Welcome to Trimester 3!
As much as I am excited that we are progressing so well and baby is doing good and that we are one step closer to seeing her, I am also starting to feel nervous and anxious about the whole delivery process, financially, and if we have bought all the essentials ready for her arrival. It is also at a stage where I can feel her very often and once I don’t, I start to panic. Mummy worries are never ending!
We are almost complete with our anenatal class, I wouldn’t say we are ready to be perfect parents, but it did give us a headstart and glimpse into parenthood and how we can manage it better. There are so many things to think about and also depends on our baby’s needs and wants. Every baby is different so as much as theory classes provide a good overview, it really all depends on the “practical” when our babygirl is finally out. But I would strongly recommend going for such a class if you can afford it if you are first time parents.
Tri 2 has been the best period for me, and the beginning of Tri 3 is starting to prove to be tiring and achy. I start to get breathless after walking for a bit, and my back seems to be breaking. Baby should be about 1kg now and im already feeling the strain on my back. Now I know why mummies cant wait for baby to be out when they are full term at 37 weeks! My belly button hasn’t popped too, but the skin feels so stretched that when baby kicks that part, I feel like my belly button is going to tear! But I read that it is normal to feel pain around the belly button area because of the thin skin.
Doing housework is also tiring now. Simple tasks which I took for granted has now become a pain in my life. Bending over the sink to wash dishes… putting clothes in the washing machine… taking clothes out to hang… hanging clothes on the rack… bending to take something from the lower shelf of the refrigerator/snack cupboard… reaching up to take a container from the overhead cupboards…. Omg… every other minute im shouting for my hubby to help me. Bleh.
Im thankful for the smooth pregnancy so far, although there were bouts of morning sickness (I would like to thank the strong pregnancy hormones), so far I haven’t had much discomfort or issues which require immediate medical help. My body has also been pretty healthy, I haven’t fell sick (always been praying to be healthy because I do not want to take any form of medication at this point), and that I am able to sleep and rest, I only had 1-2 leg cramps and I haven’t had any strong and bad cravings. I been eating alright, my usual portions and nothing extra, so I only gained about 3kg so far, which is a healthy gain for me since im kinda a chubby to begin with. Hee.
Continue to jiayou with me, my baby girl, it wouldn’t be long before we meet each other face to face. Papa is also looking forward to reading you stories and playing the piano for you. I am looking forward to kissing your chubby cheeks, dressing you up in the MANY clothes we have bought and looking at those feet which have been kicking me from inside. Stay warm, stay protected and stay healthy in my tummy for the last lap of this pregnancy – 13 more weeks!
Loving you much!