care for some pregnancy update? last january 11th, i went to see the ob gyne for my pre-natal checkup. she was surprised to see that i bloated so much. this was the first time that i heard her say i had better slow down on my eating and measure what i eat if i don't want to have problems during labor. oh boy was i embarrassed. i wonder why i feel hungry most of the time. hubby took this seriously and proclaimed himself as my official dietitian. my meals and snacks are now well-guarded and measured. i can't ask for a second helping of rice or viand. i can't eat sweets anymore. i feel deprived but i do understand, he only wants what's best for me and the baby.
today, i'm on my seventh month. my stomach has grown bigger and bigger that i can't see my swelling feet anymore when i'm standing up. at least, that saved me from worrying too much about my edema. and i guess you wouldn't like to see my stretch marks, they're really not a beautiful sight. what a dilemma! it's also getting harder trying to get myself in a comfortable sleep, what with a big stomach and a kicking baby inside. yes, the little one kicks and punches me most of the time. we can even see how my belly would move or shake everytime he/she does that. just as it is hard to get to sleep, it's also hard to get out of bed. i've to get up from my side and use my hands and elbows to push myself up from a lying position. i even experienced this shortness of breath also. i feel like my lungs have been pushed away from where it should be. my kidneys, too! it seems like the little one kicks so hard, makes me want to visit the CR each time.
and oh, i'm still using "he/she" in this post since, as of this writing, we still don't know the sex of our baby. i do agree that it's exciting not to know the sex of the baby until it pops out but for practicality's sake, we wanted to prepare ahead. baby's stuff and baby's name. hopefully, tomorrow, we can get the ultrasound done.
things haven't been very comfortable lately. and i'm not complaining. almost all mom wannabe's go through this. so, bring it on!