So back at 22 weeks we had another scan and got to see little Baby D’s progress. I was a bit nervous about this appointment as I didn’t seem to have much of a bump at all on a normal day and compared to others at this stage they are huge. Thankfully our wonderful doctor reassured us that our little boy is growing perfectly and right on schedule, my stomach muscles just seem to be holding him in well and he still has plenty of room in there without pushing forward. So as I said that was “back at 22 weeks”, alot has changed since then and Baby D must have had a crazy growth spurt. I am now quite obviously preggers. It’s lovely to have a bump and not just look totally bloated by holy cow it hurts to stretch so much over the space of 3 weeks. There isn’t much I can do for the growing pains other than to rest, lie down and let them do their thing until the growth spurt is over.
My regular yoga classes are still helping to keep me feeling good and pretty mobile. After class I really feel like I’ve helped my body to cope with what is happening and prepare for what is inevitably going to happen. Even if it helps me just a fraction during labor or recovery then it is definitely worth the effort now.
My only niggle just now is lower back pain which has crept up all of a sudden along with the bump. I have been told that this is normal for growing a bump so quickly your posture has to change to carry the weight and there is alot of strain on the lower back. I have been trying not to be more aware of bending and lifting so hopefully it won’t get any worse.
This week I have the dreaded glucose test coming up arghh. Basically you drink a measured amount of sickly sweet syrup then wait and hour to have a blood test taken to see how your body has coped with so much sugar at once. This will show if I have any signs of developing pregnancy diabetes. I’m not looking forward to this test as I really dislike sweet drinks, I’m more of a water or tea kind of girl. I’m not sure about the UK but this test is mandatory here for all pregnant women.
How far along: 25 weeks
How are you measuring: The bump has finally appeared yay! Very strange seeing myself with a bump but loving that it is actually noticable now rather than just a pot belly.
Size of baby: An Eggplant
Sleep: Some nights are really great deep sleeps and some nights I toss and turn feeling restless. Luckily for me it’s still very rare if I have to get up to pee through the night so at least I don’t have that to contend with. Only the odd crazy dream now and again.
Total weight gain: When weighed at 22 weeks I had put on 8 pounds over all.
Symptoms: My only issue just now is lower back pain from growing the bump so quickly. And also I’m a bit too sweaty for my liking but it is still around 37 degrees every day, maybe that’s the pregnancy ‘glow’?
Movement: Still lots of kicks and punches which is great to know he is moving and healthy, they are starting to get stronger and can make me jump. Nice to let friends feel baby kicking too they get so excited or freaked out by it.
Maternity Clothes: I’m still squeezing into some of my regular clothes but I did end up buying a couple of dresses and tank tops in larger sizes to accomodate bump so I’m a bit comfier now.
Must eat: No crazy cravings still. I really enjoy chocolate at the moment so trying to limit that and I did make an apple crumble at the weekend knowing that hubby didn’t want any so I just portioned it up so I could have a bit every day without being a pig eating a whole crumble in one go.
Must not eat: Raw steak/mince is the only thing freaking me out.
Best Moment of the week: Starting to plan my baby shower yay!
Gender predictions: IT’S A BOY!
What I wish people knew: Nothing much this week.
What I’m looking forward to: Cooking this little Bambino up until it’s birth time, it is all starting to feel more real that there is only 14 weeks and 5 days to go!
What I miss: Standing up from lying down without having to roll onto my side or feeling dizzy by the time I’m up.
What baby is upto this week: It’s crazy to think that a baby of 24 weeks can be born and survive! That has really got me thinking about just how amazing this little miracle is. Baby is putting on more fat now in preparation for birth and has alot more hair, I’m hoping he has dark hair like me rather than none like his Daddy 🙂