Tuesday, April 23, 2013

25 weeks

Wow what a difference 10 weeks makes!

Thoughts: this week when people have been asking how I am doing, I keep saying, "I am slowing down". I've noticed myself getting more and more tired and winded from regular activities and focusing on rest and relaxation instead of trying to get every single thing done. We walk up a little hill from the parking lot to church and Sunday I guess I was walking really slow because Jon helped by pushing me up haha. 

Baby: he is 13.5 inches this week and the size of a rutabega (can't say I would recognize one if I saw it) but last week he was already 1lb 11oz so I am guessing our chunker is almost 2 lbs now. Jon told me that if we saw him now his skin would look baggy and wrinkly and all his hair would be white from the lack of pigment... our little Benjamin Button baby!

Symptoms: well....not so great of a week. Got some bad bouts of heart burn which I would get before pregnancy so it's not surprising (but I avoided it this long which is good). And after about 4 weeks of being sickness free, I got really sick again. I am admitting that it was my fault, I forgot my morning Zofran before church and had to run out to make it to a break room. You'd think I'd remember my pill after months of taking it... but you'd also think that I wouldn't be getting sick after 6 months!

Movement: oh yeah. Last weeks sonogram showed him curled up in a little ball but this week he was like a star fish and stretched out in my tummy. Punches under my ribs, at my belly button and way down low. We were going to bed Sunday night and I actually felt a little discomfort when he kicked me (punched really because he is head down) SO low. It was basically on my pubic bone and did not feel good. But for the most part I love the precious kicks and punches throughout the day! Funny how newborns are born so calm and docile after months of karate and kickboxing in your stomach. 
Sleep: this week I have fully embraced naps which is huge considering I never used to take them pre pregnancy. A few weekdays I would get home from work and go cuddle up in bed, not necessarily fall asleep but totally relax my body. And we've decided to start truly practicing Sabbath on Sunday and make sure we have a clear schedule after church so we can nap and re-energize for the week ahead.  

Cravings/aversions/eating: watermelon, kiwi, Nutella, all carbs, cereal

Workouts: went to the gym a few times in the past week in my new workout clothes! Got some flowy workout tops from Old Navy that aren't maternity but fit the growing bump and I can still fit into my Nike shorts for now. Jon and I have been going on some longer walks with Ernie and I laugh because I used to be speedy Gonzales and pretty much walk ahead of him... now I am a lotttttt slower. 

Clothes: maternity jeans/capris/short with a mix of maternity shirts and non. I have a lot of maternity clothes and want to make sure I get to wear them all so I am cycling through those. Non maternity sun dresses this week too. 

Random: we registered for a hospital tour on June 1st, I will be 31 weeks. It's weird to see the shift lately now that we are on the downhill portion of the pregnancy. I am reading BabyWise right now and last night Jon said, "hey are you almost done I want to read!". We are trying to learn as much as we can about childbirth, labor, breastfeeding, sleep schedules... all very surreal!

We got our stroller last week (Britax B-Agile) and have been testing it out around the house to see what Ernie thinks. I keep telling Jon I want to get a double stroller so I can have baby in one side and Ernie in the other haha. 

THE most appropriate shirt for baby Hart... a sweet gift from Liz and her baby girl (due in June)!

I was going through my craft stuff to get a paint brush and found a baggie of seashells that Jon and I collected on our honeymoon over 2 years ago. I repurposed a wooden anchor from my Delta Gamma days and glued the seashells on for baby Hart's room...

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Karla said...

Hahaha... that pic of Ernie in the stroller... PRICELESS! He is going to be such a good big brother!! =)

Wow! You have definitely popped girl!! You look so so good though. Hope your heart burn goes away. Praying for ya! =)

Liz said...

You look great Ruthie! I'm so bummed that you are still getting sick :( Little man will be so worth it! And I can't wait to see him in his outfit!! Mike got a good laugh out of the shirt I picked out..he's like "a perfect match for Ernie"

Candice Williams said...

So neat to see how your belly has grown :)

Jessica said...

Even if you don't feel great, you sure look great. And I love E in the stroller. He will be such a great big brother.

Megan Reinbold said...

So fun! I'm sure the heartburn and the sickness isn't fun...but the other things are. :)

Raquel said...

You look amazing!! I'm in love with that anchor and shell decal!

Christelle said...

Ernie checking out the stroller...haha...he is precious!! I think you should go with the double stroller, too! LOL! :)

Lisa @ MMT said...

You are adorable! Love seeing your tiny little bump grow! If I could stay as tiny as you, I would be embracing pregnancy lol. And good for you taking naps and relaxing your body! It's a lot of work growing that baby :)

Wifessionals said...

It's crazy how just a few weeks can make a difference! And I just went back and re-stalked your 17 week bump...you were WAY bigger than me ): I'm hopping my bump will pop out so I don't just look chunky!!! (:

christina said...

so funny about the double stroller!

you look great btw~

i had tums lines up nest to bed.lol. and would take them when i woke up in the middle of the night ;)

the old wives tale is heartburn equal a head full hair for baby :)

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

You look great Ruthie, I'm sorry to hear you're still dealing with sickness, but you have such a great attitude about everything! Also, my sister in-law SWEARS by BabyWise, both of her girls slept through the night super early using that book/schedule so hopefully it will be the same for you when your little man gets here! :)

Becky Borgman said...

We have the B-agile stroller as well and I LOVE it! Great choice and you look ADORABLE! That was about the time I started slowing down too. Enjoy the rest, your body needs it!

Carolyn said...

I LOVE that anchor! So sweet and I love that both parts of it are sentimental! :) You are looking so adorable! I'm so sorry about the heartburn and sickness! :(

Marie H said...

You look so cute girl!

ashleigh said...

you look beautiful, the comparisons from weeks 5, 15, 25 is really cool. i have heard soooo much about babywise!! cannot wait to hear your review

Wendy said...

You look ADORABLE!!!

Julie Keller said...

Wow girl, you're ALL belly! I think my eyes did that cartoon thing, popping out of my head, when I saw the 5/15/25 pictures! LOL! The size of a rutabega, my dad loves them, and it's what I call our cat. Seriously, that one is funny.

Daisy said...

I completely agree on the slowing down. For me I think it's the extre weight! It's killing my back!

You look adorable!

Heather @ Finding Beauty in the Ordinary said...

you're a smart mama to start reading that book now! :) love how jon wants in on it, too. you guys are amazing! love you both! and you look seriously adorable :) xo

Trinity DeMars said...

Look look beautiful, Ruthie! So excited for your family! My husband and I will probably be ready to have our first child next year, so I'm following all of your pregnancy posts closely. :-)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

you're such a cutie!! I love your bump and yes what a difference a few months make!!

bkshives said...

I love your blog! And I so enjoy your updates. You are about 10 weeks ahead of me so it is fun to see what I have to look forward to :) By the way, I love the anchor! I was a Delta Gamma too and I think I will always have a love for everything anchor!

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