Monday, December 7, 2009

25 weeks!

Well, I am 25 weeks and 2 days! Only 103 days until my due date... So crazy!

Dave and I are SO excited about this baby. It seriously is amazing to be experiencing this pregnancy and expecting this little boy. It sometimes feels like that's all we can talk about- our future with this little one, how much he's going to change our lives and how much we are looking forward to it.

He was really quiet in there last week, well, except for at my midwife appointment. He kicked something fierce while she was trying to listen to his heartbeat.

So, here's my most recent belly picture. We were driving back from Spokane and decided to stop and take an outside picture while we still had some light. It was FREEZING and very windy.

This week baby is already kicking more than last week. I feel little pokes all the time it seems. I love it... I sometimes get worried when I don't feel him for a while. Thankfully if I bother him enough, he usually responds with a kick. I just tell him that I'm worrying about him and he should get used to it. I'm sure I'll worry about him for the rest of my life!

Oh, and I guess I'll do that little pregnancy survey that I keep forgetting:

How far along: 25 weeks, 2 days

Total weight gain: Unknown, though when I was weighed before my ultrasound, I weighed less than I thought I would so I guess it's not too bad!

Maternity clothes?: Every day! At least for pants. I can still wear some of my longer shirts over the maternity tank tops I got at Target- which I LOVE and will probably still wear when I'm no longer pregnant. It's so hard to find long tank tops and these are perfect! I have actually outgrown one pair of maternity pants... so, I need to go shopping and get a bigger size apparently.

Sleep: It's not bad. I wake up at least once to pee and a few other times to change positions. Also, I've had some VERY weird dreams- the other night's were the worst horror/ monster filled ones. I would dream about it a little, wake up and think how gross it was, fall back asleep and dream the next scene! SO annoying!

Best moment this week: Hmm... Feeling him move is still the best thing!

Movement: Lots of it the past two days! I was leaning against the counter yesterday and he kicked good and hard. He does not like things pushing into his space apparently!

Food cravings: Sugar, sugar, sugar and doughnuts... but I haven't been eating them because I'm not supposed to. The midwife has me on a modified diet- cutting out refined sugar and white flour is supposed to help prevent yeast infections. So, I've been suffering without... I'm trying to find good substitutes for sweet things, it's not working out too well.

Gender: Boy!

Labor signs: None, though I think I may have experienced Braxton Hicks contractions already.

Belly button in or out: Still in but MUCH shallower now. I also discovered that I have a birth mark inside my belly button that I've never been able to see before now. Weird, huh?

What I miss: Sugar!

What I'm looking forward to: Him being here! I know it's still a long ways away and I know it's best for him to be in there the full 40 weeks, but man, it's hard to wait to meet him!

Weekly wisdom: When you talk about how much you want something you can't have, it makes you want it more!

Milestones: No new ones really. Well, except that we are passed the viability point in pregnancy. That's when, theoretically, with the right medical care, baby could survive outside the womb.

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