“People tell me their babies are busy moving at this stage” my OBGYN said. “Very busy Dr. T” I said. I am 25 weeks and look much bigger than I was when I was 25 weeks and pregnant for the first time ha! I’ve been feeling lots of cramping and pain on my tummy but Dr. T. Said that’s normal. I supposed its a “practice contraction”. I don’t remember feeling this way with previous pregnancy. I can’t seem to be able to eat too much at one time anymore without feeling super uncomfortable and heartburn (though I supposed this a good thing at the same time). Fiorina said “mommy eat too much”. And sure I have. I have gained 10 lbs so far and I know that’s not the end of it. But really, weight is not much of a concern to me. I was obsessed with trying not to gain too much weight with first pregnancy. In fact I was trying to control my intake. I just seemed to be much more relax this time. Dr.T told me that they would be checking my 1-hour fasting glucose during next visit to see if I have gestational diabetes. I was fine last time during first pregnancy, but I told hubby with the way I’ve been craving for sweets and carbs, they might sent me to see a dietitian if the blood glucose is high. I just thought that will not be funny because I am a dietitian myself lol.
I definitely can’t tell people that I ate too much with the way my belly is showing now. In fact, people just automatically asked me “how far a long are you ?” Or “is it a boy or a girl?” Those two questions indirectly tell me “I am so pregnant” 🙂 All my tops have suddenly “shrunk” by few inches and almost reveal the belly if I lift my arms up. The only pants that are comfortable are stretchy kind. Are we growing or what ! The baby certainly is growing in all department. I am just growing in weight and clothing sizes.
On the other hand, my little girl is also continue to grow. Watching her grows really one of the best thing in our lives. She just recently acquired a tricycle and watching her learned how to pedal and finally knew how to do it was just priceless. That smile… 🙂
and how I love that sun hat 🙂 I think I got it for me instead of for her lol.
Have I told you guys that prenatal massage is one of the best things on earth ? I really wish I had it when I was first preggy. I went for my first prenatal massage last week and I thought I was in heaven. My back has been killing me and my legs have been cramping in the middle of the night like no other business. So, as you can imagine how nice it was to have someone work on your back and legs. When the masseur massage my back, this little baby moved sort of reacting to the massage or something. It was interesting.
One thing that is killing me now (well, may be not necessarily killing) is that when I see “sale” items on baby clothing, I can’t buy because I don’t know if we are having a boy or a girl lol. I honestly have no clue or no feeling whatsoever whether this will be a boy or a girl. Hubby said its likely a boy and also 90% of people through tummy watching, rubbing, palm reading. You name it. They said it was a boy! That almost tempted me to just get some really cute boy bodysuits and pants from Hanna Andersson because they are on freaking 75% sale! And i thought i could pass them on to my sister if we end up with a girl and not a boy lol. But low and behold, I didn’t get them. Phew!! I know this feeling of “not knowing” is gonna worth it when the day and time is here. Many people who told me that they didn’t find out the gender of the baby, glad that they didn’t because it was the best surprise in life. And I think about it, it truly is going to be the best surprise in life. Whether its a boy or girl, it’s still going to be a good surprise. Afterall, we only have that many surprises in life 🙂
Hubby and I still can’t get into a “serious” mode when it come to name the baby. I have names prepared for a girl long before I was pregnant with this second baby, but I have none prepared for boys. So hubby said “How about Vincent ?” I thought, hey that’s a pretty good name, but then it won’t work with the last name. I don’t want him to be a joke at school when people call him “Vincent Goh”. Even though it resembles the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh, I’m still not certain about naming my boy that name. Then he said how about just “Van” ? I told hubby we better called it a night and started all over again with a better mindset.
Oh well… The name search for boy continues… Happy 4th of July everyone! and the post is not complete without a belly shot (taken at 24 weeks)