My little Splodge isn't so little all of a sudden
and is now roughly the size of a cantaloupe.
I figure that's some pretty impressive growing over the last few weeks.
By now Splodge is covered in that waxy coating that protects the skin until birth.
And Splodge now has an up and running digestive system
which is starting to make meconium,
also known as those black, tar-like first poos that sticks like glue to everything in its path.
My waist is now measuring in at 37 inches
which is another inch and a half from a fortnight ago.
I'm still managing to wear all my normal clothes at the moment
which is great
and I'm hoping that the summer weather will have appeared just as I outgrow my jeans.
My Pregnancy Development:
I'm half way!
Little Splodge is half cooked already,
which seems incredible
because it only feels like last week we were announcing we were expecting.
I can definitely feel Splodge wriggling around now
especially in the early evenings and around lunch time.
Well, I think we're bearing up pretty well,
especially considering we went through a gruelling three dance shows in a day and a half.
My hips and back ached a bit after that,
and it wiped me out a bit,
but on the most part I'm doing pretty well.
I'm getting some stomach pains
which I had last time and which we're diagnosed as round ligament pains.
It's basically where all my abdominal muscles are stretching and moving out of the way of my uterus.
My eating habits have, on the most part gone back to normal.
Certain particularly rich foods are giving me heartburn,
especially roast chicken dinner which I'm devastated about because it's my favourite.
And I've definitely got a thing about ice pops,
a day rarely goes by when I don't have at least one
and more often than not,
I need 2 or 3 to be happy.
It's pretty awesome to think that I'm half way there already.
Twenty weeks seemed to take forever to come around last time,
but it's been much quicker with this pregnancy.