How can you even resist this face!? This is my friend, Caitlyn’s little boy, Quinn. He happens to be the little brother of the ever famous Wyatt (pictured below). My girl friends and I weren’t sure there could be a baby as cute as Wyatt and then Cait and Mike had Quinn and our hearts melted all over again!
Today marks the start of my 25th week. 3 more weeks left of my 2nd trimester!
Baby Size:CLL is now about 13.6″ long (more on this later) and maybe closing in around 2lbs give or take. The fruit comparison this week is a cauliflower.
Fun Facts: I was shocked to learn that my uterus is now about the size of a soccer ball! I guess that explains the sudden feeling that my tummy is very big! CLL is gaining a sense of equilibrium this week and can tell whether he/she is upside down or right side up! S/he is gaining more fat and looking more and more like a little babe.
How I’m Feeling: This week I’ve had some more symptoms pop up-nothing too new or intense but regardless it seems to take some adjusting. Sleeping has been a problem these past few days. I can’t tell if it’s because I have to get up to pee 4 times per night or if I’m hot or if I just can’t get comfortable in general! The heartburn is still there but nothing too severe. I think it’s just something I am going to have to get used to. I might try to take some tums the next time it happens just to see if that helps.
I had an appointment this morning with my doctor. Did I mention how much I love her?! She is just everything I wanted in a doctor and I feel really lucky we made the decision to switch practices early on. She is just so down to earth and realistic without crushing any hopes/dreams. She is incredibly supportive of our wishes for a natural birth and wants to do everything she can to make our plans happen while keeping me and the baby healthy. I can’t say enough good things about her.
Today was the first day that she measured me (with an actual measuring tape). I think I’ve popped out enough for her to feel it necessary to measure 🙂 She said that although I still look fairly “flat” I am measuring closer to the 28th week mark with the height of my bump. She inquired again about my family’s height because she said she thinks we might have a tall baby on our hands (in my belly)! It’s crazy that she can tell all that from simply measuring my stomach height. I scheduled my glucose test for my next appointment in 3 weeks. It will be my last appointment before we leave for Ireland.
This past weekend we were in CT and I was able to spend time with Caitlyn, Quinn & Wyatt as well as our friend Jenny. They came over for a swim on one of the days of the heat wave. It was so nice to have some baby & friend time. Mach even gave Sophie some time in the pool (much to her dismay).