XX Weeks and Counting
9th October 2015
Baby, food, holidays, homelife, life, preggers, SO, thoughts, weight, work | 1 comment

Time is starting to fly by fast. A little too fast for my liking. The first three months of this pregnancy seemed really slow and now I’m 5 months pregnant (18 weeks 3 days and counting). By the time you know it, it’s Christmas (my sister-in-law’s baby is also due in and around Christmas time) which means I would be in my last stretch of pregnancy and be due 2-3 months later. It’s scary.

18 weeks pregnant

18 weeks pregnant

That’s me at 18 weeks! Belly is growing!!

I’m JUST finally get used to the feeling of being pregnant. Meaning … I’ve embraced the weight gain, the constant growing of my belly, the fluttering and movement of this human being inside me, understanding the responsibilities of being a first-time-mother and having to prepare for it; the main idea of that I AM GOING TO BE A MOTHER. I have finally taken it all in and time is going so fast that I don’t want to feel overwhelmed but at the same time, I’m so excited to finally meet this little love of my life. It’s a continuous range of emotions every time I see myself in the mirror or every time I feel my baby move in my belly. All I can do is breathe and smile and feel grateful.

I’ve been going through a case of “pregnancy brain” though. It’s kind of hilarious. Luckily it’s nothing serious. Just stupid little things that I do. For example, how many times now have I put the olive oil in the fridge and putting the milk in the pantry. Or at work, I keep forgetting what I keep going downstairs for and I have to end up going up and down the stairs or using the elevator 6 times in a span of 15 minutes (it was to just grab an envelope by the way). I just keep forgetting everything which is my husband hasn’t been asking me to do him any favours because he knows I am just going to forget. It’s exhausting.

As for food … I am ALWAYS hungry!! Then I overeat and get so bloated. So I don’t know if my big belly is because of the growing baby or that I am just getting fat. Regardless, this growing belly is making me lose my center of gravity. I always have to waddle now because I’m still trying to figure out the proper way to walk without hurting my back so much and not putting so much pressure on my legs because I’m starting to get leg cramps every night. Plus, I am always out of breath. I HATE WALKING UP STAIRS!! I get winded just going up one flight of stairs. I secretly have been nagging my husband to bring the futon to his mancave downstairs so that I sometimes won’t even have to go upstairs at all and just chill in his mancave HAHHA. There’s a TV down there, so I’m good. I can just get my husband to grab me food once in a while HAHAHA. Poor guy. He’s been so patient with me. Love you baby!

So in short, pregancy so far … excited, tiring, exhausting, scary and kind of funny.

AND BEFORE I FORGET … HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Us Canadians get Thanksgiving in October just in case you are confused.

One Response to “XX Weeks and Counting”

  1. Cat says:

    Wow, I can’t believe you’re that far into your pregnancy already! I’m already super forgetful. I can’t imagine how bad it’d be if I were ever pregnant, haha. I hope you’ll figure out what works for you in terms of walking too. That seems like a big thing to adjust to. I’m excited for you and your little one!

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