I think 25 weeks is a funny stage, right before you hit the third trimester. It sounds far into my pregnancy but it’s that middle ground where I still have a lot more to go. Not ready, time flies by especially when I am pregnant and have two more kids to chase but it’s a funny stage to be around the middle. I have that itching to get everything done and yet so many weeks ahead to do that as it’s almost too early to do things like washing baby clothes (well, that would mean I had to buy some first) and getting baby’s cotbed right next to mine. But I am dying to do all those things.
I thought documenting my pregnancy and how I felt, emotions, changes in my body and taking photos each week would make this pregnancy slow down. I thought it would help me soak every moment of it up. I remember my first pregnancy feeling like years but in a good way. For my last and final pregnancy, I wanted that again. It hasn’t happened. If anything I can’t believe how fast each week comes around that it’s time to take another photo, document another week and look at the calendar thinking May will be here faster than I know it. Exciting and but sad it goes too fast.
BABY IS THE SIZE OF A CAULIFLOWER AT 34.5 CM AND WEIGHING 660 GRAMS.
FUN FACT: BABY’S GROWING MORE HAIR AND GETTING FATTER. HE ALSO KNOWS WHICH WAY IS UP AND DOWN NOW.
This week the number one question everyone is asking me: ARE YOU PREPARED?
The answer is no and yes. Baby’s don’t need much at first but it’s also nice to have all those added extras organized and done before baby arrives so I am not trying to do them with a newborn and two kids in tow. I am hoping that we get news to do our loft earlier than planned so it’s not being renovated with a newborn trying to take naps.
CRAVINGS & CHANGES:
I am balancing out. I think my bloated water retention has eased off. I don’t feel like my hands and feet and face are as puffy. I am finally on the mend, coughing has almost gone and all the aches and pains with that nasty virus we all had over Christmas and New Year. I am hoping as I ease into my third trimester everything just is a lot easier and healthier.
Cravings for beef steak are still there and the salt too. Not sure if it’s our bodies way of telling us what we need extra. I had to do some blood test and scans last week as I keep passing out. They aren’t sure if it’s anemia or a thyroid issue or just pure dehydration. I am doing so much better on drinking more water but at that point in pregnancy of peeing every five minutes. Don’t cough!
As I mentioned above, it’s crunch time when we get back from Disney World Florida for half term. I will only have 12 weeks to due date and I have a feeling this one might come early like his sister rather than late like his brother. Verdict out, obviously. I have a list of baby essentials which I will be sharing with all of you and purchasing when we get back.
But there are other ways to prepare for baby’s arrival. I have been getting my two older kids ready for how much will change when a newborn is in the house. Like calmer bath times, and easier school morning routines. I got the kids into a new morning routine where they get their own uniforms set out the night before, the backpacks ready by the front door, and get dressed all by themselves and make their own breakfast. We have been practicing for about two months and they have it down perfectly. I no longer have to do anything but tie up my littlest girls hair in pigtails and out the door. I can imagine feeding and changing baby and getting myself ready in the morning will add to the morning chaos so it’s good to know they are becoming more independent and doing it on their own.
I hope you enjoy reading my pregnancy diaries and following along with our growing family. If you are pregnant or just had a baby and write about it, come share on my new linky for bloggers and vloggers, on BUMPS & BABIES. Anything from pregnancy, birth, weaning, maternity, baby gear, and baby’s milestones up to their first birth are welcome!!!! It’s a great place to share all things babies with others.