How far along: 25 Weeks
Total weight gain: 26 pounds already! (And this little section will now officially disappear from future updates because it is too embarrassing!)
How I feel: I still feel pretty good, but this past week I have felt strong pelvic pressure on the right side. It's okay when I'm sitting or lying down, but as soon as I stand up, it hurts. I guess it might be round ligament pain? I don't think it's Braxton Hicks.
Maternity clothes: I'm starting to get too big for my current maternity clothes which is not good because I don't have much of anything in larger sizes that are still cute. (My maternity shirts from six years ago are pretty dated.) That's okay though, because I'll likely only need stuff for six to eight weeks before I move on to the next size. (I have worn every size from small to an extra large in every pregnancy. Crazy!)
Sleep: I'm up once or twice a night to use the bathroom, but my sleep is still decent in between bathroom runs. A couple of times I've had a hard time falling back asleep after getting up, but it usually doesn't last long.
Best moment this week: Jim finally felt movement last week. As much as I have felt it for a while now, it hasn't been perceivable from outside, so it made me extremely happy that he got to feel his son kick!
Movement: Movement has become much more frequent in the last week or two, particularly after meals and snacks.
Food cravings: I cannot eat enough sugar. I have been this way with every pregnancy, starting in the second trimester. I want refined sugar and even foods containing high levels of refined or natural sugar, like Chinese food, potatoes, fruit, etc. I seriously can't stop myself. I think about it all day long.
Labor Signs: No, but this pelvic pressure is a real reminder that there is a baby down there!
What I miss: Having any patience or stamina! I still miss my clothes and my cute boots, and I would really kill for a steaming hot bubble bath right about now.
What I am looking forward to: Getting the nursery started in the next few weeks. I have a plan, but first I have to clear the mess in the baby's room. And I need to convince Jim to paint, which is going to require some tooth pulling.
What I am NOT looking forward to: Pulling said teeth. I also have to figure out where to put all of the stuff I have been storing in the guest room for the past year and a half. I foresee a lot of piles, trips to Goodwill, boxes set aside for consignment, and chaos for a little while. And messes makes me stressed!
Milestones: I'm not sure I've had any huge milestones this month. I go for my diabetes screen on Tuesday, but that's not very exciting.
- Local honey isn't just a bad idea for pregnant women. (Jim got food poisoning on Christmas night.)
- Christmas with multiple kids takes so much longer, especially when you do one present at a time!
- Potty training is an incredibly different experience with each child.
If you read all the way to the end of this post, you get the reward of seeing a very amusing photo:
Just two weeks left in this trimester! Boy, how time flies!!