Splodge is officially the size of a watermelon.
Quite a whopper!
Although I have to confess that at this late stage in the game
that I am hoping, hoping, hoping for another little baby like the little man was.
Splodge is basically all cooked and ready.
It's just a case of growing a bit more,
wriggling around a lot,
and getting into a good position for birth.
My waist has gained another inch in the last fortnight
and is 44 and a half inches around.
And it would be fair to say that I definitely feel
like I'm carrying a watermelon around under my skin.
My Pregnancy Development:
Some days I still feel pretty comfortable
other days I feel like I'm falling apart.
With two weeks until due date
I am still telling myself it could be four weeks.
I was lucky with the little man
and he came a few days early,
and I just can't help feeling that I won't get so lucky again.
I've had to start taking iron tablets
as, following the extra blood tests I had as a result of falling a few weeks ago,
they discovered that my iron levels are low.
Apparently it's not too surprising that my iron is low this close to the end,
and most pregnant women wouldn't have their blood routinely tested this late on,
so it's just a little bit of luck I guess that the extra blood tests picked it up.
My belly button has popped out,
which I find really freaky and actually quite uncomfortable.
It didn't pop out with the little man
but he stayed stubbornly in a back to back position from about 34 weeks.
Splodge still rotates around quite a bit
and my belly button only pops out when they are front to back,
which I guess makes sense
as it makes my bump totally solid.
I would obviously the little person to stay in a front to back position,
so an uncomfortable and freaky belly button is a small price to pay.
The head is still down in my pelvis
though not completely engaged,
but it does like to test out just how far down it can push on occasion
which is pretty "ouchy".
Some days I'm famished and can quite happily eat all day,
while others I have absolutely no interest in food at all.
However I am obsessed with dairy foods,
exactly like I was at the end last time.
If there isn't some dairy element to my meal
then it quite frankly isn't a meal.
I've passed the full term barrier
and reached that waiting game stage of "any day now",
which is really exciting,
but also a bit frustrating.
We're ready to meet you now Splodge!