Ellie compares to the average rutabaga in weight -- about 1 1/2 pounds. (Length: 13 1/2 inches, head to heel.)
I feel like my belly grew a lot in this past week!
More and more people stop me at the grocery store or out in public and ask me, "When are you due?"
(which personally, I would never ask anyone... no matter how pregnant they look lol! I have heard way too many "foot in mouth stories!")
We had another ultrasound this week to check on my "Low Lying Placenta."
Sure enough, it is still pretty low but the doctors strongly believe that in the next few weeks it should move into the right place. So for now I am just trying not to worry (or go google crazy) and just look at the positive side... we get to have another ultrasound here in a few weeks!
Ellie is nice and healthy : )
and still a GIRL.
I can't believe how much she has grown!! This time we could see her mouth opening and closing and even saw her stick out her tongue!
Although I want her to stay inside until she is nice and ready to enter this world... I am starting to get more and more anxious to have her in my arms!! I am just so excited!
Another MAJOR postive from this week...
We were able to get the doctor in Michigan that we were hoping for AND found out that they deliver in the hospital that we were wanting too!
(For those of you who don't know, we are about to make a BIG move from southern California to southern Michigan here in a few days!)
This was a major relief! I was terrifed that we were going to have an awful experience with our insurance and finding any docotor... So I definitely feel blessed!
How far along? 25 weeks and counting! These weeks are going by so fast!
Total weight gain: Still going with the 15lbs... Until our next appointment!
Maternity Clothes? YES! I can hardly button any of my old pants/shorts now. Planning on going out and buying some more shirts and tank tops before we take our road trip!! I need to prepare for humidity again!
Stretch marks? Not yet but I guess there hasn't been a whole lot of stretching yet either.
Sleep: Ehhh... back to the tossing and turning but we go to bed plenty early anyways lol I am getting enough sleep. (And there are always naps!)
Best moment this week: Finding out she is healthy and growing and seeing her cute little face on the ultrasound screen! (Plus the other great stuff I mentioned earlier!)
Miss anything? Lately I have been missing a good workout... One where I am soaked in sweat and feel like I got my butt kicked! (You may never hear me say this again lol but it's the truth!)
Movement? Still a lot of movement going on! More and more each day, it seems like. We also can SEE her moving on the outside, which is so crazy!
Food cravings: Nothing really new this week... Actually, ice cream sounds pretty good at the moment (is 10:00 am too early?!)
Anything make you queasy or sick? My heartburn! It is just evil! Thank God for TUMS!
Gender: Happy to say, there were no surprises at this weeks ultrasound : ) she is still a GIRL.
Labor signs? Notta.
Symptoms: Still the same... Heartburn and that dang carpal tunnel! I also can feel myself getting short of breath easier then normal lol I go for a nice brisk walk and you can hear me panting from across the street, I swear!
Belly button in or out? Still stuck in the middle... not really in or out!
Wedding rings on or off? Still on, not a whole lot of swelling going on yet!
Happy or moody most of the time: I try to stay happy : ) but that whole patience thing... seems to be missing some days!
Looking forward to: Seeing friends and family here VERY soon!! It has been too long and none of them have seen me pregnant (in person) yet!
We love her SO MUCH already!!