Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bumpdate 2.0: 25 Weeks

Due Date: December 1, 2017

How far along?: 25 weeks

Gender: It's a BOY!

Total weight gain:  ~22 lbs.  

Stretch marks?: None so far...I try to remember to lather on the Bio-Oil each night, but #PregnancyBrain often gets in the way. I am soooo forgetful these days!

Symptoms: I feel like the constant tiredness/exhaustion I felt in the first trimester is starting to creep back in...but it could just be a result of being run-down after being on the Go-Go-Go for the past couple of weeks. I plan to lay low this upcoming weekend with hopes of catching up on a lil' R&R {wishful thinking with a two-year-old running around???}.

Maternity clothes?:  100%  maternity clothes during the day...and I've been sleeping in stretchy shorts and the biggest t-shirts of Ryan's that I can find!

Sleep:  Ryan dug out the Snoogle pregnancy pillow this past week, and it's made a HUGE difference in my comfort level/ability to sleep well. I didn't get much use out of the pillow with my first pregnancy, but I'm loving it this time around!

Cravings:  Rice Krispies cereal. While cereal has been a craving throughout this entire pregnancy, the Rice Krispies aspect is new. I made Rice Krispie treats for the favor bags for H's birthday party, and decided to eat  some of the leftover Rice Krispies for breakfast one morning. That was all it took...a new obsession was born. Now I typically have Rice Krispies twice per day!

Best Moment of the Week: Huston's 2nd birthday party! We hosted a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party for our little guy this past weekend, and we all had so much fun! Huston had a ball playing with all the littles, and we had a great time catching up with family and friends. 

Worst Moment of the Week: Huston started "school" {a Mother's Day Out program two days per week} at Spanish Schoolhouse on Monday...and it was hard on all of us. He's never been to daycare outside of staying at home with Maria, so of course he was terrified and cried nearly the whole time. The teachers have assured me that it will get easier each day that he attends...but it will take a couple of weeks. It sure is hard on my heart to know he's upset...but we know the social interaction and programming will be good for him! We're just praying he starts to feel comfortable and like it sooner rather than later!

Mood:  The milestones with H {2nd birthday, first day of MDO} have left me a little on the overly-emotional side this past week...but I've been very well aware of it. For the most part, I've been happy and excited to celebrate these events...but it's such a bittersweet realization in these moments to try to accept that my baby boy {soon-to-be big brother} is growing up so fast!  I've been able to keep the tears in check for the most part...but there have been a couple of occasions when the floodgates flew open! 

Movement: Our tiny babe has started kicking and jabbing when big brother seems to be smashing him when sitting on my lap/lounging on my belly! The little guy's movements are becoming more frequent and the point they wake me up in the night. It's totally ok though because it gives me a sense of peace to feel him moving around in there!

Looking Forward To: Although I'm looking forward to it, I'm also slightly terrified...we booked our flights this week for Huston and I to fly to San Diego to meet Ryan after he finishes a work trip. Of course I'm nervous about flying alone with a toddler, but my biggest concern is how we're going to get through security. Security is a nightmare in the first place, but being pregnant makes it an even bigger challenge because I opt out of the x-ray machine for a pat-down screening. I'm not sure what H is going to do while they go through the pat-down routine, but I'm sure the TSA agents have experience with these situations...right?!!?

25 Week Bumpdate

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