Slow but steady

18_to_22_weeks

18_to_22_weeks

Well, not much visible belly growth from 18 to 22 weeks. If you look closely, you can see the waistline getting less pronounced, and the belly sticking out further at 22 weeks than at 18 weeks in relation to the bust…the picture is cut off on the right the same in both, but the belly on the right is about to touch the edge. But yeah, hard to see a noticeable difference at this point.

Nutella and I were having a conversation the other night about the glucose test. One of the books we’re reading says if you don’t want to drink the orange drink, maybe you can try 18 large jelly beans or a large portion of apple juice. We’re guessing the OB will not let Nutella do such a thing, but we started pondering what else might do the trick and came up with:

  • Half a liter of caffeine-free coke
  • 25 pixie stix
  • 5-10 pieces of maple candy
  • 1/3 box of brown sugar (yum!)
  • a small jar of honey
  • 6-8 candy canes

Anything else you can think of? 🙂

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8 responses to “Slow but steady

  1. How about a jar of Nutella on saltines.. mmmmmmmmm I could easily put away an entire jar and its quite fitting lol

  2. Tis’ the season of sweets, so fudge, cookies, pies, cakes, icing, sugary punch, etc I could go on and on.

  3. anabelle- the nutella sounds lovely, although the fat content would knock it out of the running.

    jen- i’m sure the sugary punch would do it!

    we just thought of another- italian ices!

  4. I can totally see a difference in your belly shots! Even before I read your comments about it. 🙂
    Fun game about the sugary things…..I don’t if the doc will go for it, but it would be nice if we all could bring our favorite sweet things to eat. (the orange stuff wasn’t that bad…just like flat orange soda (except for the 3 hour test when it has 2x the glucose and then it tastes toooooooo sweet, harder to swallow))

  5. Hmmm I would pick one box of after eights yummm

  6. hm.. interesting.. Lets see.. how about 10-15 pink starburts?!

  7. Ack – just catching up!

    Funny, I was looking up the same thing for the glucose test. Can’t remember where but I saw something about jellybeans.

  8. i didn’t find the orange drink to be that bad – i will say that drinking it cold is far better than drinking it hot. my doctor gave me my bottle in advance and i brought it home and kept in in the fridge for a month.

    i couldn’t imagine drinking it hot though. now that would be nasty!

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