Friday, August 22, 2014

Pregnancy Update Week 25

Hi all!




I thought I'd give you an update on my pregnancy so far.  I have 15 weeks or less to go.  When I stop to think about it, it's gone fast and slow at the same time.  I have 3 months left and I hope the next few weeks and months go by quickly.  I'm trying to write everything down so I can look back and remember at a later point.  I do frequently write in a pregnancy journal, but a blog offers much more space!




Some news since I last updated you at 18 weeks:


-It was finally confirmed that we're having a girl at about 23 weeks! My husband and I have chosen her name, but it won't be told publicly until after she's born.


-I have all of the big ticket items already for the baby (stroller, car seat, pack n play, etc) and the furniture for the nursery has started arriving too.  I'm really excited about doing the nursery and can't wait to share pictures!


-The baby has so many clothes already and I've already started hanging things up in her closet.


-I've started feeling the baby kick and move around a lot!


How I feel:


-I have good days and bad days.  Lately my sciatic nerve pain has been bothering me among other aches and pains.  Some days I don't feel great at all and other days I have all the energy in the world. My doctor told me that it just gets worse the further you progress so I know I have some uncomfortable days ahead of me!


-I finally caved in and bought a pregnancy pillow which has helped my sleep tremendously.


Weight gain:


-At 25 weeks I've gained about 15 lbs.  I am satisfied with this although some days I feel very large! I plan on enrolling in a local gym after the baby is born to get back into shape. I have had no cravings this entire pregnancy and don't expect to have any at all.


Looking forward to:


-My husband and I have been reading the baby books and trying to get as prepared as possible.  We're signed up for a basics of infant care class at the local hospital in October, so hopefully that will give us more insight.  I think it will be very helpful.


-Setting up the crib and decorating the nursery.  I'm also excited to buy more baby items and feel as ready as possible.


-Meeting the baby! I'm curious as to what she looks like, and I'm really ready for her to come!


-Buying a baby book.  I can't wait to write in it and record all of her firsts. 


Concerns:


-I hope our dog Carolyn will be okay with the baby.  She is my first baby and is insanely spoiled.  She gets so much attention and I know she'll be jealous.  I just hope she doesn't act out.  We're trying to let her into the baby's room more just to be in there, as well as letting her smell the baby's toys and books.  We tell her those are for the baby, and we use the word baby a lot.  I don't know if she understands even the slightest amount, but I'm trying.  I'm reading up on articles that provide the best advice for introducing a pet to baby.  Hopefully she'll love the baby quickly.


-Labor.  I don't do well with pain.  I joke to everyone that I want to wake up and have the baby be born, but have felt nothing.  If only it were that easy! Hopefully my labor will be uneventful and the level of pain be kept to a minimum.


I think this is all for now.  I'll be sure to give you all another update in 5 weeks, when I'm 30 weeks!















3 comments:

  1. It's such an exciting time. But......you MUST email me the baby's name - I want to know now & I promise not to tell anyone.

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  2. Best Wishes to you at this exciting time. Before you know it, the baby will be here!
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  3. Youre gonna do just fine, and it sounds like you have everything under control. Yep the baby is going to be a new thing for Carolyn, but the baby is going to smell like you . If you know anyone else with a baby , try introducing Carolyn to them if the parents are fine with it. Keep posting more ppics you are absolutely darling and it seems you just announced this its going by fast!

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