After much preparation and determination, hubby and I have migrated to Perth to start our new life together while waiting for my lucky daughter’s arrival into the world. It hasn’t been easy, especially when I am so far along in my pregnancy. We have stumbled upon many obstacles and challenges in the last three weeks. A lot of money has been spent. A lot of energy put into setting up our new life. A lot of emotional running inside me (possibly heighten by my pregnancy hormones). At last, I’m proud to say that we managed to sort all this out. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy but we pressed on for the sake of our daughter’s future.
I’m grateful for a few friends who have so willingly helped us through this tough period. Thank you!
Are we going to stay in Perth? I don’t know. All I know is that I need to start focusing on the remaining two months of my pregnancy and later on my baby. Nervous and excited at the same time. When I feel her moving in my womb, I know I have to suck it up and be a better person for her. She is moving like crazy while I’m typing this post as though she is motivating me to stay strong. It’s a great feeling! I am truly thankful for this wonderful gift living inside me right now and the option to choose a better place to live. Thank you, Universe!
Being at 24 weeks, it finally hits me that I’m almost close to my last 1/3 of pregnancy. After reading and attending pregnancy related books/events, I think I am ready to take on child delivery. Nervous but I’ll let things flow naturally.
Child delivery isn’t the only challenge I’m facing now. Due to a very last minute decision made by Hubby and myself, I’ll be facing a bigger challenge in the coming weeks. Oh well…Life’s all about challenge, isn’t it? I just feel happy and blessed to have a supportive husband, family and friends who are the pillars of my sanity.
Aside from that, I’m happy to share that we’re expecting a princess! It took us so long to find out the gender as she wasn’t cooperative at all. Her legs were always crossing or tightly closed, like a gentle lady. We actually went for three different ultrasound specialists (not on purpose…just so happen) and none of them could identify the gender before this. With a baby girl, I’d imagine all the cute pigtails and tutus I’m going to dress her up in. Finally, I’ll get a live “doll” of my own. Haha. Hubby is anticipating to manja her and be her savior until she grows independent. The headache now is to find a good name for our precious princess…. Any suggestions?
If you haven’t already guessed it from the title, I have recently joined the ranks of expecting mums. Today, I am at 3 months plus. This blessing came very unexpected. The minute we found out, we had some very strong mixed feelings. We were rejoicing and yet there were feelings of uncertainty, fear (mostly my part) and excitement. Big changes coming our way!
As soon as the morning sickness kicked in, I had neither the time nor mood for those feelings anymore. My horrible morning sickness was about to kill me. It wasn’t only “morning” but it was morning, afternoon and night. Totally erratic. There were weeks when I couldn’t stomach any dinner and went straight to bed at 9am to avoid terrible nausea. Most things I ate will be vomited. I was throwing up mouthfuls of stomach acid even when I didn’t eat anything. Then, there were also the usual extreme fatigue, which according to my friends is very normal for the first trimester.
Phiew! Glad that’s over. Since three weeks ago, I’ve slowly eased out of it. My energy is back. I am able to exercise and swim these days. No more throwing up (thank you, Universe!). Now, I have more time to research on what to eat, do and etc pre and post natal. Many times, I wished my mum is still around to guide me. I envied my friends who have their mums teaching them all kinds of things and boiling nutritious things for them. I guess I just had to do them on my own. But I feel lucky to have my Mother-In-Law, close friends and cousins who so willingly shared their knowledge with me. It helps me to get through all these. For example, when I was struggling with morning sickness, my friend forwarded me a research that says pregnant mums who experienced bad nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are developing high IQ babies. This has something to do with the fertilizer for brain development is also the cause of nausea. If it’s true, I guess my earlier sufferings will be well worth it.
It’s too early to tell the gender. Hubby and I agreed that it doesn’t matter at all. Boy or girl, we will still love our child (he jokingly said he will buy a gun if it’s a girl, though). We accepted this is a Universe blessing because I’ve heard many stories of couples not being able to conceive. There are pros and cons of each gender. If I get to choose, I would prefer at least one of each.
There’s just so many emotions going on when there is a little one growing inside of you. I can’t help but to wonder what kind of mother will I be?