Friday, June 28, 2013

30 Weeks with Baby #4

 I finally reached 30 weeks!  This pregnancy is flying by!  This is the week that I went into preterm labor with Dylan, and at 31 weeks with Lexie and Lily, I ended up in the hospital with contractions.  Maybe this one will behave?!?


How far along: 30 Weeks!!!

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:
  I finally gained back the weight I lost!


How big is baby?  Our sweet pea
is
about 15.7 inches long and weighs almost 3 pounds!

How baby is growing:  Baby #4's 
eyesight continues to develop.   {from babycenter.com}

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular pants, but I did invest in a few longer, non-maternity shirts. 

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

Sleep: Sleep?  What sleep?!?

 
Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Watching the baby shift around in my belly.  Pretty much the only thing I love about pregnancy!


Movement:  Baby #4 is a crazy mover.  He/She is strong and very active!

Food Cravings:  None.
 
Food Aversions:
Almost everything.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and I'm taking daily medication for it.  I'm at the point where I'm used to being sick everyday.  I have been throwing up a lot more often in the mornings again. And by the way?  Morning sickness is a joke.  It's ALL DAY AND NIGHT sickness!


Gender: It's a surprise! We have never found out the gender of our babies!

Names: If it's a girl, she has a definite first name (it was actually our 2nd girl name for our 3 previous pregnancies), but we're still deciding on the middle name.  It's the opposite for a boy.  The middle name will be Dayne, after Grant's dad's middle name (he passed away in October, before we got pregnant), but we don't have a first name.  We have a list, but we can't agree on the name, and nothing sounds perfect!

Symptoms:  Hyperemesis  (ALL DAY morning sickness), Braxton Hicks contractions (irritable uterus), back pain, pressure, abdominal pain, anemia, peeing more frequently, headaches, mood swings, and irritability

ExerciseTreadmill workouts 4 days this week.

 
What I miss: Feeling normal.  I have been sick since January 3rd! I'm going to be thrilled to be nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to:
My appointment on Tuesday!  It's always a relief to hear the heartbeat and have the doctor reassure me that the baby is growing!


30 Week Picture:


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13 comments:

  1. You look great! I can't believe you are 30 weeks already! I can't wait to hear the names!

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  2. You look great mama! So close to the end! Your pregnancy has flown by! Can't wait for pictures!

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  3. this is so exciting! and you are looking fabulous. i hope you have an amazing rest of your pregnancy. :)

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  4. As always, you look fantastic! I don't know how you're surviving with all of those symptoms. Keep up the good work mama, and baby #4 better behave!

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  5. You look beautiful! I really hope the sickness eases up on you, but you seem to be in good spirits, you're a trooper for sure!

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  6. So exciting how close you are to delivery!!
    You look amazing!

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  7. LOVE your dress! Seriously you look amazing. You are getting closer!!

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  8. I can't believe you are 30 weeks already. So glad you gained some weight back. Hope that baby stays cozy and you have no preterm labor!

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