I love all the animal comparisons - walrus, elephant - lol!!! DH has taken to calling me his "hippo wife", which I think is adorable. He said that he thinks I'm the only woman out there who would accept this as a term of endearment. We both have an odd sense of humor.
Weeks/Days along: 25w/1d
Appointments: Just had a MW appt this past Saturday; everything is going well. The hospital where I got the ultrasound actually sent my MW the records this time, and she let us know the baby is in the 67% in weight, which sounds good! Our baby seems to hate the fetoscope, and always moves away from it, so we used the doppler for the first time; it was so cool hearing the baby's heartbeat!
Symptoms: The baby is moving like crazy! I swear it has decided to do a full Vinyasa series a couple of times when I've gotten into bed at night (hopefully this is not a harbringer of bedtimes to come!). I need to sleep with a pillow under my waist/hips and another between my legs, or else I get really bad hip/lower back pain.
Food: I've had a good, balanced diet; manage to get at least 60-70g of protein most days (lentils, beans, eggs, cheese), plenty of veggies, fruit, etc. I have to eat yogurt at least once a day, and have been eating a lot of dairy in general. Unfortunately, I also manage to eat some form of dessert every day, too. I made a pan of brownies on Friday, and they were gone as of last night. DH helped eat them, but I don't even want to know how many I ate.
Exercise: On and off. I've been walking most days, and twice last week I did some exercises out of a prenatal pilates book.
Body changes and other milestones: It's funny how much this freaks me out, but... my belly button is starting to come out. EEEEK! Seriously, I'm just weird about certain parts of my body, and my belly button is one of them. It's not an issue of aesthetics, I could care less about that, it's just... I just want it to stay where it belongs and not think about it popping out! Yikes! Other than being creeped out by my mutating belly button, I love getting bigger every day. I can see my linea nigra now, but no stretch marks yet. DH suggested that we take a picture of my belly tonight, so hopefully I'll post in the belly thread soon!
Thoughts: I've been getting the gender questions nearly constantly now, it's the first question everyone seems to ask - we're still waiting to be surprised. My mom told me that when either I or my sister (she can't remember which of us) was a baby, she got scolded in the park by some random woman for dressing her baby girl in blue. The whole color-coding thing is just so ridiculous. My mom sent me some baby clothes from when my sister & I were babies, most of which were pink; my friend from NYC is sending me her son's NB clothes, most of which are blue and sporty, other people have offered clothes - so I guess the baby will wear clothing of various colors. It seems silly to spend money on baby clothes when I can get all I need for free, and the baby won't care what color it's wearing!
DH's parents bought us a carseat, which is wonderful, and we just got our first cloth diaper order delivered today - yay! I'm starting to feel anxious about gathering all the stuff I need for the baby - I guess this is the first stage of "nesting"?