Bumpdate: 25 Weeks + Baby Shower Recap

Taken at technically 24 weeks, but I promise I still look the same 😉

Gender: Expecting a sweet little lady named Emma

Weight Gain: After my Dr.’s appointment this past Wednesday, weighing right on track at 17 lbs.

Baby Growth: the size of cauliflower!

Cravings: I’ve been craving Sonic’s mozzarella sticks pretty bad lately. It started one night randomly at 9:30. My sweet husband went out to get me some, even though it was late and he had to work the next day. He’s a keeper.

How I’m Feeling: My energy is pretty much non-existent this week. Maybe because we are getting closer to the third trimester mark? I’ve also been having some really bad stretching and heartburn still. 👎🏻

Movement: Baby girl is thriving in there and I am often convinced that she is either kickboxing or breakdancing. Almost all of her movement is now visible from the outside, which is nuts! Still can’t distinguish whether the movement is a hand or foot yet though.

Favorite Moment this Week: Our glider was delivered today, so that was exciting. Really itching to get the nursery finished, so I guess nesting is also kicking in!

Sleep: Some nights good, some nights not so good. Can’t complain too much though.

Clothes: Living in maternity leggings and night dresses. I’ve already started growing out of the pair of maternity jeans that I bought earlier this pregnancy, so will probably have to buy another pair soon.

Most Looking Forward To: Finding out the results of my glucose testing next week. The suspense is killing me and I’m at the point where I just want to know. Hopefully it is good news.

Thankful for: God blessing me with this sweet baby girl. A friend of mine lost her baby boy this week and my heart is just breaking for them, so it has been a constant reminder that I am fortunate. When I am reminded of their devastating loss, I gladly will take all of the negative side effects of pregnancy with no complaints.

A couple pictures from our baby shower last week:

Bumpdate: 21 Weeks

Gender: We are officially having a GIRL!

Weight gain: As of my appointment yesterday, I have gained 12 lbs so far in this pregnancy. At first, I almost freaked out because I was afraid that it was too soon for that much, but my doctor reassured me that I am doing great and right on track. Really, so long as baby girl is healthy, that is ok by me.

Baby’s Growth: We had the anatomy scan and she is doing great! According to my pregnancy app, she is as big as an endive (whatever that is).

Cravings: Throughout this pregnancy, I have mainly craved unhealthy things. Particularly, all things lemon (lemonade, lemon cookies, lemon cake, you get the picture) and McDonald’s double cheeseburgers. Last night though, I started craving a salad from Chick-fil-a. Well, smothered in chick-fil-a sauce, but it’s a salad so it counts!

How I am feeling: I was a nervous wreck prior to our anatomy scan. Now that we know she is growing and healthy, I am so much better! Other than that, I’ve had some aches and pains from my stomach stretching. Putting on lotion twice a day seems to be helping though. Also, acid reflux. That has been a pain in the you-know-what so far!

Movement: TONS! Every ultrasound tech and every time they check her heartbeat, they all remark on how active she is. I love it.

Favorite moment this week: The anatomy scan being all clear for sure!

Also, I was soaking in the bath (warm and only for 15 minutes, don’t worry 😊) on Monday and all of a sudden, she gives a kick so hard that it made my stomach move from the outside. So surreal, yet so neat! And not going to lie, felt so strange. 😉

Sleeping: Eh, so-so. My hips have been killing me lately, so sleeping on my side has been a challenge.

Clothes: Pretty much in all maternity now. I have also taken to stealing my husband’s comfy t-shirts at night. He’s not getting them back any time soon! As for maternity clothes, really hitting up Amazon lately since they are so cheap and pretty good. I might have to do a maternity favorites post soon.

Most looking forward to: Our baby shower on the 30th back in TN!

Thankful for: A healthy babe and the sweetest man by my side. I don’t know what I would do without him.