Our Journey Towards Parenthood: 8th Month

“A mother’s joy begins when a new life is stirring inside. When a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.“

Yes, the journey to motherhood needs a certain amount of preparedness, from physical to emotional changes as well as financially. If you would ask me how pregnancy changes our life, I simply answer you 100% nabago yung buhay namin. Mahirap pero masaya, its God’s blessing you know. If before we just think of ourselves, now all our decisions are based on our baby’s condition, meaning di kami basta basta nag de-decide without considering our baby’s health.

Before we found out that I am pregnant, we booked a flight outside the country together with our dear friends (Manila-Bangkok-Vietnam-Manila). We pay at least 10k+ for these tickets (10k is already good for 2) and we were so excited! But recently, we decided not to pursue this trip due to my condition, well February pa naman yun next year but I will give birth on/before January 26-Feb 1, 2014 and it’s not advisable to travel right after giving birth. Hello, syempre nagpapagaling pa ko nun and sinong mag aalaga sa anak namin db? Ayaw ko kayang mahiwalay sakin si Rhian when I gave birth. Now, I’m still processing our documents for full refund of our tickets, I hope ma approve sya ng Cebu Pacific. This is the right decision because as of the moment, we need to save lots of money in preparation of our baby’s arrival. Mahal ang bayad sa hospital, mahal ang vaccine ni baby, gatas, pampers, etc. and I must say na makakapag travel naman ulit kami ni hubby next year and by that time 3 na kami. Yihii!

Anyway, last week I reach my 8th month of pregnancy and to tell you the truth super nahihirapan na ko. Sa pagtulog, paglalakad, pagkilos and proper breathing. Sometimes, I cry because nahihirapan na ko pero whenever I watch our baby’s 1st ever video I told myself na dapat maging strong ako for her, na kakayanin ko lahat at titiisin ko ang sakit for our baby. Iba pala talaga ang feeling pag magiging mommy ka na,and I really thank God for giving us the greatest gift ever.

On my 8th month (32 weeks), mas ramdam ko na mga sipa ni baby, as in makikita mo naalon yung tyan ko and makikita yung mga sipa nya. My husband and officemates really love to touch my tummy especially pag nagalaw si baby. Well, for me eating chocolates and drinking cold drinks can cause strong baby movements. So whenever I can’t feel her tiny kicks, I simply eat chocolates and viola! Gagalaw na sya. Sabi nga nila, mana sa tatay nya kc super duper hilig ni Ian sa chocolates.

Sharing with you some of Rhian’s video kicks. Follow me on Instagram @rnvillareal for more photos and videos of our healthy baby girl.

Last Thursday, I was schedule to have another pelvic ultrasound at Makati Med. We were so excited to see our little girl again, almost 1 month na the last time we saw her cute face. Together with my husband, our OB explains to us that everything is okay so we don’t need to worry. Here is the result of my ultrasound.

Now, in less than 7 weeks our baby will come out. If you would ask me how does it feel right now, hhhmm.. It’s mixed emotions. Excited and at the same time nervous. Kinakabahan sa sakit na mararamdaman and excited na makita ang pinaka mamahal namin si Baby Rhian, pero like what I have said, kakayanin ko lahat for our baby and I know super daming nagdadasal sa amin for safe delivery. Again, thank you Lord for this blessing! We love you so much!