Monday, November 21, 2016

25 Weeks

How far along? 25w2d
Gender: Girl
Weight Gain? 16 pounds
Maternity Clothes? Yep, lots of maternity clothes.  I'm going to dedicate a separate post to my favorites coming later this week!
Stretch Marks? None!
Belly button in or out?  In
Sleep:  Great!  
Best moment this week:  Working with my girlfriends, mom, MIL, & step mom on planning the shower!  I have a vision of what I'd like so I'm pretty heavily involved, that's just me.  I know they'll throw some surprises in there even though I told them NO surprises (I hate surprises!), but it's inevitable & that is fine.  We're going with a whimsical, woodland, boho theme & I cannot wait to see it all come together!  It's going to be a brunch too so talking about all the yummy goodies we are planning last night was so fun!  Also, my donor found out she is also pregnant with baby girl #2 this past weekend and I am soo excited for her.  She is due 2 months after me & I'm so excited for her and her family! 
Worst moment this week:  Didn't really have a "worst" moment... work has been absolutely crazy & I am trying to get a temp trained for when I leave in March.  She has SO MUCH to learn & is doing really well, the days do go by fast, but they are pretty chaotic right now too.  Makes for one tired mama at the end of the day.
Symptoms:  Lower back pain is probably the one and I only complaint I have.  I have one spot by my tail bone that just aches when I am in certain positions.  The doula told me to spend a lot of time working on getting my hips open doing certain yoga poses, the only problem is most of them exacerbate the back pain, however she also advised me to get the yoga ball so that actually really helps relieve some of the back pain.  The chiropractor said lower back pain is common & inevitable with pregnancy.  
Miss Anything?  Shiner's Cheer Beer is out right now, Joe polished off a 6 pack of it yesterday and it's one of my favorites, definitely missing that this holiday season!
Movement?  Lots of movement, Joe was able to watch her kicking & punching my stomach pretty fiercely the other night, we got a good laugh out of it, so funny to watch from the outside.
Cravings?  Nothing but sweets, however I'm really pumped for Thanksgiving dinners this week too, (that's right dinner(s) as in we have 3 to go to!)
Queasy or sick?  Noting at all!
Looking forward to?  I have tons of family home on my dad's side and I cannot wait to see all of them!  Also looking forward to finally getting to watch Christmas movies on Thursday night after all of the Thanksgiving festivities! 


  1. I am so jealous you got to be so involved with your baby shower. My mom only let me email her suggestions and wouldn't let me be involved anymore than that- it drove my control freak self absolutely crazy. I've been trying to wrap up as much as I can here at work too. I have 5 weeks and 2 days until baby girl is here and they still have not hired someone! The project I am currently on probably won't wrap up until January or February and my new project is supposed to start before I return. So they have to hire and train someone to finish the project I'm currently on and they said they are going to hire me an assistant for the next project (the assistant will have to start the project without me and then assist me when I return). So they need to hire my assistant and train her too! Talk about procrastination.

  2. I have been listening to Christmas music during this free XM period, love it!!


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