Tuesday, July 13, 2010

25 weeks

Here is what is going on with Noah this week according to babycenter.com;

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.  Your baby's not the only one with more hair — your locks may look more full and lustrous than ever. It's not that you're growing more hair, but thanks to hormonal changes, the hair that you'd normally shed is sticking around longer than usual. Enjoy the fullness while you can — the extra hair will fall out after you give birth.  You may also notice that you can't move around as gracefully as before. Unless your caregiver has advised you otherwise, it's fine to continue to exercise, but follow a few safety rules: Don't work out when you're feeling overly tired and stop if you feel any pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath. Don't lie flat on your back and avoid contact sports as well as any exercise where you're apt to lose your balance. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and make time for both warm-up and cool-down periods.  When you have your glucose-screening test at 24 to 28 weeks, a second tube of blood may be taken at the same time to check for anemia. If blood tests show that you have iron-deficiency anemia (the most common type of anemia), your caregiver will probably recommend that you take an iron supplement. 

As for me.  No major changes.  Still getting bigger, still hungry, still hot, but still feeling good (aside from the cold I've been fighting).  My belly button is getting smaller by the day and I'm sure it's going to pop out any time now.  We're taking a prenatal class at our hospital tonight, in which we'll be able to tour the Labor & Delivery unit of the hospital.  Tomorrow morning I'll have a normal quick doctor's visit also.  All is well in prego land.



Mary said...

Awwww, glad to hear that all is well with your little rutabaga. You'll have to let me know how you like your prenatal class. I was SO glad we took that class!

P.S. - I'm loving your belly!

Anonymous said...

You are looking VERY good! Mary R.