My poor state of memory is starting to get obviously embarrassing. I’ve been waltzing into the clinic for complimentary growth scan and check-ups on the wrong dates, right timing though. Thankfully the nurses & obgyn have been kind to offer me an almost immediate slot despite my silly folly. I’ve also been in a spot of denial thinking that I’m 4.5 weeks behind that I actually am, only to be corrected by a very amused sonographer who was very excited to welcome me into the last leg of the journey.
My cravings are still there but not as fast & furious like the past weeks. Weight gain is slower than the first (phew) although I seem to have an insatiable appetite for snacks and sweets according to my colleagues, whose been observing my frequent walks to the pantry to reach out for a snack or two ever so often.
Sleep has been poor because baby seems to kick a fuss literally whenever I’m in any other position apart from lying on my left. Doesn’t help that Liam likes to do a “mummy come over pleaseeeee” via baby monitor at 4am of late to get a big squeeze from me.
Taken on the last week of 2nd tri. I’ve officially graduated 🙂
I actually enjoy it. Which is ironic considering what a brat I was about wanting to steer clear from certain roles previously because of the lack of confidence despite the high returns. It only became obvious to me how much I really like my job when a few friends and relatives told me consecutively how excited I sound as I describe my job to them, how brightly lit those peepers became during the conversation and how it made them want to listen more that I realise how much closer I might be to doing something I love. Plus having such fun loving colleagues and generous bosses make it so much better.
Recent spate of events have made our family nucleus even tighter. And although we weren’t expecting whatever happened to happen, we are currently accelerating towards new and exciting times ahead not just with a new family member joining us in a matter of weeks, but with a high possibility of a new home for us 4 too.
Laws of attraction maybe? But when I took up the challenge offered my a mentor in this area, never did I realise how much of a positive impact it’d make in my life. I’m thankful for the friends that I currently have, those who’ve stumbled in the last year and for the precious, precious few. Many have surprised me beyond words going above and beyond voluntarily with their kindness, stuck their necks out for me despite rough times and just been there by being there. While I’m also glad to be able to return the kindness to as many as I can, I hope to continue to do so to those whom I’ve not had a chance with yet.
On the first half of 2014:
We made a bold declaration and promise at the beginning of the year. And looking back on the last 6 months of events which have been unfolding every month, the journey has definitely been one that has given us way more than what we asked for. There have been opportunities, challenges, growth, lessons learnt as well as sacrifices. I’m grateful to be blessed with mentors and kind souls who have helped us and are still helping us wholeheartedly. It feels so good to do charity, give back to society in our own efforts and reap the joys from it.
I’m excited to see how the remaining 6 months of 2014 will pan out. Will I achieve more of my goals or at least be that much closer to it? Am I going to keep to my action plan? Will I finally succumb to that one handbag that I’ve been putting on hold? Will we finally get that new furniture that we’ve been waiting to purchase for our new adobe? Stay tuned.