25 Week Update
I am going to try to keep up with monthly updates for the rest of this pregnancy. I am trying to navigate through this new way of “quarantine” life.
Sickness: No sickness at all now, so thankful for that. However, heartburn has been an issue. It happens daily and always in the evenings. I never had it with Maxton but I had it with Everly.
Aversions: My chicken aversion has finally subsided. I have eaten chicken probably three times in the last two weeks and have been fine. I even handled raw chicken which is huge for me!
Cravings: Still having citrus cravings. I always have lemonade on hand and have OJ daily (although, I realize this is not helping with my heartburn issue). Everly is also a huge fan of OJ so we always make sure the fridge is stocked! Cravings are tricky right now. Any sort of fast-food or take-out craving I have had, I haven’t acted on. We are not eating any take-out or fast-food right now with everything going on. It’s a blessing in disguise when it comes to weight gain!
Fatigue: My insomnia is the same. I still have nights where I am awake several hours in the middle of the night. Although, I would have to say within the last week, I have been able to fall asleep quicker when I wake up in the night, which I will take. I haven’t slept through the night in about 18 weeks. The worst time of the day for me right now is around 2-3pm – I could really use a daily nap around this time.
Movement: Kicks and movements are strong and I love it! It’s probably my favourite part of pregnancy. We can feel all of the kicks and movements from the outside now and can even see the baby rolling around inside. It’s just as surprising and amazing the third time around.
Delivery: C-secion is booked as I mentioned in my last post. Although I have a lot more anxiety writing this post about what my delivery may look like with COVID-19. It is still three months away but the idea of being in a hospital, possibly alone, is terrifying right now. I am just trying to take it one day at a time.
Gender: Still unknown!
Nursery: Starting it this month!
COVID-19: I thought I would do an update on how I am dealing with the anxiety and stress of COVID-19. It is definitely a strange season of life, not something I would have ever expected to deal with, especially while pregnant.
I am doing everything I can to make sure I and my kids are safe and healthy. I haven’t been to a store in 3+ weeks, and have no intention of going to one anytime soon. The only thing really open right now are grocery stores and pharmacies anyway. I have asthma, and the thought of a highly infectious respiratory virus is terrifying. I am nervous about new groceries coming into my home…packages, but we are taking every precautionary measure and making sure to keep things clean and always washing our hands. My hands have never been so dry. 🙂
I am thankful we live in a quiet neighbourhood so I can get outside with the kids, and they can ride their bikes while avoiding people, and physical distancing. It still seems so weird to say. I know they won’t remember much of this. They will just remember that they had to stay home, didn’t have to go to school, and just did school work at home. They will never know the fear and anxity and stress I felt, and for that I am so thankful.
I sometimes look ahead and wonder how this will impact the day-to-day life of everyone when things go back to “normal”. When we “reintegrate” back into social life and interaction. I am sad that I probably won’t see any family members or friends before this baby arrives, and may not be as prepared as I would have liked before the baby arrives. I try not to look too far ahead, and just take things one day at a time.
I am thankful we are healthy and safe and pray that my kids stay healthy – and that this baby is born healthy. One day I will tell him/her what it was like the last few months before he/she arrived. A pandemic I pray we never see again in our lifetime.
Stay safe, and STAY HOME.