Monday, April 27, 2015

Bumpdate: 25 Weeks

25 Weeks Pregnant

Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along?: 25 weeks, 5 days

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  Ugh...I'm up 20 pounds from my first OB appointment, but I think I'd already gained some weight by that point {likely from the holidays rather than the pregnancy, but whatever...}. Anyway, I think I've probably gained 22-24 pounds from my "normal" {non-holiday} weight, which scares me! I've noticed I've recently been a lot less hungry, so here's to hoping the weight-gain will taper off for the next couple of weeks.  I know the baby's weight really starts to increase in the last trimester, so I'm prepared for that. I really want to keep this in check, so I'm going to try to be more aware of what I eat and my daily activity.

Stretch marks?: None so far...still mixing Bio-Oil and St. Ives lotion to lather on every night.

Symptoms: No new symptoms to report. The ick-tastic allergies that were such a terrible nuisance the past couple of weeks seem to be a bit better. Perhaps all of the {scary} storms and rain we had this past weekend washed all the gross things out of the air...for now at least!

Maternity clothes?:  It's either full-on maternity or elastic/stretchy clothes these days. 

Sleep:  My quality/quantity of sleep varies night by night. If I have a great night of sleep, it's likely to be followed by a night of restlessness/insomnia...but then the following night will probably be back to sleeping fairly well. The doctor reassured me that it is fine to take Tylenol PM as needed...but I try to avoid taking it unless I get to the point that I'm beyond exhausted and just need a few hours of good, solid sleep.

Cravings:  Watermelon...I can't get enough watermelon! And taco salads. It's my new thing to order at every Mexican restaurant we go to...but of course I always have to make some modifications to what is listed in the menu. #stillpicky

Workouts: This is kind of a laughable matter to start with since I've never really been one to work out...BUT I have been making a conscious effort to go for more walks...AND I asked Ryan to bring in the stationary bike for me to ride while I watch my DVR'd soap operas! Whoa...that bike is NOT.EASY! It's nothing like riding an ordinary bike that actually gets you somewhere. First of all, I thought my legs were possibly gonna fall off after about three minutes...and secondly, the seat was the most painful part of the whole ordeal. Needless to say, I've got some work to do on the stationary bike...but taking the initiative and actually giving it a try is progress, right?!!?  #hatetosweat 

Best Moment of the Week: This week's OB appointment included the glucose test for gestational diabetes, and I was so nervous about it because all I'd heard was how terrible that sugary drink tasted. Ummm...I wonder if it's a problem that I actually kinda liked it??? It just tasted really sweet, like fruit definitely wasn't hard for me to drink. Anyway, thankfully I passed the test, so there is no sign of gestational diabetes. We got to hear our sweet baby boy's heartbeat, and our doctor said he must love all the sugar because his little heart was beating fast and he was moving around more than usual. {He gets it from his momma???}. My belly was measuring right on track, so that was a big relief. I was kinda scared that this belly 'o mine was expanding too fast! Another monthly check-up down in the books and all is well...we're so very thankful!

Mood: I've been ridiculously emotional this past week...but I've been very well aware of it. The tiniest little things would hurt my feelings and bring me to tears. Even though I knew I was being silly for letting that stuff get to me, I couldn't hold back the tears.  Sooo...although it was an overly emotional week, I tried to keep it in check and not let it affect others around me. At least that was my intention. I probably failed miserably at trying to keep it all to myself...but it's the thought that counts, right???

Nursery: Deciding on fabric for our little guy's bedding may be the death of me. I walked into the fabric store and nearly had a panic attack because I didn't even know where to start! Just a tad bit overwhelming. I need to find the perfect fabric that ties together all the colors I want, and then I can match the other fabrics from that...but, of course, finding that "perfect fabric" has proven to be quite the challenge. I have a vision in my head of what I want, but the nice ladies at the fabric stores all have the same response, "Good luck finding that!" Ugh. Anyway, I've ordered a couple of swatches from online fabric stores, so we'll see where that gets us...

Movement: He's quite the wiggle worm! He's getting better at moving on our request so his daddy can feel him kicking and jabbing. Oh, and he still doesn't really like when I lie on my left side for an extended length of time...always results in LOTS of movement until I roll over to the other side, and then he calms down and is totally still. Smart little man already knows how to get his way!

Looking Forward To: Baby showers! I received the invitation last week for the shower being held in my hometown, and it totally made my day! We are so blessed to have such A-MAZing family and friends who want to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby Martin.  So much to look forward to...can't wait to get together and catch up with lots of people who will love and care for our baby boy as he grows up!

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