Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WEEK 25: What's Happening

Violette's 25 week diagnostic appointment with Dr. Lee -  still hiding!

How Far Along:  25 weeks 2 days

Baby's Size: 13.6-14.8 inches, 1.5-2.2 lb. The size of a cauliflower.

Total Weight Gain: 14.5 lbs 

Maternity Clothes? Same - mostly bottoms but now my tops aren't fitting. Time to shop for more tops!

Stretch Marks? Not yet

Sleep? In Las Vegas I slept like a log! I don't know if it was the exhaustion from all the walking, or the comfy bed... but I was out like a light whenever my head hit the pillow. Last night, when we got home, I slept less - I kept worrying about the alarm and the noises. One thing I can say about the resort, it was so much quieter than our house!

Best Moment this Week: Jeremy and I went on a mini vacation to Vegas, we thought we should go on one last trip before the baby arrived. Vegas is alot less fun when you are pregnant though! LOL. The smoky casinos bother you even more, and the walking is intense. Not to mention all the drunk people! We still had fun though, I was able to visit with my friend Jacqui for a bit, get a little shopping in (yes, I know that's WEIRD for me to enjoy shopping!) and had some yummy food while we were there. 

Miss Anything? Still miss Sushi, but I am getting over it.

Movement: A TON OF MOVEMENT. This kid has started her pedaling I think! It's like a non-stop stomping for 10 - 20 minutes at a time a few times a day. They say its the same movement as pedaling a bicycle - hence the name - she is actually doing it now as I type. 

Food Cravings: While in Vegas I craved breakfast, steak, and hot dogs. The last one was weird, I had a few bites of one and was over it. LOL.

What Makes you Queasy: Chicken and anything that shares the same consistency. Jeremy ordered a Monte Cristo while we were gone and they used roast turkey in it, it looked just like chicken and it was all I could do to not get woozy. That may be the first time a Monte Cristo did not look appetizing to me.

Gender: Dr Lee confirmed that she is still a girl!

Labor signs? None

Symptoms: Exhaustion, waddling, constantly feeding. The normal stuff.

Wedding Rings On or Off?  Off :(

Mood: I definitely enjoyed our vacation - mostly the ginormous bathtub that was in my room that I soaked in all three days. It was well worth the cost of admission! I am feeling pretty rested now, hopefully it will filter in through the week as I go back to work today.

What's the Daddy-to-be Doing? He is feeling rested too - we were in need of a vacation!  He got to play a tournament and his fishy slot game and was happy.

I've gone up one whole pant size - and growing! Sorry for the bad hair/makeup day - I was exhausted!

Notes to the Little One: We went to see Dr Lee on Wednesday, and we really were hoping to see your face, as it's the last chance we may get for it until the big reveal - but you weren't having it! Your little hands were covering so good that we only got to see your hands. The side view wasn't too bad though - and we were able to see an extreme closeup of both of your hands, one down at your side, the other up by your face. Perfect little hands, which I thought was pretty amazing in itself. If course you were wiggling when he tried to take a snapshot of them, so that pic was a little blurry, but alas - we saw them pretty good. You are allowed to be shy, but just not with your mommy and daddy! :)

I think you have changed my body quite a bit this weekend - I noticed my belly changing shape each day - hard to miss as there were mirrors all throughout the room. One day I stood in front of the mirror and watched you pedaling away on my tummy. So much activity in there! I am hoping you won't be too active when you come out here - your dad and I are feeling pretty old lately - LOL, and we have to try to keep up with you for the next 50 years or so. Please go slowly for our sakes!