Four Months Preggers

Baby is now the size of a sweet potato! Sweet potatoes of course remind me of sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving and I am now counting down the days until then!

I started prenatal yoga and have now been to two Saturday classes. It’s such a nice way to spend a Saturday morning, and I love, love how I feel afterward! Hopefully I can keep it up!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: +12 pounds which is still more than my books outline, however I was told at my 17 week appointment that my weight looked great so I’m embracing the gain :)

Symptoms: I’m feeling so much better! More energy and almost no nausea, yippee! Thank you, second trimester.

Maternity Clothes: I splurged on some new maternity dresses for the holiday season and a pair of maternity Citizen jeans. What I haven’t been able to find is a maternity wetsuit. I’ll need a wetsuit for snorkeling on our Babymoon, but my old one is officially too small. Looks like I’ll just be getting one a few sizes bigger. (Implied business opportunity here: maternity wetsuits. You’d have at least one customer!)

Movement: I think I felt baby a few times while driving and once during class while Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony was on. It was hard to tell because the movement was so slight. Then at almost 17 weeks, I was sitting on the couch one night and I totally felt baby! It must have been somersaulting or doing something else big, but I kept feeling huge waves of movement! It was so incredible! Max was bummed that he was away on business, but I assured him the movement wasn’t strong enough to feel from the outside yet.

Cravings: I went through the biggest artichoke phase! For a few weeks, I could not get enough of them! I would steam them and serve them with lemon butter, yum. I’ve been loving honey nut cheerios and grapefruit juice, too. Lately though, all baby wants is Indian food.  

Aversions: I still have no desire for coffee, which is so odd to me!

What I Miss: Fresh squeezed juices, soft serve, sushi, cold beer during football games and red wine with dinner. Now that my appetite is back, I’m fully realizing all the foods on the do not/should not list. I’m also missing SCUBA diving – mostly because we have our tropical Babymoon booked and I know that diving will be a no-no.  

Best Moment(s): Anything with my sweet husband. He takes the best care of me. From filling the humidifier every night for my stuffy pregnant nose, to feeling my tummy for kicks each day, to reading out loud to the bean, he is the sweetest, most caring husby ever.

What I'm Looking Forward To: Our 20 week sonogram! This would be the one where we could find out the baby’s gender, however we’re going to pass in favor of being surprised at baby’s birth! We’re still SO excited to see how much baby has grown in two months. 

And, just for fun, a comparison of three months and four months! What a difference 5 weeks makes! 


  1. You look great! Don't worry about gaining weight. I gained 50 pounds when I was pregnant and my doctors told me that it was okay! The biggest thing is just eat healthy (which I know you are)

  2. You look great!! I admire you for waiting until the baby is born to be surprised if it is a boy or'd drive me nuts!

    And this may seem like an odd question but where are your flats from in the 4 months picture? they are just adorable and i HATE shoe shopping.

  3. My mom has always told me to keep the gender a secret until birth! It will be such a wonderful surprise! You look wonderful! I love the idea of a Babymoon...especially tropical!

  4. Thanks, y'all!! Funny story about the shoes- they're actually slippers from L.L.Bean! My mom gifted them to me one Christmas and I like them so much (and they have a sturdy bottom) I wear them as shoes! :)

  5. So glad to hear you are going to wait and be surprised! Back when you all were being born we didn't have much of a choice then of knowing or not. It was the best when the doctor would say, "it's a boy/girl!" At that point it really doesn't matter as long as they are healthy! It's a memory you will always treasure!


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