Holy cow, I’m HALFWAY. Halfway! Half-fucking-way. I almost can’t believe it. It is craaaaaaazy. After so long trying to make this baby and the chemical pregnancies and the miscarriage and failed IVF cycles and surgery we are here, half way to an actual baby.
Apparently baby is the size of a rockmelon (ok, ok, canteloupe) and well, it looks like I am rocking a melon under my shirt so that would be about right. See! Hubba bubba!
(btw…my bump looks a bit weird as I have a scar going right across it from abdo surgery when I was young – it makes a funny little bump dent which I think makes me also pop out more than others might at the same stage).
Weight wise I’ve put on 6.5kgs which is probably in the upper range of where I want to be right now but given that I’d put on 5kgs by week 13 I think I’m doing OK. I am still trying to stick to the exercise program I am on and most days I feel good for it but some days – like last Wednesday when I did a 5km walk in 50 mins on a rather warm morning – I am knackered for the rest of the day. This baby making is hard work.
I am finding that now I am eating more healthily in general that I am actually craving healthy foods so that’s pretty awesome. We had some treats today but it was the first time in over a week we’ve really indulged.
Other than that there isn’t that much to report. I am seeing an anesthetist on Thursday to discuss “what happened” during Monkey’s birth (failed epi due to previous spinal injury) so that we are prepared with a plan of action should I need a c-section on the day for this baby. He is apparently a genius anesthetist and my OB speaks very highly of him so we will see what he has to say.
Baby girl is kicking away all the time these days. I was awake at 5am this morning just kicking back and feeling her move. I had my big boy lying next to me in the bed and my baby girl kicking away on the inside. That whole moment was pure bliss.
Only a few more weeks now until we reach the viability milestone. This pregnancy is really starting to speed along. I honestly cannot believe it.