& wow! 24 weeks!! That’s 6 months! Only a few more months to go! Feels like forever to go but I’m sure time will fly by. I gotta treasure the next few months of being pregnant and just enjoy this journey. I mean, I’m really very excited to meet my baby and I’m imagining all sorts of things and thinking about a million different things about what life will be like when baby is here. Sometimes it makes me excited and sometimes it makes me a little nervous coz life is going to be very different in soooo very many different ways!…
This week was a pretty good week.
Seattle was great! Came back feeling pretty relaxed. We enjoyed ourselves being tourists. We walked a lot and surprisingly it went well. I did have to take a seat here and there but overall I think I did pretty good coz I thought I wouldn’t be able to walk around as much as I did.
One day this week, as I was getting ready for work, I felt pressure around my belly. I couldn’t figure out what it was. Last time I felt something like this, it was just gas. 😛 This time, it didn’t feel like it was coz I tried. I did my normal morning routine with some discomfort, went to work and had breakfast and surprisingly when I ate is when the pressure went away. When I didn’t eat, the discomfort/pressure came back. I was texting hubs what I was feeling and we weren’t sure if we should be concern or what? I kept going to the bathroom to check I wasn’t bleeding and thank God I wasn’t. But it was a little irritating not knowing what was causing the pressure. So I kept eating all the food I had for the morning – fruits, granola bar, cinnamon raisin break (Ezekiel brand) and then I had to go to the bathroom again but this time to take a #2… and voila! pressure gone for the rest of the day! It’s a little crazy what gas or relieving yourself can do to a pregnant belly! My husband and I laugh about it. My digestion system is just all out of whack! Has this happened to you? or is this just a me thing?
Another thing this week – I sure love my pregnant belly! Even though I’m feeling some discomfort here & there, I think it’s pretty amazing how our body changes when we have a little human growing inside! The miracle of life is just amazing!
There’s nothing new to share this week. I’m still experiencing the usual pregnancy symptoms – tiredness and discomfort from my growing belly. My belly definitely looks like I’m full term already. By the time I’m actually full term my belly will probably take up half the door, if not more than half the door! since it’s almost half the door already! wowwzerzzz!
Baby is moving a lot and it seems that more sommersaults & dancing happen when I eat something healthy – fruits and veggies. Hubs said the baby is telling me something and I think he’s right. So I think I’m going to try to eat more healthy starting next week! Definitely more fruits and veggies. I think I’m getting enough but it can’t hurt to add more, right? I do want to try going plant-based but I won’t be strict about it. I’m hoping to do at least 70-80% plant-based. We’ll see how it goes…. if I’ll actually be up for it. It’s very challenging to make any serious changes while pregnant. At least it is for me…. but you never know. Next week might be a different week! 🙂
When this post is published, hubs & I will be in Seattle enjoying ourselves for a weekend getaway. There will be lots and lots of eating and relaxing involved! & I cannot wait! I’m definitely hoping to share about our weekend in the next couple of weeks.
I spent the weekend with friends, which was really nice and I really enjoyed myself! It’s so nice to be around friends and just laugh and share stories. My socializing has slightly scaled down because most of the time I’d rather be lazy around the house, be a couch potato and mindlessly watch Netflix or scroll through social media. But mostly because my energy level isn’t quite the same. If I could, I’d sleep all day! 🙂 #truestory
I’ve been getting lots of sleep this week – napping after work for a couple hours or going to bed at 8pm! It’s been helping a lot with how my work day goes especially with a project deadline. Not that I had to stay late at work or anything but working long hours (+8 hours) just tires me out a lot.
