Week 26 Pregnancy

Monday, November 10, 2014

My monthly visit to the gynae was due a couple of days ago, and as usual we were really happy to get to see baby (thank you whoever invented the ultrasound system)! 

Here's a picture of her in a very awkward position haha
(that big round thing facing down on the right side of the picture is her head :D)

We've also ordered a bunch of baby stuff that came in this week! I'm really really excited to dress her! Now I understand why most parents always end up spending all their money on their kids. Even the LV Alma BB bag I got in August was purchased with Kayla in mind ♥︎

I'm not sure if you guys experience this, feeling more excited when buying certain things for your babies? For me, one of the things that I really enjoyed shopping for was a baby stroller (don't judge my weirdness). It was one of those things that I researched a lot on before finally making the decision. Anyway, the stroller I really wanted is arriving tomorrow :))) Daniel's parents are helping us to bring it back from Japan because it's cheaper there! Decided on an Aprica one because it's one of the few brands that offer quality lightweight pieces. Am slowly ticking off more items on my baby checklist! :D 

This is my dream stroller... ♥︎

Another baby related issue that's been on my mind (in a negative way this time) is my bulbous nose problem. It's getting so bad now even my gynae can see the difference :/ It's not as obvious in pictures unless you compare my pre-pregnancy and current photos side by side.

The Nose Knows?

Another facial distortion is the swollen nose. Although your doctor may consider it an old wives’ tale, anecdotal evidence from many moms suggests that a swollen, bulbous nose is a surefire predictor of a baby girl.

Thankfully for me when I checked with my doctor she didn't dismiss it as paranoia. So for those of you who are also experiencing this, it's basically bulbous due to water retention and will apparently go away once your baby is born! Seriously can't wait.

Guess that's about it for this week's update! 


  1. Well, I have 2 sons and I fully understand what you has shared here. ha ha...this is so true:
    Making a decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
    -- Elizabeth Stone

    Hi, you absolutely look gorgeous and beautiful ...
    My prayer for you is: stay beautiful with a beautiful heart/mood at all times....


  2. Hi Hope this will help:

    Step 1:
    Limit salt and sugar intake. Salt and fluid retention go hand-in-hand, so avoid oversalting your food or eating salt-rich cuisine such as potato chips, salted nuts, or packaged foods (microwave dinners or canned vegetables). And too much sugar raises levels of the hormone insulin, which then makes elimination of salt more difficult. Hence avoid cakes and ice cream too :)

    Step 2:
    Exercise can help relieve fluid retention by sweating it out and increasing the need to urinate. Swimming is a good option because water pressure pushes fluid out of the tissues, as any diver knows, and into the bladder. Work out for 30 minutes at least three times a week, and if you have a desk job, get up once an hour to move and stretch your body.

    Step 3:
    Drink plenty of water. Dehydration is actually one cause of water retention. Though it may seem contrary, drinking six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day can reduce fluid retention in your body by diluting the urine, which makes it easier to eliminate salt. Plain water or water with lemon slices is best as almost all other beverages – juice, soda, milk – contain salt.

    Step 4:
    Sip herbal tea – specifically parsley tea – which has a mildly diuretic effect. Drink up to three cups a day. In general, for mild fluid retention, diuretics are unnecessary and may actually cause “rebound edema,” which is when the body temporarily retains more fluid as it tries to rehydrate itself after this sudden loss of fluid. But using a gentle one like parsley tea can be helpful for the short-term.

    Step 5:
    Massage the affected area. Rub firmly but not painfully in the direction of the heart, which gets excess fluid flowing away from the swollen area.

    Step 6:
    Elevate your head. Add an additional pillow to your bed to raise your head a few inches. Fluid tends to pool in the face while you sleep (which is why we often wake up with puffy features), so this method can help prevent fluid retention overnight.


  3. so lovely...and what a pretty mum to be you are!



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