The bump is growing! I was surprised to find that baby now measures about 35cm in length which I demonstrated to my work colleagues using a ruler... If I think about if for too long I get a bit freaked out that someone that big is curled inside me, kicking and hiccupping away. My colleague has been excited for weeks about feeling a baby kick for the first time and bump obliged yesterday with a small thud against her hand. It then proceeded to kick me so hard in an organ that I felt bruised all evening!
This week has been mainly been punctuated by indigestion. Baby bump has shifted up severely constricting my whole digestive system. Eating now means hours of discomfort as my squished organs try to manoeuvre around the alien who has invaded my body. I am hoping it all settles down soon as it is starting to disturb my sleep. My indigestion has been mirrored by my father in law who has been suffering in hospital with a bowel obstruction. So this week has been full of worry and huge relief that he is going to be ok. It has been a learning experience though and I have learnt a lot about abdominal surgery and the long term side effects it can cause including scar tissue adhesions which can cause all number of problems years down the line. It does make me think a bit more about the C section but in contrast to my experiences last time with scar tissue from forceps I think i'll take my chances with the abdomen.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.