesn’t last for the next 15 weeks. I need my rest before the nugget gets here!
Food cravings or aversions? I’ve learned that my pregnant stomach absolutely cannot handle fried or fatty foods, but I’m not complaining because that helps me keep my nutrition in check. I do crave sweets a lot, but I’m trying not to go too crazy.
Best moment this week? Shopping for baby girl clothes! I spend at least an hour a day browsing online baby stores and pinning my favorite outfits. I ordered two Kate Spade baby outfits last week, but I’m going to try to keep the shopping in check until after my baby shower.
What are you looking forward to? I’m really looking forward to my baby shower in December. Now that we know we’re having a girl, my mom and I are brainstorming themes and starting the planning. Of course I’m excited to see all of the cute little outfits and gifts she gets, but I’m mostly excited to celebrate her arrival with all of my favorite women.
Any milestones this week? I’m not sure if this is an official milestone, but I finally felt kicks closer to my belly button which means I feel less pressure in my pelvis and on my bladder. I can also see some of her kicks on the outside of my stomach. It is so weird, but also super cool.