Saturday, July 6, 2013

31 Weeks with Baby #4

How far along: 31 Weeks!

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:
  I finally gained back the weight I lost, and my weight at my appointment on Tuesday was the same as it was 2 weeks ago.  


How big is baby?  Our sweet pea
is just
over 16 inches long and weighs about 3 1/3 pounds!

How baby is growing:  Baby #4
is heading into a growth spurt. He/She can turn his/her head from side to side, and the arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath the skin. He/She is probably moving a lot, too. (He/She is!)  {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:
  Hearing the heartbeat at my 30 week appointment! That sound never gets old!


Movement:  Baby #4 is a crazy mover.  He/She is strong and very active! 11 PM-1 AM seems to be his/her most active time of the day.

 
Food Cravings:  Watermelon.  I can't get enough of it.
 
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.  Morning sickness is a joke.  It's ALL DAY AND NIGHT sickness for me!


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 can't wait to be nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to:
Going through the baby clothes and getting the baby's gear set up! 


31 Week Picture:  The baby FINALLY moved into position this week.  No more sideways baby!


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21 comments:

  1. Looking good. :) Almost there!

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  2. You look so pretty!! I'm so excited to find out what this baby is! I can imagine how excited you are!!

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  3. You can tell the baby moved into position! :) Looking great!

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  4. Look at that cute bump!! I love that skirt too!

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  5. You look great!! You are getting so close!!

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  6. i found your blog again today through a friends blog. it has been a while since i have checked in on you guys :) and i was wondering if you would be having another baby soon. i had know idea you were 31 weeks! wow, praying for these last few weeks to be filled with blessings.

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  7. You look beautiful!! Sounds like everything is going great. Hope you feel better soon.

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  8. Nursing has made me crave watermelon like crazy. Thank goodness for the high water content -- I'm constantly thirsty.

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  9. You look beautiful! What a perfect baby bump :)

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  10. You are beautiful pregnant! Are you still running on the treadmill or are you walking? Love your chalkboard updates!

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  11. you looks great! god job on keeping up with the workouts

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  12. Looking good! I keep hoping one week you'll feel 'normal.' :o( Oh well, the time is flying buy and soon baby will be here! :o)

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  13. You are in the home stretch! Your baby bump is so cute, you look beautiful.

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  14. you look so gorgeous!!! I can't believe baby #4 will be here so soon!

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  15. you are BEYOND adorable! if I looked like that pregnant, I'd have 15 children! Honestly!!

    Love all of your IG pics, but I guess I forget about the blog posts since I see your precious babies on Instagram...off to catch up!

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  16. My sister's due date is the 3rd of Sept. I don't envy you two for being pregnant through summer.

    You look awesome, though. Healthy and happy. :)

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  17. You look great! I hope your feeling good, I know you have it rough. Hopefully this baby can stay in as long as possible, but not too long! :)

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  18. Can't believe your 31weeks! You look fabulous

    excited to meet the little one!

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