It's time for my 25-week pregnancy update! Dan was getting after me yesterday for not taking photos, and tried to encourage me to get in front of the camera. That's something that I know I need to get more comfortable with. As a chunky gal, it's strange to be showing off my belly instead of trying to minimize it. So... do you know what I did? Took a reflection photo in the hall at school this morning, just for this update, lol. (I had to be a stealth ninja to get one when no-one else was strolling the halls, hehe) I'll try and have a real photo update for next week.
|Week 25 reflection :)|
What's going on inside: The baby's skin is filling out and smoothing out, and they're looking more and more like a newborn. Their hair is also growing: if I could see the baby right now, I could tell the colour and texture of their locks.
What's going on outside: I've been feeling really good this week! I've been applying stretch mark cream daily in an attempt to ward off any new stretch marks. I'm prone to them - I've got some pretty intense scarring from stretch marks when I was younger, and I'd love to avoid developing any new ones. I'm anxious to start a prenatal yoga DVD that I purchased back in December, and I'm trying to develop some healthy habits that will improve the pregnancy even more. I'd like to get to bed earlier every night, so I could wake up a bit earlier to exercise and have a good breakfast before I leave for school.
How big is that lentil? The baby is about 13.5" long from head to bum, and has started packing on the weight. They're weighing in at 1.5 lbs this week! That means that they're filling out quite nicely, and losing that long, lean fetus look. The baby is about the size of a cauliflower, hehe.
Total weight loss/gain: I gained some weight over the past couple of weeks, but my total weight loss/gain is at about -15lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight.
Food cravings: Preggo lady confession: went through the Wendy's drive-thru yesterday for a Frosty and snack wrap... and ate out last night. My hunger is back with a vengeance - I just need to steer myself in the direction of healthy choices. We went grocery shopping last night and I tried to pick as many healthy options as possible.
Best moment this week: I started to do a little nursery shopping this week. It's a strange feeling, but it was also a lot of fun. This little bean is going to have a cozy little nook!