25 Weeks!

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How far along: 25 weeks, 2 days

Maternity clothes: Yes, I am measuring two weeks larger.  This girl is a chunker!  (They think it’s actually not the baby, but fluid, etc.. ).  I do love my maternity clothes I got for Christmas.  I have to be very creative!

Stretch marks: Not yet, but I know my belly is going to be BIG!

Sleep: I love to sleep, it’s just too bad my mind won’t turn off.  I keep having crazy dreams or ideas on what I need to do.  I usually have to wake up, write down in my IPAD the things I am worrying about, and then go back to sleep.

Best moment this week: Seeing little girl at the ultrasound, getting the crib and changing table (it’s becoming REAL!), and feeling her move around! 

Miss anything: Having a fully functioning brain!  I forget everything!  I definitely don’t feel like I am on my A game at school, but thankfully I have a student teacher taking over that is pretty awesome. 

Morning sickness: None. Very lucky.
Movement:Yes- she moves a lot more than kicks.  My favorite thing is when my stomach goes totally lopsided! It is so weird!  Like right now my right side of my stomach is protruding out more than my left.  She also has been sitting on my bladder nonstop! Mike REALLY wants her to kick so he can see it.  We haven’t been able to accomplish that yet!

Symptoms: Foot cramps, a little fatigue (I blame it more on going back to school), and stomach aches. 

Food cravings: Wickles….my sister introduced me to them.  Spicy pickles! So awesome.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Boiled and bland chicken.

Have you started to show yet: Oh yes.
Gender prediction: Girl
Labor signs: No, but I am so curious how contractions are going to be.  I think about it a lot!  I keep wondering how I am going to react to the whole labor process!

Belly button in or out: I’m going to say in between… it looks flat and weird.

Wedding rings on or off: On..I just don’t wear it because I am afraid my hands will swell at school and I don’t want to have to take my rings off where there are “sticky fingers” that could take it!
Happy or Moody most of the time: 1/2 and 1/2.  I really enjoy the mornings doing my chores and hanging out at home.  At school, I get really moody by seventh period and have no patience with my kids.

Looking forward to: Finishing decorating the nursery and getting supplies around.  I am definitely in the nesting phase!!

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