25 Week Update

6/16/2017 – 25 Weeks

Baby’s skin is getting a bit of color this week—not because of pigmentation, but because capillaries are forming and filling with blood. The little guy is plumping up a bit as well. He’s developing that adorable and squishy baby fat, and as a result, his skin is looking smoother and less wrinkly. His hair is even developing color now! Will it be blonde or brown?!! Also, my uterus is now the size of a volleyball! And it feels like a volleyball at times, as the little thumper inside me practices his serves, spikes, and dives.

At 24 weeks, we were supposed to have our 6 month appointment and glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. Since we were busy having fun in Indiana, the appointment was moved to today. I had to drink a “sugary” water drink and then have my blood drawn an hour after….stay tuned for the results! And the results were good…. no further testing needed 🙂

I made some headway on the nursery this week since we have gotten most of his bedding and decorative gifts now. It’s really fun to transform our boring guest room into this place that will become his. I know a lot of parents say the baby never actually sleeps in his room, but my plan is to have him not only sleeping in there, but hopefully sleeping through the night by 3 months. I’m sure you’re thinking “yeah, right… good luck with that”, and, of course, things never go as planned, but one can only hope.

I’ve been reading up before bed each night. It’s taking some time to get though the book because after a page or two, my eyes close on me. The book I chose is called: On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep. Mostly I am learning to establish a schedule to help with getting him to sleep (eat/wake/sleep routine). There is a lot of great information and advice in there. I tried to highlight some areas because I know that I will forget what exactly it says to do by the time the baby comes. There’s also a lot that I won’t use too, but it’s a good resource.