Week 32: Sugar, Shower & Sharenting

Thirty-two weeks last Thursday!  Going 33 weeks in two days, so that means at least 4 weeks to go and I’m ready to pop at 37 weeks onwards! I hope River and I reach 40 weeks, so that would mean 7 more weeks at most. How’s River?  sleeps a lot; is awakened when I eat…

31st Week: Not by Bread Alone

“Man does not live by bread alone…” Finished reading the Old Testament and I’m at the first part of the Book of Matthew now.  Jesus’ reply on Satan’s temptation for Him to turn stones into bread somehow stuck on me as I read it. It doesn’t seem major –  I’ve been struggling with my seemingly…

30th Week: Moving Mountains

River’s been so active that there were a few times I would wake up in the wee hours of the morning, then couldn’t get myself to go back to sleep anymore, because he was moving too much.  Or rolling like a wave inside me.  He’s been doing a lot of somersaults and poking here and there,…

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…

28th Week: Hello, Third Trimester!

Praise God for another milestone. I’m learning to depend all the more on Him, daily, weekly, monthly.  Every trimester. Thanks to my husband for the photos!  Next photo session will be on my 32nd week.  I take baby bump photos every 4 weeks. I realized that I’ve been leaning so much backwards when I stand. …

Breastfeeding Seminar: Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

“Aren’t we the highest form of mammals?  Then we can all produce milk,” said Nurse Joyce Zaragoza, the lactation nurse and consultant who spoke in the seminar I attended this past Sunday.  She is an expert in the field, and there are only a few lactation consultants in the Philippines, as what I have inferred…

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…