25 Weeks

How far along: 25 weeks, 4 days
Size: 13.5 inches, 1.5 pounds (rutabaga)
Gender:  Girl :)
Total weight gain: I think around 17 pounds? Our scale seems to fluctuate around 2 pounds so I'm not really sure.
Maternity clothes: I think maxi dresses are going to be my go-to this summer. It's still cool enough to be comfortable in jeans and tees, but in the 90 degree summer weather, some looser fitting clothing is going to be essential!
Stretch marks: No.
Sleep: Sleep has been pretty good this week, and I actually can't remember any recent crazy dreams. I'm still waking up about 3 times a night.
Movement: Some days I feel violent punches and kicks, while others are more gentle. I'm feeling a lot more movement during the day now, and not just when I'm resting.
Queasy or sick: I am well this week! Hooray!!!
Labor Signs: --
Symptoms: A tiny bit of acid reflux off and on and an ever-growing belly.
Belly button in or out: Flat(ish)
Wedding rings on or off: On
Recap of the week: I finally made some progress on Nora's new room! We scored a Craigslist dresser for $80, I found a coverlet for her bed, and finally picked a paint color. Spring has sprung in Nashville so we spent Saturday morning out on a farm with dear friends, grilled out this weekend, and got some more spring cleaning done.
Looking forward to: Easter is less than a week away!
Looking back: (I'm adding this category so I have a consistent place to link back) 25 weeks with Nora

Here are a few photos from our Saturday adventure :).

+, Lauren Aiken


  1. #1) You're getting so big. You look fabulous and you're rocking that bump better than ever!

    #2) Don't you ADORE having friends Nora's age for her to play with? Bradli has a little friend who I just know could wind up being her maid-of-honor one day. When they're together they cackle like little old ladies, they love each other so much. It just kills me!

    #3) I love that you added "looking back." It's so much fun to see where you were before.

    #4) I said it before, and I'm saying it again- I'm living vicariously through you right now. More than any other pregnant friend I have, I enjoy "walking" through yours the most... but don't tell :) Thank you for sharing!

  2. Ok, my daughter needs some overalls in her life, Nora makes them so so cute!