Thursday, 16 July 2015

Bumpdate: 25 Weeks

I am quite the slacker when it comes to these bumpdates aren’t I? Well in my defense it’s summer and… I’m pregnant. I don’t move quickly and any spare time I have is spent mentally napping (if not actually napping for real). I am also swamped at work. SO BUSY. And I am starting to panic about everything I want to accomplish before I go on maternity leave. Which is also making me panic! As a Canadian I am incredibly fortunate to get a year for maternity leave but the thought of leaving my job for a whole year scares the crap out of me. Everything will change. And then there is the underlying fear that they will like my replacement more than me… undoubtedly it will be someone younger with fresh new ideas and what if they come in here and wow my whole department?? I know I that legally they have to give my job back but what if I come back and everyone is sad because Awesome Maternity Cover Chick had to leave?

Yes people, this is just an example of the craziness happening in my brain right now.

Ok let’s get to the reason we’re actually here k?

Super classy work bathroom selfie because you know, actually dressed and hair brushed (I even have make-up on!)

How far along: 25 weeks

Size of Baby: Cauliflower. That's big. 

Gender: Baby P is a GIRL

Symptoms: Tired and foggy. Baby brain is a constant in my life. I should count my blessings that I’m not having some of the issues I have heard other women are pagued with so for that I will take the exhaustion. The limited caffeine is hard but I am surviving.

Stretch marks: This belly of mine is holding its own! And by that I mean nothing hideous yet. 

Sleep: Still so good at this. Must be the snoogle, I can’t recommend it enough. Or I’m just so exhausted nothing can keep me awake. Whatever works.

Husband: Getting excited to paint the nursery! We are looking at paint colours this weekend and it's so sweet to watch him plan out everything. 

Belly Button: In and staying there for a while 

Movement: The dog woke me up last night around 2:45am to let him out and when I laid back down the babe was wide awake and having soccer practice. Not hard enough to hurt but it was too much to fall asleep so I put my hand on my stomach to see if I could feel it (because if I have to be awake then obviously my husband has to be as well) and she stopped. So I went back to sleep. 

Hubby still hasn't felt her and am hoping he will be able to soon. 

Cravings: still mid-afternoon chocolate and carbs. I am satisfying one with dark chocolate or chocolate and the other one I am trying to resist for reasons that will become clearer below.

Maternity Clothes: I have been rocking my H&M maternity dresses this week – my momma spoiled me!

Best Part of The Week: this weekend it rained (poured!) and it felt so good to put on comfy clothes and snuggle up on the couch. I may or may not have fallen asleep and snored through the movie we were watching. Ok I totally did and it was awesome.

Worst Part of the Week: I failed my initial glucose test. This actually hit me really hard even though I knew it was quite likely. I am going for the tour one tomorrow morning after fasting for 10 hours and don’t feel very good about the outcome <insert sad with single tear emoji here>

Missing Most: It’s summer – I miss booze. All the booze. Ciders, wine, tequila cocktails.

Looking Forward To: the nursery furniture arriving! We finally settled on a crib and change table and ordered them on Friday!!


  1. My husband still hasn't felt our little girl move either, but I feel her all the time! We have a couple of stubborn little girls on our hands! Also, I'm INCREDIBLY jealous of your year long maternity leave. The US seriously needs to step up its game in this department. There is nothing requiring a company to give you maternity leave here, so if you take time off a lot of companies (like mine) require you to use your vacation and sick time and take the remaining time unpaid. Most women take anywhere from 6-12 weeks off work, and that is definitely not enough time at home with a little bitty baby!

  2. I love that we have a full year for mat leave here in Canada! I started my current job covering a mat leave and then they hired me permanently because a position opened up. Don't worry about coming back after a year. I'm sure your department will miss you!


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