Sunday, April 1, 2012

Baby B - 25 Weeks

We returned home during week 25 and so this week has been all about re-adjusting to reality! No more sunshine and beaches; instead days are filled with work and laundry:) In terms of baby girl, this week was also filled with fun purchases and brainstorming our new nursery design. We bought our crib! So that is one thing off the list and good thing we finally made the purchase because it could take as long as 10 weeks to get here. Hopefully she doesn’t come a day early!

Also the big pink pouf came in the mail and I love it! We got a great deal on it since I was able to use my work discount and it will add a great pop of color in the now more neutral setting. We hope to use it often when baby is playing on the rug and us older ones would like a place to perch while interacting. We plan to place it in the book corner along with wall shelves filled with books!

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How big is baby?

Baby is growing right along. This week she is approximately 13.5 inches long and weighs in between 1.5 and 2 pounds. I had a feeling she had a growth spurt because I definitely did! She is busy adding weight and hair and can now differentiate between which was is up and down. Smart girl!
How am I feeling?

Very excited to have her here with us. Every week I feel like I say the same things; I’m growing more tired and my back hurts. While these things are true I am not complaining! I’m loving being pregnant, feeling her move all about. I know that these things are only momentary and I’m very fortunate to have had a very easy pregnancy without any sickness and I can still sleep through the night, only getting up once! That is cause for celebration:)

There are some slight, normal fears of what life will look like on the other side and we’re trying to take the time now to keep our marriage our number one priority after the Lord. We’re very thankful for the 5 years of marriage under our belts before baby! In the next few weeks as life slows down a bit we hope to crack open all of our books regarding baby. We’re very open and know she may never fit the mold of the books, but it’s always good to be a little more educated!

How am I changing?

Physical changes have been fewer and fewer…unless you count a growing belly:) But a few changes have included my belly button protruding further out and the linea negra has showed up. It’s also getting harder to do normal things like put on socks. I know this will only get harder but I was a little surprised how quickly it caught up with me!

Little Tidbits:

Weight gain: after two weeks of not checking, I’m up 2 pounds TOTAL: 15
Birds chirping: indefinite, spring is on it’s way!
Trips back to WI planned: 3
Days until work is done: 11

Days until due date: 97!!
Names being considered: I have a favorite, Alex has yet to share his:)