The bump chronicles #9: Hitting the halfway mark and my heartfelt admiration for moms who have proper morning sickness

Weeks pregnant: 20
Baby size in fruit: 🍌

So Little O and I are officially halfway through our journey together and he or she now weighs approximately 300g. This doesn’t surprise me since my bump is getting bigger by the day. This is also the first week that Little O is being measured from head to toe rather than “crown to rump” AKA head to arse. This is because he or she is no longer curled up with his or her legs against his or her body but rather able to move around a lot more. Hence the description of a long fruit rather than a round one. I can attest that Little O is definitely taking advantage of having more freedom of movement and doing plenty of kicking especially at night.

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BANANA?

The movements feel quite different to what I experienced before which felt more like the baby rolling over and over and this being more like little pulses. I have learned that babies are more active at night in utero because as their mum’s/hosts walk around they are rocked which makes them sleepy. Once we lie down for the day the rocking stops and the party begins. This is why they like being rocked outside the womb and why newborns are nocturnal. (Things to look forward to).

In other news I’ve had a few bouts nausea over the past week, which ended with a night of vomiting on Monday and a day in bed on Tuesday feeling utterly rotten. I’m not sure if it’s baby related, something I ate or a bug but it was not something I enjoyed in any way and I was too nauseous to eat very much of anything all day.

I suffered from morning sickness in my first trimester but I never actually vomited and I was always able to eat. One day of being properly sick floored me so I wanted to take my hat off to the pregnant women who spend months puking and struggling to eat or drink anything. You are heroes!

12 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve been spending your time with bouts of upchucking. I was blessed with no morning-sickness all three children.I agree, the poor souls who have the sickness throughout the trimesters are heroes.

    1. abbiosbiston

      You are extremely fortunate. I haven’t done any more vomiting this week but the nausea is similar to my first trimester again which is making work a bit of a slog at the moment.

  2. Morning sickness is simply the worst. I had it with my second pregnancy and it was all hours of the day. The only thing that worked was taking some prescribed medication, literally to the day I delivered her. Then it was gone!

    1. abbiosbiston

      Did you suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum? I honestly take my hat off to you. I don’t know if I could have done it.

      1. No, I didn’t! I had friends that had it way worse than me!! My hats go off to them!

  3. Yeah, I was quite lucky in that I only remember having morning sickness a couple of times. And then there was that time eating supper where I suddenly, out of nowhere, threw up my supper all over my plate. Pregnancy is fun. 😉

    1. abbiosbiston

      Yikes! That can’t have been fun. I have only had that one night of actual vomiting but I had bad nausea through most of my first trimester and it now appears to be back. It’s definitely not for the faint at heart.

  4. Halfway already! Wow, time flies.

    1. abbiosbiston

      I know. It is going way too fast. Freaking out a bit. Lol!

  5. Time is going by so quickly! I used to work with someone who had hyperemesis gravidarum, and she still showed up to work most days… but she made really good friends with the quickest route to the bathroom. I have no idea how she did it! I had a lot of respect for her for actually showing up, I could never be that committed.

    1. abbiosbiston

      It really is. Your former colleague is a total hero. I don’t know how anyone does it.

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