Ok. So. At 22 weeks is where I started to feel this baby girl move like an 8th grade dance party, actually see her move from the outside, and literally started to feel my boobs growing by the minute. Not an exaggeration. Pregnancy has kicked into full gear.
Fun fact about me: I hate having boobs. I love when I’m completely flat chested and don’t have to bother with a bra under a sweatshirt. It might be the dancer in me. The feeling of my boobs getting bigger makes me so annoyed. Just knowing they are about to be huge for a year makes my skin crawl. I’ll be breaking out my dusty box of big girl bras from my closet shelf very soon. Until then, I’ll savor all the moments I can with my Aerie bralettes.
Pro side of being at 25 weeks: feeling her move. Oh, how it puts your crazy pregnant mind at ease when you can feel the kicking and twisting of your baby. It started with just gentle random movements, mainly laying down at night, and has slowly turned into the full ordeal. I’m slightly nervous for my last few weeks of pregnancy; I’m fairly certain this girl will be one of those videos where you can see a foot push out of your belly. And my guess is she’s even more active than her big sister. Which. Blows my mind.
I’m also in full nesting mode. We completely redid the closet in Reegan’s new big girl room and I’m starting to slowly move her things over. It’s making me next level excited. I’ve also painted the new guest room and we are working on pulling that together too. It’s been used as a Cat/storage room for the last year so I’m not sure what to do with the litter box, but don’t worry – I’m obsessing over it. I can’t pull myself off the internet looking at light fixtures, side tables, and headboards.
Not as fun: I had the flu around 21/22 weeks – not going to lie here… it blew. I drank apple cider vinegar and rested and hoped for the best. I lingered at 70% capacity for about a two weeks after it knocked me out for 2-3 days. Reegan caught it and had her first round of medicine. Which I totally first time mom-ed about. But the craziest thing ever?! The NoseFrida. Holy boogers. We’ve had it since I was pregnant with her, but never used it because I felt her nostrils were too small for it, but this time I finally pulled it out. Does it pull from the back of her throat?!? I mean, the amount of gunk that comes out is unbelievable. I was shocked and made my husband try it on me to make sure we weren’t hurting her. It doesn’t hurt and didn’t do anything for me.
Other than that, the bump has definitely debuted. I’m fully pregnant looking. And I love it. I ordered those Spanx maternity leggings and ladies, they are worth every single penny. Even my OBGYN loved them. I ordered on the smaller side to get the compression super tight. My doctor was suggesting compression tights since I was feel dizzy all the time. So, these Spanx do double duty. I live in them. I may need a second pair.
This pregnancy is going insanely fast. We have less than 100 days until baby’s schedule arrival which is now scheduled for April 26, 2018 at 7:15. (Holy crap) And Reegan’s 2nd Birthday is just weeks away. I’m getting more and more excited to see Reegan become a big sister. I think she is going to love having a baby in the house. Reegan loves helping with everything so I’m sure this will be no exception.
Pre-pregnancy Weight :: 123 lbs
24 Weeks :: 128 lbs
Baby Weighs :: about 2 lbs
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