Sorry for the late post today! I didn't get around to pulling my 25 week bump picture off of my camera until after work, so everything is a little delayed. :) Before we get into this, let me just say...a winter pregnancy is the WORST. Cold and Flu season can burn in flames as far as i'm concerned, cause the last few weeks have been rough. Let's get into it shall we?
How far along? 25 weeks and a few days
Total weight gain: 10ish pounds. I think I really will gain the same amount as I did with Sawyer, but it just feels a little scarier because I never lost those last 5 pounds after he was born, so the number on the scale is creeping into uncharted territory!
Maternity clothes? Dressing yourself for a winter pregnancy is so much harder than a summer pregnancy! When I was pregnant with Sawyer, I lived in maxi dresses and skirts, but this time around I actually have the cold to worry about so its all about the layers. I live in leggings and cardis.
Stretch marks? No new ones, but plenty of old ones!
Sleep: eh. I have had a headcold all week, and before then, I came down with a stomach bug, and before that I had a terrible cough, so sleep has not been great, but I can't blame it on the little lady. Like I said, cold and flu season can burn!
Best moment this week: These last few weeks have been sort of crappy! It's like sickness is running rampant through our house. Sawyer has been catching everything I have (i'm not sure who is giving it to who at this point) so he is jus as miserable. I think the best moment was getting into the 99 day countdown of when our gal will be here. It's coming so fast! We also finally painted the nursery (you can catch a sneak on snapchat!) and i'm so excited that we're finally getting to work in there!
Miss Anything? Cold medicine. Nasal decongestant. Non-natural remedies. ;)
Movement: Oh yes! This girl is finally on the move! I've mentioned it in previous weeks, she took a little longer to feel than Sawyer, but now she is officially moving and grooving. Jake can feel her from the outside every day now, and now and then you can even see the movements. She is almost 2 pounds at this point, so the big ones are still coming!
Food cravings: Ice! I constantly want to chew on ice or have a nice glass of ice water. Also, reeses puffs cereal. I bought a family size box the other day. It said the first ingredient was whole grain so that makes it healthy, right? ;)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not much! I still have a sensitive gag reflex, but that tends to last with me throughout pregnancy. My congestion has helped the past few days though, because I can't smell a thing. Without a nose I haven't been gagging much at all.
Gender: Little Lady Rose. And for those asking, we think we have her name picked out. It's like 99% certain at this point. However, I think we're going to wait until we meet her just to make SURE it feels right. I still don't know if we're going to share, just because I love the freedom to be able to change our minds!
Labor Signs: I mentioned I had the stomach flu a few weeks ago (how sick are you of me complaining of being sick?) and I wasn't even able to keep down water. It made me pretty darn dehydrated and in turn I had lots of cramping and braxton hicks. But as soon as I got some gatorade down they slowed down, and my cervix has remained locked down since.
Symptoms: As far as pregnancy symptoms go, i'm still feeling pretty good! I get out of breath very easily, but I still really feel like we're in the sweet spot. A little tossing and turning when I try to get comfortable at night, and I dread going up stairs because I almost always need a breather afterwards, but other than that no real aches or pains and i'm actually able to enjoy this part of the pregnancy!
Belly Button in or out? Umbilical hernia means scary protruding belly button that Sawyer is just obsessed with. He pulls my shirt up and pokes it and says "button" at least 5 times a day.
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody. :) With Sawyer I was seriously walking on air the entire pregnancy. This time I feel like everything sets me off. I'm grumpy, sad, tired, crying, hormonal, or frustrated all within the same hour! It's madness. My poor husband doesn't know which wife he will get today. He practices deep breathing and chanting to himself "this too shall pass" on the daily. ;)
Looking forward to: We have our 3D ultrasound next week and i'm so excited for that!! I remember Sawyer's like it was yesterday. That was when we discovered he has a pointy chin like me and all of my siblings, and has Jakes pouty lips. I can't wait to get our first peek at her pretty little face! I'm also looking forward to more nursery progress, we're officially working on it in all our off hours, and I think it's going to be a show stopper. My mom and mother in law also started discussing a little baby sprinkle for this little girl, and i'm so excited for all things floral, pink, and girly. Such a change from Sawyer!
Overall I have to say this pregnancy is flying by at lightning speed. I love it though, i'm so excited to meet her and see the bond that she and Sawyer have! We're still undecided if we'll be done after this baby, so i'm trying to savor up all of the pregnancy moments because I don't know if we'll experience them again. This is an interesting stage of life where i'm wishing it would go quick, and holding on to it at the same time. All in all, I can't complain. I know without a doubt, this summer will be one for the record books!
Thanks for reading friends, keep an eye out this week for a nusery update!
Until Next Time,