The Weekly Run-Down: 25

How Far Along: This morning saw me hit the big 2-5 weeks. :)

Size of baby: Yick. As big as a cauliflower this week. Sorry baby; your mama doesn't like too many veggies.

Random & Interesting Developmental Stuff:  Here's this week's run-down:

Your baby's first bowel movement has been forming in the large intestine. The thick, dark poop is called meconium and it's typically excreted shortly after she's born. Occasionally babies pass this stool before they're born, which means it must be suctioned after birth to clear it from the lungs.

Total Weight Gain: And again with the weight gain. I'm scared to weigh in this week at the OB.
Sleep: It's been humid and sticky at night, and I've been peeing constantly. Not good for sleeping.

Symptoms: Really, really bad back pain. It's still either one side or the other, but it's gotten worse over the past week. I'm wondering if it's from my posture, or from baby growing - all I know is that it builds up during the day and makes it harder to sleep at night. I'm also having some tightening; I'm wary to call them Braxton Hicks contractions {since I STILL don't really know what they're supposed to feel like} but whatever they are, they're noticeable. This week has seen my bladder take a hit - literally at times - and I feel like I have to use the loo constantly. And have I mentioned that my wedding rings are getting a wee bit tight? Oh no!

Cravings: Milo. Ice-cold milk with Milo. {Please tell me that you guys have Milo up in North America?} It's like a meal in itself, especially if I can't decide what else I want to eat/feel like eating.


Movement: I'm starting to notice more patterns of movement. Baby girl is most active during the late afternoons & evenings, but occasionally I'll get morning movement too. The quickest way for me to feel her is to flip over onto my back and tickle my stomach - just feeling the pressure on my belly usually helps move things along. This past week she has been kicking WAY down low in my pelvis/cervix area {ouch!} and it's making me think she's either still lying transverse or is breech.

Maternity Clothes: I haven't gone out much this week, so I'm not ashamed to admit that I've worn pj's constantly!

Milestones: Another week ticked off the countdown - this is always a good thing. I'm happy to be heading into my 25th week of pregnancy; 15 more to go! Passing my Gestational Diabetes test was also a highlight!

What I'm looking forward to: We have a 25+4 OB appointment this week, followed by a 26 week ultrasound. I am absolutely ITCHING to see the baby again {and yes, to make sure she's still a lady!} and I'm hoping all is progressing well with her growth. 

The belly: I keep thinking that the belly has shrunk this week & instead of being out in front, the baby is sitting right on my butt - it makes sense, considering how much THAT has grown this past week! :)

You can catch up on my weekly pregnancy updates {in reverse order} by clicking here. For bump shots - go here!

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JB said...

I'm not sure I know what Braxton hicks feel like either!! I think I've had them?? The baby crotch kicking feeling is definitely weird but baby girl will move up and stop with that here soon :)

Lisa said...

What is Milo? We might have it here sold with another name.

Teacher Anonymous said...

No Milo here in the U.S., though looking at the Wikipedia page, it sounds similar to chocolate malt Ovaltine. May have to hunt some down at the international food store to try it out!

If it feels like your whole belly is tightening, that's a Braxton-Hicks contraction. Not painful, but really good ones can take your breath away. I've definitely noticed way more Braxton-Hicks contractions this second pregnancy. I'm hoping it means my body has a better idea of what it is supposed to do this time and I won't have to be (heavily) dosed with Pitocin again.

Emily said...

Have you thought about seeing a chiropractor or massage therapist for the back pain? I've heard those are really helpful!

~Mummy~ said...

I laugh every time i read "still a girl" .. gonna be some drama if she turns out to be a HE !!!

and re Braxton Hicks ... you will KNOW if you get them ...!!!

and the US dont' have Milo - remember i took Anne and Ken a container of it !!!

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