Friday, March 29, 2013

2 more weeks (or maybe less)

Homeeeeestretch now. We are ready for you baby Emma. I am just relishing the final few days with you moving around inside me, and taking advantage of sleeping in and lazing around. My appetite is still the same, except that I am craving a bit more fatty sugary food for now. So the pilates exercise cannot stop.

See you soon!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Week 37 and counting

Baby Emma is considered full term this week. She was 5lbs 8oz as of 21st March, expecting to be a close to 7lbs baby if she makes it to the 40th week. I am beginning to feel heavy and clumsy, and my joints are looser than ever before. The sciatica nerve pain is a nuisance, as is the general discomfort of being 10kg heavier. But other than that, it is great, because dad and mum arrived from home and is here to help us out. We have not been required to do much cooking, just lazing around and bringing them out shopping. 

The countdown begins!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Letter to Emma - week 35

Dear Emma,

Your daddy set up your crib today. I was a supportive supervisor. We don't have a room for you, but you have a little corner and a wall all to yourself. Seeing your crib next to our bed is getting us more excited about you. Your little onesies and beautiful clothes are sharing our closet for now - until we go back home and you will have your own room.

This morning, I woke up with dull menstrual cramps - first sign of the Braxton Hicks contraction. Does this mean you will be coming soon? It is a dilemma you know, feeling crappy because of the shift in center of gravity and the backaches and nerve pain - wishing that you will be here soon so I can stop being pregnant, but at the same time wanting you to grow and grow in the safe and secure womb to full term. It is like a present is all wrapped up in beautiful paper and ribbon and we are not allowed to open it for the next one month!

We love you so much and can't wait to see you, feel you and kiss you. I know I will miss feeling your kicks and movement inside me once you are out, and the sleep deprivation will then begin - so I am trying to savour every moment of this.