25 Weeks Pregnant

25 Weeks Pregnant – My Growing Baby

My growing baby keeps getting bigger and bigger; it is now 12 inches long and weighs between 1½ to 1¾ pounds.*

25 Weeks Pregnant – Changes for my baby

Baby fat is adding every day which is helping my baby begin to fill in that wrinkly skin.  The actual color of my baby is visible at this point.

My baby’s Gender…Guessing the gender of the baby is always fun and there are plenty of wives tales out there to add to the speculation:  a fast heart rate equals a girl or carrying the baby low equals a boy.  A sonogram does allow the gender of the baby to be confirmed in most cases but know that this is not guaranteed.  Amniocentesis allows your health care provider to examine genetic make up, but this procedu is not recommended just for gender determination.

25 Weeks Pregnant – Changes for me

If anyone accuses you of carrying a basketball, you can tell them that you are.  Your uterus is actually about the size of a basketball and it can be felt between your belly button and sternum.*

25 Weeks Pregnant – Planning this week

You may be tempted to have a keepsake ultrasound performed during the last part of your pregnancy. Although these services offer a novel means for creating special memories, there are health concerns that need to be considered. The ultrasound procedure involves high frequency sound waves to produce diagnostic images.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an ultrasound should be requested by a physician for a medical reason and performed by trained professionals, such as sonographers, radiologists, or obstetricians. Several organizations have released statements regarding keepsake ultrasound. To read the statements, please see our article on keepsake ultrasounds

25 Weeks Pregnant – Health Tips

Although you have plenty of time to make a decision, it is not uncommon to start thinking about baby names.  Many couples have already started this and love exploring origins, meanings and the way certain names sound when said allowed.  Here are some considerations as you contemplate your baby’s name:

  • What do the initials spell out?
  • Are there any nicknames that are associated with this name?
  • What other words rhyme with this name?

This is not exhaustive but it will help you consider things that your child may have to deal with as he or she navigates this world.

25 Weeks Pregnant – Tips for my partner

Treat your partner to a spa.  Do something out of the ordinary and get her a manicure or pedicure.  If she is open to it, you might even give her one yourself.  This could be a funny but memorable experience for hte both of you.  You may even discover a new type of intimacy.  If you do it yourself, here is a list of things that you will need:

  • Bowl or pan with warm water
  • Mix some lotion or bath oil with sugar to use as an exfoliant
  • Soft towel to dry her hands and feet
  • Lotion or cream to apply afterwards
  • A color of nail polish she likes or clear if nothing else is available
  • Nail clippers and file
  • Flip flops that allow her to walk around without ruining her freshly painted toes
Last Updated: 11/2012

* All measurements are provided as a general guide for common pregnancy development which may vary depending on the nutrition, mother’s health or accurate dating of conception.  Every pregnancy is unique and may be experienced differently even for the same woman.  It is important to undertand that babies develop at a different rate even before they are born. The purpose of this developmental information is to give you a general idea of how your baby is growing, and you must remember that your baby’s growth may vary from that which is outlined.

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