Tummy at 33 Weeks:
Tummy at 34 Weeks:
Today, I reached my 34th week and 4 days of pregnancy, almost 8 months and 3 weeks pregnant and I am so tired. Here’s what I am experiencing right now:
Water Retention – Swollen feet and legs caused me to walk even more slowly now.
Braxton Hicks – Yup, mild contractions every now and then that started sometime last week. Sometimes it gets just a little bit painful and all I have to do is ‘tonggeng’ on the floor or bed and it’ll go away. (so I heard real contractions hurt A WHOLE LOT MOREEEEEEEEEE.)
‘Lightening’ – I didn’t know what that sharp pain at my pelvis area was at first until I asked Diah. Her reply to my question was ‘Oh My God’. Yup, and she said she only experienced it when she was in labour ward. I freaked out and I honestly wanted to cry. So I googled and found out that it’s called ‘Lightening’ and definitely a sign of labour. Everytime I get that pain, I would automatically feel like keeping my legs together and pressing hard. That is the baby’s head moving further down my body.
Nesting – YUP, again I didn’t know what nesting was until I googled and when I read, it totally describes what I am doing RIGHT NOW. “the insatiable desire to organize and clean the house, or to suddenly tackle a big project” HAHAHA. That is so true! I suddenly had the urge to clean up my room and studio to make way for baby and buy all the necessary items in one day. As for that big project, yes yes a big project for Studiofrost that came also out of nowhere and I kept telling myself that I can do it and I must do it before I give birth.
I am currently experiencing all of the above PLUS backaches and pains, swollen fingers and toes, trouble sleeping, heartburn, itching tummy and etc etc. Alhamdullilah, i have been fasting since the first day of Ramadhan. Maybe it’s berkat from Him, but I don’t feel hungry or thirsty throughout the day. It feels normal. Baby S remains active even during fasting month, especially around 6 in the evening right up to when I break fast. Maybe he knows it’s almost time to ‘makan’. Right after breaking fast, Baby S will be dancing chachacha in my tummy and he will keep doing that until I go to sleep. Nowadays, I get so tired; I go straight to dreamland the moment I lie on my bed. I wake up several times at night, of course because of the pain and erm to urinate. Also, I realized that I only sleep in 1 position. There was one night, I went to bed lying down facing my right and I woke up the next morning in the same position. It is too much of a hassle to change positions when sleeping because this whale will wake the husband up with her BIG movements. LOL
To all other pregnant mummies who are at the same stage as me, leave comments and tell me what you are experiencing please? It is so comforting to get comments from people who tells me ‘it’s going to be ok’, because although I know it will hurt like %$$#%@$#!$@#, the words of encouragement and support will always make me feel slightly better.
It’s me again, baby S. I have a name now, as per mummy and daddy. They call me all the time when they need to make a decision about anything at all. Especially daddy, who only wants MY opinion. I mean, I know I am important and all, but gimme a break man, I’m not ready for the world yet. Let me enjoy this warmth in mummy’s tummy for a little bit longer please daddy? Tsk.
So anyway, my latest meeting with the doctor was few a days back and she said I am now 2.2kg, my head is already engaged ‘down there’ and I can no longer turn. Not fair! It’s not my fault that I’m this big, and now I have to bear the consequences of not being able to twist and turn anymore? Mummy should REALLY learn to control her diet. Boohoo.
Other than that, doctor also explained to mummy a little bit about welcoming me into this world. Mummy must have panicked because she had an intense conversation with daddy afterwards and Daddy had to keep telling her that everything is going to be ok. I hope so too, because I can’t wait to see both of them, just like them who are both excited to see me!
Ok, that is enough talking for now. Would you like to see an ultrasound picture of me? The doctor said it is not easy to snap a full picture of me, so she printed only some parts of me. First picture is a picture of my 5 fingers.
Doctor said I’ve got fat fingers. She was trying to be funny I think, but I was a little hurt by that remark.
Next picture, is my right foot. This is the one that’s been doing all the kicking. Heh heh
I think I look sexaaay as compared to mummy. Want to see her tummy now at 8 months?
