Saturday, January 22, 2011

25 Weeks - An Eggplant

Baby's now the size of an eggplant!

That oh-so-handy sense of equilibrium is kicking in, and baby's learning to distinguish right side up from upside down.  Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. His weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but he's beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. He's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.  Your baby's hands are fully developed; he even can make a fist & the nerve connections in his hands continues to develop.  
~Pregnancy Highlights~

Due Date: May 6, 2011 
Total weight gain: 15 lbs.
Morning Sickness: none
Cravings: spicy food, sweets & now I am really wanting Mexican food & eggplant Parmesan (just like with Brayden)
Sleep: getting a little better
I can't live without: my snoogle pillow
I miss: feeling attractive; getting bigger is harder this time for some reason
I am looking forward to: his furniture came in & we are picking it up this weekend!!!
Milestones: just feeling him move on a daily basis
Exercise: we are back to walking the mall 3-4 mornings a week & I am also doing my prenatal pilate's video 3 times this past week
Diet: doing much better on NOT consuming every sweet candy & dessert that I come across
Maternity Clothes:  I am wearing a mixture of regular & maternity shirts but am wearing all maternity pants unless they are my comfy pants & then I am just turning the waist bands down so that they are more comfortable.
Movement: YES & loving it
Gender: Boy; Baby Colton
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Shots: