Our Five Ring Circus: 18 Weeks With Baby #4

Friday, April 5, 2013

18 Weeks With Baby #4

DATE: April 5, 2013

How far along:
18 Weeks!

Total Weight Gained:
None.  Still in the losing process.

How big is baby?  Our Sweet Pea is about 5 1/2 inches long and weighs almost 7 ounces!

How baby is growing
: The baby is flexing its arms and legs. The blood vessels are visible through the thin skin, and the ears are now in their final position. If it's a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If it's a boy, his genitals are noticeable now.

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

Sleep: I'm sleeping well at night, but I now wake up at least once to use the bathroom.  I still feel like I need a nap every day!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Feeling the baby move around more!

Movement:  The baby's movements have gotten a lot stronger.  The flutters are now thumps!

Food Cravings: None.

Food Aversions:

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis.

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, headaches/migraines, pulling of the muscles around the uterus, a slight cramping around the uterus (OB assured me it's normal), peeing more frequently, and irritability

Exercise: I didn't exercise this week.  Between the braxton hicks, the morning sickness, and a stuffy nose, I didn't feel up to it.

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

What I'm looking forward to:
Our ultrasound it on Tuesday!!! I can't wait to see our little sweet pea!!!

18 Week Picture:  



  1. you are GORGEOUS, but I can't believe that you're that far along already! wowee!!

    Really hope you feel better soon!

  2. I had HG too. It was awful:( Thankfully mine subsided at around 16 weeks. I'm starting to feel a bit sick again in these last few weeks of my last trimester though. No food cravings? Lucky girl!

  3. Wow 18 weeks already. It's going by so fast. Will you be finding out what your having or let it be a surprise?

  4. love these updates!!!

    Cant wait to see the little one.

    you do look fabulous.

    ps You should be getting some mail in a few days {sorry its so late ;)}

  5. you carry pregnancy SO well! I can't hardly see a bump on you :) Can't believe you're already almost half way through!

  6. Oh my goodness. I don't envy your morning sickness but seriously no weight gain is kinda nice! I almost always gain 20 by 20 weeks! Yikes!

    You look great. So happy for you!
    Praying you start feeling better soon.

  7. Yeah for ultra sounds! Always a favorite time!

  8. I cannot wait till tomorrow for ultrasound day! I love seeing the little ones.

  9. I can't believe you're about halfway now!! Wow! It's going so fast for me. ;)

  10. Girl I truly am amazed and awed that you are smiling so much and dealing with everything so well while being so sick, truly inspirational!


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