Friday, April 19, 2013

20 Weeks with Baby #4

It's hard to believe I'm halfway through this pregnancy!  

DATE: April 19, 2013

How far along:
20 Weeks!!!

 Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:
None.  I should be done losing weight, but I'm not gaining any yet.

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs about 10 1/2 ounces and is about 10 inches long from head to heel. 

How baby is growing: Our baby is swallowing more these days and is also producing meconium. From babycenter.com.

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular clothes.

Stretch Marks:  None!  I've never had one before, so I'm hoping that trend continues!

Sleep: I sleep well at night, but usually wake up around 5 or 6 AM to pee.  I still get very tired in the afternoon, but I don't have time for naps.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
  Feeling the baby's kicks from the outside!!!

Movement:  Our sweet pea is moving around a lot!  We are able to feel the kicks more often from the outside now.  Like Lily, this baby seems to kick or punch my cervix a lot!

Food Cravings: None.

Food Aversions:
Everything.  The only foods I can tolerate are fruit, vegetables, and cereal.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and take medication for it.  It should start to ease a bit now, but considering I'm still sick 24/7, I'm probably going to have it until the day I deliver, like I did with my previous 3 pregnancies!  But...only throwing up 1-3 times a day will be a wonderful improvement!

Gender:
It's a surprise! We didn't find out with Dylan, Lexie, and Lily either!

Names: The girl name is chosen, but we still have a huge list of boy names and nothing sounds perfect!

Symptoms: Horrible morning (ALL DAY) sickness, Braxton Hicks contractions, Anemia, exhaustion, headaches/migraines, pulling of the muscles around the uterus,  peeing more frequently, and irritability.  A new symptom this week is severe constipation.  I am miserable!

Exercise: A 2 1/2 mile walk on a very hilly trail on Monday and again on Thursday.  A 20 minute run on the treadmill on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The only time I can ignore the nausea is when I exercise!

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

What I'm looking forward to:
Acquaintances starting to notice that I'm pregnant!

20 Week Picture:  

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11 comments:

  1. You look GREAT, Stefanie... I can't believe you can do without maternity clothes and I won't lie - I'm jealous you've never had stretch marks?!?! What is this madness?! ha :)

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  2. I'm so sorry you are so sick. How awful that must be:( I was miserable but was blessed and my sickness eased up at 16 weeks. I hope you start to feel relief soon! You look great and go you for no stretch marks!

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  3. You poor thing...hang in there. You are OVER halfway done seeing as you usually don't make it to your due date.

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  4. There's that cute little bump! I feel for you with all the nausea though!

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  5. You amaze me!! Lookin' great, Mama!!!

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  6. Cute lil bump! And I say you only have 19 weeks or less left :)

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  7. You look cute, despite feeling sick. =)

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  8. Lovely! Lucky you you didnt get any stretchies. I have lots! like a zebra lol!

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  9. You look so great! I hope you start feeling better soon!!

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  10. You look stunning pregnant! I can't believe you haven't gained any weight but I guess with 3 kids how would you have time? :)

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