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25 weeks down, hopefully a bit less than 15 to go

So, as usual, I’ve been busy and while that always led to a certain amount of tiredness, I’d say that lumping the bump around makes me a more tired than “normal” (read pre-pregnancy/offspring).

Mid last week I had a bit of a freak out over how life will not be normal for a long time, if ever again. I can expect years of tiredness. *Years*. My body will not be the way it was before. I will always have this other person who is dependant on me.

Freakout, caused by life and tiredness, may have led to some weeping. Then I told myself to harden up and go to bed early. I have made life choices and I am pleased with them. If I wasn’t pregnant I’d be upset over that! I can be a silly Giffy indeed. Getting 9 hours that night definitely helped.

25 week pregnancy whine:
Sweets is taking up a whole bunch of room. I’ve become unweildy and can’t squeeze past people in doorways, I got stuck trying to walk between 2 cars in the staff carpark, wing mirrors defied me! Rolling over in bed has become a big effort, but staying in one position is untenable.
Sweets is also taking up room inside me. This makes all aspects of digestion that much harder. Also can lead to me needing the toilet more as Sweets has decided to wriggle *on* my bladder. When I lie on my back my breathing is constricted. People keep looking at me and saying “not long now” as my belly is round and proud I look quite far along to some, but I’m only 25 weeks. I’m not even 2/3 of the way through! I know I want Sweets out before Christmas, but not this much before Christmas. I’ve also started to get some pain in my pelvis and lower back.

25 week pregnancy bliss:
My wiggly baby just cheers me up. Also, Sweets is quite a good little show pony and will often wiggle when people I love are wanting to feel it. What a good baby 🙂 My belly is growing in such a way that it is a very *pregnant* shape. This is very satisfying to me. My mum says she grew out the same way 🙂 My students are very interested and caring. It’s quite fun being at work.
I also can’t believe how many things I am being gifted and lent. My MiL is weaving us a basinette/basket of flax and my Mum is tackling a lacy knitted blanket! I feel so blessed and loved. I’m sure it isn’t all pregnancy hormones 😉
I have much more energy than I did at earlier stages in the pregnancy and while moving is harder, once I do get moving, I enjoy it. eg on Sunday I walked to the shops to meet Beau et al after church and then we went to the zoo. That day with much walking around I felt better and slept better than any other day of the week. I really must try to exercise more. Swimming and walking are both good. Pregnancy yoga, which was too easy at 17 weeks is now something I really look forward too.

Hopefully I’ll manage a post in the next while with no mention of pregnancy in it. It could happen! I def have food stuff to blog about. I even took some pictures.

Point of Fashion: Blobby
Current Obsession: Baby shower. I had an anxiety dream about it the other night. I didn’t say it was a positive obsession.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Debz | September 8 2009 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Hugs! Freaks out are pretty normal I think as is tiredness. I was never really much of a napper before I was pregnant but I’m glad I took it up. Even a really short nap at any time of day can help you feel so much better. It’s kind of like exercise, it’s easy to not do it because it feels like there’s always something else you should be doing but when you actually go for a walk/swim or have a nap you feel so much better afterwards. At least, that’s how it was for me.

    Take care of yourself. I am very much looking forward to meeting your wee one in person when they arrive(hopefully before Xmas). It’ll be great to see you and Beau enjoy the chaotic but hugely enjoyable rollercoaster ride of parenthood. It’s easily the best ride ever in the amusement park of life. And you and Beau will be amazing parents!

  2. chelle | September 8 2009 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    We must organise swimming so that we can both get exercise & more importantly I can see you *love & hugs*

  3. Sass | September 9 2009 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    I must make sure I get my license before the end of the year so I can easily come and visit you whenever you can fit me in (hold on, let’s be realistic – visiting’s unlikely to be welcomed till the new year some time;p) rather than a carefully planned public transport expedition!

    I freak out a little at the thought of not having much sleep or having it very interrupted when I eventually pop out the sprogs, because I can actually get physically sick (vomiting migraines) from it! And from the sounds of it, it’s pretty mandatory for preggos to have weepy moments about some worry or another right? Dang hormones and tiredness and life changeyness!

    I second the notion that you and Beau will be fab parents:)

  4. Zephfi | September 9 2009 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    i *still* have freak outs that life is never going to be the same again! 🙂

    i think you’ll be totally fine – not to say that it won’t be tough to begin with, but i think you’ll take to it like a duck to water. *hugs*

  5. Karen | September 17 2009 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    You are going to be an awesome Mum… Erik will be an awesome Dad… and life is never ever ever normal… babies or no, things change for the different 🙂

    Do you want rather worn small sized fuzzy buns as spare?

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