25 Weeks Pregnant
By 25 weeks pregnant your baby’s bones are beginning to harden at the centre. Brain cells are also becoming more sophisticated.
Your baby’s skin is covered with a waxy substance called vernix, which helps to protect it.
Your baby regularly practices inhaling and exhaling the amniotic fluid and is developing air sacs in the lungs. If he/she takes in too much amniotic fluid it can result in hiccups, which may be felt by you as little twitches in your tummy.
Although your baby is growing fast, there is still room for somersaults inside you! Baby is about 33cm and weighs around 1 and a quarter pounds.
You are likely to be looking nice and healthy at 25 weeks due to having an increased circulation of blood under your skin.
You may find that your growing uterus is putting pressure on your bladder and causing you to need to empty it more often.
Swollen feet are common at this stage and you can ease this by putting your feet up as much as possible.
You will experience different aches and pains due to all the changes going on in your body. Backache and aching in your pelvis is normal and is caused by a hormone that relaxes your muscles in preparation for labour and simultaneously causes less muscular support for your back and pelvis.
If you find that certain things cause you increased pain, then try to avoid them as much as possible.
My Second Pregnancy Diary - Week 25
At 25 Weeks pregnant I’m not feeling bad at all. Apart from a sore back and pelvis I can’t really complain.
I’ve bought some really cute clothes in the sales and also on eBay and I’m getting so excited about dressing my little girl in them.
I usually walk down into the town with Freddy in the pushchair during the week to get bits and bobs, but I’m finding that it’s too much to push a loaded buggy back up the hill. If I need to go down I’m having to wait until Freddy has his afternoon nap and Davo can mind him (as he works from home) while I go out.
My belly button has popped right out now, it’s been out for a few weeks, but it looks really weird now. Last pregnancy I had a brown line right down my tummy, but I’ve yet to develop it this time around. It will be interesting to see if I do.
People are still saying I look big compared to last time, but when I compare my measurements, they are pretty much the same at this stage as they were with Freddy, although I do weigh more, so I think I’m carrying more water and putting more weight on in other areas.
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