Man, time is just flying! I can't believe I'm already 24 weeks along....actually, I'll be 25 weeks tomorrow. I'm a bit slow on posting. In just a couple of weeks I'll be in my third trimester. Ahh! I'm still loving the whole process, although some days are definitely harder than others. The second trimester really has been as lovely as people make it out to be. Just this weekend I was telling my mom that for the most part I don't really feel all that pregnant...that is until I feel him kick or look down and see my big belly. I hope I'm just having a blissfully easy pregnancy and I'm not about to walk into some third trimester misery. Fingers crossed!
May 1, 2013
This Week Baby A...
Is just growing and growing...he weighs almost 1 1/2 pounds! His sense of hearing is getting stronger, and his cute little face is filling out. He's also got eyelashes, eyebrows and hair by this point. Like a real little human.
Hmm, let's see what fun stuff we have going on. I have carpel tunnel now, which is apparently pretty common in pregnant women. My wrists, fingers, and especially my thumb joints are super sore, tingly and painful, mainly at night. And my joints are swollen, so getting my ring on is a challenge, which I hate. Also having a tough time getting comfortable to sleep. The past week or so the bottoms of my feet have been super sore if I walk for more than a few minutes at a time. But other than that, feeling pretty good ;)
About 13 pounds total. I gained quite a bit all of the sudden from around 20-23 weeks, so I'm pretty happy that it's slowed back down. If I can keep it around a 25-30 pound gain for the entire pregnancy I will be one happy lady. We shall see what happens...
Baby Boy :)
The only thing I'm really craving are sweet, cold drinks. I've always loved Thai tea with bubbles, but I now get an intense urge for it on the regular. Sweet tea, coke, chocolate shakes....I'm always thirsty it seems, and that's what I want. I'm trying to drink tons of water to make up for the bad stuff, but I only allow myself one bad drink a day usually, so I tell myself it's not too bad.
He's pretty active in there! It's still not super consistent, but at least now I know it's nothing to worry about. I have an anterior facing placenta (can't recall if I've mentioned that) so apparently that means I won't be able to feel the kicks as easily as most women because he's kicking through the placenta and my stomach lining before I feel anything. But I still feel him in there several times a day.
Not great. My hips are just so painful that getting comfortable is nearly impossible. I have to flip from side to side about every thirty minutes to relieve the pressure, so definitely feeling sleepy most days.
He's so impatient for little guy to get here! Almost every day he says something about how he wishes he were here already. It's gonna be a long 3 1/2 months for him!
Finishing up our Babies R Us registry....well, fun/stressful I will say. There is SO much stuff and it is so overwhelming to figure out exactly what you need. We also got most of his little clothes washed and organized. We got a TON of stuff from his sister, so combined with what I've bought and people have been giving us, the little guy already has a pretty large wardrobe. All the little things are just so adorable and tiny...I had so much fun going through it all!
Looking Forward To...
Pretty much everything at this point. It's fun to see my belly growing, knowing he's getting bigger and stronger in there. It's fun to feel him kicking more and more. In the next few months we have baby showers, maternity photos, parenting classes....so many fun things to look forward to! And he will be here before we know it. So crazy!