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*


  1. December 19, 2014 / 12:29 pm

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

  2. December 19, 2014 / 1:10 pm

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

  3. December 19, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    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!

  4. December 19, 2014 / 4:25 pm

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

  5. December 19, 2014 / 7:02 pm

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

  6. December 19, 2014 / 9:02 pm

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

  7. December 19, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    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!

  8. December 19, 2014 / 11:37 pm

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

  9. December 20, 2014 / 12:50 am

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

  10. December 20, 2014 / 12:53 am

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

  11. December 20, 2014 / 2:02 am

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

  12. December 20, 2014 / 2:17 am

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

  13. December 20, 2014 / 3:49 am

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

  14. December 20, 2014 / 10:22 am

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

  15. December 20, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    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.

  16. December 20, 2014 / 5:03 pm

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

  17. December 20, 2014 / 6:13 pm

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

  18. December 21, 2014 / 4:15 am

    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.

  19. December 22, 2014 / 2:00 am

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

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