Baby #4 – 28 & 30 Weeks Update

I’m behind! AH! So, when I was 26 weeks (which you’ll notice that update is missing as well), I came down with a stomach bug. It was AWFUL. I’ve never been so sick in my life, pregnancy makes tummy bugs terrible. So we didn’t even get a photo that week. I am going to share my 28 week photo and my 30 week photo (from this week!) and just give an update for this week. Poor Bear just isn’t getting all the photos and updates like the other kiddos did. Sorry buddy!

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How far along? 30 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 3lbs


Maternity clothes? Yep. With some LLR thrown in as well.

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping really well lately, but now that we are in the 3rd trimester I have started feeling exhausted in the afternoon. Makes me wish all three of my kids still took naps! 

Best moment this week: Bear is REALLY kicking and moving these days. I love that the kids can actually see my belly move now, Boogie is the only one that really cares, but she loves it!

Movement: See above 😉

Food cravings: Pineapple, cheerios and pomegranate seeds

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: None.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On, they fit perfectly as of right now. 

What I miss: Being able to roll over in bed without feeling like I have a bowling ball on my chest!

What am I looking forward too: Getting my body back.

Weekly Wisdom: Psalm 71:5-6 For you are my hope, Lord GOD, my security since I was young. I depended on you since birth, when you brought me from my mother’s womb; I praise you continuously.

Milestones: Baby Bear is approximately 3 pounds!

Baby #4 – 24 Weeks Update

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How far along? 24 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 2lbs as far as I know


Maternity clothes? Yep. With some LLR thrown in as well.

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: I had been sleeping well, and while I do sleep I’ve been having some CRAZY dreams so I’m not sleeping restfully.

Best moment this week: Finally feeling Baby Bear move a lot more, and J actually got to feel him once too! This took much longer this pregnancy despite having an anterior placenta every single pregnancy.

Movement: See above 😉

Food cravings: Tacos – from a very specific authentic Mexican taco truck in town. LOL!

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: None.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On, they fit perfectly as of right now. 

What I miss: Not being so emotional. It’s so intense once I get to the middle of the second trimester. 

What am I looking forward too: Holding this sweet boy.

Weekly Wisdom: Stay gazelle intense! (We are doing the Dave Ramsey baby steps lol)

Milestones: Baby Bear is the size of an ear of corn.

Baby #4 – 22 Weeks Update

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How far along? 22 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 2lbs as far as I know


Maternity clothes? Yep. With some LLR thrown in as well.

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: I have been sleeping SO well these past few days, however I think that’s because J and I worked our tails off in the front yard the other day, then moved furniture around in the living room and kitchen…. we wore ourselves out! 

Best moment this week: I’m finally feeling very distinct movement, both inside and outside! This has been the hardest part of this pregnancy, I’ve had anterior placentas every pregnancy, but it took the longest time to feel movement with this little man!

Movement: See above 😉

Food cravings: Tacos – specifically these Asian inspired ones we tried at a local restaurant in our home town last weekend… lol.

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: None.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On and super loose! Yikes!

What I miss: Being certain. This time there are so many unknowns with us being in a new city, a new home, with different insurance and expectations…. it’s not fun not really knowing for the most part, how everything will go.

What am I looking forward too: Seeing my three littles meet their newest little.

Weekly Wisdom: Embrace the unknown.

Milestones: Baby Bear is the size of a spaghetti squash!

Baby #4 – 20 Weeks

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How far along? 20 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 2lbs total. Dang!


Maternity clothes? Yep. With some LLR thrown in as well.

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: I sleep like the dead, until a wee little Bird comes into our bed and starts kicking and tossing and turning…

Best moment this week: We found out that Baby Bear is a BOY!

Movement: A little! He was moving all over the place during our ultrasound and I only felt two kicks the entire time. It was crazy! I’m definitely feeling more now though!

Food cravings: Pineapple

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: None.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On and super loose! Yikes!

What I miss: Right now I’m missing my old midwife, I really like the midwives we are seeing and the facility where I will have Bear…. but it’s just not what I’m used too. They don’t me well, they haven’t been there during my other births, so it’s taking me some time to accept that.

What am I looking forward too: Holding this sweet baby!

Weekly Wisdom: You are not always right. HA! I just KNEW Bear was a girl, I was so wrong!

Milestones: Baby Bear weighs 10 ounces!

Baby #4 18 Weeks

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How far along? 18 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Weighed at last appointment and I haven’t gained a thing… big surprise there considering I can’t really eat much!


Maternity clothes? Yep. With some LLR thrown in as well.

Stretch marks? Same old ones I’ve had since Boogie!

Sleep: I sleep okay, nights when Bird climbs into bed with us are rough because she tosses and turns, but when she sleeps in her own bed all night I sleep great!

Best moment this week: We took a trip to Ohio to see my mom’s side of the family, it’s been 2 years since we’d seen most of them and 9 years for a few others!

Movement: Very few, this dang anterior placenta gives me anxiety. The placement must be all up front because I only feel him/her randomly. Of course, I’m so distracted taking care of the other three minions that I’m sure I miss movements as well!

Food cravings: Hard candy, beef jerky, pineapple and ice water with crushed ice.

Gender: We will find out on the 26th of September!

Labor signs: None.

Belly button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On and super loose! Yikes!

What I miss: Routine… with the move, and constant trips and outings, and not feeling well, we just can’t seem to get into a good strong routine.

What am I looking forward too: Getting the kids and our home ready for baby, it won’t happen probably until after Christmas, but I’m excited to have things out and ready for him/her.

Weekly Wisdom: Let your tear falls. It doesn’t show weakness, it shows you are strong.

Milestones: Baby Bug is the size of a bell pepper.