Friday, May 17, 2013

24 Weeks with Baby #4

I'm 24 weeks pregnant today!  It also happens to be the anniversary of Grant proposing to me, 14 years ago! If you do the math, you'll realize that we were both really young (still teenagers!).  A lot of people thought we wouldn't last, but here we are, with 3 kids and another on the way!

How far along: 24 Weeks

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:
None, as of my last appointment.

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea is about 12 inches long and weighs just over a pound!

How baby is growing:
  Baby #4's brain is also growing quickly now, and the taste buds are continuing to develop. The lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he/she hits the outside world. The skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon. {from babycenter.com}

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular clothes. My belly is growing, but my regular pants are still too loose.

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

Sleep:
For some reason, I wake up every morning at 6 now.  I'm not sure if it's because I have to pee or if it's because the baby's movement is waking me up.  I'm also starting to drift off on the couch around 10 now.  I can't stay up late anymore, no matter how hard I try!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Feeling the baby move.  I can feel him/her all the time now.  He/She seems to be awake often these days!

Movement:  The baby is very strong and active!

Food Cravings:
  I actually had my first craving yesterday.  I desperately wanted bottled lemon iced tea over a ton of ice.  I didn't have any, and the craving did disappear!
 
Food Aversions:
Just about everything!

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and I'm taking daily medication for it.

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:  Hyperemesis (horrible morning (ALL DAY) sickness), Braxton Hicks contractions (irritable uterus), abdominal pain, Anemia, exhaustion,  peeing more frequently, constipation, restless legs and itchiness some nights, and irritability

Exercise:  Treadmill workouts Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday this week.

What I miss: Feeling normal.  I have been sick since January 3rd!

What I'm looking forward to:
Watching my baby bump grow and meeting our precious baby!

24 Week Picture: 



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14 comments:

  1. I am hoping your horrible sickness subsides soon. If Ethan was a girl his name would have been Georgia, but I really love the name Guinevere too. For boys I love the name Ulysses. Can't wait to meet the babe in a few months!

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  2. Aww. Lookin' good.

    I kinda hope you have a boy. Of course, any baby is a blessing (as I know), but a boy would perfectly round out your family!

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  3. You look great! Happy proposal anniversary!
    It's ok that you laughed at my iron burn... :P. The DR said they see that and cat scratches from the baby moving and scaring the cat to jump off the belly. I can't decide what is worse.

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  4. Ugh, that sickness! You are such a trooper. You seem to handle it with such grace :-)

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  5. You look fantastic!Hang in there with the sickness my friend! Soon you will be holding your bundle of love and sickness will be so far behind you. Have a great weekend!

    mama Hen

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  6. You are looking good momma! One more week to go and you are at my favorite week...week 25, viability!! Woohoo! Of course I am hoping that little bugger stays put until September!

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  7. Purple is so pretty on you! Gorgeous! =)

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  8. You look lovely as always! :)

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  9. Still looking great! 10-6 is a nice 8 hours! You'll be back to night owling come Sept. ;)

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  10. Looking so pretty! WOW! You are over 1/2 way there!

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  11. you look absolutely stunning!! and baby #4? you are wonderwoman. : )

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  12. I'm going to stop complaining about being 'queasy and nauseous' now. Hope you get some relief soon. Glad your feeling the baby though!

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