Bumpdate || Week 25



How far along: 25 weeks!

Due Date: November 7, 2015

Baby is the size of: a Rutabaga or Cauliflower. She's between 13.5 and 14.5 inches long and weighing around 2 to 2.5 lbs. Baby girl now knows which way is up and which way is down and she's growing more fat and hair every day! Her nostrils are also starting to open up and her vocal cords are getting ready for that first cry! 
Symptoms: I had a hard time getting comfortable in the car on the way down to the beach and back due to some aches and pains in my back and hips. I was also experiencing some nasty heartburn on the way down, which didn't make the ride any easier. While we were at the beach I noticed much more swelling, probably due to the heat and humidity in the air. I had to take my rings off for a bit, but now that we are home the swelling seems to have subsided.

Gender: Our sweet baby GIRL!

Name: Charlie Elizabeth

Movement: I had a bit of a mommy freak out moment last week before leaving for the beach. Baby girl went two full days without me feeling hardly any movement. I finally gave the doctor a call Thursday afternoon and was told to drink a Mountain Dew and then count kicks for an hour. I did what she asked, but CB was still being stubborn. I felt a few kicks after my kick counting, but it was still way below normal. We agreed that I would come in the next morning for a non-stress test if baby didn't pick up movement overnight. Of course, my crazy lady pregnancy hormones had me in tears all afternoon on Thursday. Thankfully, I woke up on Friday and she was back to her normal self moving and grooving in my belly! She's been very active since that little scare, so I think she's doing her best to reassure me that she's doing just fine in there!

Nursery: Nothing new to report in this department. We are planning to bring the glider and armoire home from the lake this coming weekend, so the only furniture left to purchase is the changing table. You can see her nursery inspiration here

Maternity Clothes: Yep. I'm basically just rotating maternity tanks with kimonos and leggings or shorts right now. I'm really trying to get through the rest of summer without making any more purchases. 

Sleep: Sleep has been a struggle this past week. The bigger the belly gets the harder it is to flip over from one side to the other in the middle of the night. I woke up several times throughout the night at the beach because I just couldn't get comfortable. I'm hoping that now I'm home in my own bed things will get a little better.

Best moment this week: Our Babymoon to the beach! It was a fabulous last getaway as a family of two before Charlie Beth arrives in a few months!
Missing anything: Not going to lie, I missed sipping on cocktails at the beach! I also miss laying flat on my back in bed.

Cravings/Aversions: After dinner ice cream was a must while we were at the beach! Other than that, I'm still enjoying popsicles and blue gatorade. Chicken is still hit or miss and I have yet to be able to stomach hot green veggies.

Mood: Feeling so relaxed after our beach getaway! 

Looking forward to: Spending the weekend at the lake with family. August is going to be such a busy month for us. We already have plans for every single weekend for the next month! 

Husband is: Already so protective of his little girl! It just melts my heart how much he loves her already. I can't wait to see him hold her in his arms for the first time. 

New mommy question: Nothing that I can think of this week.
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  1. Even after giving birth, I was all, is it ok to lay on my back?!? But it does feel great, so you've got that to look forward to! Plus you look great and I'm glad little Charlie Beth got herself moving and grooving for you!!

  2. Looking good pretty mama :) I think I would basically be terrified the entire 9 months lol. At least she started moving again for you on Friday. That had to feel so good after stressing. The heat has just been awful around here. I am ready for some fall weather.

  3. I'm so glad that she was just having a "quiet" day and decided to move for you again. I know first hand how terrifying that can be! You are looking so great. Did you learn any tips on how to get comfy in the car? I have a nine hour drive coming up Saturday and I'm not looking forward to it....

  4. Looking amazing girl!! Glad you had fun on your babymoon!! Can't wait to see some of the nursery!

  5. Awww I love that hand thing!

  6. So glad y’all had a relaxing beach trip! I feel like I would constantly worry if I didn’t feel movement.. glad your little girl is back to normal!