Thursday, May 17, 2012

25 Weeks

Last weekend's big plans of getting stuff done was a bust. All I bought was a gift for my friend's baby shower this weekend. Being short is a total pain when you're pregnant. Nothing fits short people. Now that cribs don't have drop down sides, I can't reach all the way down to the bottom of the crib when it's in the lowest position. This is a bit of a problem when trying to put your sleeping child in the crib. I can't really drop it from 5 inches up, right? Since Wes is tall and I'm short, we need a stroller that has an adjustable handle. Of course the stroller we really like doesn't have that. I'm willing to compromise a bit on the stroller (even though the handle comes up to about 3 inches below my chest), but the crib isn't something I can really compromise on. Of course this means we can't get the great-value-for-money crib and it really cuts down on our options.

Man, that's a boring post. Sorry, but it's been a pretty lame-o week. Wednesday I woke up with a headache and realized that I have to be more careful about not becoming dehydrated. I thought about what I ate on Tuesday (lots of salty things), the very low amount of water I had to drink, and the fact that I had a water aerobics class after work (in a pool that was too warm) and I put it all together. Now that the weather is heating up, I need to carry water with me at all times.

Here's the picture and the update. Hope they're a bit more exciting! I tried to show my face in this one and not have giant arm like last week.

  • How far along?  25 weeks. 
  • Total weight gain:  I'll be weighed on Monday. No idea what it is this week. 
  • Maternity clothes?  Yes, although I can still wear some non-maternity tops, yoga pants, pajamas, and dresses. I wore a pair of maternity pants I bought at Tar.get early on in my pregnancy. The waistband was WAY too tight, which is really annoying because otherwise they fit great.
  • Stretch marks? I already had some and so far no new ones have cropped up.
  • Sleep:  Wes felt the baby kicking and asked how I get any sleep with that going on! It doesn't usually wake me up (that's thanks to the bladder or the needy cat), but the kicking can keep me from falling back asleep right away. 
  • Best moment this week: Taking off those pants after work today! Seriously!
  • Miss Anything? Being able to exercise at full capacity. I had to modify lots of fun moves in my class this week. 
  • Movement: The baby was lazy a couple of days this week, but came back full force!
  • Food cravings: Earlier in the week it was cold things, like sorbet or frozen yogurt. 
  • Food aversions: Sausage
  • Gender: No idea.
  • Labor Signs: None, thank goodness!
  • Symptoms: The heartburn has eased off a bit, but that could be because I bought some Tums! 
  • Belly Button in or out? In. I don't see it popping out until closer to the end.
  • Wedding rings on or off? On.
  • Looking forward to:  Getting my haircut on Saturday and my friend's baby shower on Sunday. 


  1. Seeing pregnant pictures of you is probably my favorite thing. You look amazing and I'm so happy for you!

    As for the crib: Ours started out on the highest setting, and in no time, Ells was big enough to drop the crib to the second to last setting. It's currently on the lowest, but that's because we bought a new crib for our move and that's just how we set it up. My point is: it was hard for me to put her in the crib asleep, but as luck would have it, her sleep time routine changed and now she pretty much puts herself to sleep.

    It goes by very fast. You're going to love it, but it goes by so fast.

  2. Thanks!

    They do make 'short' cribs. I spent some time last weekend bending over the railings to see if I could reach and even on the second setting I had a hard time. I guess I was thinking how in an emergency, if I had to grab the baby in the crib, I wouldn't be able to do it. Seems like that's a bad thing.

  3. You look great, Kim! Happy to see you and bump :) Post more pics and updates, it is great to keep up with your news :) xx

  4. I'm 5' and like Liz said by the time the baby is ready for the lowest setting it's not an issue. Also you can use a stool if you need to.

    You're so lucky to be in the US the land of Tums. I had horrible heartburn w/ Squidge and the crap they sell here almost did me in! I finally had my mother ship me a 1000 count bottle of tropical fruit Tums. best.package.ever.

  5. I'm so happy you're expecting! It's great to see your pictures and read your updates. Congratulations!

  6. Yeah, by the time Jake was on the lowest setting, he could pull himself up to stand so it was easy to pick him up. If he was asleep when you wanted to put him in the crib, it was harder, but a stool will probably help. We got some great ones at IKEA.

    Love the pics!