Friday, December 19, 2014

Pregnancy Update: The REAL Week 12 (Baby #5)

My last update should have been my 12 week update, but after my prenatal visit the midwife and I determined that I was really only around 10 1/2 weeks or so at that time. So now, on with the real 12 week update!


Due date: June 30th

How far along:  12 weeks, 3 days

Next appointment: January

Gender:  Unkown

Total weight gain/loss:  At least a 10 lb loss so far due to hyperemesis gravidarum.

Exercise: Walking and stretching with the kids since the weather was mild. But now it's too cold outside.

Stretch marks: This is my fifth kid, what do you think?!

Swelling: None

Maternity clothes: Out for the comfort of them, but I live in sweatpants anyway. ;) 

Belly button: Too early for that

Sleep: Not enough. I've been really exhausted lately.

Food cravings:  Anything with protein...lots of peanut butter!

Symptoms:  Extreme exhaustion. The hyperemesis seems to be letting up this week. *knock on wood* My breast milk has also changed quite a bit and Hallie is having a hard time adjusting to that. 

Movement: I swear I've felt a couple of flutters here and there. 

Labor signs: Too early for that.

What I miss: Having more energy.

What I'm loving:  NOT getting sick to my stomach all day long.

What I'm looking forward to:  Enjoying Christmas next week!

Best moment this week: The Unisom solving most of my hyperemesis issues. Again... *knock on wood*

20 comments:

  1. You are coming right along nicely. Craving peanut butter isn't so bad.. I have heard worse. I used to crave watermelon.

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  2. Congrats on your pregnancy. You're almost out of the first trimester!

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  3. Wow, 12 weeks already. It goes by so fast, doesn't it? Baby will be here before you know it.

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  4. I had some of the best maternity shirts - I wore them for so long after my son was born. (I'm tempted to pull them out again, even though we aren't expecting.) Here's hoping for a smooth, healthy rest-of-your pregnancy!

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  5. I'm glad you're feeling much better as far as the sickness is concerned! Now you just need some energy!

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  6. I am wishing you a little rest this holiday season. Hopefully you will be able to find some.

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  7. I've never heard of hyperemesis. It definitely sounds horrible but at least you have help,

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  8. Are you having a home birth? I did and it was awesome. I want another baby but hubs says no! lol You're going to do great!

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  9. Aww congratulations on baby number 5 (I must be so behind!) I look forward to following your journey :) x

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  10. I bet you are quite tired. Glad you are able to solve some of your hyperemesis issues. Merry Christmas!

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  11. Hope the Unisom continues to help with your hyperemesis! That sounds really rough to deal with.

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  12. I don't think I craved pb during my pregnancy. Now chocolate chip cookie dough was a whole other story! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  13. Glad you're doing really well with the pregnancy, I hope you have an amazing Christmas!

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  14. hyperemesis gravidarum I have not heard of it before I hope you can start feeling rested and more energized soon and congratulations.

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  15. 5th kid, stretch marks? OF COURSE! They're your battle scars and you should be proud :)

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  16. I had a problem keeping everything down when I was pregnant too. I had a cream made at a compounding pharmacy to help with it and it worked great.

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  17. Glad to hear you are feeling better! Happy 12 weeks!

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  18. It sounds like you'll be able to enjoy the holidays in a good stage! Christmas dinner is going to be sweet!

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  19. I hope you have a great Christmas and continue to feel better. I was very sick with both of my pregnancy's until the seventh month it is terrible to feel sick all the time.

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  20. Week 12 was always a turning point in pregnancy for me. I hope you feel better over the holidays!

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