the baby space bump at 19 weeks and four days. photo by the baby space teen who was much relieved to be off the road and in the park this week.
19 weeks was last Friday so actually I'm coming up to the halfway point and that calls for a nice sit-down in the green, green grass :) Despite the deceptive angle of this snap, things are really starting to grow in the baby space camp. And if you've blogged about this weighty topic lately, chances are I've already chimed in about my own tendency to pile on the pounds during pregnancy. Yep, I put on 22kg with the teen and 30kg with the preschooler.
Wary of the same fate befalling me again, this time I've taken extra precautions by sticking to super-healthy foods and doing regular exercise. How is this working out for me? It's pretty challenging actually. Even though I feel really well, I find myself thinking about food all the time. AND I'm still putting on quite a bit of weight. (In this pic I'm mostly sitting on it.)
Apparently one's metabolism speeds up while growing a wee person but I'm pretty sure mine comes to a screeching halt. I suspect my body really thinks the wee bub will starve if it doesn't hoard every calorie. Sigh. But of course this is a small price to pay for the privilege (and it does feel like a privilege to me, do you feel that way too?) of growing a new baby that in just five months will be coming to join our very excited family.
Oh, and we had THE scan and are still none the wiser. Boy? Girl? The preschooler is all set for him to join his 'group', while the teen has declared that she can join his group. Right now all we know is that it's looking like a perfectly healthy little baby space mango. Or perhaps a rockmelon. Love.
Have a fantastic weekend!