Pregnancy Update | 25 Weeks

It’s pregnancy update time! In my weekly update I share what’s happening in my pregnancy journey with you. This includes general stats such as how I’m feeling, any symptoms I’m experiencing, food cravings and aversions, weight gain, bump shots, etc., as well as what’s going on in my life that’s pregnancy-related and any baby things we’ve purchased or received as gifts. Here’s the scoop at 25 weeks:

bump update 25 weeks 2015

Now there’s some noticeable bump growth!  Baby’s growing and so am I 🙂

Here’s the current status:

 How Far Along – 25 weeks (6 months)

Baby Size Comparison – Rutabaga (9″ Head to Rump / 13″ Head to Toe and 1.75 pounds)

Symptoms – The charlie horse leg cramps returned earlier in the week with a vengeance.  New to me are similar cramps in my toes.  How strange!  They’ve subsided a bit since I’ve added a daily banana into the mix.  I’m still experiencing frog-in-the-throat acid reflux now and then.  One of my health practitioners recommended taking a little apple cider vinegar (instead of something like Tums) every day to help combat this.  I’ve only been doing so for a few days, but it seems pretty effective so far! 

 Physical Changes – I’m obviously getting bigger!  While I’ve definitely gotten a little plumper all around in addition to the belly, I really haven’t noticed any other physical changes as of yet.  No stretch marks or bigger feet or swollen hands, but there’s still plenty of time for all that.

Weight Gain – 1 pound (20 total)

 Mood – I experienced a bit of those emotional ups and downs once again, which I’ve been fortunate haven’t been a constant, because I’m not a fan of feeling unpredictable.  For the most part, however, I continue to feel happy, calm, and grounded.

Sleep – I’ve been sleeping 9+ hours (!) a night this past week and it’s been amazing.  I’m enjoying being able to sleep comfortably while I still can!

Food Cravings – Sweets!  In particular, fall-themed baked goods.  Specifically, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and apple cider donuts.  I’ve been waiting for the sweets craving to hit and it finally has.  I’m pretty sure that pound I gained is purely muffins and donuts. 😉

Food Aversions – Fish.  Still.  Always.  Other than that, I’m pretty open to most foods that I normally like, except I’ve noticed I can’t eat anything too spicy anymore or it give me major frog-in-the-throat problems.

Missing – The abundance of fresh fruit in Hawaii.  It’s so nice to be home, just in time for fall, and I’m loving the crisp and sweet apples right now, but the rest of the fresh fruit pickings are getting slimmer as we head into the cooler months.  

Looking Forward To – Working on our baby registry.  I’ve been instructed to have it mostly set by early next week since baby shower invitations are going out then so that’s my main baby-related task of the week.  Fortunately, I was able to do a lot of research on baby gear while I had downtime on our babymoon in Hawaii, so now it’s just a matter of putting things on the registry.

 This Week’s Happenings – The nursery furniture has been ordered!  Huzzah!  We went to see our top picks in person last week and were able to pick everything out, including the crib, dresser and hutch, nightstand, and glider.  You can read more about our picks here if you like.  Now it’s time to start thinking about other nursery details, like wall color, window treatments, and bedding.  Fun times!

I talk more about my week in this video if you’re interested:

Please let me know if there are any other stats you’d like me to add to the list.  I’m happy to share!
Thank you so much for your well wishes, kind words, and helpful advice.  I appreciate your support so much!


* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *


18 thoughts on “Pregnancy Update | 25 Weeks”

  1. I had awful reflux with both of my pregnancies and I found papaya enzyme to work well too! It’s a natural digestive aid that comes in a chewable that you can take before each meal or whenever your symptoms appear. Good luck!

  2. Hi there Jen! First of all, I wanted to thank you for the advice that you gave me earlier this week, I really appreciate it! Second of all, over the past two weeks, I’ve been working tirelessly on my first-ever blog interview that I did of two of my BFFs that went on a trekking adventure throughout Europe. I’m really proud of how it turned out, and I really want to share it with you…
    I do have one question for you that is baby-related through Winnie’s POV: How has her behaviour changed since you’ve became pregnant? I have noticed that you haven’t really mentioned how she’s been doing throughout all of this… I’m sure that many of the “Winnie fans” out there would love to know how she’s been doing. I remember very vaguely the first dog that I had when I was about 4 years old, and when my sister (now 17!) was about a few months old, the dog accidentally bit my sister near her face, mainly due to jealousy and anger because it was being ignored; my parents ultimately ended up giving the dog away to my grandparents and they kept it until it died when I was 14 years old. I hope that you enjoy reading it, and please send me a comment on my blog, to let me know your feedback and advice. Hope that you have a great week
    Take care, <3 🙂
    P.S.:Here's the link:

    1. Winnie’s doing great! She’s a bit more protective of me, but otherwise still just her happy, furry self 🙂

  3. I had heartburn for the first time IN MY LIFE while I was pregnant. Thought I was gonna die or something. I felt like pretty well kept Tums in business as much as I was eating them. Are you planning on sharing your sweet girl’s name?

    1. We’ve decided to keep quiet until she is born as we’re not going to decide for sure until she is in our arms. That way no one in our family gets attached to a certain name before we know for sure.

  4. Jen! Starting to look very bumpy! Its the best feeling! I am as of today Thursday, 27 weeks! Just a little bit ahead but I love catching up with how you are doing 🙂
    I am very excited for our 28th week ultrasound as we get to see our little baby girl again! I was wondering if you and Don will opt for the 3D ultrasound? My husband and I are still debating on it…
    Anyway, thanks for sharing your journey with us!

    1. I don’t think we’ll be doing a 3D ultrasound. From what I understand, any further ultrasounds after 20 weeks at my doctor’s office are only on an as-needed basis, so unless there’s an issue, I don’t think we’ll be having any more.

      Wishing you smooth sailing for the rest of your pregnancy & delivery!

  5. Hi Jen this is my very first time ever leaving a comment any where but I wanted to congratulate you and Don on your baby!!! I do not have children, but I have been watching your videos for a while now ever since you started almost. You’ve inspired me to be more organized! I still enjoy your videos even if I’m not expecting but its fun to go through the experience with you guys, thanks for sharing your life with us.

  6. Hello jen ,I love love your chanel 😁.I don’t have a baby yet but i love to watch your apdate to the pregnancy well and the other videos too .I wander if you and Don have chose the name for the baby girl yet? Or would you like to talk about that for the video of 26 week’s.


  7. Hi Jen! Loving your updates, you look great! Is there an address or PO Box that I can send gifts to you and Baby Girl? Best wishes! 💜

    1. It is very sweet of you to think of us! You can find my mailing address listed in the FAQ section of this site. I love getting cards & letters from you guys!

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