23 May 2012

25 Weeks - Prego Update

STATS:
How far along: 25 weeks and 4 days

How big is Baby-A: Cauliflower (some websites said rutabaga...but what in the world is that?!?!)

Total weight gain: I haven't checked lately, but at my last OB appt, I had gained 1 pound.  So I was somewhere around 142.  Yeah!  I started this whole thing at 137.  My next appt is June 1st.  We'll see if I've blown up since then.

Sleep: Pretty much non-existent between the hours of 9-12pm.  Once in a blissful moment, I fall into a DEEP sleep and almost nothing bothers me...including people calling my hubby's cell which he has to keep turned on due to Army rules.

Best moment of the week: This week I've been able to talk/or email about coming home WITHOUT breaking down into a fit of tears...three times!  Up till this week...I couldn't even think about it without crying.

Food cravings: SWEETS!

Symptoms:
Nausea - Gone, except for rare moments at night or in the morning when I try and get out of bed to fast.

Hunger - It seems like I'm hungry all the time.  Trying to do better so I don't have junk-food weight gain.  Easier said than done.

Heartburn - Oh boy!  No matter what I do or eat, it's always there.

Skin - Blemish-free skin disappeared in what seems to have been a long...long...long time ago (start of pregnancy).  I've tried all kinds of different cleansers and lotions and nothing keeps the breakout buggers away from my face.  I also have the "prego-scar" on both my cheeks that looks like mascara running down my face after a good cry.

Exercise: I'm trying to exercise three times a week.  My joints have been killing me, but I keep plugging on.


Movement: Baby-A has been very athletic.  She'll start kicking and punching and this can last up to 4 hours.  I've tried all kinds of things to calm her down, but the calm only lasts for a few minutes before Baby-A starts up again.

Stretch-marks: (Knock on wood) so far I only have them on one boob.  Weird, I know.  It was a very tearful moment when I noticed the marks, but hubby keeps reassuring me that they'll go away in time.  I've been drinking a TON of water and applying lotion as if my life depends on it.

Belly Button: The "turkey timer" is close to popping out.  I keep pushing my belly button back in, but I'm not sure that does any good.













3 comments:

  1. I had heartburn for the entire 9 months when I was carrying Aaron, and after he was born it was SUCH relief! My mother (who believed every old wives' tale ever!) said heartburn means the baby will have a lot of hair. I hate to admit this, but Aaron had more hair than any Wagener baby had ever been born with. Hang in there, Sweetie!!

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  2. happy army wife and mom of 3May 26, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Hi, I found your blog online looking for an army wife in Italy...would you be willing to answer a few questions for me? I am an army wife as well and just looking for some support. Where are you stationed. I like reading your blogs!! Hope you are feeling better but congrats on the new baby!!!! Thanks!

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    1. Happy to answer any questions! Currently stationed in Vicenza Italy. So glad you were able to find this blog!

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