> Half way there

Baby’s kicks getting obvious each day, especially when I finally lay down on the bed or rest on the coach after a busy day. “Seems to remind me hey mummy I’m in here, don’t forget about me slow down with what you doing”. Now i’m enjoying this pregnancy back to cooking and able to walk and go out to shop also can’t stop buying bump friendly clothing, also slowly start to buy some baby essentials.

my first born

Chloe is now on holiday so I try use less phone in front of her, engage her with activities and conversations. I’m still not very confident of bringing her out on my own for now so home bound it is, try to have fun at home like today while listening to Aladdin ost we are pretending to sit on a magic carpet and she had so much fun, when daddy is home she request daddy to drag her carpet with her on it the whole house and pretend to be princess Jasmine. She is so into Disney and princess stuff after she went to Disney on Ice in April with daddy. Maybe I should try bring her out for another movie this week so we can stop listening to Aladdin playlist for awhile. We don’t want to take risk to travel too, so this year we’re not going anywhere although i really miss going travel but for now my priority shall be nesting and make sure everything goes well with this pregnancy.

I’m sure after baby #2 come along we can’t have full attention on her so it’s important for us to really enjoy this 1-1 time now also mind-prep her as much as we can. I hope I can have equal time with her even baby join us, 1-1 date, activities resume as usual when baby nap. I might be too ambitious but for the time being i don’t want to send her to childcare because of baby arrival. I I wish she can learn to adapt and take care of baby together with me like how she help with simple house chores now. I want to let her know nothing is going to change with baby coming along, her routine will be the same, school and everything is the same old one but we all have new responsible not just mummy and daddy but her too as a Sister.

I always admire those mummies can handle more than 1 kid without help, I hope I can at less handle 2 myself. Nurture them together having them grow up together spend time Everyday. I’m sure it’s gonna be hard and need time to adjust especially the first few months but we will surely make it there with God nothing is impossible.

Dad’s 60 Birthday Dinner

Planned a last minutes trip back last weekend for my dad’s 60 birthday. The initial plan was to give him a surprise by telling him we can’t make it back but appear at the dinner. However the folks are not good at keep secret my mum went and tell then my in law also tell him that we are coming back. So we the children planned this dinner for him as a present by inviting relatives to celebrate together. My dad picked this old school restaurant that he always go the food is surprising good and very old school taste!

Got the cake sorted a week before luckily the baker managed to squeeze in our order and follow what i requested. It was overall a good and simple celebration wishes my dad enjoy his retire life as much as possible by travelling around and also continue being active and healthy.

We also did a gender reveal to surprise my parent and in law by asking the baker to add a stripe of colored cream inside the cake. It was fun and lucky we did it, coz i love everything surprise.

haha shall reveal our gender here soon.

Bumpfie

This bump is showing so much even at the first trimester! People say second pregnancy usually shown up much earlier. Although I feel it’s mainly gas coz I feel so bloated since the beginning plus ahem..constipation but with all the vomiting after every meal I didn’t gain any weight at week 13 even till week 16. Which got me worry and wonder when is my appetite coming back because I almost forget how to enjoy eating and I have no craving at all. During the last trip back to KL I thought I would have better appetite with my mom cooking and the local food but not I don’t feel like eating most of the time the metal taste in my mouth was so bad that I only eat whatever when I feel hungry or small portions with frequent meals.

Things finally changed at week 16.5! My nausea stop following by less to no vomiting and started to crave for food! Thank God I finally enjoy eating again, so I stuff myself with food to make sure I gain some weight, home-brew chicken Essence, avocado blend and all that help my boost some healthy weight. And I gain 2 kg in 2 weeks, wooray finally in healthy rage! Never been so happy gaining weight in my life, of coz I know I need to control but I hope this baby can at least have 3kg at birth weight. Chloe was too small at 2.6kg at birth one of the reason she’s petite😭

Hormonal change

I feel this pregnancy my hormones goes hair wire, from the really painful backaches due to relaxin hormone then ache breakout from week 12 till today! I never had such a bad skin before but now acne all over my face i really hope this will stop soon and hope there’s no scar left behind. Overall i feel this hormone thing so much stronger than any other pregnancy or not sure it’s aging that make it worst!

After looking at my condition my mum told me maybe 2 are just enough for you. I agree for now not sure i want to go thru this pregnancy thingy + new born stage for the 3rd time but if God bless us with more kids who know right? but for now 2 is good with no help 2 adults + 2 kids should be alright to handle and financially too.

Last routine check up was good, Praise the Lord! baby was waving when doctor doing the scan..haha and we got to know the gender, Prof. Tee is always accurate with gender he say 95% chun when Chloe time the sonographer told us what Prof. Tee guess is always correct. We are okie with both girl and both to be honest as long as baby is healthy if girl Chloe will have a sister to grow up with if a boy then my factory can really consider to close. But my in-laws are more to wanting a boy because there’s no boys yet in the family anywhere its not to them to decide but God already predestined.

Next week we are going for the detail scan and we are half way thru the pregnancy already, how times flies~