Thoughts on Pregnancy: Week 25

365 Project 2015: Day 27

Let’s see!! I’m not sure there are a ton of updates since last week. I’ve just been trucking right along, doing my daily thing, growing a human - you know! I’ve been pretty busy with work and Pure Romance - which is great. For the most part I really love staying super busy. Every now and then I have a “WOW. I’m SO exhausted.” moment but when you’re doing what you love to do, it all weighs out on the good side of the scale in the end! I promise there will be posts that aren’t just pregnancy updates in the near future! I keep thinking that *this* is the week I’m going to really focus on starting a YouTube channel and incorporating that into my blog. I think it would be so much fun to do video reviews on products and even just plain old daily life vlogs! I’m just very particular about editing the videos - so finding the time to sit down and edit the footage into what I want it to be is a tough one! I did get Final Cut Pro in December though… so .. I really have no excuses!

How Far Along Are You: 25 weeks.
How Big Is The Baby?: My app says he is 13.6 - 14.8 inches and around 2lbs!
How Much Weight Have You Gained?: I think around 20lbs!! Eeeep!
Maternity Clothes: Last weekend I finally had to break down and buy a pair of “maternity” yoga pants. They are actually $10 yoga pants from Forever 21 in a size large with a giant fold over waistband - so I folded it up and TA DA - maternity pants. I really need to do a blog/video on how I’ve managed to do maternity clothing cheaply. I’ve probably not even spent $100.
Stretch Marks: So I keep seeing this little purplish line on one boob and I side-eye it every day when I get out of the shower because I can’t tell if it’s the start of a stretch mark or not. I’ve basically been taking a bath in Save My Skin Body Oil and Body Silk Body Lotion (both by Pure Romance) every single day. I could not possibly be a more moisturized human being.
Sleep: I’ve forgotten what it’s like to sleep well at this point but I’m pretty used to it.
Best Moment This Week: Nate was able to feel baby boy move for an extended period of time and the movements were super strong! The look on his face was priceless!
Movement: Pretty continuous! If I sit still long enough he usually starts to move around quite a bit! I’ve read that my movements rock him to sleep, so I try to sit real still whenever I want to feel him. =) Usually, if I talk to him he’ll kick a lot harder. It’s pretty dang cute.
Food Cravings: I generally just want to be eating everything all day, every day.
Food Aversions: I’d probably eat just about anything at this point.
Labor Signs: I’ve had what I think were a few Braxton Hicks contractions. I woke up around 3AM for about an hour and a half on Monday morning and just felt really uncomfortable. They weren’t painful and I couldn’t really tell where one began/one ended but my stomach definitely felt tight. I experienced something similar at the grocery store the following evening. Nothing since, but I expect them to return.
Belly Button In or Out: Flat.
What I Miss: I’ve been experiencing a lot of lower back pain, so I really miss not feeling achy 24/7.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Getting my glucose test over with this coming week! And I’m trying not to jump too far ahead here but just, holding my baby. I want to hold my baby. RIGHT NOW. ;]

365 Project 2015: Day 17

Today I am 24 weeks pregnant with this little babe who is now the size of a cantaloupe! We’ve been really busy over the last week, so the blog has been pretty quiet. My parents moved in to their new home here in Lexington over the weekend. They’re still getting settled but I think they like it! I went over to their house on my lunch break yesterday and it felt so surreal. I’ve lived 900 miles away from my parents since September of 2006 and now I can just drive over to their house from my house in less than 10 minutes. I can drive from my work to their house in less than 10 minutes. Am I dreaming? Hahaa! It’s just so crazy. I’m so excited for our sweet baby to have so many family members all in one place!

How Far Along Are You: 24 weeks.
How Big Is The Baby?: He’s the size of a Cantaloupe!
How Much Weight Have You Gained?: I never remember to weigh myself, so I’m not sure! But at my last appointment I think I had gained around 13 lbs. I’m betting I’ve gained around 16 lbs or so by now.
Maternity Clothes: Other than a few stretchy dresses, footless leggings/tights, and one pair of pre-pregnancy jeans - all of my clothes are now maternity.
Stretch Marks: None!
Sleep: Sleep is getting less comfortable for sure. Whenever I change sides in the middle of the night it seems to wake him up and then I’m awake for a few minutes while he moves around. I like it though!
Best Moment This Week: Early this morning I’m pretty sure I felt him have the hiccups for the first time ever - didn’t even mind that it was like, 3AM!
Movement: I went a few days where I felt like his movements were lower down and not as strong. But I was pretty busy during that time so I probably just didn’t notice as much. Today - it feels like he might be doing buti yoga in there! ;] He’s definitely higher up/not kicking me in the bladder constantly.
Food Cravings: Um. All of the food. All of it. I’ve never been so hungry in my entire LIFE. I’ve been eating healthy for the most part but I want and need a little bit of desert after dinner. NEED. IT. I guess I am also craving Chai Tea Lattes from Starbucks too .. so yummy.
Food Aversions: Nothing really at this point. I think I could probably do guacamole and pickles now but I don’t really want to find out.
Labor Signs: Nope!
Belly Button In or Out: Pretty much flat to the rest of my stomach.
What I Miss: Sleeping on my stomach. I haven’t missed that too much so far but lately it sounds really nice. I used to *only* sleep on my stomach. I also miss being able to walk up the stairs at work without feeling like I just worked out for an hour.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Decorating the nursery and getting the rest of our house in order! Also - BABY SHOWERS.