Sunday, May 04, 2014

Bumpdate @ 25 Weeks


Need. More. Sleep.


I don't know why, but I've suddenly lost the ability to sleep. Or at least it feels that way. Some of it is pregnancy related; uncomfortable bump, sciatica, needing to pee etc. Some of it is mum related; kids falling out of bed, getting up too early, preventing me from napping in the day.... If you have kids yourself then you'll understand what I'm on about.

The really mean thing is that even when I do sleep I've started getting bad dreams again. Mostly about Hubby leaving. Which is daft because he's not given me a reason to be paranoid, with the exception of being at work we're all but joined at the hip (he will hardly let me out of his sight in case "something happens" to be and baby), and frankly we're getting on great. It's after baby is born that we row, lol, hormones meets sleep deprivation meets massive change..... but even then we make up within the day and it's all ok. 

I need my sleep though. I'm finding every day tasks difficult because my concentration is not what it should be. I can't even make toast without burning it.

Here's what Fertility Friend says about baby this week:

Your baby weighs just under 2 pounds (850g) and could possibly survive if delivered now. Your baby measures approximately 9.2 inches (23cm) from crown to rump. He is growing fast and gaining weight now. His skin is less transparent and is becoming opaque as fat builds up. Your baby's heart is beating 120 to 160 beats per minute, as you have already heard at several doctor or midwife visits. Until now, your baby's eyes have been sealed shut, but he reopens them this week. The eyes are almost fully formed and the retinas contain all the layers they will have when your baby is born. Your baby's eyes are blue right now, no matter the ethnic origin or eye-color of you and your partner since eyes do not acquire their final color until months after birth. Your baby is lean right now, but is getting fatter all the time as fat is being deposited. Your baby's skin is getting thicker and paler and is becoming less red and wrinkled as more fat is deposited. Your baby has eyebrows, eyelashes and fingernails, though all are short and need to grow more.
Midwife on Wednesday :-)




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