March 24th marked 6 months for Miss Addison and I. With all the hustle of bringing Tank home, I kind of… might have forgotten about it for a whole week (mom fail?). I’m big on milestones (I celebrate my dog’s birthday for goodness sake), so I do feel pretty bad.
According to “the Bump” app, today at 25 weeks, Addison is as large as a cantaloupe. So about 13.6-14.8 inches long and about 1.5lb-2.5lbs. Her skin is becoming more opaque and all the capillaries are starting to form. She can also tell which way is up and down.
For what’s going on with me as far as symptoms, nothing too crazy. I have developed that beautiful linea nigra (just in time for swim suit season. 😉 ). Also, my belly button is becoming pretty much nonexistent, or like Chris likes to say, “you’re turkey timer is poppin’ up!” My stomach hangs over the edge of my pants and my feet get extremely sore after walking for over an hour (which to me is the craziest because I’m use to walking for very long periods of time). No stretch marks yet (knock on wood). I’m feeling lots of baby kicks and movements which is something that I’m slowly starting to get use to. It really freaked me out in the beginning but now it seems natural.
One weird side effect is that every single morning, I have a bloody nose. Now it doesn’t drip down my face but I wake up in the morning and feel like my nose is clogged so I go to blow my nose and it’s nothing but blood. I’m going to ask my doctor about in a few weeks. I’m not worried but I know doctors like to know stuff like that.
In a few weeks I get to take the famous glucose test. Everyone is giving me horror stories about it so I’m not 100% sure how I feel about doing it. I don’t love overly sweet things, so I have a feeling I’m going to absolutely hate the orange drink.
It still hasn’t hit me. I know that she’s coming but I don’t know. I feel like my pregnant self is now my everyday normal self. I feel like this is how I’ve always been and how I’ll always be. Don’t fit into these pants anymore? Eh… oh well! Belly sticking out from under every shirt I own?? Crop tops are in right? Whole or half sub at Subway? Whole of course! Don’t you know I feeding a baby?! I’ve accepted my new normal. All is well.
Also, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about if we’ve started the baby’s room…. Well, not exactly. Actually, Addison’s room is the only room in the house that looks like we’re stilling moving into. Nothing is done. The room is a wreck. We don’t really want to do anything until we paint. But paint costs money and then we have to put aside a whole day to paint (and by we, I mean Karla and Chris). So much still to do…