Posts Tagged With: head-to-toe

Week 21 – The Egg Carton

So, its the week before Christmas…( and yes, I’m late in editing pictures and publishing blog posts 😉 )

My belly exploded, people that hadn’t seen me for a couple of days or even hours did double takes. Picture people walking into door frames while turning heads to see me, the new whale, stomp down the hallway. Crazy! I definitely caught my husband staring incredulously several times. My organs and such seemed to have trouble keeping up, and therefore the fun did cause me to be able to decorate the Christmas tree like this: hang ornament 1, hang orament 2, lie down for five minutes. Hang ornament 3, 4, and …no, lie down again. Tremendously painful, and I didn’t even get a picture as we were already done for that week. The belly did deflate again afterwards, which I thought was weird. I asked my OB about it during the next appointment, and she said it’s typical for this week, as this is when the uterus really moves out of the pelvis area (does this make sense?? It’s still in my pelvis, isn’t it? Maybe I am confused. 😉 ) and things can look huge until everything resettles again.

Otherwise, everything is fine, looking forward to our next ultrasound after Christmas! 🙂

As to this week’s chosen food, we are now in head-to-toe measurement zone, meaning the proportions are a bit weird. I figured a weird choice of food would complement that, egg cartons seem to have the same size as a 21 week old fetus (at least in Germany 😉 ). And yes, I know you can’t eat an egg carton, but so what. 😉



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Week 20 – The Banana

Here it is, the week where I get to decide whether to go with a 16.51 head-to-rump or 25 cm head-to-toe measurement. Difficult decisions, these are. 😉 Decided to go with a banana (shorter version), an unfortunately somewhat brownish one at that. Must get higher quality fruit next time. 😉

Otherwise, again, very stressed out at work and in the frantic frenzy of realizing that there are only X days left until Christmas, and no, I am not finished with getting all presents organized. Maybe next year I will be superprepared and have lists and all ready and well under way in November. *cough*

This week, we signed a new lease, which means we are going to move in January/February. Our children will finally have their own room! 😀 This is exciting, but really scary because now on top of all the work I’d like to get done before Nr. 2 arrives, we also have to renovate an entire apartment including floors. But, I guess it’ll be nice and fancy for when he or she arrives! 🙂

Also, FINALLY DH has felt the baby kick. Phew. I was somewhat anxiously anticipating this, as during my first pregnancy this already happened much earlier. Let’s blame the Christmas frenzy. 😉

As there is not much else to report, can you guess how the following google search ended up on this page: “girl about to fall off ledge drunk” ? I can’t. Of all the possible google searches, THIS is what ends up on my blog? 😀 “Girl hitting belly” is also a favorite. Very related to a pregancy blog…

As to the pictures, the weather currently sucks, no sun for weeks on end, and by the time we usually head outdoors, what little light is left has disappeared. Ugh. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find changing settings, this is in our bed, and talk about a toddler gone wild. 😉 There are few pictures with her not jumping up and down, and in most, she’s trying to eat the banana. 😀





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