Our Five Ring Circus: 21 Weeks with Baby #4

Friday, April 26, 2013

21 Weeks with Baby #4

How far along: 21 Weeks

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs around 3/4 of a pound and is about 10 1/2 inches long.  I'm sure this baby is bigger, considering I grow giants!

How baby is growing:
The baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.  {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!

I sleep about as well as I usually do.  I take one pee break a night.  I get very tired in the afternoon, but I don't have time for naps.

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Hearing the baby's heartbeat at my OB appointment this morning!  Baby is doing great!

Movement:  The baby is moving around a lot!   It can be felt from the outside, as well!

Food Cravings:

Food Aversions:
Everything.  The only foods I can tolerate are fruit, vegetables, and cereal.  A commercial for the Taco Bell Cool Ranch Taco actually made me want to throw up this week!

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

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 (irritable uterus), Anemia, exhaustion, headaches/migraines,  peeing more frequently, severe constipation, restless legs, and irritabilityThe headaches/constipation is a side effect from the Zofran and Iron supplement, but I have to take it.

Exercise: I alternated between walking and running on the treadmill Monday-Friday this week.   I attempted to do a 5K on Tuesday, but had strong Braxton Hick's contractions for several hours following, so I'm not doing that again!

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

What I'm looking forward to:
Watching my baby bump grow!

21 Week Picture:  

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  1. No cravings!?! Mine have been mainly celery lately, so weird. You look so great, shiny hair too.

  2. Gorgeous! I love these updates! XO

  3. You look AMAZING for being just past the halfway mark!
    I feel so badly for you about the hyperemesis :(
    Hang in their pretty Mama ;)

  4. You look great! So exciting you are past the 1/2 way mark!

  5. Boys names are so hard! I am so thankful I already had one in my back pocket this time around, but with both C and B, they were totally last minute decisions whereas we had a girl's name the whole time.

  6. Septemeber 6th was my due date with Griffin!!! You look great!

  7. I remember that miserable side effect from zofran. If you can tolerate kiwi, it's a natural laxative and I did think it helped to eat them.

  8. You look great! Hope things are going well.


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