The Big Day! (20 Weeks Baby #4)

As of Monday I am 20 weeks pregnant, and it is starting to hit me that this is real.  I am going to have another precious baby to snuggle in just a few short months.

I have never been pregnant through an entire summer, but this year I will be.  Oh, I have heard all the horror stories of how awful it is to be pregnant during the hot days of summer (thankfully I live in a state that is not humid, so I'm hoping that works in my favor).  I am more concerned about how fast the rest of this pregnancy is going to go by since it is through the summer.  Summer always seems to go by so fast anyway, and I want to make this a slow, lazy summer, so I can enjoy all the little pregnancy milestones!

Baby is ten inches long from head to toe - ten inches!  Apparently that's about the length of a banana, and it's hard for me to believe that my baby is that big already.  You would think I wouldn't be surprised by this stuff anymore, but pregnancy is just as miraculous the fourth time as it is the first time.

I have definitely been feeling more kicks, but this baby has been pretty gentle so far.  It still just feels like little bubble pops on the inside of my stomach.  No movement from the outside yet, but I imagine that will start soon.  This baby doesn’t seem to move as much as the other kids did at this point, but my memory may be faulty.  I have had a feeling from the beginning that this one is a more mellow baby - we will see if I'm right when he/she makes their appearance!

Speaking of he/she, today is the big day - we find out the gender of our little one!  Unfortunately we were not able to pull our gender reveal party together in time to do it this Saturday, so we are having it on the 30th instead - so I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to make everyone wait!

I will make the gender reveal announcement on the blog on June 1st, and just for fun, I am holding a little poll/contest - make your guess with the form at the bottom of this post, and I’ll randomly pick one of the correct guessers and send you a Starbucks gift card!  Just for fun!  If you want more information about this pregnancy before you make your guess, here are the most common questions.

-Carrying high or low?  Higher than any of my other pregnancies.

-Sweet or sour?  Vegetables, so I guess sour!  Though brownies have been hitting the spot lately too.

-Hands palms up or palms down?  Palms up.

-Nails/hair/hands?  Nails are most definitely weaker, hands are dry.

-Morning sickness?  I never get much morning sickness, but this has been the easiest pregnancy yet.

-First trimester heart rate? 163 bpm.

-Do I have a feeling one way or another?  I did, but now I don’t know.  And if I did, I wouldn’t tell you, because that might give you an unfair advantage (or lead you to guess wrong, as the case may be).

-And the belly comparison?

You can also read these posts if you want to do some research before making a guess!

Boy or Girl?  (Where I compare my last three pregnancies.)
20 Weeks with Wyatt
20 Weeks with Gwen
20 Weeks with Clyde

And that’s all the help you get!

I have started becoming more unsure of whether this baby is a boy or girl.  I am still going with my original guess, but it seems like some symptoms are no longer fitting in the box as nicely, so I am not sure anymore.  I won’t be surprised either way, and I am going to be thrilled with either a boy or girl!

I am still feeling really good.  I have been having a horrible time dragging myself out of bed the last week or so, but I suppose a little fatigue is to be expected.

One thing I keep neglecting to mention is how much round ligament pain I am having this time!  It is worse this pregnancy than any of my others, for sure, and it started early - like in the first trimester. I rolled over the other night and got a shooting pain all around my belly, and I was worried about the baby - but the next day he/she was moving around in there happy as can be, so it was just really bad ligament pain.  I'm hoping it doesn't get too much worse!

I have also been feeling more emotional in the last couple weeks, and I tear up at random things.

Maternity outfit details:

Shirt: Pink Blush Maternity (similar style)
Kimono: Target (similar)
Jacket: Target (similar)
Moto Stitched Denim Pants: JustFab
Boots:  Charlotte Russe (a long time ago - similar style)
Sunglasses: Target

Not too much longer and we will know if this is a little mister or miss!  And if I know you in real life, can you just not ask me anything about my baby or pregnancy for the next two weeks so I don't accidentally spill the beans?  Thanks.  Stay tuned!

Linking up with The Life Of Faith, Life Could Be A Dream (for a pattern on the bottom style theme - does patterned stitching count?), Life Of Meg, Fizz and Frosting, The Pleated Poppy.
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Amanda Godin said...

Yay for gender reveal day! I can't wait to find out what you're having! I haven't felt this baby move very much yet either, so I'm glad to know someone else ia having the same experience. I thought I remembered feeling the other two more by this point, but I could be wrong.

Kelsey said...

If I ever have another baby, and you are done, I want to buy all of your maternity clothes from you. #iamnotkidding

Cheryl Smith said...

You look just radiant and as wonderful as you did with baby #1! God bless you on this journey. Enjoy every moment! :)

Susan Burfoot Mead said...

You look great, Callie Nicole! May I invite you to share each Friday at It's the #DanceWithJesus Linkup

Heather_a beautiful ministry said...

Girl! You look so amazing and gorgeous!!! Congrats on your fourth! Love your blog :)

Amy @ Life to the Full said...

You look so great in all of your pregnancies! LOVE your outfits. I second wanting to buy all of your maternity clothes! I'm nearing week 38 with baby #2 and I have zero style right now... I miss wearing cute clothes but I feel like it's too late to go shopping for anything new. I really need to check out Pink Blush Maternity for future pregnancies! Can't wait to find out what you're having :)

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Christina said...

You look amazing! I found that the round ligament pain was the worst with my 4th child- she was also my biggest baby though by quite a bit.

The Modern Tulip said...

Patterned stitching on your jeans totally counts! And might I say you are adorable!? I love watching pregnant bellies grow, it's my favorite! I love that you shared the same weekly picture with all your babies so you can see how you carry differently with each of them. SO neat!

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you! Yes, I know, it is weird comparing the weekly pictures - I feel like I have carried so differently with all of them!

Callie Nicole said...

Ooh, I hope this isn't my biggest baby! I thought it was tougher to get my son out last time, so any bigger and I'll be worried, haha!

Callie Nicole said...

It is so hard to have more of a style toward the end because only a few things fit! Can't wait to hear about your new arrival!

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you, Heather, I'm so glad you stopped by! :-)

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you for stopping by, Susan, and I'll have to check out your linkup!

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you, Cheryl! :-)

Callie Nicole said...

Haha, I will keep that in mind, Kelsey! :-D

Callie Nicole said...

So I found out at our ultrasound that I have an anterior placenta, which explains why I haven't felt as much movement! Baby was also curled in a tight little ball, so just not as much of a mover. :-)

Faith said...

This was the top viewed link at Mommy Moments last week so make sure you stop by to see your feature :) Thank you for sharing your post with us! We can't wait to hear what you are having :)

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