4 Months

Sam: And now, since I drank five sodas before we started tonight, I must go pee.
Carly: Sam!
Sam: You want my bladder to explode live on the internet?
Carly: Ew, no. –iCarly

How Far Along: 4 months  (16 weeks)

Size of Baby: avocado

Weight Gain: I’ve gained a total of 4 pounds since the beginning. I know that number will skyrocket eventually. I sure feel heavier! The bump is growing every day and I’m starting to feel more pregnant.

Movement: I’ve been feeling these little flutters since around week 11. My tech said I would feel them early because of the tilt of my uterus. Whenever I feel them I stop what I’m doing and try to concentrate, but they usually disappear. I can’t wait until they are full on kicks that Match and I will both be able to feel.

Cravings: fruit! I blame it on the warm weather. All I want is refreshing fruit, the sweeter the better.

Food Aversions:
Nothing really. I have a healthy appetite! One problem is I can’t seem to make up my mind. Everything sounds good.

Symptoms:

Last week I had the round ligament pain which was sort of a pulling, achy feeling really low in my stomach. It felt like I had done a bunch of crunches. It was uncomfortable, but not too bad. It was nothing compared to what happened when I thought I might have to go to the ER last week. I can attribute it to my tilted uterus.

Apparently us tilted ladies have to be careful about letting our bladders get too full. I did this on the trip up to Ashland. By the time we got to the hotel I thought my bladder would burst. But I sat down and…nothing. It was the most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt (til labor I’m sure!). I had to walk around, jump up and down, at one point I got down on all fours and just rocked, hoping to move the baby off my bladder. If you’ve ever had the urge to pee but couldn’t, I feel for you. That shit HURTS. Match was beside himself with worry. He said, “I know labor is supposed to hurt, but going pee shouldn’t!” I did a lot of googling, and it turns out this happens to a lot of women, because the way the uterus and baby are positioned by the bladder, and the tilted uterus just gets in the way of everything. The more full my bladder gets, the harder it is to empty it. Crazy huh? So now I go whenever I have to go. Which means I’m in that bathroom constantly. But hey, it’s exercise right?