Wednesday, August 17, 2016
25 Weeks (Baby #2)
How far along - 25 weeks, due November 30th.
Gender - A little gentleman.
Cravings - Fruit and sweets.
Aversions - Tums apparently, and warm water.
Best moment - Watching baby boy do the wave across my stomach. I could watch it all day.
Looking forward to - Thanksgiving. It's a wee bit early even for me, but give me all the Thanksgiving food!
Miss anything - Not having heartburn.
Movement - Tons. And still nobody else has felt it. Although Aria keeps pretending that she can every time she touches my tummy. She's in for a surprise when he actually kicks her.
Other pregnancy symptoms - No matter what I eat I seem to get heartburn at the end of the day, and I've discovered that Tums make everything worse. It's a fun nausea and heartburn combo. I'm exhausted this week. Aria has been curling up with me on the couch daily for a movie and mommy cat nap. And, then I'm usually falling asleep at my computer by 8:30. The back and sciatic pain has been really nice to me this week though. Still getting the dizzies when I'm up and about for too long, especially if it is hot...which always. As soon as I sit down under the AC vent and guzzle some ice water I feel fine.
Aria's thoughts - I think her little brother is on her mind even more than on mine. She's always bringing him up and talking about him to strangers. "I'm going to be a big sister! Mommy's having a baby boy!"
At night before bed we do a group family hug before sending daddy back to work and she has taken to hugging my belly while saying she's keeping baby brother from getting hurt or squished. She's also been pressing her face into my tummy and sniffing. "I'm just smelling the baby mommy. Mmm he smells good!" And, she is very excited to hold him too. "Mommy is having a baby, and I get to hold him!"