Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pregnancy Update: 25 Weeks

This is the best picture I got of the bump this weekend; a pre-workout video taken by abby with my head cut off. :)
Week: 25 down, 15 more to go. And boy, am I counting those days.

Size of Baby: A Rutabaga, according to my What To Expect app. I realize with baby number 3, I mostly know what to expect, but I love getting the updates every week to see how baby boy is growing. Its such a wonderful miracle!! Plus, it counts down the weeks for me.

And his name shall be: We have decided to name him Andrew Samuel Tappana, despite Abbys recommendations to name him otherwise.

Movements: He is going cray cray sometimes. He likes to wiggle at night a lot, which doesn't bode well for when he is born. He is getting stronger and stronger everyday though and I'm loving it.

What I've Been Eating: Honestly, I still have such a hard time consuming food. Its just so hard to eat. I have the hardest time with all meats, so making dinner is a joke. This week I've liked my dads French Toast, Jamba Juices, Bagels for all meals, and those chicken cordon blue individual wrapped things...because somehow I can trick myself into thinking they aren't actually meat...which might be true.

How I've been feeling: Eh. Not fabulous, thanks to my lack of food. I've been extra tired lately and feel like my arms and legs are made out of led. I called my midwife and she told me I need to eat a protein and a carb every 2 to 3 hours, drink water so I pee 2 to 3 times an hour, and make sure I get 8 hours of sleep. She said the baby is probably growing like a weed right now and with 3rd and 4th pregnancies they are just harder. If I don't start feeling a bit more energetic in a few days, then I will get my iron tested early. (My appointment is the 19th and they would check it then anyway. I will probably just wait,)

Best moment of the week: Last Thursday (10/1) my ward threw me a baby shower, which is such a blessing and I'm so grateful to them. I got so many cute boy things that were much needed, seeing as everything we own is pink, and it just made me happy they thought of me, even though its my third kid. I am so blessed to be in the ward I am in!!

What I'm looking forward to: Cooler fall weather and Halloween!!This year I am so, so anxious for the holidays. I mean, I am other years too, but this year I just want them here to 1) keep my mind from thinking about January too much and 2) to go ahead and make time more quickly. I'm so excited that its finally Halloween time!!

Can't wait to meet you little Andy. In the meantime, please let me eat like a normal person. :)


  1. Blech, I have way less energy this time too. Hope yours picks up and that you can eat! So fun to hear the name, it's making it so much more real! I'm so happy you were able to have a baby shower too. It's fun to see little boy stuff after so much girl :) And just so you know I was planning on posting a preggo update too, I don't just keep waiting for you to post yours and then post mine...we just must be in sync with our thinking :)

  2. the nard dog- i cant wait meet him! i agree- third time is so much harder. im so glad youre ward threw you a shower too. what nice people!