Our Five Ring Circus: 27 Weeks with Baby #4

Friday, June 7, 2013

27 Weeks with Baby #4

How far along: 27 Weeks

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea weighs almost 2 lbs and is around 14 1/2 inches long.
How baby is growing:  Baby #4 is sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing the eyes, and perhaps even sucking the fingers. His/Her brain is very active now. While the lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he/she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements to a case of baby hiccups.  {from babycenter.com}

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular clothes, and my regular pants are still loose.  I am wearing longer shirts now, but not maternity. 

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

Sleep: Still not having much luck in the sleep department.  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 how strong this baby is becoming.  Also realizing how quickly his/her arrival is approaching!

Movement:  This baby is a little acrobat! He/She likes to somersault, stretch, punch, kick, and use my cervix as a trampoline!

Food Cravings:  None, but I definitely prefer to eat fruit (especially watermelon) and sweets.
Food Aversions:
Almost everything.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and I'm taking daily medication for it.  It's not nearly as bad as it was in the first 20 weeks, but still not fair to be sick every single day!
Gender: It's our 4th surprise!!!  We have never found out the gender of our babies!

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

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

ExerciseTreadmill workouts Monday-Friday this week.  I'm no longer able to run at a steady pace without contracting, so I'm done with that until I reach full term!

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

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

27 Week Picture: 

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  1. You still look not pregnant! I wish you felt good, because you look great, Momma!! September will be here before you know it!!

  2. your pregnancy is going by so fast. you look great!

  3. No, it's not fair to still be sick everyday! boo! You look great :-)

  4. So exciting! you look great, definitely not 27 weeks. I hope you get some relief and feel better soon and can enjoy the home stretch!

  5. I hope you start feeling better soon. Fortunately, all this sickness doesn't seem to be slowing you down the slightest. I don't know how you're able to keep up with everyone and still not feel well, but congratulations on truly being super woman. You do look wonderful and happy!

  6. I swear you are always the most beautiful pregnant Mommy. I really wish that you were feeling better. I remember the sickness becoming a normal feeling too but it does stink. I am so excited to see what #4 will be!

  7. Sorry you aren't feeling well!! But you look great Mama! :)

  8. I look about as pregnant as you 11 weeks postpartum ;). You're glowing! Wish you didn't have to be so sick though.

  9. You look great! So sorry you don't feel good. :( I hope your symptoms let up soon!!

  10. Holy smokes you are small for being 27 weeks! It's funny because it's your fourth too. Sorry you have been sick for awhile. Hope you start feeling better soon.

  11. I just can't believe you're still smiling and taking pictures being that sick! I just felt like death every. single. day. I definitely didn't want to be photographed! You look great. I remember when you were pregnant with Lily and you were tiny then too. :-) Can't wait to meet this little guy or gal. It's getting close!


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