Late 24 Week Bumpdate

This week got away from me. 

First things first, any recommendations for books on birthing and breastfeeding? We would prefer to go the natural route, though we will be giving birth in a hospital. Our hospital seems pretty progressive, letting us labor as we choose and using midwives unless you’re deemed high risk. Having said that, I’m not so stubborn that I’m completely against an epidural. Who knows how I’ll feel in the moment. So I’m not interested in books that are too preachy and completely against pain meds usage.

Ok here we go. 

How far along: I’m now 25 weeks, 1 day

Baby is the size of: a cantaloupe!

Total weight gain: who knows, but I did notice a big jump this week in my size

Symptoms:

  • A couple times this week I’ve woken up suddenly in the middle of the night with vomit/stomach acid making its way up my throat and into my mouth. Resulting in me chugging water to make my throat stop burning. Not fun. To calm my nerves I did read that the likelihood of choking to death on vomit is really really low. Unless you’re incredibly drunk like Jimmy Hendrix.
  • Calf cramps!
  • I had a slight scare in that Gummy Bear was super quiet and calm last weekend. I only felt her moving around a couple of times. I kept telling myself, it’s just a growth spurt- she’s sleeping a lot. By Sunday evening though, I was ready to call the doctor and go get an emergency ultrasound. As soon as I reached that point, I suddenly felt her moving again and she continued to kick, jab and roll around practically non stop for the next few days. She’s already playing mind games with me
  • Tingly numb patch on my upper left ribs. Either someone is pressing on a nerve or when my ribs expanded a nerve ending got dessimated in the process. I hope it goes away after birth. 

Food cravings: sugar and salt. Any kind of baked goods or anything really salty. 

Things that make me queasy: not much

Maternity clothes: I’m now wearing all maternity pants or leggings. Tops are a mix of maternity and regular. 

Sleep: ok. My hips always start to hurt after a while, so I have to switch sides often, which is annoying. 

Purchases for baby: nothing this week

Purchases for mama:  a new mattress! Our current one will be transferred to the guest room/ nursery. We were hoping to get a king sized bed, but our room just isn’t big enough for one, so a queen it is. It should be here in a couple weeks. Just need to get a new bed frame now.

Best moment this week: when Gummy Bear started moving again and let me know she was ok. She definitely feels bigger and stronger these days.

Miss anything? Hung out with some friends after work and felt slightly lame drinking a Sprite instead of a beer. 

Looking forward to doing some DIY projects around the house. Putting together the nursery. Here’s a Before photo of it with all our boxes of hand me downs. And yes, we’re using it as a place to hang dry clothes right now. Eventually it will look like a nursery/guest room. 

The Bump: I felt huge yesterday! I think it’s definitely grown even in the 3 days it’s been since I took the 24 week photo. 

 

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