There. What a sight. She has been getting stares from people wherever she goes nowadays. Her tummy looks pointed, some say. Doctor said mummy will only grow bigger in the next few weeks or so. I cannot imagine how big she can get. She already look like she is going to burst anytime. Or maybe that is a good thing? If mummy’s tummy burst, does that mean that I will come out flying from her tummy? Weehoooo!!!!!
Just last week, Diah and I had our 3 hour long photoshoot by the beach for our exclusive dresses. It was a torturous 3 hour process for me (and her too, im sure). We had 17 new arrivals that arrived on the same day and knowing us, we are not the type who likes to waste any time. We did the photoshoot on the same day! We were too excited to wear the dresses and oh I am so in love with all of them! I am being biased here, but I am really very proud of us for coming up with the simple yet classic designs like these for ourselves and our buyers. Even my sister, who is a hijab wearer are buying some to wear for Hari Raya. Her favourites she said are these:
(yes, look at my 31 week old tummy now. heh)
Reine – Because the colour is really sweet and she intend to tuck her hijab into the dress, wear it with a long sleeved black inner lining. I can already imagine it on her, she will look so pretty!
Pauly – Mainly because she found the right hijab for this dress already! And she even bought a purple belt to be worn with this dress. See? The good thing about our dresses is that you can mix and match! You can even wear your own inner lining in different colours and get a matching belt for an entirely different look!
I wore one of Studiofrost’s exclusive design to Sinar Lebaran recently and received lots of compliments for it. Thanks you ladies (and a gentleman). It is actually just a plain chiffon top but I sent it for some beading work and that’s it! It already looks good enough for any special occasion.
(picture from PujanggaMalam for Mediacorp Suria)
So guess what I am going to do these dresses?
You will just have to wait and see. Heh heh heh.
Other than the chiffon long dresses, we also brought in short lace dresses for those who wish to wear for work or dinner invites. As we know, some prefers to wear short dresses, so this is for you. Depending on your own creativity, you can choose to wear the short lace dress with a long inner lining and wear it for Hari Raya too! It will look like a short kebaya lace.
Short lace dresses also available in white and purple.
If you don’t intend to mix and match your outfit and just want an entire set, then I suggest you buy
Very suitable for special occasion and very comfortable too! Inner lining are all made of stretchable polyester and it follows the shape of your body, whether you are big or small. The lace used is also stretchable and smocked at the waist to suit any size at all! Belts/sash that comes together is adjustable and we leave it up to you to wear it tight, loose or just nice.
Of course, we also have our best seller, long lace maxi dresses! We have restocked these due to overwhelming requests!
So….I suggest you visit our website http://studiofrost.net/shop/products_new.php?page=1 to view our entire collection of exclusive dresses and buy what you like now! Trust me, stocks are running low and we do not intend to restock anymore once they are all sold out this time round because it will be Hari Raya by then.
Happy browsing, ladies!
..So just last week I met 2 friends who just gave birth to their beautiful babies. One, gave birth at 36 weeks and another at 37 weeks. I am at my 31 now, so that means that there is a possibility that I might be giving birth in 5 weeks time. I don’t know how many times I have said this, but I am terrified. Like really so bloody scared of going through labour.
Many said it will be ok and I do know that, but I can’t help this feeling.
Oh and if I were to give birth at 36 weeks, that will be during fasting month! Nooooo!!! I want to celebrate hari raya!!! I remember diah giving birth to her twins during fasting month and actually brought both mysha and myreen out for raya visiting even though they were only a few weeks old. Haha how’d she do it? Don’t ask me! That freak’s tummy vanished almost immediately after giving birth to the twins. So unfair. :p
Oh yes, thank you to my readers for reminding me to pack my hospital bag! Lol I completely forgot that that is the most important bag to pack and I should get it ready as soon as now. I shall get to it in the next few days. (I don’t know what I should be packing, but I will ask the experienced people around me).
Speaking of which, I will be taking maternity pictures with the husband soon. I should have done it sooner though; my tummy wouldn’t be this round. Now it looks kind of freaky and ballonish.