Friday, March 29, 2013

17 Weeks with Baby #4

DATE: March 29, 2013

How far along:
17 Weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
None.  Still in the losing process. I have a new round of medication.  In addition to the Zofran, I will now take Phenergan at night, and Vitamin B6 4 times a day.  Here's hoping it helps!

How big is baby?  Baby #4 is about the size of a turnip.  He/She weighs 5 oz and is about 5 inches crown to rump.

How baby is growing
: Baby #4's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone. He/She can move his/her joints, and his/her sweat glands are starting to develop.   (From babycenter.com.)

Maternity Clothes: None. My regular clothes are still loose.

Sleep: I sleep well at night, but I wake up with a headache every morning.  I'm beginning to think it has something to do with my neck, so I'm considering going to a chiropractor!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Hearing the heartbeat again at my 16 week OB appointment!  That makes all those months of hyperemesis worth it!

Movement:  I can feel the baby moving more often now, and the movements are much stronger than they used to be!

Food Cravings: None.

Food Aversions:
Everything.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and there is no sign of it easing any time soon!

Gender:
We're not finding out! We didn't find out with Dylan, Lexie, and Lily either!

Symptoms:
Horrible morning (ALL DAY) sickness, Braxton Hicks contractions, exhaustion (although that is starting to ease), headaches/migraines, and irritabilityThe left side of my lower belly hurts to touch, but the OB said it was just from things moving around and the baby (and uterus) growing bigger.

Exercise:
A light walk/run combo workout on the treadmill, 20 minutes a day, Tuesday-Friday.  I was too sick on Monday to even attempt it.

What I miss: Feeling normal.  I can't remember what it's like to not feel sick!

What I'm looking forward to:
Scheduling our big ultrasound!  I'm calling today!  Even though we aren't finding out the gender, I'm very excited to see the baby!!!

17 Week Picture:  

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11 comments:

  1. Adorable! Hope you start feeling better. I was sick like that with my first 3. Owen was better though. It's so hard with little ones under foot!

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  2. Adorable! I was sick like that for 9 solid months with my first 3. Owen was not nearly as bad. I hope you get to feeling better soon! It's so hard with littles under foot!

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  3. Oh how I wish I had your pregnancy genes, if I could look like that at 17 wks prego...lets just say I would have more babies.ha! Can't wait to see what you are having!

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  4. Cute lil bump! Crossing my fingers the new meds work.

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  5. I never looked as good as you do, even at one week pregnant!! I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! I love feeling the baby move!! So fun!

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  6. Little bump!! Hopefully the meds combo allows you to keep more down.

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  7. Such a cute little bump! By 17 weeks I was already a fat, ugly pregnant lady! I sure hope the new meds make a difference for you!

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  8. You look fab.. hope your feeling better with each day!

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