Saturday, March 26, 2011

25 Weeks!

Baby Size:  Baby Boy is 13.5 inches long and weighs about 1.5 pounds. He is the size of a rutabaga.
Total Weight Gain: 14 pounds - I will not be posting this number again because my weight gain is accelerating as baby boy grows.
Maternity Clothes: Still loving my maternity jeans but am ready to get out some spring clothes. I ordered a few shirts from my favorite maternity store, Shade, the other day. They have really great prices plus free shipping.
Gender: It's a BOY! We have part of a name but we are those people who keep it under wraps until the baby arrives. There has to be some type of surprise with the baby plus we prefer not to get every one's opinion on the best name for our baby.
Movement: Baby Boy moves a lot at night just like his sister but not so much during the day. Sometimes he moves so much at night that the entire bed shakes!
Sleep: My sleep is not as good as it was five weeks ago but it's still not bad. I think of everything that I need to do at night instead of sleeping. Sometimes, I take naps but it makes it even more difficult to sleep.
What I Miss: Being able to move gracefully! I am feeling my growing size when preparing food, painting or even trying to maneuver in tight spaces.
Cravings: SALT!  Potato chips are my favorite right now but I tend to love potato chips even when I am not pregnant.
Symptoms: Shortness of breath is still my biggest problem. I may have overdone it a little last week because my first varicose vein popped out and it was painful. I had never had a bulging one and it was not fun. It comes and goes reminding me to slow down a bit!
Best Moment: I feel like we are making a lot of progress on our rooms. Both rooms are painted, Baby Boy bedding has arrived and I ordered a new glider this afternoon. My plan is to get Evie's room complete and then worry about the finishing touches for Baby Boy. We still need a dresser and bookshelf for him. My sweet neighbor Courtney stocked me with clothes which calmed my nerves tremendously! I cannot wait to see my sweet baby in all of these precious clothes. However, I am in no rush for him to be born because he is easier in than out. Although, I may feel differently come June!


  1. How exciting! I can't wait to see what you have chosen for bedding and hear what his name is once he arrives. I do not do baby secrets well as far as gender and name but so admire those who can.

  2. You are getting sooo much done! I can't believe you're 25 wks already, so exciting:)

  3. PS Just checked out Shade, love it!!

  4. I love that you wait to share the name! It gives people something to look forward to!

  5. You look great, Jennifer! I can't wait to see their rooms! I'm sure they are so cute! I said the same thing about the baby being easier in than out when I was pregnant with Jude. I started to change my mind as the temperature rose outside. Ha!

  6. You look great!!! I checked out "shade" have i never heard of it before?!? so cute! love that y'all are saving the name - what a fun surprise (much more fun than a gender surprise - haha!) ;0)


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