Here we are at 25 weeks along! I’m getting closer to that 3rd trimester and I feel like each week she is growing like crazy!
Let’s talk about a few things from this last week!
*I’m starting to feel that uncomfortableness that comes along with getting close to this time of pregnancy. During the day I feel great but it is mostly from after dinner until I go to bed that I start feeling like I can’t sit comfortably… so I just lay down for as many hours of that time as possible ha.
*When we are relaxing and watching a show Brooke will just place her hand on my stomach hoping that the baby will start kicking. She usually feels a kick or two while she is doing this:) Knox loves doing this too and I feel like this is their way of bonding with her!
*We are currently Culver’s #1 customers for their custard shakes (and usually some onion rings too:).
*Some nights I sleep like a log and some nights I wake up 30 times a night:) It’s a fun guessing game each night.
*28 miles of running last week! I took Friday, Saturday and Sunday off last week after my fall last Thursday at home. I just wanted to really let my body get more than enough rest and downtime after that. Seriously, that fall terrified me! Running this week is feeling good again though! My pace is usually right around 9:20 and with the temperatures dropping running is feeling better and better (***not easy but better). The bellyband saves my ligaments! I think the miles just rock her to sleep each morning for a nap:) She kicks around like crazy after I finish a run because I think she wakes up once I stop ha.
*While we were at the hospital last week I was having contractions (probably a combo from the stress and being dehydrated because they didn’t want me to eat or drink anything) and it was a nice little reminder of what is up ahead in 15 weeks:)
*The internet says our baby is now about 13.5 inches and that she weighs 1.5 lbs. PS One of my nieces was born at 25 weeks! I can’t even imagine her being so little (my brother and his wife adopted her so we didn’t know her until she was 2)!
*My belly and chest make great pillows according to Brooke:)
*Current food that sounds not great at all= Chick-Fil-A, soda (I think I would actually pass out if I tried drinking it because it sounds so awful… I’m not dramatic at all), steak, candy and gum. I also remind Andrew to expect me to change my mind any second of the day about anything that I thought did sound good or not good at any moment.
*Current food that sounds amazing= Pudding, cereal, FRUIT, milk, shakes, my bed (not a food but it always sounds amazing;), my mom’s enchiladas, tuna fish and peanut butter & jelly! Pancakes aren’t at the top of my list anymore but I’m sure they will be back soon enough.
I wanted to hear your thoughts on sleep and babies! I know there are a million different opinions out there on this topic but I would love to hear from you about what worked and didn’t work with you and your little one(s).
With Brooke I really didn’t follow any particular methods or schedules. At that time she was all I had on my plate so I more worked around her schedule versus putting her on a specific schedule. It worked for us at the time and I could just take a short nap when she napped in the afternoon and blog during her other naps and at night when she went to bed!
During the night I would just get up whenever Brooke woke up and either feed her or rub her back until she went back to sleep. My sister didn’t really agree with this method for us when Brooke was nearing her first birthday;) I was staying at my sister’s house when Brooke was 10 months old and I came upstairs one morning looking exhausted. My sister asked my why I was so tired and I told her that I was up with Brooke 4 times that night either feeding her or helping her to fall back asleep and my sister said… ummmm no. She told me she was taking over Brooke (I wasn’t breastfeeding) for the next few nights. She magically trained Brooke to sleep through the night… after a night or two, Brooke learned quickly that crying wasn’t going to bring mom sprinting in to rub her back anymore so she would fall back asleep on her own;)
If I went through my computer, I’m pretty sure I would find at least 2k sleeping pictures of Brooke as a baby:)
Life has changed A LOT over the years and with this new little one coming in December, we are going to need a bit more of a schedule if possible.
I would love to hear any books that you recommend, websites, or tips/tricks that worked for you and your family to help your little one to sleep best at night:)
When did your little one start sleeping through the night?
If you have more than one kid, how were your kids different from each other as far as sleeping goes?