Back on Track: Week 25

After spending much of Week 24 in Disneyland, coming back home, going back to work, and easing back in to schedule last week was a little rough! Although it meant sleeping in a little more (I treated the days after vacation as a rest period from running), I was a little jet lagged and out of sorts, which made things interesting!

There were a few milestones this week – including one that just happened yesterday! While the pups and I were relaxing on the couch in the afternoon, I could see #BabyM kick from the outside for the first time! It was right after Cosmo had been sticking his nose into my belly (like, poking at it) and it was almost like a conversation or response! It was cute and funny, and it really surprised Cosmo!

(pic courtesy of Jen)
(pic courtesy of Jen)

From here on out, I am going to TRY and remember to fill out this little survey/type thingy about pregnancy updates. I kept meaning to start it, but better late than never, right?

How far along? 26 weeks today
Total weight gain/loss: 17 lbs

Maternity clothes? YES. Of course, I’ve been wearing them for a long time now, really – since about Week 13 or so? I had to get comfy shorts/pants. I can still wear many of my looser dresses though, as long as they weren’t too short (since the belly makes them shorter).
Sleep: It’s been easier to come by lately, once I get settled on my left side. However, if I roll over in the middle of the night, I feel like a turtle that needs assistance. LOL!
Best moment this week: Seeing the baby move from the outside (as described above).

Movement: Pretty constant! I have even seen her kick UP recently. Also, at our recent prenatal appointment, when the midwife was checking baby’s heart rate, she kicked and made the microphone sound go, “swish swish swish BAM!” – it was so cute and funny.
Food cravings: Just really thirsty lately! Oh, and with fall here (the morning temp was actually in the 70s!), #pumpkinallthethings, but for me, that’s a normal annual thing, not necessarily a pregnancy thing 😉
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still the idea of ketchup.
Have you started to show yet: Um, yeah look at the pictures. LOL.
Leakage: Oy. No.
Gender prediction: Wow, I really should have started this survey earlier in the game. Haha. She’s a gal!

Belly Button in or out? In. I have the deepest belly button ever so I will sincerely be shocked if it “pops.”
Wedding rings on or off? On, glad I didn’t resize the rings down as they were pretty loose prior to becoming pregnant, but still movable/fitting now.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Both. I have these crazy emotional waves (even more than usual).
Weekly Wisdom: Haters gon’ hate. The Mommy Wars are Real – so surround yourself with a great crew!!
Milestones: Okay, broken record, but again, the kicking thing. It was pretty amazing.

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