12 Weeks to Go

Hello everybody 🙂

I can’t believe it’s February already! It seems like it was only yesterday that we were all welcoming the new year and now it’s already the second month of 2017. A lot has happened already in the first month of 2017.

I’m 28 weeks along, more than halfway through my pregnancy and into the third trimester. I can see the finish line! Apparently this is supposed to be the toughest trimester, with lots of aches and pains coming as your body prepares for birth and I can definitely feel it.

I definitely had a surge of energy in the second trimester, which was perfect because I was moving from one country to another, and somehow I was able to get everything done. But now that I’ve started the third trimester I’ve been feeling much more lethargic and lazy. All I want to do is sleep. I wake up at 10, and after a few hours of being awake and up and about, my body screams for a nap around 2 or 3. By the time I wake up, the sun is going down and the day is pretty much done. SIGH.

Lately I’ve lowered my expectations of myself and all that I get done, but at this point I’m getting bored and don’t feel stimulated. I don’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I took a break from blogging on my other site because I was so overwhelmed with everything prior to the move but now that I’m doing nothing, I’m itching to get back to something. I figured it doesn’t hurt to get back to this blog first.

But back to pregnancy: I only have 3 MONTHS TO GO. Holy Cow. How did I reach the end so quickly? It seriously feels like yesterday when I surprised my husband with the results of the test and how weird the news felt for those first few weeks. We’re going to have a baby?!?! But now I’m close to the end and it’s something that’s become part of our new reality. Not long to go…

Baby has been kicking like crazy as well lately. The first few times I felt those flutters several weeks ago they felt strange and foreign. I wasn’t even sure if it was the baby kicking or my own hunger pains! But the further along I get, and of course the bigger she gets, there’s no mistaking those little kicks and jabs! I can definitely feel her getting stronger because her movements are a lot more forceful. I can actually feel them with my hand on the outside now and sometimes even see the skin move. It’s an amazing experience.

But the funny thing is that whenever I try to get my husband to feel her movements, she immediately stops! I’ve tried so many times and there’s been only one time where he said he thought he felt something. Every time she’s doing karate inside of me and I try to get him to feel it, she decides to be all shy. He’s like all I feel is your breathing and rumbling of your stomach. >_> Apparently this is a common phenomenon that many women experience!

As the months have progressed, I feel like I’ve gotten to know my baby better, especially as she gets bigger and stronger. The more she kicks and moves, the more I feel a bond with her. And the more time that passes, the more excitement I feel to finally meet her!

The thought of labour still scares me but the thought of meeting my baby is even more exciting. So I’m choosing to focus on that rather than the process it takes to get there (eek).

Anyway, I hope your new year is off to a good start!

Thanks for reading,

Ikhlas

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