Welcome to YELLOWMUM! It's my new category sharing with you my journey as an expectant mum! :)
I want to share with you my 38 Weeks Pregnancy Vlog. This was taken January 25, 2013. (I was 38 Weeks 3 Days pregnant based on my LMP.) Hopefully this would be my last pregnancy vlog and I really am hoping to give birth soon. :)
This month my baby isn't as active anymore. I guess it's really already cramped in there. Haha! I do still feel her move but compared to the previous month, what I feel now are little kicks and punches here and there and more on nudges.
I've also been feeling a lot of discomfort because of my growing belly. Imagine having to roll from one side to another and carrying all the weight. It feels like my stomach is being crushed everytime I change positions. I've also been experiencing contractions or Braxton Hicks. It's not the real contractions yet, it's like a practice for moms to be. I get that regularly now, about 4-5 times a day. It's uncomfortable but not really painful.
I still feel very hot. Just glad that it's not as humid now here in the Philippines compared to last December. I just make sure to always bring a fan with me.
Stretch marks are all over! Like what I said in the video, my belly looks like a brain because of all the lines! Geez! I try not to stress about it and my husband, being a loving one that he is, always tells me that I still look beautiful no matter what. Then again, girls being self-conscious, it still irritates me.:(
I've also finished packing my little girl's hospital bag. I think I'll try to post about this next time. I basically just searched for hospital bag suggestions just to see what things I need to bring for her. I've started packing my and my husband's bag as well. Though I still need to put our toiletries and all that.
We've also finally assembled her dresser and I've already put her things in it. We purchased her dresser from SanYang (or something like that). It was around P2,900++ for a laminated cabinet. We initially wanted to have one built but decided on just purchasing for now. We'll just have one customized when she's a little older and we'd know what size of dresser she needs. I'll try to do a dresser tour next time once I've already properly arranged all of her stuff because right now, it's kind of all over the place. Haha!
We also had my baby shower! If you follow me on Instagram (yellowyum), I posted a couple of photos from my shower and I plan to do a separate blog post about that very soon. It was last January 13 and it was a very fun event. It was the fist time for all of us including the guests and organizers, to attend a baby shower since it's not a popular event here in the Philippines or at least in our culture.
I also would like to share with you the name of our little girl. A lot of people have been asking me about it and I think it's about time I tell you about it. :) Her name is Olivia Robyn but we'll be calling her Robyn for short. We also thought of a cute nickname but we'll talk about that some other time. :)
So it's waiting game from now on! I have a couple of events to go to. I know, I know... but a lot of people have been suggesting for me to keep moving and walking so why not make it to events right? :) I pray for a safe, normal and healthy delivery. Again thanks so much for all the well wishes. We are overwhelmed. :)
Can't wait to hold my baby Robyn! :D