BIP = Baby in progress
► Had a simple celebration of our 5th marriage anniversary at Dragon-i, followed by two slices of Absolute Chocolate cake from Secret Recipe. E loved it!
► Our birth goal board is finally ready! Next to work on is a letter to mm.
► E has been such a darling brother to mm so far. Frequently, he will pat, kiss and sing to my tummy – all without being prompted. And whenever we talk about our recent holiday, he would say, “Next time we bring mei mei to the farm okay?” Awww ♥
► Diligently sits and gyrates on the fit ball almost every night – it really helps with backache.
► Received some stylish baby girl clothes from Nancy, all the way from Indonesia! mm is so going to look like a fashionista in these! Thanks so much, Aunty Nancy 🙂
► First trimester seems to be revisiting me. I’m feeling nauseous, moody and tired all over again. Why laaaaaaaaaaa?
► Bought the popular-among-homebirthers Toys r Us pool for me to labour in at home for as long as possible before proceeding to the hospital. Thanks Tina, for accompanying me.
► Had a farewell lunch cum baby shower organised by my ex colleagues. mm is very well-stocked now!
► Quizzed Hubby: “How far along is my pregnancy?” Lo and behold, he got all three guesses wrong! He said, “34 weeks”, “31 weeks” and “Luckily I didn’t say 28 weeks” Oh my, oh me! *bangs head* Luckily he made me chicken essence to drink…
► Why is it that when you’re carrying a girl, you seem to lose your femininity? I sweat buckets ALL THE TIME, sit like a trishaw peddler and smell permanently like a marathon runner. So not chic, man.
► Evie gave mm a romper/skirt suit too!
► Since I’m staying home already, I get to incorporate both my pre-natal yoga and swimming regimen every week. It feels really good to stay fit during pregnancy!
► Weight to date: 56.5kg – that’s 10kg up from my pre-pregnancy weight and I have 7-8 more weeks to go *shudders* With E, I gained a total of 10kg only at 39 weeks! mm is definitely bigger than her brother as I could often feel her touching my rib cage and pelvic bone simultaneously whenever she stretches.
► Hunt for the birthing skirt begins! While there’s nothing discreet about giving birth, part of me feels that I will be more relaxed if my modesty is covered instead of being half naked all the time. Surprisingly, the search was easier than expected – I found the perfect “skirt” (after only two attempts) at Evie’s boutique. It’s a long tube top (RM20) that is so stretchable it can be pulled down to my hippo hips to make-shift as a skirt! And Christina has yet again accompanied her crazy friend for this hunt 🙂