Tuesday, March 1, 2011

4 Months!

I'm four months (19 weeks) today. It's so hard to believe that in just one week I will be to the half way mark!

Here's a tiny sneak peak of the nursery. Jeff and my dad laid the laminate floor and my sis helped us paint.

Scale: has gone up a total of 10 lbs! (that means 7.5 lbs this month!)

Belly growth: Gained 6 inches total (2 in the fourth month)

Jonesin' for: French fries and milk (not together) have been two cravings that have really stuck with me. Vietnamese egg rolls have sounded good from the beginning but more recently I'd say I've had a stronger craving for them. Also, cheese enchiladas sound really good but I haven't really had any in a while.

Repulsed by: I'm doing better. I've actually started to cook a little. I would say my repulsions are now less towards food and more towards smells and gross things. My gag reflex is a lot more sensitive now that I'm pregnant. I started subbing in my church preschool and the snotty noses really get me. And this morning I almost lost it while de-clogging the shower.

Symptoms:  Still exhaustion, frequent urination, back pain, and increased appetite (even more so). Something that really started from the very beginning was terrible skin! My skin has broken out so badly and is only getting worse! I feel like a pre-teen going through puberty or something!

Clothes: I'm starting to wear more of my maternity bottoms but I can still wear some regular bottoms using the rubber band through the button hole technique. As far as tops, I can still wear non maternity but I have a few maternity tops already in the rotation.

Bedtime: I think I've been staying up a little later and it's more bearable but I prefer going to bed at a descent time. I normally wake up at least once to empty my bladder.

*Hollyn Faith* is: about 6 inches long (head to rump) and about 7 oz. I read today that they think babies can start hearing at this age. (Very cool :)

Fun Fact: Around 15 weeks I started to feel little flutters like tiny bubbles or something. I wanted it to be Hollyn but I really wasn't sure. When I read my book the next week (My Pregnancy Week by Week), it said you may start to feel movement now that is described as feeling like flutters or gas bubbles! Ha! To confirm, I asked the ultrasound tech when we went to the 4D ultrasound and she agreed that what I was feeling was more than likely the baby. It is so exciting to know that those little feelings are Hollyn moving around inside of me. More recently, I'm starting to feel little pokes. And they're getting stronger. They catch me off guard sometimes and I can't help but giggle.

Oh, and my belly button is starting to change! I have what I would call a super "inny" belly button. But now, somehow, the inside is kind of poking out. Very strange when you are used to the same belly button for 25 years!


  1. Cute! It sounds like things are going well for you :)

  2. You should get a belly listening device. I don't remember what they are called but Babies R Us have them. I would lay on my bed to relax and plug in to listen to Briley moving around inside. It was cool!