Foetus at 25 weeks
It’s been a particularly busy week at work and, coincidentally, Tadpole seems to have been very busy too – at least, there’s been an awful lot of activity in my tum – some days I’m lucky if I get 5 minutes of peace before the jiggling about starts up again!
Some interesting facts about being 25 weeks pregnant:
- If Tadpole were to be born today, s/he would have a 50-80% chance of survival (which is pretty good!)
- Tadpole now weighs about 1.5lbs and measures approximately 13.5 inches from crown to toe (no wonder I’ve been feeling those kicks right round the side!)
- If I were to shine a light on my belly, Tadpole will turn his/her head (note to self – must try that!) – apparently this shows the optic nerves are functioning already
Sleeping at night is starting to become something of an issue – it seems that no matter which side I lie, Tadpole decides it’s not comfy and kicks like crazy till I move again. Then, when I get up in the middle of the night to pee (which I do several times!) and have to change sides because my shoulder is aching, Tadpole gets all miffed at me and kicks again!
Also, the latest game is rather fun – it used to be lots of kicks till Dale put his hand on my belly and the kicks would suddenly stop. Now it’s all kicking till Dale puts his hand on my belly and then refusing to kick in that spot again and kicking somewhere else instead! No matter where Dale shifts his hands, Tadpole moves and kicks some place else! Of course, the trick is for Dale to then spread out both hands across my bump, which foxes the kid something chronic and he gets to feel a kick after all. We’ve got a tricksy one in there!