The bump chronicles #13: Little O becomes a MVP and I come up with a cunning business idea

Weeks pregnant: 24
Baby size in vegetables: 🌽

For those who don’t know my day job is as a Product Manager. This means I work with a a group of web developers to build cool (and sometimes less cool but functional) things for the group of websites my company owns using a delivery methodology called Agile. In Agile we have something called a “MVP” or “Minimum Viable Product”. A MVP is the simplest release of your product you could do. It’s not the final finished thing you want to take to market but it’s something that you can demonstrate to others and nurture into something amazing through further iterations.


Little O is now the length of a corn on the cob or as it’s fondly known in one of his many ancestral homelands, a mielie

Why am I explaining all of this to you? Well when a baby gets to 24 weeks in utero you celebrate “V Day” because this is the stage at which, with a LOT of help, he or she could potentially survive outside the womb. The V stands for viability. Now I am certainly not suggesting that Little O is a product or that we’d want anything other than a big, fat full term baby but there’s something very comforting in knowing that he’s now our little MVP and if something unexpected happened we’d have a good chance of him making it.
In other unrelated news, why are there no maternity workout clothes? My gym leggings are pretty stretchy but they’re reaching the edge of their limits around my ever expanding bump. I figured there must be loads of pregnant women still working out but the fact that I can only find one company online that does maternity gym clothes is making me wonder. It also doesn’t help that their leggings are £40 a pair. I cannot justify spending £40 on leggings I am going to wear for 3 months so I think I am going to have to dig out my fat yoga pants and hope for the best. If anyone is looking to make money though, I think I have just identified a gap in the market!


  1. Yay! Congrats on V Day! 🙂 I actually didn’t know that. I think I didn’t read enough about pregnancy while pregnant. I was too scared… Lol. And the cost of maternity clothes is ridiculous! It’s sexist – I swear it would be different if men had to wear it. I tried to buy as little as possible, especially when it came to office clothes, as you wear it for such a short length of time. Okay, and for a while after giving birth if you end up lazy like I was at first… 😉 I hate celebs who suddenly have no belly two days after giving birth.

    1. abbiosbiston

      I only learned about it recently. I think it’s mad to expect your body to go back in a couple of weeks. There’s so much going on in there.

  2. Yay for viability!!

    1. abbiosbiston

      Now let’s just hope he stays cosy for at least another 12 weeks.

  3. Super cool on reaching V day, which I did not know was a thing until this. That’s great news to actually have!

    Ahhhhh, mielies ❤ I do so love them – so lekker with butter and salt. Hmmmm, now I want mielies. Glad to see they actually had an emoticon to work with!

    1. abbiosbiston

      I only learned about it very recently. I miss the call of the mielie lady.

  4. I like that MVP can also mean Most Valuable Player! Little O is an MVP in many respects!

    1. He’s definitely ours. It’s amazing how you can come to love someone you’ve never met so much.

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