25 Weeks Pregnant

| September 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

By this time next year, your baby will be about nine months old already, and crying all the time and keeping you up all night. So enjoy the peace and quiet of the 15 (or less) remaining weeks of your pregnancy. Peace will be hard to find when the little tyke will have you running around the house after them!

How’s the baby coming on?

Developments in the baby

  • The structure of your baby’s spine is beginning to form – that means there are 33 rings, 150 joints and about 1000 ligaments developing simultaneously.

  • Ossification continues during this week, so that your baby will be born with strong and healthy bones. The nostrils are also beginning to open
  • Blood vessels of the lungs are starting to develop.
  • Your child now weighs about 710 grams.
  • It will now start rotating out of the breech position into a better position for childbirth.
  • Hopefully, your baby’s head will be pointed toward the birth canal towards the end of this week. Of course, a certain percentage of children remain in the breech position, necessitating a caesarian operation to get him or her out.

Changes inside the Mommy

Pains in your legs or lower back

At 25 weeks pregnant, your uterus is the size of a soccer ball. That must be hard to believe, won’t it? Now a uterus of this size will place a lot of pressure on your pelvis and back, and may cause shooting pains in your legs or lower back. Practicing good posture is important, since slouching will actually elevate the pain eventually. You may also try to apply a warm compress in the painful area to relieve some of the pain. There is a chance that the hair all over your body will begin getting thicker and more plentiful all over the body. There is no need to worry, as this is a result of the hormonal changes you’ve been experiencing for the past twenty-five weeks. It will all be back to normal soon.

Daddy needs to?

Designing your baby’s room/nursery

The time is ideal for you to start thinking up a design for your baby’s room and to shop for baby clothes, since your partner still has energy enough to do these things. Help her in the execution of her plans for the room as much as you can, and join her to plan maternity or paternity leaves in case you’re both working.

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