It has officially been 1 month + 1 day since my last entry–oops! Pregnancy was kind of uneventful for a little while which I am very, very thankful for, yet I didn’t have many interesting things to say.
Here we are, in my 25th week of pregnancy and before I even know it, I will be 26, then 27, then 28 weeks and so on. Overall I have been feeling pretty good. I started a new job two weeks ago and am still adjusting to my new ‘adult’ schedule. Some of my days are 10-11 hours so when I come home I seriously crawl right into bed and go to sleep. Sleep is a pregnant girl’s BFF.
A few notable things that have happened recently (worth sharing)–
- On Wednesday of last week it was raining like crazy in the morning when I was leaving for work and we have a wooden porch that gets slippery when it is wet. Me, being hurried and pregnant, slipped and fell smack right on my tail bone. I’m thankful that I fell on my bum because it could have been much worse, but I was definitely in pain walking/sitting/laying for a few days.
- We had a doctor’s appointment this past Friday which included a sonogram. Little boy is looking good! At my 20 week scan they couldn’t see my placenta, his entire spine, or his diaphragm (and he was breech) so they ordered another scan. We got to see his perfectly formed spine, all of his little fingers and toes, his legs, his arms, his face, and that he was head down and my placenta had moved away from my cervix which is just what they needed to happen! Baby even gave us a big kick when we were looking at him!
- I am feeling the baby much more regularly now. He is most active in the mornings when I’m driving to work, then again around lunch time. I have even started to feel him on the outside which is so cool!
- I feel as though my belly finally ‘popped.’ Of course when I didn’t look that pregnant, I wanted to look pregnant, and now that my belly is sticking out, it’s getting in the way! Putting on socks is no longer the easiest task, bending over is done only when absolutely necessary and shoes that do not tie are my favorites.
I took this photo while making dinner tonight and the dish towel on the floor is a prime example of only bending over when necessary. That sad dish towel doesn’t make the cut.
Also, sitting down is really nice. My ability to be on my feet for endless amounts of time is no more. Last weekend I went shopping for a more ‘professional’ wardrobe of maternity clothes because unfortunately, I cannot wear yoga pants to work every day. I also had to buy new shoes because my already big feet have were getting very uncomfortable in my size 11’s. I will go sob now. Just kidding. I’m thankful that Payless has cute shoes in big sizes to help out my pregnant self.
After my doctor’s appointment last week, I was feeling really grateful that I have had an easy pregnancy thus far. I say this, because it is not the same for everyone. Some women have very rough pregnancies, if they are even able to carry their child to term. My heart aches for them, yet increases my gratitude for my journey this time around. Yes I am pregnant, but other than being round, moody and tired, I feel pretty much like myself. I am very much so looking forward to the coming months and getting closer to the time to meet our little boy. However, I tell him to not feel rushed! We don’t want him to come out before he is totally ready! That’s a whole other blog post–I am due December 20th and would rather him come late and even on Christmas if that means he is entirely healthy and ready to enter the world.
In other happy baby things, are these not the cutest little shoes ever?! My mom bought them in Iowa and they are fitting with our Native American family history. Baby will be a blonde Indian like me!
My next post which I will hopefully be able to write before the end of the week, will be about pregnancy and my personal health. Until then…