Baby Bump Friday: 25 Weeks

You'd think I would consistently do my hair on Friday's for this picture... eh?
This morning while walking to coffee I mentioned to Mr. A that if Baby M were to be born today he would have a really good chance of surviving because his lungs developed surfactant, which means his lungs wouldn’t collapse in the outside world and he would likely be able to breathe on his own.   Something about that bit of knowledge made Mr. A’s eyes bug out a bit… Baby is coming.  We’re having a baby, and it’s going to be soon.
This past weekend my in-laws were in town and they took us to Babys-R-Us and insisted on purchasing mostly all of the big ticket registry items.  They are so incredibly excited and generous, we are just in awe of them.  Our crib got here yesterday and Mr. A spent the evening putting it together… and it is so cool.  We both keep finding ourselves unable to just walk by his room, we keep stopping in to stare at his crib.
Size of baby: 13.5 inches.  A rutabaga?  I’ve never had a rutabaga in my life.. and the only reference I have for rutabaga’s is from “Into the Woods”… the witch sings about someone rooting through her rutabaga, which isn’t a very helpful bit ‘o knowledge when you’re trying to imagine the size of your baby.
I'll take obscure vegetables for $500, Alex.

Total Weight Gain: I’m hovering around 15 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Definitely necessary, and I went and got a new dress last night for the wedding this weekend.  All of my maternity dresses are jersey-cotton material and I wanted to get a little more fancy tomorrow.
Gender: Little Man Baby
Movement: Constant. Movement.  It wasn’t that long ago that I would feel a couple of kicks at a time and then I wouldn’t be able to feel him at all… now, I can find him moving at almost any time of the day.  The only tricky part is finding where he is.  He is fully taking advantage of the WHOLE of his little space.
Sleep: I had a break through in regards to my sleep this week.. are you ready for it?  The secret is TWO pillows in between my legs.  Brilliant right?
What I miss: Being able to see my nether regions.  (TMI?)
Cravings: Cereal.  All I want to eat is cereal.
Symptoms: Braxton Hick contractions!  So weird.  You’re entire belly just gets REALLY tight.
What I’m looking forward to: The crib mattress will be here today, and I cannot wait to put his sheets on his bed.

9 Responses to “Baby Bump Friday: 25 Weeks”

  1. LOL to the What I miss part. All of my friends who are/were pregnant have said the same thing to me at one point or another (why my friends want to talk to me about that area, I have no idea but they have).

    Cannot wait to see nursery pictures!

    <3

  2. You look so beautiful! It is so much fun to get the nursery together and walk by the room and wistfully think of how a cute little person will soon occupy it. Can’t wait to see pictures!

    I got Braxton Hicks starting at month 5 until the very end. Like all the time. They feel so weird and kind of take your breath away–not in the good way. :) I was worried towards the end if I’d even know when I was truly in labor with all the “fake” contractions I was having. But don’t worry at all….you will know when it’s real, it feels noticeably different.

    “What I Miss”—LOL!!! Totally understand!

  3. The only reference I have to rutabagas (I had to copy and paste that word from up there, because I’ve never even seen it written down before lol) is from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh move, where Rabbit is upset about something in his garden (totes nothing new to him). Whenever I hear that word I think of Rabbit. And Pooh Bear.

    Also, it is normal for me to just want to eat cereal all the time. I love cereal.

    And your shirt is wicked cute. You look wicked adorbs.

  4. oh braxton hicks were super uncomfortable for me. i always felt as if I had to sit down and just rest up for a moment. it’s so nice of your in-laws purchased the big items it’s a big, big help when someone purchases the big stuff out of the way. you can just focus on stocking up on all the small things. you look super cute and happy !

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