Our Five Ring Circus: 20 Weeks with Baby #4

Friday, April 19, 2013

20 Weeks with Baby #4

It's hard to believe I'm halfway through this pregnancy!  

DATE: April 19, 2013

How far along:
20 Weeks!!!

 Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:
None.  I should be done losing weight, but I'm not gaining any yet.

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs about 10 1/2 ounces and is about 10 inches long from head to heel. 

How baby is growing: Our baby is swallowing more these days and is also producing meconium. From babycenter.com.

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular clothes.

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

Sleep: I sleep well at night, but usually wake up around 5 or 6 AM to pee.  I still get very tired in the afternoon, but I don't have time for naps.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
  Feeling the baby's kicks from the outside!!!

Movement:  Our sweet pea is moving around a lot!  We are able to feel the kicks more often from the outside now.  Like Lily, this baby seems to kick or punch my cervix a lot!

Food Cravings: None.

Food Aversions:
Everything.  The only foods I can tolerate are fruit, vegetables, and cereal.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and take medication for it.  It should start to ease a bit now, but considering I'm still sick 24/7, I'm probably going to have it until the day I deliver, like I did with my previous 3 pregnancies!  But...only throwing up 1-3 times a day will be a wonderful improvement!

It's a surprise! We didn't find out with Dylan, Lexie, and Lily either!

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

Symptoms: Horrible morning (ALL DAY) sickness, Braxton Hicks contractions, Anemia, exhaustion, headaches/migraines, pulling of the muscles around the uterus,  peeing more frequently, and irritability.  A new symptom this week is severe constipation.  I am miserable!

Exercise: A 2 1/2 mile walk on a very hilly trail on Monday and again on Thursday.  A 20 minute run on the treadmill on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  The only time I can ignore the nausea is when I exercise!

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

What I'm looking forward to:
Acquaintances starting to notice that I'm pregnant!

20 Week Picture:  

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  1. You look GREAT, Stefanie... I can't believe you can do without maternity clothes and I won't lie - I'm jealous you've never had stretch marks?!?! What is this madness?! ha :)

  2. I'm so sorry you are so sick. How awful that must be:( I was miserable but was blessed and my sickness eased up at 16 weeks. I hope you start to feel relief soon! You look great and go you for no stretch marks!

  3. You poor thing...hang in there. You are OVER halfway done seeing as you usually don't make it to your due date.

  4. There's that cute little bump! I feel for you with all the nausea though!

  5. You amaze me!! Lookin' great, Mama!!!

  6. Cute lil bump! And I say you only have 19 weeks or less left :)

  7. You look cute, despite feeling sick. =)

  8. Lovely! Lucky you you didnt get any stretchies. I have lots! like a zebra lol!

  9. You look so great! I hope you start feeling better soon!!

  10. You look stunning pregnant! I can't believe you haven't gained any weight but I guess with 3 kids how would you have time? :)


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