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Monday, December 08, 2008

Baby Update -- Week 25, 15 Weeks to Go!

All right, I confess. I missed the past 2 weeks since we were out of town back East visiting my family for Thanksgiving. We took weekly pictures to stay up to date, but I simply didn't have time to get here to post the reports. Back home, now, though, and going to get back into the swing of things. Good thing I had only done 1 week and hadn't yet set a precedent. :)

Today, I'm 25 weeks and 1 day. I'm also into my 6th month, which will finish on December 23rd. The Sunday before Christmas will mark the end of my 2nd trimester and the start of my 3rd. Hard to believe I'm so close to 2/3 of the way done. It's amazing to think in just 3-1/2 months, I'll be holding my very first baby and falling in love all over again. :)

As of week 25, here is the update:

I finally felt the baby move the evening after our first ultrasound on November 9th. Was a little concerned until then that everything was all right. Now, I feel movement daily, and it's comforting to know baby's alive and well. At the moment, I'm feeling a little odd, like there's another voice in my head wanting to get out. I keep hearing words in my mind and...

The words are not in your mind, Mommy. It's me, your baby talking. I didn't want to be left out of this reporting, and since you aren't in here, I figured a report from the inside might be fun. Besides, you can't talk for me forever. This way, I can get an early start.

Mommy's right. I'm 25 weeks old. My spine is growing stronger and stronger, and I'm about 9 inches from crown to rump, whatever that means. I feel longer, but I don't think they're measuring my legs. You know, those things I'm moving to kick Mommy? Yeah, if they measured from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, I'd be about 17 inches, but I'm all curled up, so I guess it's not easy to see that.

The good thing is that I finally feel like a real baby instead of a misproportioned alien or something. Most of my remaining development will be weight gain and lots and lots of nervous system development. I'm sure Mommy is so happy to hear that! I've heard her boasting that she hasn't really gained much with me yet. Ha! Well, that's about to change. I'll make sure of it!

Everything else is feeling good so far. My little breathing system is getting stronger and stronger, and I'm gearing up for that big scream once it's time for me to enter that outside world where y'all live. I'm already starting to turn a little and moving my feet up toward Mommy's ribs. That'll be fun to start kicking in that direction. Maybe Daddy will finally be able to feel me too. I know Mommy's been trying to catch me at the right moment. I have fun being a stinker, though.

I've still got a few weeks before I can kick hard enough to be seen. And there's not much room in here, so turning takes a while. I'm also never sure which way is up or down, so I guess I'm moving in the right direction.

Oh, and by the way. My ears are getting rather sensitive, so would you mind keeping it down a bit out there? There are times when I'm trying to sleep or would like to grow in some peace and quiet.

And speaking of sleep, I think I'm going to go get some. All this talking has tuckered me out. If Mommy lets me, I'll be back next week.

All right, now that my little one has drifted off to sleep again, I'm back. Baby provided you with most of the details, and other than that, we're doing great. I finally have a belly to show, but I can still somewhat conceal it beneath baggy clothes. The only problem is when I do, I look fat. :) So, I try to choose clothes that make it obvious, wearing my pregnant belly badge with pride!

Btw, the 3 belly pictures above are the past 3 weeks of growth for me. Weeks 23-25 with the bare belly shot being the most recent. The ultrasound pictures are from November. The first on the right is a footprint shot, and one of my favorites. The second on the left is of baby's leg and foot, getting ready to kick me. :) The third on the right is an overhead shot showing an arm near the top and both legs pointing toward the left. The fourth and final on the left is a profile shot with the head on the left.

We have a 2nd ultrasound tomorrow, so I'll have more pictures next week. Tune in then for the latest. And if you want to receive an email each time I post an update, subscribe using the form over there at the top right.

Thanks for coming along this journey with me.

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Cherie J said...

Aww! How precious! Brings back memories of when I was pregnant with my 2 year old daughter and even when I was pregnant with my 5 year old son. Thanks so much for sharing.

Unknown said...

Good to see a new update! Your little feet pics turned out better than mine! They are so cute! Love the parts from baby's pov. And you have a cute little belly bump! :)


Pamela J said...

Did you know that internet blogs and computer screens do NOT provide a barrier for pre-born baby sound??? I actually heard in my mind's ears a different voice when baby was telling all that neat stuff! And OHhh, the pictures! What fun to see the little arms, legs, feet and all that is within you (Mommy) AND, I LOVE belly pictures. Great shots, wee one and mommy.
I'm glad to see the progress and am cheering you both on.
Pam W

cheryl c said...

Copngrats! I am glad that you are doing well and enjoying this special time. I also documented my "growth" by taking pictures every month! Take care!

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Thanks so much, ladies. It's exciting to travel this journey with you following along. Hard to believe in just 15 weeks, I'll be holding my new little one. For now, I'm loving the kicks and movement and yes, even the belly growth.

At least I no longer look just "fat." :) Come back next week for a new report and a couple new pictures.

cheryl c said...

You know, for a while after you give birth you will feel empty. You get so used to the fullness and the movement during the last part of pregnancy. Of course, your ARMS will be full! :-)