Fourth Pregnancy :: Month 4 :: Week 16

Fourth Pregnancy :: Month 4 :: Week 16

I’m petrified I’m going to jinx myself by saying this, but I think I’ve turned a corner. I think. I hope. I pray.

As of a couple days ago, I’ve started to feel more alive. I’ve needed less rest and I’ve had more energy.  I’m starting to feel like myself again. I’m SO productive and I’m SO happy about it. I’m working out almost every day. I’m not napping. I’m cooking and cleaning and organizing (all the crazy things that make me super happy and feel relaxed).

The best part is that I can manage our lives again without feeling like every ounce of my energy is being sucked away into oblivion by this little baby inside of me!

It’s been a good couple of days (minus Mac’s new ear infection – ugh). I’m keeping my fingers crossed this newfound energy (normalcy) is here to stay…at least for a while. 🙂  I have a doctor’s appointment today (and a babysitter lined up so I’ll have a bit of time to breathe!), and I’m so, so, SO  happy it’s Friday.

4th Pregnancy_Month 4

Age of Abigail ::
4 years, 9 months

Age of Mackenzie ::
2 years, 11 months (I can’t believe she’ll be 3 next month!)

Age of Caroline ::
16.5 months

How far along:
16 weeks

How big is baby:
The size of an avocado

Weight gain:
6 lbs. (10 lbs total) – what can I say, I’ve been hungry!

Maternity clothes:
None, but I need to get them out of the garage…desperately. That will be Travis’ job this weekend. My pants don’t really fit anymore so I’ve been living in some over-sized jean shorts I bought myself a while back.  Well, I’ve been living in those and yoga pants.

Stretch marks:

Belly button:

I’ve been sleeping okay. I’ve been getting about 8 hours a night, but my sleep is interrupted frequently by a combination of my bladder, the girls whimpering about something, and Travis’ snoring.

Best moment of the month:
This is hard. It’s been a good month, but I can’t think of any stand out moments. I’ve really been enjoying Saturday morning dance class with Abby – I don’t dance with her, haha, I just drop her off – but she LOVES having time with just Mommy and I love having time with just her. It’s been really special.

Food cravings:
Burgers and fries. Mainly fries.

Food aversions:

Small amounts of heartburn.
Stomach growth. 🙂


It’s official. There is absolutely no way on earth I’ll be able to wait to find out what we’re having until the end.  I’m sure you guys assumed that anyway (and I can’t blame you), but I figured I’d update you. We WILL be finding out the sex of this baby. My dreams every. single. night. include me having a boy (and I had the same dreams with each of my girls, so that’s how accurate my dreams are). Anyway, these dreams have me believing there IS a chance we could have a boy. And as much as we’d LOVE another girl, we would also LOVE to have a boy…I just need to know and I need to know now. 🙂 Apparently I have no will power or patience.

What I’m looking forward to:
Our road trip to Oregon next week.

What I’m nervous about:
Finding out what we’re having. I’m afraid I’m going to cry again. I always do. (and that’s not to say I don’t love ALL my lovely little ladies – they’re the BEST)

What I miss:
A Hendricks gin & tonic at the end of a loooooooooong day.

Next appointment:

Comparison to my First Pregnancy (Abigail):
There is no comparison to my First Pregnancy…yet…

Comparison to my Second Pregnancy (Mackenzie):
Here’s Week 16!

Comparison to my Third Pregnancy (Caroline):
Here’s Week 16.

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2 Responses

  1. fitfoodiele says:

    awwww, congrats! my hubby and i want a gigantic family too lol! just found your blog and i’m loving it.

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