Oh my Bump! is my weekly chronicling of this little pie baking away, and a sharing of the ebbs and flows of being two at a time. Its a wonderful journey of rising and falling hormones, the beating of two hearts, and a huge sea of change to the body. It’s love and life all the way.
28 weeks! It was a week that literally flew. Catching up with cousins, relatives and friends was the best thing ever this week as was the Mehendi function of my little brother. Culturally Mehendi or Henna (a ground and dried paste of the Henna plant) is applied on the palms of one’s hand to tap into the cooling benefits it renders to the body. Now done in various designs it adorns the palm not just cooling the body but also adding a touch of beauty to the palms. It is said to bring prosperity and good fortune. Inarguably keeping cool, calm and relaxed equates to prosperity and fortune! As I am hardly able to get a grip on my nervous system and hence emotions these days I have a new goal in life and that’s to relax and unwind. What a goal 😃. While enthusiasm is awesome and boldness is everything, calmness is the secret to happiness I am told. So here’s to a new hobby of meditation that is scientifically proven to reduce the size of the amygdala in our brain that dictates the flight or fight aspect of the brain. With happiness being the purpose of life! (The pressure is certainly off with such a delectable goal 😃😃) Baby B is certainly making me wise.
Baby B: 28 Weeks
Baby’s size? 14.8 inches
Girth: 38.5 inches (right there)
Plus: 11.0 kilograms
Maternity clothes? Flaunting all the ones I got. I can live for one week on a compliment said Mark Twian. What fun!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: A quiet mind thanks to exercise and emptying has meant great sleep this week. Exercise apparently does quieter the mind.
Best moment this week: Undoubtedly catching up with one of my closest friends after 13 years and feeling like nothing has changed!
Movement: Ow ooow! That itself says a lot. 😃
Food Cravings: None this week.
Gender: No idea!
Symptoms: Gorgeous skin tales continue. (double yay!)
Wedding Rings – on or off? On!
Happy or Moody? Happy! Teary! Happy!
Loving: Stretching and squatting. Well almost.
Reading: Superconfidence. A good self-help book.
Watched: No shows this week!
Compliments: On looking pretty pretty pretty! (Thank you Baby B!)
Acne: None. Best thing ever.
Drawing: Concepts for mehendi decor. It all turned out pretty grand.
Dreaming of: No dreams this week. None at all!
Looking Forward To: The little brother’s wedding et al.