Our Five Ring Circus: 31 Weeks with Baby #4

Saturday, July 6, 2013

31 Weeks with Baby #4

How far along: 31 Weeks!

Due Date:  September 6, 2013

Total Weight Gained:
  I finally gained back the weight I lost, and my weight at my appointment on Tuesday was the same as it was 2 weeks ago.  

How big is baby?  Our sweet pea
is just
over 16 inches long and weighs about 3 1/3 pounds!

How baby is growing:  Baby #4
is heading into a growth spurt. He/She can turn his/her head from side to side, and the arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath the skin. He/She is probably moving a lot, too. (He/She is!)  {from babycenter.com}

Maternity Clothes: I'm still wearing my regular pants, but I did invest in a few longer, non-maternity shirts. 

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

Sleep: Sleep?  What sleep?!?

Best Pregnancy Moment of the Week:
  Hearing the heartbeat at my 30 week appointment! That sound never gets old!

Movement:  Baby #4 is a crazy mover.  He/She is strong and very active! 11 PM-1 AM seems to be his/her most active time of the day.

Food Cravings:  Watermelon.  I can't get enough of it.
Food Aversions:
Almost everything.

Morning Sickness:
I still have hyperemesis, and I'm taking daily medication for it.  I'm at the point where I'm used to being sick everyday.  Morning sickness is a joke.  It's ALL DAY AND NIGHT sickness for me!

Gender: It's a surprise! We have never found out the gender of our babies!

Names: If it's a girl, she has a definite first name (it was actually our 2nd girl name for our 3 previous pregnancies), but we're still deciding on the middle name.  It's the opposite for a boy.  The middle name will be Dayne, after Grant's dad's middle name (he passed away in October, before we got pregnant), but we don't have a first name.  We have a list, but we can't agree on the name, and nothing sounds perfect!

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

ExerciseTreadmill workouts 4 days this week.

What I miss: Feeling normal.  I have been sick since January 3rd! I can't wait to be nausea-free!

What I'm looking forward to:
Going through the baby clothes and getting the baby's gear set up! 

31 Week Picture:  The baby FINALLY moved into position this week.  No more sideways baby!



  1. Looking good. :) Almost there!

  2. You look so pretty!! I'm so excited to find out what this baby is! I can imagine how excited you are!!

  3. You can tell the baby moved into position! :) Looking great!

  4. Look at that cute bump!! I love that skirt too!

  5. You look great!! You are getting so close!!

  6. i found your blog again today through a friends blog. it has been a while since i have checked in on you guys :) and i was wondering if you would be having another baby soon. i had know idea you were 31 weeks! wow, praying for these last few weeks to be filled with blessings.

  7. You look beautiful!! Sounds like everything is going great. Hope you feel better soon.

  8. Nursing has made me crave watermelon like crazy. Thank goodness for the high water content -- I'm constantly thirsty.

  9. You look beautiful! What a perfect baby bump :)

  10. You are beautiful pregnant! Are you still running on the treadmill or are you walking? Love your chalkboard updates!

  11. you looks great! god job on keeping up with the workouts

  12. Looking good! I keep hoping one week you'll feel 'normal.' :o( Oh well, the time is flying buy and soon baby will be here! :o)

  13. You are in the home stretch! Your baby bump is so cute, you look beautiful.

  14. you look so gorgeous!!! I can't believe baby #4 will be here so soon!

  15. you are BEYOND adorable! if I looked like that pregnant, I'd have 15 children! Honestly!!

    Love all of your IG pics, but I guess I forget about the blog posts since I see your precious babies on Instagram...off to catch up!

  16. My sister's due date is the 3rd of Sept. I don't envy you two for being pregnant through summer.

    You look awesome, though. Healthy and happy. :)

  17. You look great! I hope your feeling good, I know you have it rough. Hopefully this baby can stay in as long as possible, but not too long! :)

  18. Can't believe your 31weeks! You look fabulous

    excited to meet the little one!


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