A few days ago, I turned 32 weeks in my pregnancy (and little chungkin weigh in 2.15kg).
That’s 8 months, which meant…there was only 1 more month to go, 5 weeks to full-term, 2 weeks to baby being able to room in with us should he decide to say “hello, mom & pop” early. Someone on Facebook even helped calculate that we had some 35 more days to go (she’s kinda my birth buddy, with her EDD just 2 days after mine).
35 more days. wow.
I can’t believe how quickly 8 months of pregnancy bliss have just whizz by. There I was, some 6 months ago, wondering if it will all work out (still in disbelief that we got our first bfp)…proceeding the weeks with caution, envious of all the 3rd trimester bellies that I was greeted with when I started pre-natal yoga in my 16th week and BAM – suddenly I was one of them now. I was going to be a mom-
It also wasn’t till I started seeing chungkin’s cute little clothes being hung out to dry in the sun yesterday that I realized how close a gap we were to seeing him now. For months, I was just buying stuff for our little bundle and chucking them aside each time I got home. But as I finally unopened each item’s packaging this week, the emotions that hit my heart were just overflowing with so much joy…BIG TIME.
I haven’t started packing the hospital bag nor sort out the administration for the husband to settle the necessary paperwork in a folder. I’ve been procrastinating for about 2 weeks, still thinking that we’ve got time but truth is I know we don’t. Another birth buddy reminded me that I ought to get the cot delivered by at least next week when we hit 33 weeks so that there would be enough time to sun the mattress and let the cot ‘breathe’ among other preparations. I couldn’t agree more. The last thing I wanted was to just sit on things till the last minute (like the wedding, which thankfully turned out well thanks to a team of trusty friends) and frustrate myself & others around me unnecessarily when I could channel all that energy to being a positive & relaxing one instead.
It’s all getting extremely exciting now. I can’t wait!!!