Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Yay! We reached Viability Week! If Walker were born this week, he would most likely, with a lot of medical intervention, survive. I’m breathing a small sigh of relief. However, let’s hope he keeps baking for at LEAST 12 more weeks!
How far along: 25 weeks!
How big is baby: The size of a cauliflower? That’s an odd one.
Weight gain/loss: +15lbs. Definitely made up for the lack of gain last week. Those trips home complete with steak, Target cookies, and lots of fast food really do me in.
Stretch marks: Same as before.
Maternity clothes: Without a doubt.
Sleep: The only bad part is my pelvis. It really hurts to roll over. I hate this dumb pelvic pain.
Food cravings or aversions: Craving cookies. Craving Mexican. Craving ice cream. Just general things that are not great for you.
Movement: Very much! I can feel him moving up into my lungs, too. When I sit down, I have to lean back and take deep breaths because I feel like I’m not getting enough air!
Belly button: Flat. Gross.
What I'm loving: Reaching viability week! Making progress (in my mind) on what I’m going to do with his nursery. Passing my glucose tolerance test today. Yay! Just for the record, I prefer the orange flavor drink. I’ve had both but couldn’t remember which one was worse. Definitely the fruit punch. Yuck. (Also, note to self: Next time, schedule your appointment for the afternoon…not the morning.)
What I miss: Not waddling. I’m not even really waddling because I’m that big, but more because my pelvis hurts when I walk and for some reason, adding a little waddle doesn’t hurt as badly.
What's different this time: My WEIGHT GAIN! I have been packin’ on the pounds the last several weeks. If I keep this up I’ll gain a lot more weight than I really want to by the end.
I can’t believe that this trimester is almost over. In some ways I’m glad, but in other ways, I’m on edge. I feel a lot of worry starting to creep up about having him too early due to Amelia’s early entrance into the world. I know worrying won’t do any good, but it’s in my blood I guess. I have braxton hicks contractions some, but not a ton…maybe even less than last time. I usually don’t worry about them and just try to drink some (more) water and put my feet up for a few minutes. It’s hard to sit without getting up though when 2 little girls constantly need something.
I REALLY want to carry him to full term! I would actually love to reach 40 weeks with him. (Remind me that I said this when I complain nonstop because I’ve had to carry him for 40 weeks…ha!) Regardless, we’re going to keep a close eye on everything and pray for the best!
I’m sorry I don’t have a picture. I could get up and take one right now, but both my kids just went to bed and I’m exhausted. I’m already on the couch, feet propped up, cookie in hand – and I have no intention of getting up to take a picture. Maybe I’ll post one tomorrow. Have a fantastic night!