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Monday, September 5, 2011

4 Months!!

Eeek!  It's fun and crazy to think this growth is normal!

How far along: 16 weeks

Baby size: Avocado

Total weight gain/loss: Um, I'm a little freaked out by the rapid weight gain... I don't even want to talk about it.

Sleep: One of my best friends let me borrow her boppy body pillow, and sleep is much better.  I am still getting up a couple of times a night, but falling back asleep is much easier.

Movement: I'm almost 100% sure I'm feeling some movement now.  It only really happens when I'm sitting or lying down later in the evening.  And it's not very consistent, but it is very different than gas.  I can't wait until it is even more common!

Food cravings/aversions: I've craved sushi this week, but that's pretty much it.  I don't have any definite aversions that are new, but I need to mix up my snack routine.  I've eaten way too many mini-bags of almonds and pretzels and pita chips.

Pregnancy Symptoms: Almost the exact same as last week, except I've added some sharper pains across my middle.  I tried to do this pregnancy fitness video this week, and every time I tried to stretch out my abdomen, I felt like my muscles were being pulled... so I stopped in the middle of the workout.  I'll stick to the elliptical and some yoga.

What I miss: I went shopping yesterday and got a little discouraged.  Here in Charleston we have some outlet stores, and none of them carried anything maternity.  I just kept thinking that even if the cute things I saw might fit right now, they probably wouldn't in the next couple of weeks.  So, I guess I miss knowing my body.  Right now, I'm a little cloudy as to what to expect.

What I'm looking forward to: This Saturday, we are getting a 3D ultrasound, and if Baby decides to show us, we'll find out the gender!  Also, though figuring out my changing shape is somewhat of a challenge, I do look forward to continual growth.  I do love my growing belly, despite the awkwardness.

Milestones: Not being nauseated or throwing up for a whole week.  I know I have Zofran to thank for that partly, but I also really do think things are slowly improving.  Also, I woke up one morning this week not feeling tired, and that was incredible.  I'm hoping that becomes more common very soon.

Best moment this week: Thinking I had gained a ton of weight and then stepping on the scale the next day to realize I'd dropped back down to where I should be.  I forgot that weight could fluxuate within a couple of days, and I thought I'd been doing well.  I had, but that one day really threw me off.

Moments with Billy: He's been amazing!  Lately, he's been talking to the baby, which makes me laugh.  I want so badly for him to feel involved and connected.  Also, I caught him looking at baby clothes, which was absolutely adorable!


  1. Yaaay! I am so incredibly excited for you, and just to make sure you are aware...you are ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! :)

  2. I think in a few weeks you will be out of that phase of feeling in between. That is a hard time. But before you know it you will have a beautiful big blooming belly and you will love it!

  3. I feel like around the 16-18 week mark I was feeling great...so I would say any day you will start waking up feeling "normal" most days. It is funny how you try to get used to the growing belly but there is always a little sense of awkwardness. I still feel like that at 31 weeks...to me, there's just always been something a little weird feeling about being pregnant...even though I know it's so natural. Hope little one gives you a show on Saturday!! And a tip on the shopping--wait to buy bigger maternity until you absolutely have to! I have ended up having to buy A LOT less than I thought I would.

  4. Well, if you are not the cutest little "mother to be." Such an exciting time, enjoy it to the fullest. Blessings for a wonderful week!

  5. You look so adorable! That shirt really brings out your blue eyes! Glad to hear you're feeling a little better.

  6. you look so beautiful! happy 4 months!

  7. Adorable little baby bump :)

  8. you are just gorgeous!! LOVE the updates!! Keep them coming ;)


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