At 31 weeks now and oh boy, I am starting to feel the 3rd tri woes! Baby was about 1kg at the start of 29 weeks, and the thought of having it’s size tripling in this trimester is just like wow.
I definitely feel much heavier now, it’s taking a toll on my body. So breathless and been having trouble sleeping well because of the aches and difficulty switching sides and finding a good position. It’s been getting quite bad that I just had to book a prenatal massage session, which made me feel better! I feel like my bump size is massive too, but it always looks smaller when I look at it in the mirror. I keep checking my weight almost every day just to monitor and make sure I don’t put on too much too fast, and I’ve officially reached 60kg! Which is quite shocking because I was initially targetting to only reach 60kg just before I give birth lol. To think I still have 9 weeks to go. Hahahaiss.. Also, the first stretch marks made their appearance on my thighs! This was a demoralising milestone because I have been putting on Clarins every day. I know my body is never going to be the same ever again and stretch marks are one of those things that are inevitable but when it actually happens, it doesn’t stop you from feeling shitty about it anyway. Kinda sucks that I don’t even recognise my body anymore.
Also, I felt something like mild menstrual cramps a few times. Was it Braxton Hicks?? I have no idea but that sensation suddenly hit me with the realisation that I am really at the last stretch of the pregnancy and will be giving birth soon! It actually made me tear a bit. I’m already going to miss all the kicks no matter how strong and uncomfortable they can be. Part of me can’t wait to meet my son, but part of me also wants to keep him inside me for as long as possible to protect him from this dunya, full of evil and negativity.
We had our second appointment with Dr Citra. I also did my OGTT (glucose test for diabetes) and had my whooping cough vaccination that day. They will take some time to get the blood test results and the nurse said no news means good news. They didn’t call me at all, so alhamdulillah for that. Also, Dr C said she willl arrange for us to meet an anaesthetist during the next appointment to discuss my scoliosis condition and the possibility of epidural. I guess the curiousity in me just couldn’t resist the opportunity of finding out what I don’t really want to know too soon. We will also be having the 32-week growth scan and discussing our birth plan at the next appointment. Also, I discovered that the GBS test is actually not compulsory. Didn’t know this because it seems like a lot of mummies took it, so I had the impression that it was a routine test or something. Is it really necessary? Hmm..
I placed my deposit with Sizzling Dyyana yayy! She has already reserved my slots since my 1st tri but she will only accept deposits on the 3rd tri. Been following her ig closely and all the good reviews is making me excited to try her food hehe.
I have just started attending prenatal yoga classes with Nura just for the sake of doing some sort of workout to keep myself fit. Some of the poses could feel quite intense, but overall, it felt really good. I could feel the difference cos I managed to sleep slightly better. Bf recently commented on how amazed he is that I can still solat normally instead of using a chair while heavily pregnant. I guess at this stage, I can really see how similar solat is to yoga. My body is getting more and more inflexible by the day as my bump grows, so forcing myself to do my sujud and rukuk normally is really helpful. I still wash my feet on the sink during wudhu’ too and brag to bf about how this is my form of yoga 5 times a day hahaha. Nura recently launched this birth simulation workshop and I signed up for it with bf. Looking forward to attend it next Sunday.
We also recently started antenatal classes with NUH. Hopefully it’s worth it and covers as much topics as I hope, including breastfeeding. Cos to be honest, the closer we are to the EDD, the more I’ve been feeling unprepared in terms of knowledge on everything about handling a baby.
A few months ago, we did some baby shopping at this place called Baby Expo, which is not really at the expo. Not sure if this is a well-known place, but my cousin intro-ed me to it cos it’s really cheap. Carters rompers were selling at $15 for a set of 5. We also bought a few other essentials like more clothes, a gym playmat, breastpads, bibs, hats, mittens, booties/socks, towel, diaper changing mat etc. The only negative experience we had so far is that the small piano that was supposed to be attached to the gym playmat plays only Chinese songs! I felt so sad, but then we laughed at ourselves for being such a noob first-time parents. So ya, that gym playmat was turned out to be some China brand. Other than that, the other items looked quite ordinary to us. We still have yet to buy a lot of other essential items like baby bath tub, detergent and soaps, diapers, and probably a whole list of other stuff. Which I am planning to get all by next week’s expo baby fair cos this kiasu FTM wants to get her hospital bag packed soon.
Gahhhhh wish me luck.