Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pregnancy Week by Week: Week 25

It has been a HOT summer in Chicago! For the most part, I do just fine: I go from our air-conditioned home to my air-conditioned car to my air-conditioned office. However, times that I do spend outside renders me covered in sweat. I'm not particularly uncomfortable, just quickly soaked. I think it makes sense - my body doesn't want to overheat, so it's working extra hard to cool me down more efficiently than usual. Pregnancy can really make you feel quite lady-like.

I'm still feeling fantastic. I've heard that the third trimester can bring all sorts of unwelcome discomforts, so I'm working to blissfully enjoy the remainder of trimester two! However, I am pretty optimistic. I'm tall, my hips are plenty wide, and I've gained minimal weight so far. I'm choosing to believe that my body isn't under a great amount of strain and I'll be able to continue to feel good for a while longer. In 10 weeks I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune...

In a few weeks we'll go back for another thorough ultrasound. Everything looks great, but my doctor is keeping an eye on a potential placenta previa. A placenta previa can be partial or full - meaning that the placenta is covering or partially covering the cervix. The placenta can't be delivered first, or if the baby is able to push past it, often Mom will suffer a severe bleed. If it's carefully monitored with no side effects, at best it guarantees a scheduled c-section. There's more to it, of course, but those are the basic facts. At this point, there's a good chance the placenta could move as my belly grows. Fingers crossed that's the case for me!


  1. It seems like so many bloggers and people that I know who are pregnant have placenta previa right now! I never realized it was so common. Hopefully it will move as baby gets bigger!

    And I feel you on the heat. I live in Texas where it is frequently 100 degrees and I can't stand outside for more than 10-15 minutes without feeling uncomfortable.

  2. glad you are feeling good! crossing fingers that the placenta previa doesn't come to fruition, or at least doesn't cause major issues.

    oh the heat. i can't think about it without feeling like i'm sweating.

  3. A friend of mine had a placenta previa and it was the first time I had ever heard of it! She had a perfectly healthy

  4. whoops.... pregnancy. She worked up until the end! They did schedule a c-section 2 weeks before her due date, though. They did not want her going into labor on her own, so they were taking no chances and got the baby out via scheduled c-section. She and her baby are perfectly healthy! She was scared but it all turned out well in the end.

    I'm glad ot hear you're feeling good! I love your pictures. You look fabulous!

    1. That's encouraging to hear! We'll see how it all turns out. For now, it's just waiting and watching. :)

  5. I had no idea about placenta previa! I hope this ends up being just a little bump in the process and not changing your delivery at all. You are doing an amazing job cooking that cute little baby!!! I can say cute because I just know he/she will be. Obvs.