Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pregnancy Update - 28 Weeks

Since Kampung Gal asked me how my pregnancy was coming along, I decided to give a brief update.

I’m currently 28-going-on-to29 weeks along. Can’t believe I’ve come this far. It was not so long ago, I was in a state of constantly feeling like dying. Now it’s a constant state of feeling like eating. Hahaha.

That’s right. I’m eating like a horse. Or a cow. Or whatever animal that keeps on eating 24 hours a day. I could eat a whole steak and still be hungry enough to eat a plate of spaghetti 20 minutes later. Hubby has told me not to complain (and I’m not!!) but to enjoy this time to eat luxuriously as I won’t be able to eat like this for 40 days during confinement.

Like I mentioned in my last post, I’m huge. It’s no wonder though, the way I’m stuffing my face with food. But because the rest of my body has stayed the same size, it’s becoming harder and harder for me to get around. My hips tend to give out easily and climbing stairs is becoming a real challenge. I waddle like a freaking duck and it’s not a very sexy waddle at all. Thing is, people can’t tell I’m pregnant from the back so a lot of times, I get questions on why I’m walking the way I do. A lot of people have asked me whether I’m already 8 months. My CEO even asked me if I was carrying more than one inside!! Hahahha.

I’m also experiencing other aches and pains relating to pregnancy; the most annoying one is constipation. My doctor has given me some liquid to take after meals to help with this problem, but I keep on forgetting to take it. However, compared to what I was going through 2 months ago, I can’t complain much.

My last scan was 2 weeks ago and alhamdulillah everything looks ok so far. The baby is doing well, everything on schedule and parts are where they should be. As for the sex…hmm, I guess the baby is being really secretive because everytime the doctor wanted to see, it would turn its body and show its butt!! Early signs of defiance!! So yeah, it’s still 50:50 on the sex but hubby and I really don’t mind. As long as the baby is healthy, that’s all we can wish for. Here’s a snippet of how the baby is growing, according to;

By this week (28 weeks), your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (1.02kg) and measures 14.8 inches (37.6cm) from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

The girls are anxious about the baby. Dina has given up altogether asking when the baby is due to arrive. We’re trying to get into the habit of calling her kakngah instead of adik. As for sex preference, Dania wants a baby boy while Dina wants a girl. One of them is going to be so frustrated. Haha.


Anonymous said...

it's going to be a boy. sebab suka moon macam bart.

Along said...

OMG..I hope not!! I already have 2 smartmouths in the house, tak terlayan kekadang. Hahaha..

Mom-On-The-Loose said...

I'm so glad that you're having it easy these last few months. alhamdulillah. how bout names?? have you guys shortlisted any?? Hani wanted to name her sibling Nik Tigger. Sabo je la. But you've gotta admit, it sounds nicer than Nik Pooh. ahahahaha

P/s: Is it too much to ask you to delete the comment I left in your 'A little boy' entry?? Sorry for troubling you!!!

Kampung Gal said...

heheh... good to know you're doing great! macam mana you nak buat house warming since you already feel like a house? you boleh ke? anyway i tak boleh datang la. keja hari tu :(

Heather said...

If it's a girl name her Heather. If it's a boy, well him Edward. Haha.

Along said...

MOTL - Yes, we've looked at a few names. I think since hubby named the girls, I would like to name this baby. The girls have made suggestions too; Dania - Suraya for a girl and I-forgot-what for a boy. Dina wants Mimi if its a girl. Or in her case, a baby kitten.

KG: Eh, housewarming is done with the kerahan tenaga in-laws and my mom and my brothers...hahaha..I just prepare the space.

Heather: I'll have to fight hubby if I were to name the baby Edward. Hahahha..then he would insist to name it Laetitia Casta if it were a girl!!!

Kaklong Syikin said...

salam Along..