We’re into the 8th month! Gosh, how time flies.
We went for our regular monthly checkup at Dr Beh’s yesterday. M&M weighs approximately 2kg now. His head is around my ribcage area, which means he’s not in the head-down-bottom-up position yet. It hit me how far I’ve come in my pregnancy when Dr Beh said, “see you in two weeks!” when we were done with the checkup. I’ve officially progressed on to bi-weekly checkups, and very soon, it’ll be weekly checks until I pop!
The constant extreme fatigue, constant puking (especially in the first trimester), constant worrying at each new pain felt, constant itch when my eczema flared up (in the second trimester), constant aches in my back and legs, are soon going to be memories of my first pregnancy. There will be new sets of aches and pains when our baby arrives, I’m sure!
I’m loving the last trimester because it is considered quite manageable to me. Nausea and eczema are really the worst symptoms of pregnancy! I’m so glad these are over in the third trimester. There’s more fun in this trimester as well because there’s more interaction between us and baby. I can lie down and watch my baby do funny things to my tummy for an entire episode of drama serial duration, and not feel bored. Sometimes I’d play with him by running my fingers lightly on my tummy and he’d reciprocate with more kicks.
Seeing how much I’m enjoying the interaction, the husb asked if I will miss carrying him inside my tummy. YES, OF COURSE! Although it’s very physically tiring, the feeling of having a baby inside you is incredible! It’s a pity the dads don’t get to experience that, but just being able to feel the movements get my husb very excited too!
All that said, we are still experiencing moments of doubt of ourselves now ‘cos this is indeed a HUGE commitment. Like I said before, we can never be fully prepared for parenthood. We do not know how much sacrifice on our part is needed for the kid and do not know what’s in store for us. All we know is that we will have to give each other much support.