Our Five Ring Circus: 17 Weeks with Baby #4

Friday, March 29, 2013

17 Weeks with Baby #4

DATE: March 29, 2013

How far along:
17 Weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
None.  Still in the losing process. I have a new round of medication.  In addition to the Zofran, I will now take Phenergan at night, and Vitamin B6 4 times a day.  Here's hoping it helps!

How big is baby?  Baby #4 is about the size of a turnip.  He/She weighs 5 oz and is about 5 inches crown to rump.

How baby is growing
: Baby #4's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone. He/She can move his/her joints, and his/her sweat glands are starting to develop.   (From babycenter.com.)

Maternity Clothes: None. My regular clothes are still loose.

Sleep: I sleep well at night, but I wake up with a headache every morning.  I'm beginning to think it has something to do with my neck, so I'm considering going to a chiropractor!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Hearing the heartbeat again at my 16 week OB appointment!  That makes all those months of hyperemesis worth it!

Movement:  I can feel the baby moving more often now, and the movements are much stronger than they used to be!

Food Cravings: None.

Food Aversions:

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and there is no sign of it easing any time soon!

We're not finding out! We didn't find out with Dylan, Lexie, and Lily either!

Horrible morning (ALL DAY) sickness, Braxton Hicks contractions, exhaustion (although that is starting to ease), headaches/migraines, and irritabilityThe left side of my lower belly hurts to touch, but the OB said it was just from things moving around and the baby (and uterus) growing bigger.

A light walk/run combo workout on the treadmill, 20 minutes a day, Tuesday-Friday.  I was too sick on Monday to even attempt it.

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

What I'm looking forward to:
Scheduling our big ultrasound!  I'm calling today!  Even though we aren't finding out the gender, I'm very excited to see the baby!!!

17 Week Picture:  



  1. Adorable! Hope you start feeling better. I was sick like that with my first 3. Owen was better though. It's so hard with little ones under foot!

  2. Adorable! I was sick like that for 9 solid months with my first 3. Owen was not nearly as bad. I hope you get to feeling better soon! It's so hard with littles under foot!

  3. Oh how I wish I had your pregnancy genes, if I could look like that at 17 wks prego...lets just say I would have more babies.ha! Can't wait to see what you are having!

  4. Cute lil bump! Crossing my fingers the new meds work.

  5. I never looked as good as you do, even at one week pregnant!! I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! I love feeling the baby move!! So fun!

  6. Little bump!! Hopefully the meds combo allows you to keep more down.

  7. Such a cute little bump! By 17 weeks I was already a fat, ugly pregnant lady! I sure hope the new meds make a difference for you!

  8. You look fab.. hope your feeling better with each day!


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