Monday, March 21, 2011

Continued baby bump growth here at 25w1d vs 25w with Isaac.

And clothed.
AE cardi, Marshall's tank, H&M jeans

From my weekly email: Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. His weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but he's beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. He's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.

How far along?: 25w1d
How big is baby?: The size of a rutabaga, 13 1/2 inches.
Weight gain/loss?: 15lbs.
Stretch marks?: None, thankfully.
Maternity clothes?: Yes please.
Sleep?: Brutal. I keep waking up in the middle of the night with reason or without.
Food cravings?: A gorgeous raspberry steak salad.
Gender?: We're having another son!
Movement?: Baby Love was quiet this weekend, but today he's not letting me forget about him!
Belly button?: I'm starting to lose it . . .
What are you looking forward to this week?: Next weekend.

Notables: Last week I had another midwife appointment. Tony and I were cautioned by the nurse to be careful in trying for a girl, since she had 4 daughters and then had twins [boy and girl] when trying for a boy! I told her no worries there.

My weight and blood pressure [102/60] were again "beautiful" according to the midwife, fundal height was spot on at 25cm and Baby Love's heart beat was a reassuring 148 bpm.

Baby Love was a little quiet over the weekend, but I have noticed a few sore spots on my stomach and as soon as I press on them Baby Love moves. Apparently he's already taking up residence in areas that are causing me some pain.

I am starving, cranky and very tired. Basically Tony loves that hockey is done and that he has to be around me all the time.


Jeannie said...

Beautiful as ever Leah!

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous of your hair. Your hair has looked gorgeous in every bump picture you've posted and this week's is no exception. Is you hair naturally wavy like that?

leah @maritalbless said...

@Kristal - Hah! Don't be. I showered and slept on it after Zumba last night. It was crazy this morning, but I kind of tamed it down with a curling iron.

Unpolished Parenting said...

Yes, sleep has gotten miserable for me too already. I wake up feeling like I hardly slept because I tossed and turned half the night! What's up with that?

Unknown said...

There's no denying that bump now!

Megan said...

Ditto Kristal's comment, I was going to say the same thing.

You look beautiful and that bump is SO CUTE! Can't wait to see this little fella... although take your time Mr, you have a ways to go. :)

Anonymous said...

you dress so cute. I honestly hope i can look as good preg. as you do.

AJ said...

If there's a reason to love Mondays (let's face it...there's not many good ones!), it's because I get to see your bump pictures. Cute as ever.

Krystie said...

Leah you are absolutely glowing. And your belly just makes me want one even more! Keep growing mama :)

Julie S. said...

LOVE the outfit! And that baby bump!

Julia Goolia said...

ditto Andrea's comment---that is a real bump!!

beckylbranch said...

You are such a BEAUTIFUL pregnant person!!! Really you are :)

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

You look fantastic! Absolutely adorable with your baby bump and I totally giggled over that last line...some days I swear Brent feels the same way. :)

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