How far along: 25 weeks!
Baby size: Cauliflower
Baby's progress: Baby girl is about 14 inches long (WHOA!) and weighs about 1.5 pounds. I don't know why but this blows my mind! (Also see: I'm still in shock that there is a precious little baby bean in this belly of mine!) Oh-and apparently her hair color has developed and she now knows which was is up and which way is down. We'll see how good she is with her sense of direction when we get to the final weeks... ;)
Weight gain: 16 pounds. Yaaa buddy.
Stretch marks: Still coating myself in Mama Bee every morning and inspecting every ounce of skin between my chest and my knees.
Sleep: Falling asleep..yes. Staying asleep? No...thanks to extra dry lips that need to be caked in Aquaphor every hour on the hour, and a baby girl who fully enjoys bouncing around on my bladder. Touche, Pais. Touche...
Gender: Baby girl Paisleyl!
Movement: Yes! And now that I know how much she can move, I've become uber selfish and want to feel her squirming around in there all the time. Then again I know she needs her rest too, so I'll just wait for every kick and jab she wants to give me! Also-it's SO fun when other people feel her move! My mom got to feel her squirming around for the first time last week. Also, little did she know but Oakley felt her moving too when she had her head resting on my belly the other night. Paisley was kicking the crap out of her poor head! HA!
Best moment this week: Picking out nursery paint and (impatiently) waiting for everyone to come over this weekend to help paint baby girl's nursery! I'm so dang excited about the colors we decided to go with and if it weren't harmful to the baby for me to paint, you can bet your sweet tush I'd be in that room painting it every waking moment!
Ok because you asked nicely...here's a sneak...
Looking forward to: Our 3D/4D ultrasound at the end of June! My sweet friend, Brooke, gave me a gift certificate for my birthday and I literally cannot WAIT to see what Miss Paisley girl looks like!! I'm so nervous and excited at the same time. Did any of you do the 3D/4D ultrasound?!
Also-this may seem so simple but because we are required to wear suits at work (except for when you're pregnant and you've grown out of them), I've been wearing these maternity slacks from The Gap for the past few weeks and while I've LOVED them (and HIGHLY recommend them!), I recently invested in this dress and this dress and cannot WAIT to wear them to work instead of pants, especially considering the Texas heat we're bound to have any day now.
Food cravings: Y'all...fruit loops. Since last week, many lunches and dinners have consisted of these sweet little circles of decadent fruit and I just can't. get. enough. My inner health-junkie is so mad at myself, but the pregnant chick inside me says EAT YOUR HEART OUT, SISTER. Let's just say I haven't been listening to the health junkie sitting on my shoulder.
Weirdest food I ate this week: Ummm...nothing too weird this week. That I can remember, anyway...
Anything making you queasy or sick: Negative
Labor signs: Nope
What I miss: Perhaps this is TMI but I've said it before and I'll say it again...I really miss sneezing withOUT peeing. Allergies + sneeze attacks = multiple wardrobe changes and seeing that my allergies have been cray cray for a week now, you can imagine my current laundry situation...
Symptoms: Tailbone pain. Apparently it's being caused by the stretching and pulling of all the tendons/ligaments in my pelvis and it is no joke. It's not the worst pain the world, but sitting or standing for too long is definitely something I'm trying to avoid. Oh-and yesterday I was having random cramps around my lower belly. Not like menstrual cramps, more like, I just ate Fruit Loops and drank a gallon of water and ran a mile kind of cramps. I don't think it was Braxton Hicks but what do I know? After reading and asking a couple of girls at work (have I mentioned it PAYS to work with not only a ton of medical professionals, but with 80 something other women who have all given birth before!?), I've determined it's just all my organs and everything in my belly being stretched, too, causing the random cramping. At least I hope that's all it is.
Workouts: I snuck in a workout on Monday...first time in 2 1/2 weeks...and lets just say my legs and booty are paying for it. Severely.
Things that suck: The tailbone pain. It's the real deal and though I am trying to embrace the fact that it's part of this beautiful little journey, I could really do without it. (Did you hear that, tailbone??)
Things that don't suck: Baby kicks. I really love them and can't get enough of it. I can easily see why some women would miss having their pregnant belly. It's just so neat. I really hope and pray that any woman reading this gets to experience it at least once in her life.
Also-coming home to our very first gift off of our registry sitting on our doorstep...our Pack-n-Play!! That definitely doesn't suck! If only Babies 'R Us were efficient enough to put the gift giver's name somewhere...anywhere...on the box so that I could send them a thank you note. (If you sent us our Pack-n-Play and are reading this, please let me know!!)
It's getting real, y'all.
And so crazy terrifying and exciting all at the same time!
Happy Hump Day, pretty people!