How far along? 25 weeks – as of the middle of this week, I’ve only got 100 days until my due date!!
Size of baby: A cauliflower – he’s 13.5 inches and 1.5 pounds…getting bigger!
Maternity clothes? Yes! I’ve been busting out my maternity shirts more than usual this week, and I’m definitely getting to the point where I’m having a hard time dressing my bump to make it look cute and not giant. It’s a weird balance and I’m finding that most of my clothes just make me look way bigger than I am – hopefully I’ll figure it out soon!
Sleep: Sleep has still been good! I think I’m getting close to the point where it’s going to start feeling uncomfortable…there are times when I have a hard time rolling over, and it’s definitely starting to take more effort to get out of bed in the mornings!
Movement: So! Much! Moving! His kicks have gotten a lot stronger, and I can feel them shaking my entire stomach. He seems to be awake a lot more than usual (or I can just feel him more now) and I can feel him a lot throughout the day at work and after dinner. He’s definitely a wiggly little guy!
What I miss: Knowing how to dress myself! I’m having such a hard time with clothes lately…and I’m excited for the cold weather but nervous about making my super limited cold-weather wardrobe work for me!
Cravings/Food aversions: Nothing super big – still feel like every time I see pizza will be the last time, and I can’t get enough cereal…and I’m wishing I would have bought another box of Captain Crunch when I went grocery shopping this weekend!
Other Symptoms: Been having more Braxton Hicks than usual this week – especially on days that I’m very active. I haven’t had enough that I’ve needed to call the doctor yet, but it’s been close. I think it’s partially because I’m not getting enough water because when I have heartburn (which is like, all the time) water makes it worse, so I’m kind of avoiding it. I need to figure out a good way to keep myself hydrated without aggravating the heartburn!
What made me cry this week: One of my students was surprised by his dad (who has been deployed for about 9 months) at school this week. I was an emotional mess.
Favorite moment this week: I actually don’t think I have anything in particular this week. I’m just loving that I can feel him more and more, and I’m getting so excited for all we have to look forward to!