Tuesday, August 09, 2011
37 weeks preggy - Baby's full-term!
Ain't I looking like a whale now?
That's hubby's favourite term for me, especially when I need his help to roll on my sides on the bed.
I've decided to take some bare belly shots to "immortalize" my whale shape before I pop. And why did I photoshop them to make them black-and-white?
That's because of the latest casualty of my pregnancy. Stretchmarks!!!! Eeeekkkss!!!
I've been so diligent to apply Clarin's anti-stretchmark cream (that costs me 45€!) everyday, but even that didn't manage to save my belly.
Ok, given that my stretchmarks are mainly localized below my belly button, I guess I should be thankful. And I'm still hopeful that after I give birth, the stretchmarks would miraculously disappear!
I still can't believe that I'll be a Mom in a matter of weeks now! Hubby followed me to one of my birth preparation classes today and even for him, it was an eye-opener / back to reality phase for him to realize that he's going to be a Dad!
How do I feel???
Well, I don't really know! The whole birth process scares me sometimes, but I got to remind myself that God is on my side and He won't let me "tested" beyond what I can bear. And of course I'm praying for a smooth and short birth process. At the end of the day, all that matters is that my little one is born alive, healthy and kicking!
At this point, its just a matter of making the full use of my time doing things I enjoy doing and getting all the rest I can get. I'm actually thankful for a cool summer because that means that I get to sleep more! So yeah, sorry to all the other Europeans who are sooo sad at this cool summer, but I told my hubby today, "God made this summer cool just for me!" Heehee.
Baby has been really REALLY active these days! I think our baby falls under the exception in that babies in the 3rd trimester are supposed to move around less because of a lack of space. But our baby is so strong and moves around a lot! He also seems to have a good memory because he kicks me on my right side close to my ribs ALL the time! I can literally feel the leg moving from the left to the right just to smack me at the spot that is still sore from the last kick! I think we got ourselves a cheeky baby! :)