Our Five Ring Circus: 26 Weeks with Baby #4

Friday, May 31, 2013

26 Weeks with Baby #4

How far along: 26 Weeks

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches from head to heel.

How baby is growing:  Baby #4
is able to hear voices as you chat with each other. He/She is inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of the lungs.  {from babycenter.com}

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

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

Sleep: Sleep...sucks.  I can't seem to get comfortable, and I'm having Braxton Hick's contractions all night.  I always wake up around 4-6 AM with an urgent need to pee, and I always wake up sore. 

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
Feeling those crazy movements.  It now feels like there's a hefty human being inside of me!

Movement:  The baby is very strong and active!  He/She always seems to wake up around 6 AM.  I refer to him/her as a spaz, because the movements are usually so frantic. 

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

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and I'm taking daily medication for it.  Apparently, I even get it in my sleep.  Grant couldn't sleep last night, which is extremely rare, and kept waking me up because I was gagging in my sleep.  Every time he woke me up, I felt so queasy. 

It's our 4th surprise!!!  We have never found out the gender of our babies.  I keep calling the baby a "she" but I think that's because my last 2 babies were girls and I'm used to saying that! 

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, and irritability

ExerciseTreadmill workouts Tuesday-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!  It's going by so quickly, and he/she will be here before we know it!

26 Week Picture: This week's picture is brought to you by 2 hours of sleep. I'm so tired this morning, so this is the best I can do!

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  1. You look great on 2 hours of sleep!! I love your little bump!!!

  2. Looking great! :) You're a true inspiration with #4 on the way! Any advice for a new mom of 1? :) I think about #2 but then think to myself, "I'm already so busy!" haha

  3. That made me so sad to picture you gagging in your sleep - I hope you feel better soon!!!

  4. You look awesome! Can't believe you're already into the 3rd trimester!

  5. You don't look like you lack some sleep. Pretty as always!

  6. You poor thing! Hope you get some sleep soon

  7. Looking good, mama!!! I'm sorry to hear you still feel so awful, but not too much longer before baby is here!

  8. You look beautiful! I am amazed that you can still look so great while feeling so awful. Super mom for sure!!! xo

  9. You always look fantastic! I hope you stayed cool this weekend! We had fun at the beach! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  10. Bless your heart! You look great though. #4 was the only one I wasn't sick with! I can't imagine. No matter how sick I was though I still gained weight. It was like my body just went into fat mode. Lol.

  11. You look great! Can't believe how fast things are going.

  12. Ugh - I remember how awful I felt with the last one from that point on. Hard to remember at the same time. You look great always - keep your eyes on the prize! :-)


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