Friday, May 31, 2013

26 Weeks with Baby #4

How far along: 26 Weeks

Due Date:  September 6, 2013


Total Weight Gained:
  None.


How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches from head to heel.

 
How baby is growing:  Baby #4
is able to hear voices as you chat with each other. He/She is inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of the lungs.  {from babycenter.com}

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular clothes, and my regular pants are still loose.


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

Sleep: Sleep...sucks.  I can't seem to get comfortable, and I'm having Braxton Hick's contractions all night.  I always wake up around 4-6 AM with an urgent need to pee, and I always wake up sore. 

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Feeling those crazy movements.  It now feels like there's a hefty human being inside of me!

Movement:  The baby is very strong and active!  He/She always seems to wake up around 6 AM.  I refer to him/her as a spaz, because the movements are usually so frantic. 

Food Cravings:  None.
 
Food Aversions:
All but a few things.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and I'm taking daily medication for it.  Apparently, I even get it in my sleep.  Grant couldn't sleep last night, which is extremely rare, and kept waking me up because I was gagging in my sleep.  Every time he woke me up, I felt so queasy. 


Gender:
It's our 4th surprise!!!  We have never found out the gender of our babies.  I keep calling the baby a "she" but I think that's because my last 2 babies were girls and I'm used to saying that! 

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

Symptoms:  Hyperemesis  (morning (ALL DAY) sickness), Braxton Hicks contractions (irritable uterus), abdominal pain, anemia, exhaustion,  peeing more frequently, and irritability

ExerciseTreadmill workouts Tuesday-Friday this week.

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

What I'm looking forward to:
Meeting our sweet baby!  It's going by so quickly, and he/she will be here before we know it!

26 Week Picture: This week's picture is brought to you by 2 hours of sleep. I'm so tired this morning, so this is the best I can do!


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13 comments:

  1. You look great on 2 hours of sleep!! I love your little bump!!!

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  2. Looking great! :) You're a true inspiration with #4 on the way! Any advice for a new mom of 1? :) I think about #2 but then think to myself, "I'm already so busy!" haha

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  3. That made me so sad to picture you gagging in your sleep - I hope you feel better soon!!!

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  4. You look awesome! Can't believe you're already into the 3rd trimester!

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  5. You don't look like you lack some sleep. Pretty as always!

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  6. You poor thing! Hope you get some sleep soon

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  7. Looking good, mama!!! I'm sorry to hear you still feel so awful, but not too much longer before baby is here!

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  8. You look beautiful! I am amazed that you can still look so great while feeling so awful. Super mom for sure!!! xo

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  9. You always look fantastic! I hope you stayed cool this weekend! We had fun at the beach! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  10. Bless your heart! You look great though. #4 was the only one I wasn't sick with! I can't imagine. No matter how sick I was though I still gained weight. It was like my body just went into fat mode. Lol.

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  11. You look great! Can't believe how fast things are going.

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  12. Ugh - I remember how awful I felt with the last one from that point on. Hard to remember at the same time. You look great always - keep your eyes on the prize! :-)

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