Our Five Ring Circus: 25 Weeks with Baby #4

Friday, May 24, 2013

25 Weeks with Baby #4

I'm 25 weeks pregnant today!  That just seems so hard to believe.  Only 15 weeks until my due date!  Pregnancy flies by when you have 3 other kids to chase around!

How far along: 25 Weeks

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:
  I had an appointment on Wednesday, and I lost 2 lbs since my appointment in April. Luckily, my OB was understanding!

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea is around 1 1/2 lbs and 13 1/2 inches long!  Even better, he/she is viable if born early.  While we don't want that to happen, I can breathe a sigh of relief now!

How baby is growing:  Baby #4 is
beginning to exchange the long, lean look for some baby fat. The wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and he/she will start to look more and more like a newborn. He/She is also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture. {from babycenter.com}

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular clothes. My regular pants are still loose.

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

Sleep: Sleep is a bit more difficult now.  I have to sleep on my side, and use a king-size pillow between my knees to stay comfortable.  Plus, I have to wake for an early morning pee break!

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Hearing the heartbeat at my 24 week appointment.  It's always a wonderful, reassuring sound! Also?  Getting through my glucose test!!!

Movement:  The baby is very strong and active!

Food Cravings:  None.
Food Aversions:
All but a few things.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and I'm taking daily medication for it.  It's *kind of* funny in a pathetic sort of way when you reach 25 weeks and you're still sick every day!  But...it is what it is, and I'm growing an awesome human being, so that's why you won't hear me complaining too much!

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:  Hyperemesis  (morning (ALL DAY) sickness), Braxton Hicks contractions (irritable uterus), abdominal pain, anemia, exhaustion,  peeing more frequently, constipation, and irritability

ExerciseTreadmill workouts Monday-Friday this week.

What I miss: Feeling normal.  I have been sick since January 3rd!

What I'm looking forward to:
Meeting our sweet baby!

25 Week Picture: I'm not quite sure where my bump went this week!  The baby is very low and laying sideways, and apparently well hidden.  

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  1. Pregnancy looks good on you, girl!!

  2. I've been sick since Jan 3rd-- oh that line just made me really want to cry for you. You seriously are such a trooper!!

  3. You look beautiful, even though you've been sick for so long. Amazing :-)

  4. you look fabulous mama!

    miss you!

  5. You look wonderful; although, I wish you felt better... No stretch marks after having three kids? What a blessing. I have marks all around my belly button from my first...still,I'm not bothered by them; they're a "badge" of honor.

    I can't believe there's only 15 more weeks to go!!

  6. You look fantastic! Before you know it Little Sweetpea will be cuddled up in your arms. So exciting! Enjoy your weekend!

    mama Hen

  7. sorry you're still feeling so bad - you're getting so close!!

  8. You look great sissy! Looks like bump #4 is a bit camera shy :)

  9. You look amazing Stefanie, I don't even look that good now and I'm not pregnant lol
    Ugh you poor thing with all that morning sickness, but you are right, it's for a wonderful cause!
    I love surprises, I did that with our first and then couldn't help myself with the next two and found out :)
    I always found I had heaps of boys names on the list and hardly any girls names. I am very excited for you!!
    Have a great week, only 15 to go :)

  10. You are glowing mama! Your pregnancy is flyin' by! :)

  11. You look so great! I look gigantic compared to you, ha! Yay for getting through your glucose test, I have mine next week! Don't you love passing viability week!?? It's so nice!

  12. Low is a girl, right?! I think so. Lol Anyway, I don't want to rush summer by any means but looking forward to you feeling better! And seeing that baby!


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