This week, Baby S turns 35 weeks. I am aiming to at least reach 37 weeks so hang in there little one! (Let mummy wear her Raya outfit and eat as much ketupat as she wants first ok?).
All the early labour signs are here by the way, I am already swelling ‘down there’ and if I walk too much, I can feel pressure there too and sometimes there is a tingly feeling and i would automatically place my hand right below my tummy as if to stop baby from coming down. Heh. When that happens, I will have to stop walking and take a breather before I can continue. Although I was told to walk a lot especially at the last few stages, my body simply cannot take much walking anymore and oh my goodness, my walking pace is sooooo slow it annoys the husband. Hehehehe But he’s been really patient with my mood swings so far. One minute i’d be smiling happily and another minute I’d want to go home and rest, oh and not forgetting the emotional part too. I get upset over trivial matters like for example the dusty ceiling fan! It’s funny now when I think about it, but when I was really upset, I cried so much just because I can’t climb and clean it myself. How ridiculous is that?
Moving on, we are currently having a problem with space. There is no room for baby at all until we move, which is in January so we have no choice but to buy a temporary chest of (plastic) drawers to put all of baby’s clothes. Poor baby, mummy and daddy will make sure you have your own room with your own space soon ok. For now, you will have to share our space and keep EVERYTHING in our tiny room. I hope you don’t mind.
For now, all of baby’s items are ready. From diapers right up to ‘minyak telon’. I looooooooove the smell of minyak telon. It’s such a baby smell. It’s safe to say that if he decides to come out anytime soon, we are ready physically. Mentally? I am still not sure. Haha yes, I am still afraid of the pain. I have been reading up on labour stories lately and it seems like epidural is the way to go. I have no idea how MY labour would be like and I cannot imagine being in so much pain. I am such a crybaby, I am sooooooo sure I’d be crying non stop and by the time baby S is out, my eyes would be swollen and he’d cry when he see me. “why does my mummy look so scary? uweeekkkkkkkkkK!!!!!!!!!”
We will have to decide on circumcision for baby soon, whether or not to it after birth. Both of us refuse to be with baby during the process. Lol We would probably need volunteers who are willing to accompany him. Heh. So, to do it right after or to wait? Many (via twitter) said it is better to do it within the first month after baby’s birth because healing period is shorter (baby is only on milk and no solid food) and there is very little pain for him. Some said their babies didn’t even cry during the process! You ladies are such lucky mummies! Maybe I will be the one crying, not him.
I am now staring at baby’s bassinet (which belonged to Sharleez by the way and there are tiny heart shaped cushions dangling everywhere. Hopefully Baby S won’t get confused) and wondering if I will put him in the bassinet at night when sleeping. For all you know, he will be sleeping with us on our bed because the smell of a baby is just too hard to resist.
For now, it is just a waiting game. Once I reach my 37th week, I shall countdown to baby’s arrival. I can’t wait to meet him, but I also don’t want him to leave my tummy because I will miss having him in me, I am sure. Going to continue reading up on labour stories and master the breathing technique.