Bumpdate: 25 Weeks

How Far Along: 25 Weeks!

Baby is the size of: an Eggplant

Total Weight Gain: 17.4 pounds

Sleep: The last two nights have been terrible. I woke up at 4am on Sunday morning and could not go back to sleep. I finally just got up at 5am and started cleaning and preparing for my day.
I thought for sure I'd sleep like a rock on Sunday night, but I actually woke up at 3:30am this time and couldn't go back to sleep. I couldn't get comfortable, but more than that I just felt very awake. I felt like I had slept a full 8 hours and was fine to get up. I finally fell back asleep around 5:30am and slept until 7:15. But my back hurt soooo much getting out of bed. I wonder if it's time to try the tempurpedic mattress in the basement...
Best Moment of the week: 
*Chris holding Baby Maddy at our friend's party this weekend. Maddy was cranky when she arrived at the party and didn't really want to be held by anyone other than her mom. But when Chris offered to hold her...this happened and I died.

Maddy stayed in Chris' arms for a large majority of the party and she was content as content could be staying that way. At one point, he handed her back to her mom and she started crying. As soon as Chris took her back, she stopped. It was absolutely hilarious, and my heart was literally breaking into a million pieces over how cute it was.

*Glider Shopping!

* My baby shower invitations went out!
Invitation from TinyPrints.com

*THIS!! Double digits people...DOUBLE DIGITS!
* My sister and her boyfriend saw the baby kick on Sunday! Movements are seriously seriously strong!

Worst Moment of the week:
*Not sleeping, waking up with backaches
* Heartburn here and there, not terrible

Miss Anything: Sleeping through the night!!!

Food Cravings: 
Organic Red Licorice from Stop & Shop. Friday night, I HAD to have it.

Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope

Have you started to show?: Yessss

Gender: Team Green, as you know

Minor cramping on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Pregnancy Brain - Ok, Pregnancy Brain is real folks. I can't even tell you how many times this week I would look at someone, start a sentence and literally just forget what I was going to say entirely. I'll start out saying something like....


Workouts: Excellent Yoga session!

Mood: General Crankiness on Saturday and Sunday evening. I feel incredibly hungover every morning when I wake up. Otherwise, pretty good.

Looking Forward to: Having the baby!! My Baby Shower!!

Maternity Clothes: Yes, pretty much exclusively

Yes, I think bio oil is helping? Though not entirely sure.

Rings on or off? I actually was able to wear my engagement ring a bit this week because it wasn't hot and it went on fine.

Bellybutton in or out? Still in! Starting to get a very faint Linea Negra though :(

This Week I: 
*Hired a photographer! Tara at Creative Hearts Arts! (Newborn gallery here)
*Set up an appointment to meet with a pediatrician
*Organized my thoughts on the nursery and streamlined the theme and almost picked a crib!

Reading: Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld (Reading for book club)


Blood vessels are developing in the baby's lungs. This week the baby's nostrils (which had been plugged up until now) are starting to open up. This allows the baby to take "practice breaths" though it's really only breathing amniotic fluid.

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First Trimester

Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday


  1. When my aunt got pregnant the first time and I saw the line form vertically on her stomach, I was fascinated. Had never seen that before! The good thing is, the baby is long out and she doesn't have that line anymore, lol. It's just another thing you can throw at the kid when he or she is older. "You better behave! I didn't grow a line on my belly for nothing!" Lol :-P

  2. I'm feeling the backaches too! They are killer! Love the invites. We just ordered our invites from Tiny Prints. Our shower is Octboer 19th :)You look great.

  3. That is so cute about Chris and Maddy, and I love your shower invitation! How exciting that you're down into double digits! :)

  4. Your invites are sooo cute! I hope you have a great shower! And 99 days?! Sheesh!

  5. Love your invites.
    The weeks seem to be flying by for me reading your updates so I can't imagine what YOU feel like :)

  6. Just googled Linea Negra.

    Sooooooo.....thanks for that.

    I vote for changing "Have you started to show?" to "Most ridiculous thing someone said to me this week" or "scariest thing I researched at 3am."

    That is all.

  7. Ugh the linea negra is no fun...I still have it! It takes 6-12 months for it to go away...IF it even goes away. :*(

    My Husby bought me a glider for christmas..it is the best!!! I read to Mya in it...or I just read myself hahaha.

  8. The line isn't cute and I kept it the whole time I was breastfeeding, but it'll go away eventually :) you look great!

  9. You are such a cute momma! Loving the pictures and the invitations turned out ADORABLE!!

  10. EEEEP!! I'm SO bad at keeping up with blogs (duh) - so I'm just seeing this now. CONGRATS!! So happy for you & Chris!!!


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