Sunday, January 26, 2014

25 Weeks

How far along: 25 weeks
How big is the baby: Baby boy is the length of a carrot-13.5 inches.
Weight gain: 19 pounds. Yikes.
Doctor/Medical/Body Stuff: Oh my achy back. Thanks to the suggestions of some ladies on twitter, I have put a heating pad on my back (thanks Aunt Suey for letting me borrow yours until I ordered one!) and it makes sleeping possible. I was fighting a cold all week and then it won. Much harder pregnant when you can't just fill your body with meds to kill off those evil germs!
Sleep: Depends on the night. Using the heating pad now definitely helps. Though I am at the corner of "uncomfortable" and "I'm never sleeping again" and I'm afraid there's no turning back.
Movement: I feel him more and more all the time! It is so fun to feel the occasional hard kicks and punches that make me jump!
Food/Aversions: Still loving on the frozen yogurt. I'm probably the only person around buying frozen yogurt when it feels like -20 outside!
What I miss: Being able to sit in a chair for any length of time without back pain.
What I am looking forward to: More cloth diapers coming! THEY ARE SO CUTE AND TINY! We decided to just try the cloth diaper thing from birth and see how it goes. We figure we will get in the habit from the beginning and it is healthy for Little Man, healthy for the earth and way healthy for our wallets in the long run! Since a newborn goes through about 10-12 diapers a day, we plan to have about 25 newborn sized and then wash every other day. 
Baby Projects: We "visited" our crib another time. This is the third time we've been to the store. I love it in the store, but when I look at the picture online I forget about what it looks like in real life. Adam started patching some holes in the walls and stop peeling and priming "The Red Wall" (He is currently not thrilled about my decision to make that wall red 4 years ago). We got a whole bunch of paint samples and are deciding on a gray for the walls. Currently the walls are a really pretty light gray, but I want it a bit darker for the nursery. 
Pearls from the Preschool: "Wait. How does the baby come out?" "Will you get a bandaid?" "Will you cry?" "Why is there only one baby?" "The baby doesn't have a name?" "Is 3 months a long time?"
Oh! And This: Our glider/recliner arrived this week and I LOVE it! Based on listening to various recommendations, I really wanted one that glides and reclines. Unfortunately they are all over the internet, but not in stores to actually try out. And the prices (like with all furniture) range from "gulp" to "OMG FOR A CHAIR?!". I really wanted a grey one to go with the room, but also so that it is neutral enough for baby #2 if she would happen to be a girl. We looked at this one from Target (so pretty!) but then liked this one from Costco quite a bit (and liked the price A LOT better). Since Costco has a great return policy, we figured we might as well order it and try it out! The other caveat is that our stairwell (being an old house and all) is only 31 inches wide....soooooo.....many other chairs wouldn't fit anyway! But our chair arrived and we love it! So comfy!

Couldn't help but order this from Zulily this week! I wanted to order them all! They were all country music themed onesies!

Trying out a pillow and the blanket I made 

Taking a selfie in the bathroom at work and also in my cold weather gear for unloading buses. It was cold this week!

One of the cloth diapers in my hand. SO TINY AND CUTE!