I am finally starting to feel big now at 25 weeks. Maybe its because I ate so much this week! Or maybe because I gained the most week this past week than I have in any other week so far, but woah - I really have a belly! Sometimes I forgot, especially when someone is trying to walk by me, that my belly is still sticking out past the rest of my body. Does any else feel this?! It makes me laugh. :)
Christmas was wonderful. Very busy with lots of people, but wonderful nonetheless. I certainly did not take the fireplace for granted, and spent time near it as much as possible! It was nice to relax, spend time with family and just feel so good about where I am in my life right now. Being pregnant has made me even more reflective & appreciative of the changes and stages in life!
I also celebrated my birthday this weekend! As a kid, I hated having my birthday near Christmas because everyone always forgot about me. Now, being an introvert that just wants alone time to relax with my husband, I kind of love it. We spent the day lounging, talking about our son, and cooking lots of delicious food. Well, he cooked. It was my birthday, after all!
Total Weight Gain: Just over 9lbs! All the meat & sweets at Christmas are helping me out!
Exercise: Non-existent this week - it's Christmastime!
Nutrition: Also not great. Traveling is always difficult because I won't eat fast food, so I end up eating lots of bagels. :/
Food cravings/aversions: I was craving a little Pinot Noir so I had a few sips on my birthday!
Signs of Stretch Marks: Not yet, but my belly feels a little itchy!
Maternity Clothes: No new ones yet, but as I've mentioned, I definitely need a few new shirts! I'm also pulling the hair binder trick on some of my pants. I like saving money!
Sleep: On & off. Not so great while traveling (as always), but awesome since I've been back home.
Feeling: Happy! I love spending time around family, even though such a big family can sometimes be overwhelming, its so nice to be surrounded by love. :)
Baby Movement: He kicks so much stronger than even two weeks ago! I can also now feel him laying in awkward positions now, and I judge nudge him a little to get more comfortable. He's getting bigger!!
Belly Button In or Out? In
Wedding Rings On or Off? On
What I miss most this week: Family all around!
Best moment this week: This week had so many good moments, but my favorite was just spending time alone with my husband on my birthday. :)
Looking forward to: Reading the baby sleep & brain development books I ordered on Amazon.
What did you do for Christmas this year? Do you try new things or stick to traditions? Hope you've had a great week!
xo kristen genevieve