Tuesday, January 5, 2010

That's A Big Fruit You Have There!

January 5th, 2010

Warning: If you’re uncomfortable talking about poo you might want to skip this posting.

No wonder I was feeling huge last night! My What To Expect email told me today that at week 20 I have a cantaloupe growing inside of me! I remember when it was just an olive. They grow so fast.

Yep, I’m feeling big. It’s already kind of awkward putting my winter boots on, I honestly don’t know how guys with big beer bellies do it.

So at lunch today I finally caved and had some Metamucil. I hate that stuff. It’s the consistency that gets me. It tastes like sand in my orange juice. It usually makes me gag, but I’m so desperate for a bowel movement that I’m willing to try anything. I decided to do the good old mind over matter trick. Before taking my first gulp I said out loud, “I love Metamucil, it tastes so good”, and you know what? It kind of worked. I didn’t gag at least. Between every gulp I said out loud how delicious I thought it was. Sounds a bit crazy I know, but I got it down the hatch, even that gross clump of it that always sits at the bottom of the glass making the last sip the toughest.

I don’t know what happened… at the beginning of my pregnancy I was actually super regular, but I’m having some issues now. Maybe it’s because my intestines are getting smooshed by the large fruit growing inside me.

Speaking of fruit, I need to eat more (you know, to get things moving) so I went to the grocery store tonight and got some yummy blueberries and strawberries. I think blueberries are actually my favourite fruit right now. One thing’s for sure, I won’t be eating any cantaloupe until this baby grows into a squash.


  1. Eat some dried prunes too! I'm an expert in irregularity sadly. Sending lots of love xo

  2. Apples and Pears...that's the ticket lady, high fiber and so delicious...if the pears start to go soft, then just peel/core chop'em up with some apples, mix with some brown sugar and lemon juice, throw'em in to a baking dish with some granola over top and bake for a nice "apple/pear crisp" goes nice with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt or Icecream!!

  3. If you plan to ever get pregnant again and have that problem make pancakes and mix it on your pancake while it is cooking. That is what I had to do and it worked for later that day :D