February 17, 2011
I love reading other pregnant ladies blog posts in the world wide web. First of all, I want to say congratulations to Hana, who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy last night!
I thought the last pregnancy post at Seabird was really neat, and decided to imitate her a little Q&A.
Total weight gain:
Last time I checked, which was a week and a half ago, I had gained 7 kg (16 lbs) in total. I gained a lot around 6 months, since it coincided with Christmas and New Year. I ate way too much around that time, and my appetite didn't seem to be satisfied no matter what I ate! It was crazy. I was really obsessed with food. Recently, I've noticed some change in my appetite, I think there is less room for food in my stomach because the baby is getting bigger. I used to check my weight every day, but stopped it, because I worry about it too much.I'll check my weight at the next doctor's check up.
My friend gave me some maternity clothes (seen here), but I have not bought anything myself. I own many jersey dresses and comfortable pieces that I was able to continue wearing through out pregnancy.
I made two items with maternity in mind: this paper bag skirt and bandage dress. I have been wearing them a lot lately, since they are so comfy! My next creation will be this top, using Meg Neilson's maternity wrap pattern. I already bought the fabric for it:)
I've gotten one straight line right in the center... I hope they will go away once I give birth?!
Depends on the night. Most nights I'm tired enough, and I sleep pretty well. Even if I get up for bathroom in the middle of the night, I go back to sleep right away. It had been a challenge to sleep on my side, until I got used to it, because I used to sleep on my back before getting pregnant. Now my belly is too big, that I can no longer sleep on my back.I think exercising is helping me sleep better at night.
My little Sophia moves a lot! I can feel that she is practicing using her joint, kicking, and punching. I am not 100% sure, but I feel like I'm feeling her little feet against my belly. I feel her move a lot when I'm sitting down, working on computer, and sometimes she moves so much she overwhelms me! :)
I guess I'm wanting more sweets and greasy stuff than I used to. But nothing too noticeable. I love any kind of food:)
Belly Button in or out?
My belly button used to be in, but now it's completely out! and flat! I wonder if it goes back to normal after giving birth.
The birth will be planned, although the exact date has not been decided yet by the doctor. My husband will be in the delivery room with me. I will be in the hospital at 9am of the day of scheduled birth, and they will induce the baby.
If water breaks and the contraction starts before the date of my scheduled date, I will just have to go with the flow and give natural birth.
Breast or bottle?
Breast. I hope I can do this without problem! I made some reusable nursing pads, and bought Medela swing breast pump so my husband can help me feed the breast milk to the baby.
Something I can't wait to do:
Wear heels! I'm sick of wearing flats, but don't want to take a risk of falling wearing high-heels now.
I also want to take some vacation over seas, Maybe Thailand or Bali again with little Sophia. I want to go somewhere hot.
Oh man, I've never experienced such a terrible heartburn before pregnancy. It just started last week, and I have had really intense one twice in the middle of night. Both nights, I had something greasy for dinner, one night, thick Ramen noodle and the other night, pasta. It was a really terrible feeling to be waken up in the middle of the night because of this.
I have to be careful about what I eat now, and how much I eat, because even if I feel fine while eating it, it comes back to me at 3am in the morning..
Still wearing them! Thankfully, I haven't had any swelling problems at all.
Yes! I love working out, and I'm glad I made a habit of working out before I got pregnant. It must be hard to start it after, since your body changes so much.
I go to gym 2-3 times a week, and do 30 minutes of elliptical and lift some weights. Once or twice a week, I do 40 minutes to an hour of the Pit workout. I like the Pit, since I can do it at home.
Rest of the time, I use Bass Rutten's MMA workout CD. It's a short 30 minutes work out, and also can be done at home.
I stopped running outside, because I'm afraid of falling, and also people staring at me. Maybe I'm too self-conscious. Also it's just too cold to run outside right now!
I work out almost every day..sweating makes me feel better and I can sleep better at night:)