Now that we’re a few days past the 34-weeks milestone – one we’ve been told by our gynaes, friends, the internet, forums, experienced mamas as the minimal safest gestational stage to deliver – without necessarily needing you to be in nicu should you get too eager to greet the world; and also ended our last of antenatal sessions with Mrs Wong Boh Boi today (at least papa will be confident of knowing how to craddle, bathe & swaddle you like how he confidently demonstrated during the last 2 classes), I feel that I can finally say “whenever you’re ready, we are too”.
Your cot arrived & was assembled in our bedroom on Thursday (under porpor’s supervision) and just looking at it feels so incredibly surreal. Mommy has been a little slack in getting that mattress aired and your bedsheets washed & dried but don’t worry about it – daddy & porpor are very good at ensuring things get done.
Daddy has also been nagging at mommy to get her hospital bag packed – did you secretly hint to him that you might be arriving earlier than expected? :p
I hope you’ve been enjoying the recent bout of bubble tea, ice cream, red velvet cakes & good food mommy has been chomping down of late too – you must be, with all that action you display so openly whenever there’s food in the tummy.
Porpor also managed to get a good feel of your movements earlier this week while sending mommy home after shopping, and squealed in delight. Daddy loves how you react to his voice each time he bonds with you every morning & night. And me, you make me smile with your morning greetings. You, my little one, will be such a darling in the family.
It’s 3 weeks more to you being officially full-termed and between now & then, we hope to be able to get a good & decent domestic helper in and a few more things sorted out. Ideally mommy would also like to fit in some shopping from the upcoming Mothercare sale & Takashimaya Baby fairs too. So if you could wait just a little bit longer, that would be great! Besides, it would be money better spent on our first family holiday than on a prolonged stay at the nursery right? 🙂
Happy 34 weeks+ to both of us!