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24 weeks (Baby FOUR)

Sorry there is no picture this week. Maybe I’ll get one this weekend. Doubtful, but maybe.

You can also check out the similarities/differences from 24 weeks with Baby #1.

How far along? 24 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: At my last check up (2 weeks ago) I was + .5 lb.

Maternity clothes? Nope. Just my favorite maternity yoga pants that I wear even when I’m not pregnant.

Stretch marks? no new ones

Sleep: Decent, though not enough. I’ve been getting up with Steven every morning around 4:30.

Best moment this week: Taking the kiddos to the Christmas parade. They all loved it this year!

Movement: yep

Food cravings: I’m doing good to have an appetite at all most days.

Gender: unkown

Labor Signs: nope

Belly Button in or out? still in

What I miss: my husband

What I am looking forward to: Steven coming home on Saturday night

Weekly Wisdom: If you couldn’t eat cereal in the morning yesterday, or the day before, or last week, or the week before, there’s a pretty good chance it’s not going to end well to try to eat it the next morning.

Baby’s Development:

“Your baby’s growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he’s almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he’ll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing “branches” of the respiratory “tree” as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.” -babycenter.com

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23 weeks (Baby FOUR)

I’m feeling like a terrible mother to this sweet baby. This year has been an insanely wild roller coaster ride, and we haven’t even gotten off of it yet. I’ve done a terrible job of documenting this pregnancy though, and I’m already regretting it. It’s more than halfway over, and I have yet to get to really enjoy this pregnancy the way I did the others.

If you’re interested in how this pregnancy stacks up against some of my others (because I’m sure you are haha) check out 23 weeks with Baby#1 and 23 weeks with Baby #2.

pregnancy photo

How far along? 23 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +.5 lb (on a good day)

Maternity clothes? nope, unless you count my favorite maternity yoga pants that I wear whether I’m pregnant or not 🙂

Stretch marks? no new ones

Sleep: decent

Best moment this week: Steven’s surprise birthday party!

: Yep

Food cravings: Mexican


Labor Signs: had a few Braxton Hicks contractions

Belly Button in or out? still in

What I miss: having my own house

What I am looking forward to: Christmas

Weekly Wisdom: Write everything down. Everything. Pregnancy makes your brain mush.

Baby’s Development:

Baby’s little face is fully formed…minus the baby fat, of course. The next task at hand for baby: sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples!” – thebump.com

“Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she’s more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby’s increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won’t faze her when she hears them outside the womb.” – babycenter.com

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