24 Weeks Pregnancy Vlog + Winner Announcement

Welcome to YELLOWMUM! It’s my new category sharing with you my journey as an expectant mum! πŸ™‚
This is a little bit late because my life has just been so hectic lately. With our anniversary celebration, all the holidays and other commitments, I haven’t found myself some time to actually sit down in front of the computer and just blog. :/
So I’m now 25 weeks and 5 days as I’m blogging this. This month has been the best one so far, simply because I finally learned the gender of my baby and also felt the baby move and kick. πŸ™‚ But the video was taken last October 22, 2012 (I was 24 Weeks 6 Days pregnant based on my LMP).
So yes we finally learned the gender of my baby. It’s a girl!!! Even though my hubby was hoping for a boy, both of us are thrilled! The doctor said that it’s still not 100% certain just because when I had my ultrasound, the baby was still a little bit small (20 weeks based on LMP). We plan to go for a 3D ultrasound next month not only to see the baby’s features and movements but also to confirm the gender. I have never really been “into” surprises. :p
With this said, I want to congratulate Gizzele for winning the giveaway! (I already sent you an email. So if you’re reading this, please check your email and reply asap.) Congratulations!!!
I was sick that start of October but maybe because I was having a hard time and was so worried about my munchkin, she decided to finally kick! It was October 9 at 1:47am when H and I first felt her kick. It was such a wonderful feeling because I knew that it was her way of letting me know that she’s fine and I need not worry.
I am so thankful that I haven’t been nauseated the past months and that I think morning sickness is finally over. But now I have a new symptom, lower back pains. Since I can’t really get massages, I try to just live with it. Thankfully, H sometimes helps me out by massaging my lower back to help relieve the pain and it does feel better, but the next day it will go back. πŸ™ I think she’s getting bigger and heavier so it’s straining my back. But no worries, I can deal with it just as long as my baby is normal and healthy.
I’ve already started purchasing a few items for her as well. Someone said I’m already “nesting”. Maybe I am? Or maybe I just want everything to be done so I don’t have to worry and stress about them anymore. That’s how I’ve always been. πŸ˜‰ We also finally have a stroller and a playpen, courtesy of my aunt. She donated my cousin’s stroller and playpen. We assembled it and saw that it was still in good shape, so we decided we’ll use those for munchkin. Next on my list is a crib. I really want to try co-sleeping because I’ve always wanted to breastfeed my child. So we plan to get a crib that we can set up as a co-sleeper in our bedroom. We’ll probably buy that after the holiday.
Lastly, I am so excited that come November 1, when we visit my late grandfather, I will now be able to tell him that I’m pregnant and introduce him to my munchkin. πŸ™‚ It brings joyous tears to my eyes just thinking about it. How I wish he’s still alive to hold her and see her, but I know he’ll be watching over her just as he always watches over us.
Till the next vlog! πŸ™‚