Because I work in front of a computer, I really have to make an effort to get up off my chair and walk a couple rounds around the office throughout the day. Sometimes with a project deadline and trying to avoid staying too late/long in the office makes it challenging to remember to take that break. It’s a really bad idea for me to not go for my walk though coz my belly just gets so unbelievably uncomfortable, I get so stress, my body tenses and it’s hard to relax. I just get so frustrated with the discomfort that I have to really make the effort to try to relax and it just feels so impossible to do when you’re already feeling so many different things. I have pop up reminders set up on my computer for when I need to get up from my desk but a lot of times I just click snooze/ignore it when I have to get things done. I’ve already experienced a couple of uncomfortable, almost painful belly aches that I know I don’t want to experience another.
One of my good friends has generously donated her maternity pants to me last week and I started wearing them & O.M.G.!! I love them so very much! They are soo very comfortable! I didn’t realize I’ve been suffocating my legs like bratwurst sausages for a couple months! My poor legs didn’t know any better and they were suffering in lululemon tights/leggings. I don’t know why I forced myself to wear them when they started getting uncomfortable. I knew they weren’t meant for maternity wear but I thought they’d be good enough. I knew it worked for some women during their pregnancy but unfortunately I’m not one of them.
One of the best things this week is feeling the baby move! I’ve been feeling all sorts of fluttering for a couple weeks now but this week has been the most movements I’ve felt. It’s been doing all sorts of sommersaults, jumping jacks and boogeying in there! It’s like there’s a big party in my uterus! with the umbilical cord as a party streamer? =P It’s an amazing feeling! & I absolutely love it! I’ve noticed the most movements happen after I eat a granny smith apple & a caesar salad…. the salad one is a strange one. I wonder if the baby is telling me they’ll be a vegetarian in the future?? I’m very excited to feel the baby move more as they get bigger and the space starts to get a little tight each day/weeks to come.
I can’t believe we’re a week past the halfway mark & that’s it’s already March!!! Only a few more weeks til the 3rd trimester comes. I can remember looking at my calendar when the new year came and it felt like I still had a long way to go but now it’s starting to feel like it’s slowly creeping up. Wow! It’s amazing how time flies! In the next few weeks, I’m hoping to slowly get the baby’s room set up & by set up, I mean I need to organize and tidy some of the things that are in there right now. This isn’t really the fun part but it’s something that needs to get done before the fun part begins….
I decided to pamper myself and get my lashes done & I’m loving it! I look wide awake and I don’t have to put on eyeliner! It’s awesome! I wish I did it sooner! I may maintain these lashes for a bit and then take a break and then back to it when it gets closer to baby’s grand arrival so I can look somewhat put together/awake for the first pictures that I know I’m going to want to take 🙂
Baby is growing daily! I think my pregnant belly is definitely bigger than most women at this stage. When people ask my due date and I tell them it’s in July, they are SO surprise! & then it follows with another question of – “are you having twins?” or “are you sure you’re not having twins? coz you never know, sometimes they hide.” I don’t blame them for their questions coz I myself think my belly is huge. I’m not too concern about it because my doctor hasn’t said anything about my weight/size of my pregnant belly. But I do plan to ask them about it in my next appointment just in case. coz maybe I should be concern about the size of it coz maybe baby might come early because of it? Husband is a bit worried the baby will come early. I’m sure it’s fine coz I do believe every woman carry their baby differently.
For some reason my feet felt sore this week. I woke up in the middle of the night to bad leg cramps that made me scream in the middle of the night & obviously I woke my husband up and he got up instantly! & helped me stretch it and that helped A LOT! I went back to sleep pretty quickly after that. Unfortunately, for the hubs that wasn’t quite the case. Poor guy! I am so very thankful for him! <3
My craving for rice and Filipino/Asian food is still going strong as ever! It’s been like this since the very beginning of my pregnancy! I just love love love it!
My birthday was on Wednesday (February 22)! I knew this was my last birthday before baby comes & maybe I should’ve made it a “big deal” but I really just wanted to keep it simple and celebrate it with my husband and cake. & that we did & I enjoyed every minute of it.
We had the ultrasound on Monday (February 20) and we found out the gender! I’m waiting a while before I share it with everyone….