In case you’re wondering…I’m still here 🙂
Nope, no signs of baby making his entrance yet albeit some very mild contractions happening off and on (not even good enough to be timed or warrant any excitement).
Current speculation that has been going on at least among my bunch of Queenies as of this morning: little chungkin might opt to be an Easter baby instead. Yes, that means that he will be “fashionably late” over the 40 weeks mark (tsk tsk, haven’t proven himself and yet pulling such a stunt) and may consider entering the world with a dramatic entrance. There were even suggestions that perhaps I should have his first name start with a ‘J’ to have his initials read as ‘J.C’ should he decide to pull the Easter bunny on us all. And no, I’m not considering that suggestion in case you’re wondering.
I haven’t been up to anything much lately except to reply messages from excited friends & relatives that we are still waiting and that we will definitely keep them posted with a birth announcement, spending time alone, and spending quality couple hood time with the Bo (he’s also recovering from an eye infection which he got from one of his nephews and wounds from a very minor skin op some 2 weeks ago).
And while it’s been nice checking out new brunch places that we’ve been meaning to, chilling out with friends and all; looking at my readily packed hospital bags by my bedside daily has been a bit of an annoying reminder that we’re not at the finished line yet – at least for this phase of the parenthood journey.
There are days when I look at my cot linen, the freshly laundered swaddles and rompers placed on top of it, and wonder if I might have prepared them wee bit too soon? Then there are other days when the husband tells me how he would very much like to catch a (much-anticipated) movie with me or check out a nice dinner place with some of our friends, and I’m happy that we can all join in the fun as a family of 3 without needing to entertain any (feeding or sleeping) worries with the chungkin still being in-utero. Fickled much?
The Bo randomly mentioned last evening that the belly seems to have sank lower, much to his observation. -_-
The gynae has advised me not to come in unless my water breaks in a dramatic way OR if contractions start to come in fast & furious below 5 minutes (to prevent an arduous labour). I’m just hoping that I’d get either signs in a very obvious and dramatic way considering how dense I can get when it comes to interpreting things (as proven previously).
Have a happy & lovely weekend everyone. I hope to be back with some updates – be it on the food or baby front.