Thursday, November 1, 2007

my battle with gravity, sugar and sweets has just begun!

so...as you can see... here's my big bilog belly! :)

apparently, I'm so heavy! I'm so fat! I mean, I've gained 24 lbs since I got preggers, but still, I don't think I was meant to be this heavy...or so I thought! My back hurts, my legs get tired easily...right now my baby Chanelle feels like a huge bowling ball weighing me down... Even exercising is impossible! I was 100 lbs before I got pregnant and now..tsk tsk...I used to love exercising and I've always enjoyed the body jam, the nike rockstar workout in the gym that I missed so much but I really can't even find some effort to have a stretching for the past few months... the last time I went to the gym was last June pa and that time, I wasn't aware I'm already preggo. Ah, what the... I guess just carrying this baby is an exercise in itself. Sigh...so sad! I think I'll have some ice cream but then again... I can't...and I won't because I love my baby so much...and I have some more things to worry aside from my weight...like my blood sugar!


haaay! One of the the things na minomonitor kasi ng OB is yung blood sugar . Risky kasi for the baby kapag diabetic ang mommy, pwedeng maging diabetic din ang baby...not good! At may tendency na lumaki ng sobra ang baby to the point na oversize sya at mahihirapan sya ilabas sa womb...in short, CS! and there are cases daw na kailangang i-dislocate muna ang shoulders ng baby para mailabas at saka ibabalik sa tama..and worst, there have been cases daw of fetal death with moms na may GDM (Gestational Diabetes). waaah!


I first took my OGCT (oral glucose Challenge Test) 2 weeks ago, when I was still 23 weeks pregnant. and mataas daw ang blood sugar ko so my OB sent me to a dietician who gave me a calculated diet or daily food plan.. meaning..no sweets! no sugar! no salty foods! and then, I have to take the OGTT (oral Glucose Tolerance Test) on Saturday to see if it’s diabetes. Super kabado na tuloy ako and I'm just praying na sana normal na blood sugar ko. and to think na four times ako kukuhanan ng blood ...waaah! hohwell...Meanwhile, I've to cut down on my food intake. my baby's growing fast, especially now that I'm in the last trimester. No more sweets, no more ice cream...:( I don't want to squeeze a bowling bowl out of me! Baby, you can get fat naman when you're born, but for now, stay small! At least small enough for me to give birth to you naturally! haaay..


but..apart from being heavy and deprived of all those sweets and sugars and junk foods, I'm still proud of my bilog belly and I just try to think positive all the time. I read somewhere that there is no right way to care for a child, but the one thing that must always be present is love...love..love.. I don't see my baby Chanelle as a burden, as a baby keeping me from doing all the things I love most...or eating the foods that I've been craving for...I'm excited that she's coming out soon. I love her. Aww. And when she comes out, I will eat all the foods, all the cakes and ice creams that I want! hehe Dear Lord, I hope she'll become a very healthy baby girl. sigh. I've also gotten used to my preggy diet and I didn't feel so bad after a few days... thank God!


P.S. Dang my nose is huge! tsk tsk

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

my first ever shopping spree for my baby!

yey!!! so here's just some of the baby stuff that I bought for my baby..

after my never ending bed rest, I finally got a chance to buy stuff for my baby girl! I was so excited.. ganun pala feeling pag mommy ka na.. you want to buy everything for the baby. You haven’t seen nor held her, but you already love her more than life itself. that's what I'm feeling right now and as a promise, I will give her the best of everything ... I wasn't even thinking of myself anymore, as in lahat talaga para sa baby ko unlike before na almost every week ako may binibili for myself hehe...and since my baby is a girl...pink and yellow colors entered my head…hmm..purple din! I knew what to buy her and how to dress her up! I tried to imagine how she’d look like...haaay! sana kamukha ng daddy bengot! She is almost 7 months old now..25 weeks at that! and she is kicking in my tummy like crazy. Yes, I know! I know you’re in there! And we can’t wait to see you, too. :)
I also went window shopping na rin for some baby items and it's really a whole new world! Sterilizers, strollers, teethers, baby clothes and of course, toys…everything’s really interesting. pretty neat! I was like a child in a candy store. There were so many cool things, and cute little pink stuff and I wanted some things that was bordering on impractical, which is why I’m glad I was able to pull myself out of my cloud so I just picked only the necessary things first and only those that was written on my list.. Focus. Focus. haha
so I just bought some nappies, baby dress, gauze diapers, pjs,tiesides,receivingblankets,bonnets,mittens,booties,frogsuit,washcloth and a baby book! heehee and the other stuff, we'll just buy it on Saturday. wee!

hohwell...what really keeps my feet on the ground, though, is the thought that my baby won’t even remember all these cute stuff when she grows up! So yes, I should be practical and must pick only the things we need. All the extra cute stuff can come when she’s a little older... *wink* but I've been eyeing this lil cute thing so spare me that cute lil minnie mouse stuff toy na lang hehe I just couldn't resist myself! :) I also bought the baby genius CD singing some of the all-time classic songs nila papa mozart and papa bach para maging genius and gifted din si baby ko. :)
so there's a lot of things pa that I have to buy but I still have 3 more months to go...I just have to buy it one by one coz sabi nila you'll never know when lalabas si baby lalo na pag u reached the 7th month na... so wag ka muna lalabas baby ha! hehe chill ka lang muna jan inside mommy's tummy... ;)