Thursday, September 26, 2013

25 Week Update

Sorry I've been MIA!  I noticed I hadn't blogged since August 15, which was when school started, so I'll use that as my excuse.

My pregnancy has been fairly uneventful, thank goodness.  Aside from the nausea in Mexico, I've felt pretty good overall.  Even worse than the morning (all day) sickness, was the stabbing pain I had in my back from weeks 20-21.  That was definitely the hardest two weeks of my pregnancy thus far.  I'm not sure if it was due to his position or the stretching/growing of my belly and joints, but it was a sharp nerve pain that made it hard to breathe.  It would come and go, and some days were better than others.  I just pray it doesn't return!

Luckily, I haven't had to deal with any excessive weight gain or swelling yet.  Hopefully, I will stay close to my normal size so I don't have quite as much work to do once he comes!  Note to other pregnant women, don't go from wearing sandals/flip flops to cowboy boots when you get weighed at your doctors office.  They'll imply that you've gained too much weight by telling you to exercise and eat healthy.

I was really nervous going into our last ultrasound.  At our 18 week ultrasound, his heart wasn't big enough to definitively say that it was developing normal.  I wasn't concerned then, but as our next ultrasound neared, I began to run all the "what ifs" through my head.  I was also a little concerned because he said my placenta was "low-lying" and I definitely didn't want to have a c-section if it stayed that way or shifted even lower.  Luckily, all my fears were put to rest quickly.  The ultrasound tech said that his heart was perfect and that all his organs and bones looked great.  Also, my placenta has moved "far away" from my cervix so that is another relief!

The best part of my pregnancy so far has absolutely been watching and feeling him move around.  I love the constant reminder that I am growing a little person in my belly.  He sure is active!  I like to call him my little kick boxer because sometimes it looks as if all four limbs are kicking and punching at the same time, as hard as they can.  To be only a pound or two, he is strong!  I can't imagine how it will be when he gets a little bit bigger!