At 24 & 25 weeks pregnant, pregnancy is in full swing.
Your belly should be already on its way to accommodate your baby. Perhaps you can no longer see your toes, or maybe you have to balance your body a little bit to see them. That’s funny, isn’t it? It’s incredible how you have to adapt to these changes.
Maybe you are already thinking of the baby’s room, and how to decorate it, where to put the crib. Perhaps you have you thought about bringing your baby home with you.
During these stages of pregnancy development is very important to be aware of some risks, watch for signs of premature labor.
Mom and Baby Changes
Mom: It is very likely that your doctor may recommend more frequent visits at 24 or 25 weeks pregnant to closely monitor your pregnancy. Your doctor may order a glucose test to ensure no problems with gestational diabetes (increased glucose) that could affect your baby.
The second trimester is the best in the whole pregnancy and it is likely that you are feeling pretty good.
I suggest that you to take advantage of these weeks to think about different things like: Where will your baby sleep? Have you chosen a name for your baby? A list of baby names will help. You have to be ready with all kinds of baby things for the big day.
Baby: Your baby’s bones are getting harder and the blood vessels of the lungs are developing. His taste buds are forming, and he may be developing a weakness for sweets. During these stages of pregnancy development, your baby is preparing hard for life outside the womb.
At 25 weeks pregnant the structures of your baby’s spine are beginning to form. It’s amazing, isn’t it?
The length of your baby is around 23 cm, and its weight is about 700-800 grams.
Dad: You also should be feeling very good these weeks, right?
Do not forget to pamper your partner. It is likely that her mind is always thinking about her baby. You should remind her daily how much you love her.
My own experience at 25 weeks pregnant:
At 24 and 25 weeks pregnant, I was anxious to buy everything for my baby.
I used to spend hours looking at baby stores and buying all kind of stuff. At this stage of my pregnancy was like when I was getting married, I liked to go shopping. My husband was not that happy because his credit card was approaching its limit.
My family started to give me presents for my baby. At this point I had almost all my baby’s wardrobe. I felt in the clouds because everyone in my family treated me with love, I felt special.