Splodge has reached the size of a large cantaloupe
and don't I know about it.
It definitely feels like space is at a minimum
but Splodge doesn't seem to care too much about that.
It's just a case of growing now really for Splodge.
But he or she could be as heavy as 5lbs by now and up to 20 inches long.
With hair and eyelashes and finger nails,
my baby looks like a real baby now,
My waist is measuring in at 42 and a half inches,
so I've only gained half an inch in the last fortnight
Although I would say that my bump feels considerably rounder and more solid now.
My Pregnancy Development:
I definitely feel like I'm on that end stretch now.
Splodge moves between being up high in my belly and making it hard for me to breath,
or being down low in my belly so that I have to fight hard not to waddle.
It's getting to the point where it's hard to get comfy
and that it now starting to affect my sleep,
which is a bit of a pain,
especially as I feel permanently tired now anyway.
Between the enormous bump,
the fact I feel like I'm constantly running too hot,
the braxton hicks and belly pains
and the leg cramps and bad sleep
I am a prime example of someone in their third trimester.
That being said I still feel pretty well in myself most of the time.
My body is definitely letting me know when I need to slow down though,
and I feel like I hit a wall of exhaustion at about 4 o'clock every afternoon.
Napping when the little man naps each morning is becoming a necessity rather than a luxury.
I'm still loving ice pops.
But also apples.
And big big glasses of cold cold milk.
Little and often is the order of the day now
because there just isn't enough room for big meals anymore.
I talked through my labour and delivery options with the midwife at my 34 week appointment
which definitely made things feel very real.
Luckily at this appointment she told me that I'm doing fab,
with low blood pressure and a head-down baby.
Although this little bubba is currently back-to-back just like their big brother,
and he gave me hell in labour,
so I'm sort of hoping that Splodge decides to turn around to front-to-back in the next few weeks.