Friday, April 5, 2013

18 Weeks With Baby #4

DATE: April 5, 2013

How far along:
18 Weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
None.  Still in the losing process.

How big is baby?  Our Sweet Pea is about 5 1/2 inches long and weighs almost 7 ounces!

How baby is growing
: The baby is flexing its arms and legs. The blood vessels are visible through the thin skin, and the ears are now in their final position. If it's a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If it's a boy, his genitals are noticeable now.

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

Sleep: I'm sleeping well at night, but I now wake up at least once to use the bathroom.  I still feel like I need a nap every day!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Feeling the baby move around more!

Movement:  The baby's movements have gotten a lot stronger.  The flutters are now thumps!

Food Cravings: None.

Food Aversions:
Everything.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis.

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, headaches/migraines, pulling of the muscles around the uterus, a slight cramping around the uterus (OB assured me it's normal), peeing more frequently, and irritability

Exercise: I didn't exercise this week.  Between the braxton hicks, the morning sickness, and a stuffy nose, I didn't feel up to it.

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

What I'm looking forward to:
Our ultrasound it on Tuesday!!! I can't wait to see our little sweet pea!!!

18 Week Picture:  

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11 comments:

  1. you are GORGEOUS, but I can't believe that you're that far along already! wowee!!

    Really hope you feel better soon!

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  2. I had HG too. It was awful:( Thankfully mine subsided at around 16 weeks. I'm starting to feel a bit sick again in these last few weeks of my last trimester though. No food cravings? Lucky girl!

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  3. Wow 18 weeks already. It's going by so fast. Will you be finding out what your having or let it be a surprise?

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  4. love these updates!!!

    Cant wait to see the little one.

    you do look fabulous.

    ps You should be getting some mail in a few days {sorry its so late ;)}

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  5. you carry pregnancy SO well! I can't hardly see a bump on you :) Can't believe you're already almost half way through!

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  6. Oh my goodness. I don't envy your morning sickness but seriously no weight gain is kinda nice! I almost always gain 20 by 20 weeks! Yikes!

    You look great. So happy for you!
    Praying you start feeling better soon.

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  7. Yeah for ultra sounds! Always a favorite time!

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  8. I cannot wait till tomorrow for ultrasound day! I love seeing the little ones.

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  9. I can't believe you're about halfway now!! Wow! It's going so fast for me. ;)

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  10. Girl I truly am amazed and awed that you are smiling so much and dealing with everything so well while being so sick, truly inspirational!

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