How far along? 25 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: Well, drum roll please…I only gained 2 pounds on vacation. I had my OB appointment on last Monday and my weight gain is perfectly on track. I do still want to eat healthy and I have started swimming laps in our neighborhood pool. I am really enjoying that!
Maternity clothes: All maternity clothes.
Sleep: I am sleeping as good as expected, he is very active at night.
Best moment this week: This week had a few great moments…can’t really think of a BEST moment. This week I decided that I need to start to officially change name. I have mixed emotions about it. I love my last name, HINDERMAN. I have had that name for 33 years and to just change it seems crazy! I really do like the name SALINAS! And I have never been the one to want to hyphen my last name because I do want my children and I to have the same last name. I am just sad to let it go! The process to change your last name is really time consuming! The people working at the social security office and the DMV are not pleasant people either, which makes the process even less fun. So far I have my new SS card and new license. I am in the process of changing bank accounts and registries next. Another great thing that happened is Rick brought me lunch last week and I was able to do a quick in office ultrasound with him being there…we saw the babies face and he was moving his mouth and all of his extremities. It was just so precious! Rick also felt the baby kick for the first time this week! At first, every time I would put Rick hand on my belly when he was kicking it seemed like he would stop moving. Finally he felt it! I think that this week it really set in that he is going to be a father with the ultrasound and feeling the baby kick. It being Father’s Day weekend made it all that more special!!
Miss anything? Not really missing anything.
Movement: Tons of moment and Rick has finally felt him!
Food cravings: Still enjoying orange juice!
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope.
Gender: It’s a BOY!
Labor signs: None.
Symptoms: Sometimes when I move to quick to roll over in bed, I get a little twinge of pain but it quickly subsides.
Belly button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, although this was a sad week too! Rick had to take a traveling nursing job in Milwaukee, WI for 8-10 weeks. He left yesterday early in the morning and it really feels lonely. We haven’t really been apart since before we were married for longer that 5-6 days. It just feels weird! I am hoping time flies and he will be home soon.
Looking forward to: Planning a July 4th weekend trip to Wisconsin to see all the families.
Days to go: 105 days to go!
Baby development: Baby is the size of a rutabaga. From head to heels, he measures about 13.5 inches. He weights about 1.5 pounds. He is beginning to exchange his long, lean look for some baby fat. As he does, his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he will start to look more and more like a newborn. He is also growing hair and if you could see it, you would be able to discern its color and texture.