34th Week: 3 Checkups and a Shower

Our 34th week checkup was a breeze because everything is fine, the doctor said.  I learned that despite the fact that I only gained 4 kilos since I got pregnant, River’s size and weight are normal.  I even lost 4 pounds in a week! Maybe it is because I have been monitoring my sugar and…

29th Week: Counting Kicks

How’s River? According to What to Expect App, starting past the 28th weeks, I should be counting River’s kicks.  My OB did mention something like that before, but did not give specific instructions.  I have yet to see my OB.  Last time we saw her said that she’ll be the one to tell me when…

Raising a Reader

I love books! 🙂  I hope River grows up to be a reader, so I’m building his library as early as now. There are children’s classic books that are hard to come by, and I would grab the chance to buy them at at least 30% the original price when available, pre-loved and in very…

26th & 27th Weeks: Hurray for Women’s Month!

We turned 27 weeks yesterday!  The 27th week marks the end of our second trimester.  We’ve come a long way, River!  Thank you, Lord, for being with us always.  And for Your grace, protection, provision, and faithfulness toward us. I usually write at least once a week, but have been busy lately.  Been shopping for…

25th Week: 101 days to go!

Last Thursday, River turned 25 weeks in my tummy! Yehey! 🙂 From today, March 6, there are 101 days to go before 40 weeks! (That means at most 101 injections to go, too!) Significant developments are as follows (from Ovia WebMD, and What to Expect pregnancy apps):  River can detect light, and may start kicking…

Waiting4River

I’ve been following a lot of baby, pregnancy and parenting accounts on Instagram using my first account, which mostly has posts on food and places.  Just to be more organized, I made this new account to follow all those baby and maternity related IG accounts (mostly suppliers of cute baby and nursery stuff 😀 )…

23rd Week: More Dreams, Food & Baby Stuff

We turned 23 weeks yesterday!  According to the book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” I’m at the beginning of my 6th month – the final month of my second trimester! Sixth month is  from 23-27 weeks. I’ve read from the book that around this time, I’ll have vivid dreams.  I do normally dream a…