25 Week Pregnancy Update…

Today I’m 25 weeks & 3 days. My “tip” for today according to my app is that I’ll get frequent back pain. (Hardly a tip really..) and yes, the app hasn’t told me anything I don’t already know. Back pain is alive and well. Getting up from slouching on the sofa or lying down has become far from glamorous I’m sure to look at. I’ve started to ask the boys to pick things up for me (to be fair it’s usually their own pants!) Yesterday my 6 year old responded that I should just “bend with my knees”. Yeh. Pick up your pants thanks!! 

I’ve been low on energy this week and have had headaches so I’ve been trying to drink more water. (My pee sample ratted me out to the GP last week on that one.) Why isn’t drinking 8 glasses of water a day as easy as drinking 8 glasses of Prosecco?? It’s just so hard! 

The baby is kicking away nicely. S/he gave Himself a whopper of a kick the other night that surprised both of us for 25 weeks. The kicks are lovely although I’m already slightly terrified of the strength of them. Visions of a 12lb toddler are starting to kick in, but according to the app baby is approx 34.6cm head to toe and the size of a pomelo. (Wtf even is a pomelo??) 

My bump is getting big although I can still see my toes when I look down. I did – stupidly –  try to get a look at my c section scar last night and I must have looked like a dog chasing it’s own tail. Didn’t happen.

I hate big boobs. I’ll never complain about my little ones again. I sometimes have to sort of lift them off my stomach in the evening now. It’s a sad state of affairs. 

My face and neck are breaking out in spots again. I’ve got hives on one side of my neck. Yeh that glow never really caught on to be honest.

There’s other things that happen during pregnancy. Piles. I could have left that out but let’s be honest because nobody wants to talk about piles. I even googled “Nicer words for hemorrhoids” as I was writing this and it gave me the following – ‘Piles’ ‘Heaps’ ‘Stacks’ (??) and the nicest of all ‘pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the …’ Well, we won’t finish that one. 

They don’t tell you about this online. They tell you you’ll glow and look relaxed and beautiful and you won’t look awkward as f*ck lying leisurely on a sofa. They don’t tell you you’ll decide at 25 weeks to clip your toenails while you can still reach them and that you’ll watch tv balancing on one butt cheek while your boobs rest on your bump.

They don’t tell you you’ll half sit half lie on the sofa eating chipper watching Gogglebox Ireland and Nigella Lawson will be on it wearing silk robes and making brownies and looking perfect and you’ll feel like a giant whale.

pregnancy meme

I go to bed most nights straight after the boys. I’m waking a bit again in the night and having weird dreams again. Hello insomnia.

I’m still baby shopping obsessed and recently added a lovely winnie the pooh wall decal to the nursery. In all honesty it’s becoming the nicest room in the feckin’ house! I’ll post some pics when it’s all done. 

So yeh that’s where we are now. 

Only 15 weeks to go…….. 😉 





  1. Jolene

    November 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Ah Laura,

    Sound like it’s all going exactly as it should be.. fecking piles are the worst.. a positive tho the cream apparently doubles up as an anti wrinkle

  2. Lisa

    November 3, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Yeah everyone gets sucked in by pregnancy glow thing – I didn’t get it either without help from The Balm makeup that is!!! 25 weeks is hard going- feels like you’ve been pregnant forever and that you’ve ages to go. You’ll get there and maybe train your hubbie to do pedicures – I’m sure it’s on YouTube

  3. Louise (@TattooedMumsy)

    November 7, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Ah the lifting the boobs off the bump haha I remember it well! Not long now 🙂

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