25 Week Pregnancy Update

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How far along:
26 weeks.

 

Days until due date:
98 days (finally under 100).

My bump:
Getting bigger every day, starting to feel pretty heavy and definitely popping out more.

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Weight changes:
8st 7 (+12lbs total).

 

Stretch marks?
Nope, not yet still putting on Palmers Cocoa Butter every night before bed over my belly, boobs, hips & back.

 

Cravings:
Orange juice, but not much else at all this week.

 

Sleep:
Again, sleeping for between 10-12 hours every day. I’m lucky that I don’t have to start work until 3pm (I’m only part time) because I would be screwed otherwise. I mentioned it to my friend, who is also pregnant, and she thinks that I sleep a bit too long and suggested I might be anaemic. I see my midwife again next week and she will be taking my next set of bloods so, I might mention it to her then and see if it is normal.

 

Symptoms:
My nausea has been much better over the past few weeks but I was sick again this week, just the once but it felt like I was going back to the start. However, that was the only sickness I had so I hopefully it’s gone for another few weeks.
The bottom of my belly has been hurting, a lot. I’m not sure why (I’m going to ask the midwife), it is probably just my stomach muscles stretching but I woke up one morning and when I tried to move I was in so much pain. I couldn’t even turn over because when I was on my back the pain was so intense at the bottom of my stomach. It has never been that bad again but it is really uncomfortable at times and sees me holding my belly up when I’m walking around.

 

Best moment this week:
Ordering the furniture for the baby’s room. Finally my cot, wardrobe and draws and on their way, should be here by Sunday. I’m so excited to start transforming the back bedroom into a proper nursery (thanks to my lovely dad who offered to buy it for us, we are very lucky).

 

Worst moment this week:
I had a crappy night at work, you are supposed to get used to people being rude to you when you work with the public but it just boils my blood when they do it for no reason. Since I got pregnant I have noticed that I argue back a lot more, I think it’s because I have the luxury of blaming it all on my hormones.


Miss anything?
Being able to get out of bed like a normal person instead of either doing some kind of weird manoeuvre where I roll onto my knees and then step out or my other half pushing/pulling me up (it scares me because I’m not even that big yet)!

 

Maternity clothes:
Still on the hunt for some more, but it annoys me how much they cost because I am only going to wear them for a couple of months and then they will be put to the back of the closet. Though I did find this old top from Tesco which has been really comfy:

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Movement:
His movements are so strong now, all day yesterday I could feel him rolling around my belly was going crazy to look at. I used to wonder how people couldn’t sleep because of the baby movement but after yesterday I am beginning to understand just now strong they are going to become and how uncomfortable I will begin to feel.

 

Gender:
Baby Boy.

 

Belly button in/out:
It is slowly changing shape and getting flatter so it is definitely on its way to popping.

 

Mood:
I have been feeling much better this week than I did last week, because I have been trying to keep myself busy with little bits and bobs to do around the house. I wonder how much I am going to find to do once I start my maternity in 7 weeks.

 

Looking forward to: 
My furniture arriving and building it all!
See you next week x

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