its been more than one month since I last blogged but please excuse me.
Besides the fatigue and essential bed rest instructed by the doctor, the responsibilities of a mother-to-be, wife, daughter, sister has taken up most of my time. The remaining time I had was to catch up on work and help the husband with his business. Absolutely no time for myself. Bedtime these days are like at least as late as 1am. I know many people are asking me to rest and sleep before the baby arrives but I simply can't. In fact, I am pushing myself to the limits to get more things done so that when the baby arrives, hopefully, he will get my 100% undivided attention. In the midst of all the mad rush, I am also trying to squeeze time out to read up on parenting and how to manage a newborn. I must admit that I have not spent much time reading but I thank God for my mum-in-law who will be helping me out when the baby arrives. I am super unprepared but really, there is no one who is prepared as a first time mum so I am just gonna see what happens, pray and get lots of help when the baby arrives.
My life seems to have taken a 180 degree change, and definitely I find myself hoping to get back to some parts of my previous lifestyle. As a reward to myself for being a rather disciplined preggie in terms of my intake of food and restriction of activities (to have a healthy baby), I booked a pair of tickets to Steve Vai's concert which will take place on 21 March!...It will be during my one month confinement period....I know the parents will be shocked to know that . I don't even know if I can even make it there but the hubby likes Steve Vai and I don't think I should miss this concert which only happens once every ten years. I don't even know if Steve Vai will still perform after 10 tens years so it is a must go concert? Yup, baby will be born by 21 March and will probably ask the parents to care for him while we go for our concert date! Looking forward to it!
I have loads of plans for myself during my maternity leave but I am sure all these plans will all change once the little tot is out.
So, Chinese New Year came and went. I did not visit many families and spent the bulk of the time finishing up bottles, tubs and boxes of goodies. CNY was my "fattening period" where I gained 5 kg in total within a short span of 15 days. I am not complaining cos it is a mandatory weight gain especially the baby is real small before CNY and after CNY, he has grown and I am relieved he did! *applause for me* Up to date, I have gained 12 kg throughout my entire pregnancy.
Being preggie also means less photo taking for me. These days, taking out the phone to take pics of food, surrounding or even selfies is like a big chore to me. I leave the photo taking to the man.
Being preggie also means feeling ugly and having the "I-don't-feel-like-going-out-cos-I-dunno-what-to-wear" feeling. I can't fit into most of my clothes so I am always wearing the same few dresses.....and photo taking becomes boring too with no new outfits. The thrifty and practical me just can't bring myself to blow $$ on those maternity dresses that cost a big bomb especially I know I will put them away once I give birth.....I will still have to find a place to store them...what for buy them then?
I am currently 37 weeks pregnant and it is like ANY TIME the baby will arrive. Wait for the big announcement and follow me on instagram for the announcement.