Bumpdate: 25 Weeks

How far along: 25 Weeks (15 more weeks to go!)

Due Date: September 17

Gender: Boy!

Baby Size: He’s about 13.5 inches long and is the size of a rutabaga. (Yeah I had to look that up). His brain is developing in major ways and he is developing more baby fat and his skin is smoothing out and getting less translucent. 

Weight gain: Well it happened, a major jump in weight. Up 18 pounds. I feel like this is too much all of a sudden…the total weight gain for the 40 weeks is 25 – 35 pounds…. 

Movement: I’m feeling him more and more! And Ryan felt him twice this week! It’s such an awesome/weird experience. One time I could even see my belly move with his powerful movements. He really likes sugar…

Best moment of the week: Being able to feel him more and having Ryan join in on the experience. My back pain as also gotten better this week! I’m back up to 3-4 workouts a week and have been sleeping better. On Saturday night I slept for 10 hours, it was amazing!

Looking forward to: Our first baby care class tonight and to the Taylor Swift concert on Saturday!

Food cravings: Ice cream, pizza, chocolate, watermelon. Also enjoying a green smoothie most mornings. I’ve been trying to cut back on the sugar and have a new favorite treat: Yasso mint chocolate chip frozen greek yogurt bars. (About half the sugar of regular frozen yogurt)

What I miss: Orange crushes. Not being SO allergic to the outdoors. 

Mood: Still happy but also getting more anxious about becoming a mother. I feel like my whole identity is changing lately and it’s a little scary. 

Symptoms: Anxious, hungry, and tired.  

Nursery: I received a huge box of hand me downs this week, Baby Mac is officially set on clothes for the first 3 months, I think he has more clothes than he will ever wear!

I’m in full on nesting mood and I’m purging things like crazy and also starting to pack up things in the house that we won’t be using before October. (We will be moving in the beginning of November and I’m already having panic attacks about packing and moving with a newborn so I’m trying to get some things out-of-the-way while I still can).


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xoxo Katie

  • So exciting! I wouldn’t worry about the weight gain- just means that he is growing nice and healthy!

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks, that’s a perfect way of thinking about it!

  • Looking good lady!!! I am totally jealous of your Taylor Swift concert! How fun!! Hope you have a great week!

    • kwalshmac

      I’m so excited for Tay Tay! Baby Mac likes all of the live music events he’s been to so far, so it will be neat to see if I feel him moving to my favorite girl 🙂

  • I wouldn’t worry about the weight gain. I’m pretty sure that’s where I was at 25 weeks as well. I was at 25 pounds at week 30, and was like whoa!!! But you look beautiful, as always!! And hooray for the 10 hours of sleep!!!

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks, I guess I got a little scared because I’m almost at the 25 pound weight gain that is part of the “max weight gain” group and I have also been hungry all of the time. I second guess if I’m over doing it a lot. And yes, the 10 hours was amazing!! Going to try to keep that up for as along as I can before he gets here.

  • I had a jump during the second trimester as well. Doctor says it’s normal for one large jump between a four week appointment in the second trimester as long as it is just one four week period. I was worried about it as well 🙂 you are doing great! Keep

    • kwalshmac

      Okay, that makes me feel a little better. It’s so easy to second guess yourself with everything pregnancy related. My next doctor appointment is next Tuesday, and that will also be when I schedule the glucose test. How is that working out for you? You’re so close to meeting your baby girl!!

  • Your bump has grown so much! Looking good! It’s such a great idea to start getting rid of stuff now, it makes it so much easier in the long run. Packing and moving is hard enough by yourself!


    • kwalshmac

      Thank you! Packing and moving is so stressful. This will be my 10th move since college, but this is the longest (three years) that I’ve ever been in one place, so I’ve accumulated a lot more stuff and feel so settled. I know you understand!

  • So glad to hear your back pain got a little better this week!

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks, it’s amazing how much of a difference I feel. I can do so much more now.