Pregnancy week 25: hormones and home improvements

25 weeks pregnant

Being 25 weeks pregnant seems to be all about hormones and home improvements…no change there then.

I hate to be such a comedic stereotype, but at one point this week I was absolutely fine, the next I was crying for 20 minutes about something so intensely and world-alteringly important that I can’t even remember what it is now.

(Note: I’m writing this at 26 weeks, where I just cried three times during the tennis final despite not really caring about who won).

Apart from all that I’m feeling absolutely fine. I saw the midwife again and we even had a pretty positive chat about labour, and how there’s a chance I might be able to give birth on the lovely sounding midwife-led unit and not automatically in the labour ward (where I’d assumed I’d have to go due to being high risk). That’s if I can avoid induction by going into labour spontaneously pre-due date. She said to chat to my consultant about it, so who knows – obviously I want and will do whatever’s going to be best for the baby without a second thought, but if there’s a chance I might have a slightly more relaxing birth than last time then I’d like to take it.

And OK, I know this photo isn’t strictly a bump shot, but it does really illustrate the home improvements side of the week, where  I suddenly got an itch to scrape off all the awful wallpaper from our halls, like some giant and crazy nesting pregnant creature. We’re nearly finished with Eliza’s room, and work on our kitchen starts next week, so I have hope that we might be at some reasonable level of a finished house in October. Fingers crossed.

But the wallpaper thing; is this a bizarre pregnancy craving, or just nesting come really, really early?

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24 Comments

  1. July 7, 2014 / 8:10 am

    I can relate to the crying, I cried for ages Thurs night over the shop being shut then again yesterday because my due date buddy had her baby before me haha I love the photo, I think the home renovation thing does step up a gear doesn’t it? You want to bring baby home to a completed house 🙂 Oh, the chickens didn’t work, still contracting and still at home!xx

  2. July 7, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Oh the crying, I totally understand the crying. I cried as Mr G cleaned the windows, but I had done them only a few days earlier.. I then cried at a lady who phoned randomly..well I doubt she will call again..! Whoopsie! Nesting has just set in here too (i’m 34weeks..) except I am obsessed with the idea of wanting a reclining arm-chair…?! odd.

  3. July 7, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    ugh I’m such a huge emotional wreck right now!! I’ve had to stop reading everything as any little thing sets me off!!!

    • gillian
      July 9, 2014 / 9:03 pm

      I knooow! The most ridiculous things make me cry too. I’d forgotten that it gets even worse after you’ve given birth too, doesn’t it…my poor husband x

  4. July 8, 2014 / 8:13 am

    I’m feeling the same as you at the moment! I wonder if ending bf makes you nest too? As I’ve become addicted to wallpaper and painting all our furniture!! Love that mirror btw. The midwife unit sounds positive. Fingers crossed you get to have the birth you want xx

    • gillian
      July 9, 2014 / 9:02 pm

      Sounds like it! Must be all those crazy hormones for both of us. Can’t wait to see your finished results. The mirror was bought from an auction when I was about 15, really randomly (my dad took me along and let me bid on one thing) x

  5. July 10, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Oh yes. The crying. I can’t even listen to the radio in the car without ending up a blubbering wreck at the moment. That new Eminem song about his mum? OMG. I was snotting all over the steering wheel. Seriously. And as for the nesting thing – I’m sure you’re not alone. We still have lots of things to do in the house before we’re ready for baby in the autumn and I’m getting HUGE frustration that none of it’s done yet! Lovely to see you at this week’s #BlogBumpClub! x

    • gillian
      July 17, 2014 / 12:38 pm

      I’ve not heard it but that sounds like it might set me off…from what I remember of my snotty tennis haze, it was when Djokovic talked about his fiance and their baby…ahhh! Will try and join in each week now, so lovely to read lots of new blogs and people in similar states 🙂 x

  6. July 10, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    You are not on your own with the nesting! I have seven weeks left and have just stripped all my bedroom floors and declared the whole room needs renovating before baby arrives. Problem is I don’t start maternity leave until 3 weeks before baby and I have two monster toddlers to deal with when I’m not working so it’s an almost impossible task! My hormones are telling me everything needs to be perfect for their arrival though. I seem to be just getting over the crying stage thankfully it’s a killer isn’t it?! Look forward to reading more about your pregnancy 🙂 #blogBumpClub

    • gillian
      July 17, 2014 / 12:36 pm

      Ooh how are the floors going? We have floorboards in our bedroom at the moment and can’t decide between doing something with the boards and getting a sensible carpet. Must be really hard with two running around though. And ditto – just discovered your lovely blog! x

  7. July 10, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Ah the joys of the crazy crying – there are a whole heap of things I just can’t watch on tv at the moment because they’ll set me off! Your home improvements sound incredibly energetic; and sound like they’ll be wonderful when they’re finished!

    • gillian
      July 17, 2014 / 12:35 pm

      I just cried through almost the whole 24 finale! So nothing is safe 🙂 x

  8. July 11, 2014 / 9:46 am

    I am so with you on the crying – I am 23 weeks and have been blubbing on and off all week, so frustrating, and exhausting! It’s all about the nesting and home improvements in our house too so I am glad to read I am not the only one who seems to be nesting early! 🙂 xx #blogbumpclub

    • gillian
      July 17, 2014 / 12:34 pm

      Yay for nesting! Not so much for the crying though (good to know I’m not the only one though) xx

  9. July 11, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Oh god, crying at random things, it’s awful! I almost cried at my desk at work today watching that viral vid of a mother cat cuddling her kitten who’s having a nightmare. The shame …
    Good news for your birth 🙂 #BlogBumpClub

    • gillian
      July 17, 2014 / 12:26 pm

      Oh noo that would finish me off! I cried about four times at the 24 finale (24!) last night. Seriously…x

  10. July 11, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    Ah ive been an emotional wreck since i first became pregnant ha ha. The other half thinks im a crazy woman I think.

    Over the last 2weeks ive been decorating our kitchen, living room and conservatory. How crazy i just cant stop doing things to the house. Pregnancy does weird things.

    only just found your blog hun would love to follow your journey. Over on my site blogging mummy there is a weekly linky for pregnancy posts, pop over and link up if you like 🙂 here is the link for this weeks linky posts

    http://bloggingmummy.com/uncategorized/2442/

    xxxx

  11. July 12, 2014 / 12:02 pm

    Nesting isn’t in my DNA 🙂 We are talking about painting maybe but probably should get all the office crap out of the office first 🙂

    ✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

    • gillian
      July 17, 2014 / 12:24 pm

      Get someone else to do it then 🙂 Is the office transforming into a room for the baby? x

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