Last week I completely missed posting my belly photo in front of the window. It posed to be a hard week and with my blog having issues with its host, I just skipped it. Plus there were no real updates to post about, besides the excess belly growth I am experiencing ;-) – so no harm done. I’m skipping it this week too. Instead though I had Travis snag some of me ;-)
I am now 25 weeks! So, if I go at week 38, I only have like 13 weeks left, right?
So 3 months. uhhh… Ok 13 weeks, sounds way less if I put it in weeks.
I feel HUGE btw. I know people may not think I am, or maybe they do and just wont say it ;-) – but I really do feel very big for 25 weeks. Baby has a lot of growing left to do and I am just slightly fearful of how OUT THERE this belly will get this time around. Last time it get so far out, that Id stop traffic. No really, it would. I still remember in walmart one day & I TURNED and when I turned the stock boys said “WHOA!” – as soon as he saw the size of my belly. I do believe he was in shock HAHA, as from behind it is not visible.
None the less, the size is worth it.
For those curious my weight gain so far, as of last week it was 12 lbs – but I did start 4 lbs heavier this pregnancy, than my last 3 – so if you add that in Im around 16 lbs. Then again, Im trying not to count the 4 prior to pregnancy ;-) – that was just holiday weight that never had a chance to go away hehe.
Part of pregnancy though is gaining weight.
It happens and regardless, you do survive :) – the pounds will come off, maybe…. and what ultimately matters is that I take care of myself and that baby gets what he needs. My goal though is to not gain more than 30 lbs… my last 3 babies I gained between 24-27 – it varied each time.
Enough about my weight :) – baby had a heart beat check on thursday and sounded awesome.
I have my glucose testing in 3 weeks.
and… another ultrasound in 2 weeks….
Speaking of that… I debated even mentioning this, because I don’t like people to worry… and since I tend to worry, I figured it would worry people… but I feel compelled to share, just because its a part of this baby’s story… so why hide it. At our gender ultrasound they found out our baby has a 2 vessel cord, which I never knew was “not normal” – but apparently a normal cord has 3 vessels. With this 2 vessel cord though, they have to keep a monitor on baby’s heart and kidneys. There is always a chance he could develop some problems with those parts… but as of right now he looks perfectly fine. The Doctors have just told me as a precaution they will do screenings throughout the pregnancy to make sure things are good. His last ultrasound was done at week 22, checked out fine – and his next will be on 7/17. I’ve shared this info with a few friends & to my surprise two of them wrote me saying one of their babies had a 2 vessel cord and they were perfectly healthy and fine. Was reassuring to hear.
None the less, we serve a God who has this baby in His hands. We know without a doubt He has a plan for this pregnancy… and this baby… and so I am laying my worry with Christ. I don’t want others to worry either, so I hope no one does :) – just keep the situation in your prayers if you think about it. I love knowing others are lifting our sweet baby up.
Oh… and for those curious on names.
We’ve decided NOT to name him until the birth.
We have a list of names right now we love… but we honestly cannot decide on which one is his. SOoooooo he will continue to be “baby” :) – until he is born and maybe a few days after haha… however long it takes for us to decide after seeing him.