Thursday, November 17, 2016

Preggy Diaries: Nesting Stage

Yep, we're preggy-o! :) Sorry to have deliberately left that out in most blog posts *peace!* We had to deal with first trimester complications and other things life threw our way. And I guess to a certain extent, there's a bit of me believing in superstition and a lot of being under the influence of preggy hormones that makes me want to blog less :(

Now we're onto the last leg of the third trimester and I can't help but feel that we're very much in the nesting phase - that time when preggy mommas just want to keep things in order and prepared for the arrival of a little munchkin. This is an interesting phase for me for this second pregnancy. (1) Because I feel so much heavier compared to the first pregnancy; (2) We have been yaya-less for a couple of months now so it's full-on parenting mode plus whatever little cleaning I can manage to do; (3) I'm not exactly the most organized person (neither is my hubs, nor lo #1....Lord, help us!) Hehehehe..there!

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But it is what it is! Every morning I really do feel the urge to clean and be somewhat (what?!) prepared. This is not a rant, by the way. Deep inside I feel that the challenges we faced early on are actually blessings in disguise. 

Take for example when Z's yaya went home with just ten days' notice. It's not easy to be with an active toddler 24/7 but it gave us the opportunity to really bond and get to know our little girl before she has to share us with our next baby. Oh I wouldn't trade the cuddles and extra bonding moments I got to share with her. The cleaning bit, although not my favorite thing to do, I just view it as extra preggy exercises (squats, lunges, some kegels for good measure) to help me have a smooth labor and delivery. I really do hope it would work this time. :) 

I'm also starting to prepare my maternity bag + extra labor kit items. I'm actually doing it quite late this time. I remember during my first pregnancy we were travelling labor kit in tow as early as maybe 5-6 months. Yikes, what happened? Hahaha :)

We also have some minor renovations / redesign to do with the little time that we have. And it's Christmas season. And I still want to do some cooking / baking projects. And the handful of e-books waiting to be read in the Kindle.

Quintessential so little time so much to do!! 

Do pray for us please :)

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