For the past week I have been feeling more confidence and less anxiety about my pregnancy, and have even indulged in some of the normal activities, like perusing baby items online and starting the nursery. I am a few hours shy of 25 weeks so there is still a long way to go and I know anything can happen. But for the first time I feel like I have a real shot of bringing a baby home. I never in a million years thought I would be sitting here 25 weeks pregnant. No matter what happens, I am so grateful to have experienced seeing myself with a baby bump, and feeling my baby kick.
I want to start trying the best that I can to enjoy some of this, so I want to start documenting some of the lighter/fun parts, rather than solely my deep dark scary thoughts and anxiety.
How far along? 24 weeks + 6 days
How big is baby? According to my app, the size of a rutebega at 25 weeks. (What is a rutebega?) Either way, I think baby is around 1.5lbs right now.
Total weight gain/loss: About 20 lbs as of last week. (I am so embarrassed about this!)
Maternity clothes? Yes, will I ever fit into normal clothes again??
Sleep: Not great. Waking up several times a night from a combination of having to go to the bathroom, and anxiety.
Best moment this week: Seeing my stomach move as baby kicked like crazy in there!
Food cravings: Nothing crazy. My appetite has calmed down a bit, and I’m trying to eat healthier. I was on a sugar kick for a while but I’m finding my stomach is a bit more sensitive to what I eat these days.
Food Aversions: None
Pregnancy Symptoms: Cranky! I’ve definitely bitten a few people’s heads off lately. I’m also having some really bad acid reflux – very uncomfortable.
What I miss: Still turkey sandwiches.
What I am looking forward to: My next milestone – 28 weeks.
Upcoming appointments/events: I have a growth scan on the 29th, I will be just shy of 28 weeks. I also have to get my glucose test done in the next couple of weeks.
Milestones: Ordering the nursery furniture and painting the room.