How far along: 25 Weeks.
Size of baby: Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches (which is .5 inches longer than Avery measured at birth!). His weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but he's beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. He's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture. (I am guessing red, like his daddy!)
Weight gain: 15 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Mostly. I still have some shirts that are not maternity that I prefer to wear!
Gender: BOY!! Sawyer!
Movement: All the time! He is getting really strong.
Sleep: Sleep has been getting better. I am adjusting to sleeping on my side and although I toss and turn a lot, I still get pretty decent sleep. I still feel like I could sleep all day most days though. Guess that's only going to get worse.
Symptoms: Back pain, feet and hands swelling, heartburn, headaches, braxton hicks, and now an irritable uterus, but despite it all, I am happy and have no reason to complain!
Cravings: I still crave and eat everything but am making a conscious effort, now that the holidays are over, to eat healthier. However, I still love frozen burritos!! I doubt they are very healthy!
Best moment this week: It's been a rough week. I am just happy we made it past 24 weeks and I am enjoying every movement I feel. We did go get all of my nephews old baby clothes out of storage and it was so fun to go through all of it and try to imagine our little guy wearing everything. I think we are set on clothes for a while!!!
What I am looking forward to: Seeing how my cervix looks on Thursday. I am really anxious to see if all the pain I have had lately, and my irritable uterus, have made a difference at all. I would love for Sawyer to stay put until at least April!