Fourth Pregnancy :: Month 1 (Week 4)

Fourth Pregnancy :: Month 1 :: Week 4(ish)

About a week ago, I had a feeling I could be pregnant. I could smell everything. I was oddly emotional. I was exhausted. And I felt bloated. I took a pregnancy test, but the first one came back negative. I followed the directions on the box, gave it a few more days, and took another test. That one was positive. I knew it.

As much as I wanted to wait to tell Travis in some cute, funny, or witty way later in the day, I just couldn’t do it. I called him about 30 seconds after I found out and said, “Guess what?”

All he did was laugh. I didn’t even have to say the words. He knew it. It may not have been the most creative way to tell him, but I could tell immediately how happy he was.

We are so excited. This is exactly what we’ve hoped for (well, after realizing we were going to have more than 2 kids). The girls don’t know yet, but I can’t wait to tell them considering the fact that Abby keeps asking for “10 sisters!  I’ll help take care of 4 of them!” – the minute we do tell them, I know it’ll be the opening statement of every single conversation Abby has until the baby comes. We better wait until after our first appointment. 🙂

Anyway, here we are…fourth pregnancy…fourth set of updates.  Part of me feels like everyone is probably sick of reading about my pregnancies, but I would feel sort of bad for baby #4 if they didn’t have their own “growth story.”

So, let’s get started.

4th Pregnancy_Week 4

Age of Abigail ::
4 years, 6 months

Age of Mackenzie ::
2 years, 8 months

Age of Caroline ::
14 months

How far along:
4 weeks(ish)

How big is baby:
The size of a poppy seed

Weight gain:
0 lbs.

Maternity clothes:
None, but I’m sure I’ll have Travis bring my box of maternity clothes up from the garage fairly soon. As much as I look forward to wearing “normal clothes” toward the end of my pregnancies, I also look forward to wearing maternity clothes at the beginning of my pregnancies. 🙂

Stretch marks:
None.

Belly button:
Innie.

Sleep:
I’ve been super tired (ask Travis).  Right around 8:30pm, my eyes get heavy and I have a hard time staying awake for anything…even my favorite shows.

Best moment of the week:
Just like I said last time, the best moment of this week was finding out we’re pregnant! I can’t wait to tell the girls in the next couple weeks and we can’t wait to tell our families and friends.

Food cravings:
None.

Food aversions:
None.

Symptoms:
I can smell everything (good and bad) like it’s hanging out at the tip of my nose. I’ve also had a few tiny waves of nausea. Fingers crossed it doesn’t get bad.

Movement:
None.

Gender:
We don’t know for sure, but we’re assuming it’ll be another girl!  The plan this time around is to wait it out…I’m not going to say I’m 100% sure I’ll be able to wait to find out (because I know myself), but I feel like it would be a different experience for us that would be super special.

What I’m looking forward to:
Telling the girls that they’re going to have another baby to play with.  The only one I’ve told is Caroline, but I’m pretty sure our secret is safe with her. 🙂

What I’m nervous about:
It’s funny, I was really nervous when we found out we were pregnant with Caroline. I was nervous about juggling everyone and everything…but now that I know I can be a great Mom and wife with 3, I feel confident that it’ll be the same when we have 4. I’m slightly nervous about being pregnant with three little kids running around, but I figure I can’t get much more tired than I already feel, so it’ll all work out. 🙂 

What I miss:
Nothing yet!

Next appointment:
8.1.15 (1st appointment!)

Comparison to my First Pregnancy (Abigail):
There is no comparison to my First Pregnancy…well, what I should say is that I hadn’t blogged about my 1st pregnancy at this point!

Comparison to my Second Pregnancy (Mackenzie):
Luckily, I started documenting Mac’s pregnancy nice and early – here’s Week 4!

Comparison to my Third Pregnancy (Caroline):
Just like my pregnancy with Mac, I started documenting Caroline’s pregnancy nice and early – here’s Week 4.

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