Six months - Growing a human

Thank you for supporting my blog and reading up on my pregnancy. If you missed my last update, you can read it here. Baby and I (plus hubby) had a prenatal appointment this week which we passed with full marks. Her heart is beating perfectly, her organs have formed well and she is growing right on track. Here's my 25 week bump-update :)

How far along?
25 Weeks (6 months) 

Total weight gain/measurements
I am up another 1.9 kgs (4.1 lbs) since my last prenatal appointment 5 weeks ago. My doctor did comment that this was good. *phew*

Maternity clothes
Still dressing my ever-growing belly in bigger sizes. I do find that walking around the house in undies and a loose shirt is the most comfortable. This may change as the months get colder. Don't forget to read my tutorial on easy DIY maternity pants.

Stretch marks?
No stretch marks yet. I do feel my skin getting tighter so I have upped the lotion applications to twice a day (with Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula).

Sleep has been great. I do find I need to have a nap in the afternoon on some days especially if I have back aches and pains.

Best moment this week
Getting to see little princess at our 25 week ultrasound. She is approximately 730 grams (1.6 lbs) and her feet measure 5 cm (1.9 inches) already! I think she will be tall like her dad!

Miss anything?
After seeing her, I really can't complain about missing anything. I am soaking up all the ups and downs of pregnancy this week, making sure to appreciate everything.

Yes. She is currently lying transverse (head on my left and butt on my right) kicking down at my bladder. She is very active at night before bedtime and if I am lying in a position she does not like, she will kick and let me know I need to move and re-adjust.

Food cravings
My appetite has gone down a bit this week but I am still enjoying juicy fruit.

Anything making you queasy or sick?
I did have terrible back pain which made me feel nauseous but it did not linger for too long.


Labour signs

Back pain still knocks me down every now and then. My doctor says that this is normal as the uterus gets bigger and the ligaments around the uterus stretch. The extra weight also affects your posture which I need to keep an eye on seeing as I sit at a desk most of the day. I have also started lactating (of some sorts). A clear fluid and only a drop every now and then when I lay down.

Belly button in or out?
In but getting shallower. Malcolm is horrified at this change.

Wedding rings on or off?
On :)

Happy or moody most of the time?
I am placid most of the time. I presume this is due to my energy level and the fact that I remind myself to take it easy.

Looking forward to
Planning the nursery's smaller details, picking our paint colours and getting her space ready. I will most likely do a video once everything is ready but for now here is a picture of her crib!

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