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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BB2.0: 25 Weeks

Howdy, friends.  Quick post tonight (I hope) because today was the longest day ever and I'm exhausted (I feel like maybe I say that every post these days, so maybe it's not that the days are long but that my exhaustion threshold is low?).  Just wanted to take a break from Halloween posts and pop in for a quick update on how the babe is doing!

Size of Baby Boy:  Getting bigger every day - 13.5 inches long and 1.5 lbs, aka a rutabaga (Has anyone ever eaten one of those, by the way?  Is that even something you eat?  I have no experience with it.).

Baby's getting some baby fat (And if he's anything like his big sister, there will be a lot of it!  LOVE!).  He is also allegedly growing more hair (And if he's anything like his big sister on this front...doubtful).

Weight Gain So Far:  Welllllllll about that...I had to leave early this morning for a work trip and forgot to weigh in, and I refuse to check my weight after a day of eating (especially after we had Mexican for dinner), so 14 lbs (from last week) is my story and I'm sticking to it.  :-)

Cravings:  No changes here, really not craving anything in particular.  I feel like I should start writing, "No particular cravings, I will literally eat anything you put in front of me."  Oy.

Aversions:  Still no changes here either, I'm on a roll!

Symptoms:  A new one this week: raging heartburn.  Seriously, pretty sure my esophagus is on fire.

Movement:  Still a lot.  Over the past few weeks I have started to feel him moving more and more throughout the day (where as before it was really only at night), but I would say his favorite party time is still before bed or during the middle of the night after I've gotten up to pee.

What I Miss:  Not feeling exhausted all of the time!  Something tells me that won't change for a good hot minute.

Signs of a Bump:  Ughhh I feel like I resemble a house.

I should probably be embarrassed that my sink/mirror/bathroom are so disgusting.  NJZ.
And for comparison purposes, here is what Lilly looked like at 25 weeks:

I feel like it's easier to compare side by side, so here you go, courtesy of PicMonkey:

For most of this pregnancy so far, I've felt like I looked a little smaller than last time.  I think it's safe to say that is decidedly no longer the case, because I feel like I look huge right now.  Eek.

What I'm Thankful For:  Smooth sailing so far.  Life would be a lot harder if I were really sick, so I'm thankful that baby boy has been nice to mama!  Also excellent maternity benefits (see below).

What I'm Looking Forward To:  The next two days!  Tomorrow morning there is a costume parade at Lilly's school and I am giddy with excitement to see all of the sweet little ones in their costumes.  And then Thursday is, of course, Halloween.  Lilly and Hadley are going trick-or-treating together and I am already dying at the thought of all of the cuteness.

Next Doctor Appointment:  November 19th!

I submitted all of my leave paperwork today, and while I forgot from last time how much of a pain it is, it is also surreal that I am already filling out leave paperwork and that we only have +/- 15 weeks until we will meet baby boy.  I know they will fly by, especially with the Holidays coming up!  If he were to come exactly on his scheduled date of arrival (February 11), I will go back to work in June.  Not too shabby, yes?

Tomorrow is hump day, I know my sister is excited!


1 comment:

  1. Heartburn is pretty much a constant for me from the day I pee on the stick until the day the baby is born. Hate it. And wow, that's some great maternity leave!


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