Things have settled down and been pretty quiet here on the pregnancy front so I figured I would space out the updates.
I am officially 25 weeks and 1 day pregnant today! These past weeks have flown by and things have started to pick up baby-wise.
We have really gotten moving on the nursery and it is so fun to see it come together. I'm definitely experiencing "nesting" and am getting more and more excited to meet our little man. Lately, he has been super active with lots of kicks, punches, and even hiccups. Matt has been so excited to feel these love taps from our baby and has been taking the opportunity to have a word or two with him when possible. While I'll admit, having him talk to my tummy is a bit strange for me, I'm getting used to it and frankly, it is just absolutely adorable to watch (especially when the baby gives a kick in response)!
I had another checkup at 24 weeks and (for once) everything went super smoothly...thank goodness! For most pregnant mamas the 24-28 week period involves taking a glucose tolerance test. I was definitely not looking forward to drinking something so potent because knowing my body, I would have been feeling ill the rest of the day. Luckily, my doctor took pity on me and has allowed me to use a blood glucose monitor for a few days in lieu of the test. I'm more than willing to prick my finger for a few days to avoid that drink and I know this is what is best for the baby too.
Cravings have still been moderate...with doughnuts still ranking pretty high. Physically I'm starting to feel more of the effects of the pregnancy with enhanced fatigue, clumsiness, lovely pregnancy acne and even some morning nausea. Matt keeps reminding me that I don't need to figure out why a symptom is happening each time it does because "ummm hello I'm pregnant...weird stuff is par for the course"...but still, I've been testing out a few different modifications to my breakfast and overall diet to see if that helps the nausea and acne. In addition, the heat wave we got reeealllyy took a toll on me. I was surprised by how only 10 minutes outside in the scorching heat left me feeling light headed and dizzy. Good thing the weather is calming down soon!
I've still gotten surprised comments from strangers when I say that I'm pregnant. Frankly, this is shocking to me because I already feel big but I guess I'll just take that as a compliment...at least that's what my hubby keeps telling me.
To be honest, I'm already kinda over being pregnant and I know this is going to only get more pronounced as the weeks roll on. In the meantime, I keep telling myself to enjoy this special time and, of course, the extra kindness from everyone. I can't wait for the upcoming baby shower and have been really resisting the urge to purchase every single cute baby outfit I see.
Oh and I almost forgot! The whole Babies R Us closing really threw a wrench in things and lead to some stressful days. Luckily I've been able to mostly figure it out and have been able to find most of the things I truly wanted. Aside from dealing with pack n play frustrations, the registry is up and I'm excited to see what people decide to gift our baby boy.
Overall, I'm doing ok and taking this pregnancy journey one day at a time. I know our little man will be here before we know it and I, for one, can't wait to meet him.
Thanks for reading!