Friday, April 19, 2013

25 Weeks

How far along? 25 weeks
Size: Weight of a rutabaga (1.5lbs)
Maternity clothes? Nothing new - still mixing and matching
Random bouts of nausea, back pain, and overall tiredness. 
Sleep: Pretty good this week. My Snoogle has been great, but the fluffiness has deflated a bit so it's not as supportive as it used to be.

Best moment this week: 
Honoring my Grandpa on Sunday by spreading his ashes in the bay. It was a nice way to say goodbye and the weather couldn't have been prettier.
On Monday we had our 24 week check-up. Hearing Baby A's heartbeat is always amazing. The doctor says the same thing every time we listen to the heartbeat or see him on the ultrasound - "Oh yea, he is all boy!" He is very active. On Tuesday, we had the hospital orientation and pre-registered for Labor & Delivery where I will be delivering. It was interesting to hear the different perspectives from a nurse, anesthesiologist, and pediatrician - lots of information and it feels more real now! Thursday I had my glucose tolerance screening to make sure I don't have gestational diabetes and am not anemic. It's been a busy week! 
Worst moment of the week: Watching the coverage on the bombs in Boston - how heartbreaking. Weird to think we were at the finish line for the SF Rock n' Roll half two weeks ago. Feels like nothing is safe anymore.
Miss anything? Well, my doctor recommended I lay low on sugar a few days prior to my glucose test on Thursday, so there were a few lonely nights without my chocolate chips - but I survived.

Movement: All the time.

Food cravings: Nothing

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing in particular, but I do have waves of nausea every once in a while - yuck.

Have you started to show yet: Yep!

Labor signs: None
Belly Button in or out? Still innie-flatty. My sister said hers never popped, so maybe mine won't either!
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Cabo! Seriously looking forward to a sunny vacation on the beach with Robert.
Baby A, weight of a Rutabaga!
What's the baby up to?
  • Baby is around 13.5 inches in length and weighs 1 and half pounds. (growing faster now!)
  • Bones are becoming solid, hands are now fully developed.
  • The brain is growing rapidly, the brain cells are starting to mature.
  • The sexual organs are fully developed.
Baby is now pretty well built portion wise even though it still has little body fat and its skin is thin. The structures of the spine begin to form -- All 33 rings, 150 joints and 1000 ligaments. The tiny brain is growing rapidly, and the baby is starting to fill the space in your uterus. The uterus is now about the size of a soccer ball and mom looks pregnant.
Your baby's hands are now fully developed, although some of the nerve connections to the hands have a long way to go. Dexterity is improving. Your baby can make a fist and clasp objects placed in palm. Exploring the structures inside your uterus may have become baby's prime entertainment. Fascinated by the amount of tactile stimulation a fetus gives itself; it touches a hand to the face, one hand to the other hand, clasps its feet, touches its foot to its leg, its hand to its umbilical cord.
Blood vessels of the lungs develop. Your baby's nostrils begin to open. The nerves around the mouth and lip area are showing more sensitivity now. Their swallowing reflexes are developing. Baby can hear sounds outside the womb and the brain cells are starting to mature also. Already it can learn and remember and can recognize its mother and fathers voice. The inner ear bones have hardened so hearing is more acute. Baby may hear your partner's voice more easily than yours, as baby is sensitive to a deeper pitch.
Babies born at 25 weeks of pregnancy have about a 50% chance of survival.

This week the puppies opened their eyes, learned to howl, and walked


  1. Before you know it, Baby A (Andersen) and Baby P (Puppy) will be here!!!
    So happy to hear that all is going well :)

  2. Wonderful to see you 2 (and feel Baby A) last weekend :)

  3. Had a great time last weekend. Gpa would have loved it. Love the puppy pics, too cute!