In any case, in keeping with the format of the previous post, here’s how the last two weeks of my pregnancy were.
WEEK #23 & 24
The Feels & What I did
In the spirit of getting some actual work done and getting paid, I got two freelance typing gigs and was busy for most of the week. They both looked promising. So on Monday, to beat the heat I went over to a coffee shop close by. I thought if I didn’t have to cook and was sitting in a comfortable environment, I’d be able to focus on work and it turned out to be true. For the five hours that I was there, I got so much done.
The following day I received a token amount that I had asked for before I proceeded to work on the rest of the project. So I decided to treat my husband to dinner. Nothing fancy, we went to a local place and I was just relieved to not have to cook.
On Saturday, we went to one of my cousins’ houses. He was here in Mumbai after years and had called the entire family over for a get together. I had a really good time and laughed at lot. And since we were out on Saturday, and our maid is still on vacation, we cleaned on Sunday. After that, I had no energy left to cook and thankfully my mom called saying that she had cooked for us too. 😀 So we had lunch with my parents (yummy, South Indian food – mendiya kozhambu, muttakos kari, rice, appalams, and MANGOES!) and then shopped for groceries for the rest of the week.
Remember I had shared a weekly timetable I had planned to follow from the beginning of the year? Well, I realised that considering the fact that major changes had happened in my life and my ability to work since I made the original timetable, it was only right that I modified it. So I did. I made a new 4-week schedule and on Monday, I managed to stick to most of it.
Lesson learnt: Always get paid before you send your finished work over.
Health & Body
This week I saw my feet swell. Now, I know this is common, but actually seeing my feet swollen kind of freaked me out a little bit. The first indication was the fact that the minute I got off the bed in the morning, the balls of my feet hurt, like I’d walked a really long distance. I didn’t think much of it at the moment.
I wear flip flops at home, so my feet slipped into those really easily, even though swollen. But in the evening, when I actually put my feet up to relax, that was when I saw how big they looked.
I would’ve clicked a picture but my feet look horrible. I plan to paint my toenails this week and when they swell again (and I’m sure they will) I’ll take a picture. With big, chunky feet, at least the pretty nails will make them look better. 😛
It also made me realise that we don’t really look at our feet during the day at all. Hands, maybe. But not feet. And because they still hurt, I had to ask my husband for a foot massage (and I’ve been getting one almost every day.) 🙂
Hubby gave me a foot rub today. My feet are happy 😊♥️ So am I. #swollenfeet #preggoproblems #secondtrimester
— Mamma Bear (@beingmammabear) May 29, 2016
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Also, this week, my nipples oozed a kind of transparent liquid. I’d read that my milk ducts will be formed and fully functional by the end of the second trimester (which is just another two weeks or so from now. Yikes!) but I didn’t expect any leaking just yet. Turns out, that’s completely normal too. 🙂
This week on the blog & other social media
On the blog, I wrote two posts this week
On Twitter, here’s what happened:
Hubs: Do you want ice cream?
Me: I don’t need it to feel the baby’s kicks anymore.#somuchfun #thebabyiskicking
— Mamma Bear (@beingmammabear) May 25, 2016
Just noticed tht my little acc has 400 followers! BIG THANK YOU for all your support
Hopin to keep it interesting ♥️ pic.twitter.com/cJtn0E6yNR
— Mamma Bear (@beingmammabear) May 26, 2016
And on Instagram…
On the blog, I wrote only one post this week
On Twitter, here’s what happened:
— Mamma Bear (@beingmammabear) June 1, 2016
And on Instagram…
I realised this to be true yesterday. Yes, I know it’s not always good to be lazy, but seriously, yesterday, it paid off. I decided to finish some work (read: the blog post that I’d been meaning to write for the past FOUR days) and then do the dishes and THEN have a bath because I would be all sweaty after the dishes. And what do you know, at 3:30 PM, the electricity goes off. Now if I’d had a bath in the morning like I usually do, I’d have become sweaty by just staying at home because the electricity was cut for around 45 minutes and I would have had to have a bath AGAIN and that’s just wasting water. 😝😂😋😇 . . . #bmb_quotes #bmb_preggodiaries #handlettering #handletteredabcs #brushlettering #brushtype #handwritten #quotes #instaquote #quoteoftheday #handlettered #theuniverseknows #theuniversehasyourback #lazy #lazybum #tombowbrushpen #tombow #tombowdualbrushpens
This week’s ‘Soothing’ Playlist
I didn’t make a new playlist for these two weeks either. But I have one for Week 25 🙂
What Baby Bear has been up to
So I’ve been feeling baby’s movements pretty regularly for quite some time now. But on Sunday, when I was at my mom’s I actually saw my belly get a little shove from the inside. It was very light and you had to be really looking to spot it, but it happened. And even I could only see it because when the first kick was pretty strong compared to the ones I’ve felt before, I decided to look at my stomach and the baby kicked again within seconds with the same intensity. But that week, only I was able to see it.
This week my husband was able to feel movements when he placed his hand on my belly. He still hasn’t been able to see any movement yet, and for that matter, neither have I and I know every time the baby moves. But feeling those kicks has been good enough.
Here’s what my Bump looked like this week and a comparison from 4 weeks ago, i.e., at 19 Weeks.
Here’s what my Bump looked like this week and a comparison from 4 weeks ago, i.e., at 20 Weeks.
Read all Weekly Bump updates HERE.