Tuesday, April 26, 2011

25 Weeks

How Far Along: 25 weeks!
Size of baby: According to BabyCenter, she weighs about 1.5 lbs and measures about 13 ½ inches. This week her weight is compared to a rutabaga, which baffles me because I don’t think I’ve ever eaten or even SEEN – nor will I ever – a rutabaga. Talk about an abstract vegetable!
Total Weight Gain: Sigh sigh. I don’t know! I’m just trying not to worry about it too much and let my body do what it needs to do, as long as I eat in a healthy manner.
Maternity Clothes: It’s official, I can no longer wear any of my regular jeans without the help of the Bella Band. On Saturday I wore my last pair that still fit me – a glorious pair of Sevens – but Brandon laughed at me constantly because my crack kept putting on a show – it was definitely on display – sad! So, I put that last pair away and it’s been maternity ever since.
Gender: Girl! Avery Jane!
Movement: I still have some days where she’s super active and other days where she moves very little. On Sunday she moved almost constantly during church…maybe she was bored like me? (Tee hee.) Last night Brandon was able to spread his whole hand wide on my tummy and feel her move simultaneously at both the bottom and top of my tummy – I think she was doing pull ups in there – perhaps using the placenta for leverage?
Sleep: I don’t think this pregnancy is yet hampering my sleep – I’m not too big yet where I’m super uncomfy – the only thing that gets in the way of a full night’s rest is my incessant need to pee.
What I miss: Having variety while shopping or getting dressed in the morning. I’m tired of wearing the same things over and over.
Cravings: Almost anything sweet. Why can’t I crave celery? (Answer: because celery sucks.)
Symptoms: Frequent urination, a slight waddle, and what I call “having a chicken nugget moment.” See, I was at Costco on Saturday, and I was struggling to lift a huge bag of Mickey Mouse chicken nuggets out of the freezer, (for Cade of course) and I lifted it funny and got this sharp pain in my lower tummy, seriously where my pubic bone is, and it aches there frequently – probably from my growing uterus and baby. So now, every time it hurts, I simply refer to it as “chicken nugget pain” and Brandon knows what I’m talking about. :)
Best Moment of the Week: This doesn’t have much to do with the pregnancy, but definitely my best moment of the past week was going to the aforementioned Bees game with my men. I love spending time with my family, and I can’t wait ‘til Avery joins us!
Appointments This Week? Nope, no appointments this week.
What I’m looking forward to: My ultrasound in 3 weeks – it’ll be fun to see her so big and so well formed!
One Thing I've Learned This Week: There is still so much we need for Avery – we’ve got her big purchases, like the stroller and carseat and she has a crib, etc, but when you think about buying bottles and blankets and diapers, etc, it puts it into perspective how many things we still need to do to prepare for her arrival – it’s overwhelming!
Pictures from this week:

The apron makes me look huuuuge!


battleinmind said...

I love these pregnancy updates! I've NEVER heard of a rutabaga, it loos like a squashed parsnip.


Anonymous said...

For some reason, "rutabaga" will forever make me think of the Muppets. Weird vegetable. I have no idea what it tastes like, but I'm mildly curious.

I could never picture anyone saying, pregnant or otherwise, "I have a craving for rutabaga!"

Cammy said...

I actually love rutabagas, you need to come to the southeast, Brie, we'll show you how to fix them! ;)

You are way cuter pregnant than most people are at their best!

tim@arcadecollecting.com said...

Holy cuteness! I wish I looked that awesome when I was pregnant...no fair!

-Heather L. :)

Sia Jane said...

No, the apron makes you look like a proper little housewife :)
And you look wonderful Brie.
Start trying to hold on to that xxxx