Tuesday, March 19, 2013

25 weeks

How Far Along: 25 weeks today. The two fetal fruit size comparison sites I look at have split once again. One says E2 should be the weight of a rutabaga (about 1.5 pounds) and 13.5 inches head to heel, but the other says he's the size of a head of cauliflower, 13.6-14.8 inches long and 1.5 to 2.2 pounds in weight. I really have no idea, other than his size, either way, is blowing my mind.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Um...my scale yesterday said 21 pounds, and today it said 20 pounds, so...yeah. I'll be weighed at Dr. M.'s on Monday, so we'll see what THEIR scale says. I'm a little nervous! Either way, my personal goal of gaining only 25 pounds during this pregnancy (since I started a tad bit overweight to begin with) will be blown out of the water.

Maternity Clothes: Yep.

Movement: Yes, and getting stronger! I finally managed to catch a couple of clips on video, but they're too short and easy to miss if you're not really staring. I know he'll get even stronger as the weeks go by.

Sleep: Better, actually, but man, oh man, the dreams! Last night I had two very vivid ones. In the first, I was one of three Rainbow Fairies waiting backstage in a performance of The Nutcracker (FYI, there are no Rainbow Fairies in The Nutcracker). I was in my early teens and very lithe, neither of which I am now. In the second, I was being hunted, a la' action movie-style, with another person. It all moved very fast, some underwater going through a maze thing, some above ground, someone died (not me)...totally bizarre. I can't even blame it on what we watched on TV, 'cuz American Pickers is 100% non-violent!

Gender: A baby brother for Aliya and Bennett.

Symptoms: The usual, plus slightly swollen feet and ankles. Oh, my nemesis, Mr. Vomit, paid me a visit on Friday morning last week. No real reason...I'd felt a little nauseous in the morning, hadn't changed a thing about what I ate or drank, but still. And I felt poopy the whole rest of the day.

Cravings: None.

Belly Button In or Out: Still in, still shallow, with a lip.

Freak-out of the Week: Crazily, not a single one. Maybe because E2 moves enough during each and every day that I just really don't need to worry.

Looking Forward To: Our next milestone, 28 weeks. :)

Next Appointment: Monday, March 25th for another cervical length ultrasound.

Miscellaneous: Paul and I visited our local cloth diaper store on Saturday afternoon for the diaper tour. :) He had misgivings, even though we'd totally planned to cloth diaper the twins. I went in already fairly sure of what brand and type I wanted us to use, but we went through about half of what they carry, after confirming that daycares that accept cloth diapers tend to have preferences as to type (pockets and all-in-ones yay, the others, not so much). Paul and I both had lots of questions, and the service we received was great. We also talked baby carriers; Paul wants to wear E2 as much as I do, and I wasn't sure what type of carrier he'd actually be ok with wearing. We learned about (and I tried on) both the Ergo and the Moby, but Paul said no way would he wear a Moby (or the sling they had), so Ergo it was. When we were done we went to Costco, and he spied a couple who had a toddler in their cart and an infant in a carrier (mom was wearing), so he beelined over to ask about their carrier. Turns out it was a Moby, and both mom and dad love it! They carried their toddler son in it for a year, and even dad, a massive (6'7"?), brawny manly man, has worn both kids and loved it. Mom confirmed my one Ergo concern, which is that it would be totally bulky and a pain to use while trying to wear baby around the house, say, while vacuuming. Now we're sold on both, and Paul will actually wear the Moby, LOL!

I've also received a few recommendations on daycares in Olympia, the city I work in/commute to (better to have baby close to me and doctors' offices than closer to home, we decided, since Paul will rarely have to pick him up). I'm really excited about one, but need to see if Paul wants to be present for the interview, which means holding my horses when I really want to call them NOW. We've been warned to get on wait lists as soon as possible, so every day that goes by makes me nervous.

Needless to say, there's a lot of planning going on around here, and it actually feels really good. Now if I could just make up my mind and unjumble my thoughts around nursery decor. :)

The belly, 25 weeks.


  1. I like the Moby. My hubby does wear it, but not in public. We have a baby bijorn for when we are out and about. The moby is comfortable once you can get it on correctly. Some mom's only wear a bra on under it at home in order to get some skin to skin time.
    I love seeing that belly grow!

  2. I love your belly! Lol "there are no rainbow fairies". We bought the ergo for Addi and I couldn't wait to finally use it with Mac. Needless to say he HATED it because he couldn't see out and yes it is very bulky. I was super sad and still am that I didn't get to wear him as a newborn, BUT now that he is bigger I'm LOVING it as a backpack carrier. That's my experience anyway.

  3. I loved both the Moby and the Ergo - Moby and a homemade meitai were my favorites for the newborn period, (can't tell you enough good things about Moby and newborns!)and Ergo post newborn. Totally love the Ergo for post-newborn wearing, but I never tried it with the newborn or infant. Once we had the Ergo, I barely used the Moby because it was too hot! (Summer in the South.) Looking back, I wish I'd used the moby more, but she doesn't like being hot or confined in any way. Love having the back carry option, but I really recommend experimenting with getting Baby back there.... The Official Ergo directions did not work for us. My hubby is a fairly reluctant baby wearer, and I just love how interested your man is!! Fwiw, I think both carriers were and are totally worth the money.

  4. I did a version of the Moby (a wrap sling of my own concoction) and the Ergo. Both are great for different purposes. I do love a baby wearing dad. So cute.


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