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.
#earlysignsoflife #heartwarming #canyousee?
32 weeks! The beating of a little heart has some more tangible elements this week as we looked into the scan of the little bean. Pouting lips and constant movements were such a highlight making me tear up as usual. Tears of joy or overwhelming emotions or well simply gratitude, it always happens to me in the Scan room, I can’t help but break into tears feeling overtly sensitive when I see the scan of the B on the screen, trying to decipher limbs from the abdomen and head from the face. It’s such a glorious feeling to have life moving inside you, its absolutely exhilarating. And to see the feeling in visuals I am left speechless, every single time. The human body is honestly nothing short of a miracle, and the very fact that we wake up every morning is something to be greatly thankful for. When in Moral Education class in school, the Nuns said that it’s a miracle that we ever wake up every morning, lauding that its something to be grateful for, I used to laugh finding the notion very funny. But now I understand what they meant. The human body is fragile yet robust, strong yet sensitive, grateful yet expecting. As I am filled with gratitude I am told that I will need to take Intravenous Fluid to set right some altering levels. Dreading the needle pokes am unnaturally worried, as usual, yet bravely go get the drips in, another 4 to go I tell myself, while the Mother says this is just the beginning! So much so am suddenly believing that eating right, sleeping right, exercising right, thinking positive is more important that anything else in life. All that chocolate indulgence, the lure of fried foods is not something to be proud of. Health is definitely wealth. And health is about moderation, about balance and about being clean in eating, living and being. While pain is not gain, I absolutely think so, respecting the human body and not exploiting it is the least we can do for a great being. Feeling good is extremely important and enjoying life is the basic premise. For life begins with and in the human (err especially woman) body! 😀
Baby B: 32 Weeks
Baby’s size? 16.7 inches
Girth: 39.0 inches
Plus: 14.0 kilograms
Maternity clothes? Yes! Missing my usual clothing preferences now.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Has been oh-so-elusive mainly due to the difficulty in finding the right or even remotely comfortable position for sleeping.
Best moment this week: Being in water. Swimming. Such sheer joy. Always. This time giving up all hangups about the sun, straight hair or whatever!
Movement: Hardly, some kicks here and there, now very visibly of-course.
Food Cravings: Pretty much turned off by food (!) *exasperated*
Gender: No idea!
Symptoms: Acne on the chin. Darn it. Just when I thought they were gone for good =(
Wedding Rings – on or off? On!
Happy or Moody? Happy! Content! Feelings of plenty!
Loving: The swimming pool!! The light blue water, the consistency of breathing, no glasses 😀
Reading: Mr Iyer Goes to War by Ryan Lobo, Screw it, lets do it by Richard Branson
Watched: Penguins of Madagascar, the movie.
Compliments: On my attitude to life and eyes!
Acne: Terrible, unyielding, painful. Darn!
Drawing: In my head. So lazy to put it on canvas.
Dreaming of: Having a bony Baby girl, delivering etc. Such vivid dreams I tell you.
Looking Forward To: Getting the rest of them IV shots…and being done with them.