Baby Size: 13.5 inches and 1.5 lbs
Weight Gain: A whopping 18 lbs! That is the total weight I gained during my pregnancy with Ethan. And that makes a weight gain of 9 lbs in 4 weeks. I am trying to add in some fruit and take out some brownies and cupcakes.
How I Feel: Pretty darn good. I have enough energy to get through the day without a nap right now.
Symptoms: The heartburn is starting to kick in some. It is still pretty mild, so I can't complain too much. I often feel short of breath also. The dairy intolerance is almost controlled. The Lactaid pills are helping some, I just need to figure out how many I need to take. If I don't take as needed, the rest of the day is pretty much ruined. I am also becoming more forgetful. Seriously get lost mid-conversation sometimes.
Cravings: Pizza and Mexican are really an all time craving. There is really nothing right now that I have to have.
Innie or Outie: Getting flatter
Best Part of Last Week: Passing the last of anxiety filled days. 25 weeks is a milestone I didn't reach with Lucas and Caleb. I feel a little relief and can emotionally breathe a little easier.
What I am Looking Forward to: Receiving the diapers from cowpatties that I ordered! Hopefully I can post pictures next week!!! Her special is still going on through the15th!!
This past week has been quite busy. We did all the yard sale stuff, which was exhausting and HOT! I promised myself I wouldn't complain about being pregnant through the summer. With Lucas and Caleb I did before summer even hit. Then we lost them, and well now I am appreciative for the opportunity. That being said, my body doesn't handle the heat as well. I am very grateful for a working air conditioner and netflix.
I also started prenatal yoga this week. I took a Selah yoga class at the YMCA last fall and loved it! It was so relaxing and to have worship music playing in the background made it even more so. I found a prenatal yoga "video" on netflix and thought I would try it out. The other night after everyone was in bed, I turned it on, along with some worship music. Wow, how amazing!! Yoga is completely different when there is 15+ lbs of baby belly in front of you. I was able to really connect with Simon, and to enjoy my body. I felt so relaxed during and after. Throughout the entire video, the instructor kept saying, "Make more room for your baby." Well...I did, and Simon is loving it! He is stretched out all over the place now. He truly found my lungs, and thinks it's a pretty nice place. Silly boy. I also want to say that my hips are feeling much better. I hope to do this every other day or so.
Now for some pictures and stories:
This was taken Friday. Love this view of my belly.
Here is the 25 week belly picture.
And my new haircut! Love love love the new 'do!!
Here is the paper pack I bought yesterday to use for the panels in Simon's room. I can't wait to get started!!
Here are two outfits we bought for him last week.
The view of the bums. (I guess I forgot to turn them)
Meet Baby Ollie. He is the Scentsy Buddy Jr we picked out for Simon. He is absolutely adorable! And smells amazing thanks to the scent pak!
Here is the baby book/journal we picked out for Simon. I know the bear looks weird, but what is on the inside is amazing. I really wanted a book that had tons of room for journaling. Since I scrapbook, I knew pictures and stuff would be great in a scrapbook and wanted a place where I could write a lot to Simon.
Willy and I went to Barnes and Noble Saturday without the boys. I wanted to take the opportunity to really look at it and make sure I wanted it. I was reading some of the journal prompts, and it truly hit me. The little boy very likely is coming home with us. We are really having another baby. The excitement was too much. I started to
cry bawl, right there in the middle of the store. My heart just poured out right there.