Week 33 Pregnancy X Christmas

Sunday, December 28, 2014




Merry Christmas! This is pretty much my favourite season of the year and as an added bonus, D and my closest friend's birthdays both fall on Christmas Eve ♥︎ Unfortunately, this is the first year we didn't make it to church :/ Oh well, it was still a wonderful week filled with gatherings with family and friends. Got D these customised Clash of Clans macarons for his birthday as well! It took so much effort for me to keep it a secret cos I was so excited about it! If you're interested in getting customised macarons or cupcakes you can check out my friend's new bakery via instagram, @trevorsbakery :) She was the one who made this, also got her to make Christmas themed macarons for my friends as well. 


The downside this week is that I'm starting to experience horrible insomnia and really bad cramps. So I had to pace myself and try to go out for shorter hours while slotting rest days in between. My insomnia is soo bad right now I'd be happy if I can sleep for 3hours straight without waking up. Spoke to my gynae about it and she says it's completely normal and my body is preparing itself for the time when baby comes; by then I'd have to wake every couple of hours to feed/change diapers etc. So yeah a lot less pictures this holiday lol, not too keen to post up much photos of my tired fatty face hehh. 

( our only picture together on D's birthday this year )

Favourite gift I received this year is this Baby Book! ♥︎



I was really happy to get this because I've been meaning to DIY a baby book since the first trimester haha, but always super fail. Now I finally have a pretty book to document all her ultrasound scans and little milestones like first laugh, first step etc :) 

I've also been following the whole social media saga ( xiaxue and gushcloud ) these couple of days as well. This and a couple of things that happened to me made me realise that ultimately people just see what they wish to see. A lot of times even with cold hard facts of how fake or evil some people are, if somebody else (whom you're sharing your information with) still wants to be okay with the fake and evil, they'll find a reason to. I guess my Christmas wish this year is that I'll be able to let go of some grudges and bitterness that has been troubling my heart for some time, and that I'll never ever have to face or hear of 2 people I really dislike ever again. 

Merry Christmas and may your lives be free of hate! ♥︎


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13 comments

  1. Wow, wonderful sweet stuff!

    Happy Birthday to the handsome Father to be! To love a child is to love their mother; and congratulation to you that your child indeed has a beautiful lovely mother:-)

    Jesse Miller

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  2. OMG,those cute little things look delicious!

    Congratulations to your little one on broad 2015...
    I like your gynae's comment about your concern: "it's completely normal and your body is preparing itself for the time when baby comes; by then both you and your husband would have to wake up every couple of hours to feed/change diapers etc" I never thought of that reason.

    However this scenario will change as the baby grown up a little bit and she would prefer to sleep through the night after her midnight feeding till morning..baby need a good night sleep too! And if you train her right, while she is grown up even more so, she can be trained to sleep through 10 hours+ as she has adjusted to sleep at night after her dinner till the morning and she will accustom to start her active life at day time....then you and your husband will be having normal " night" life again and redeem much time of your own from that sleeping pattern of your child been set! To our family, this works out well and as the babies being having an uninterrupted good night sleep, they will normally tend to be a much more happier babies in the day time too!

    Above all, having a baby is definately a great joy to every family!
    Psalm 127:3 Look, children are an inheritance from יהוה ( YaHuWaH), The fruit of the womb is the reward.


    Alice Ramey

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  3. Yup, Life always moving on!
    "Everything is pretty simple. Just try a different way to watch." ~ It's all about perspective and how you look at differing ideas, values and opinions
    Nice to start a brand new year with a delightful heart!

    Brian

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  4. OOOOOooo I just have to scream at these little cute macarons!!

    Ya, exactly! I am responsible for how I feel, no one else. To give another person the power to hurt me w/their own opinions or reactions, is an obvious need for their approval. You can not, 'not give a shit' about them and then be offended about their opinions or reactions. It doesn't work. Its just crazy.
    For 2015 and the rest of our life: Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people’s opinions or reactions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions! Journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.

    Nice reading your blog. Congrats for your little baby coming soon..
    Be Happy Always!

    Edlin

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  5. Wow!! Amazing......those little faces!

    Okay, you guys may or may not find this funny. But, this is what happens when I'm doing something that's boring.

    "A Random Conversation about You":

    STOMACH - What the heck is this? This isn't what I ordered.
    TASTE BUDS: Don't blame us! It's the eyes fault. We tried to call the brain, but the line was busy. It was probably them, you know how close they are.
    STOMACH - (grumbling) Well, I know you guys usually have quiet parties so I guess I won't make too much of a fuss.
    TASTE BUDS: Thanks dude! We appreciate it. Besides, at least the Mexicans didn't come over this time.
    STOMACH - (grumbling) No doubt. The intestines got all upset the last time and called the Cops. Boy-o did they cause a stink about it. Even the nose got offended.
    TASTE BUDS: Hey, wait a minute. We remember you weren't all that upset.
    STOMACH: Well, there was some protein. I admit, I got a little excited about that, but you know I can't have a lot of it.
    INTESTINES: Hey guys, what's up?
    STOMACH: Oh, nothing. The taste buds and I were just having a little chat, reminiscing you know?
    INTESTINES: Really? I could have sworn I heard you grumbling about something.
    STOMACH: Naw, but we're sending you a little treat. Chocolate !!!
    INTESTINES: Hrmph. I thought it might be something good, like yogurt. I haven't had that in a while. I kind of miss it.
    TASTE BUDS: Us too, you know peach is our favorite!
    INTESTINES: Well, maybe you could ask the eyes to keep a look out for some?
    TASTE BUDS: You betcha! We'll even put a good word in with the brain.
    COPS: HEY STOMACH, you're too noisy up there. Anything I need to know about?
    EARS: (perk up to listen for any juicy gossip)
    STOMACH: (stops grumbling) No, no. Everything is fine up here.
    INTESTINES: Yeah, we're just talking about some good times we've had.
    COPS: Alright, but I don't want to be disturbed so keep it quiet.
    ..(a little later on)..
    EYES: OOoo - look at THAT! Peach yogurt!
    TASTE BUDS: We asked the brain and he said you loved it.
    EYES: We sure do and it's peach! Thanks! When he wakes up from his nap we'll be sure to thank him and let him know it was your suggestion.
    TASTE BUDS: (pokes the stomach and they do the happy dance).
    THE END
    So, the next time your ears ring, chances are someone really IS talking about you.

    Not funny? Awwwwwww - well, this all started when I ate some chocolate and my stomach grumbled last night. Sorry for taking up your space, I just cannot help to tell this " creative story" after I saw your delicious macarons lol :-0

    Hope that you will create many many funny bed time stories for your baby..surely every child enjoys their parent story telling time!!

    Teresa




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  6. Yum! That looks so good...

    Congrats for having a baby soon....No matter the cost, it is worthy of all!

    As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones. Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity. Now is the best time as the year end to bring a fresh perspective into your life!

    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Shannon

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  7. Closed some doors. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they no longer leads somewhere.
    Be honest to ourselves, the company we associated with does has an impact and an influence on our choices in life....
    And in the same token, just because something has been around for a very long time, does not make it true.
    Just because a belief has been believed by others for a very long time, does not mean it's right.
    Just because men have an explanation for what doesn't make sense or fit together in any logical form, doesn't mean they are correct.
    I often hear
    "His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts". Isaiah 55:8
    Higher does not mean crazier, more illogical or more confusing.
    YHWH Elohim is not a man, like us and He does not change.
    If anything, higher means better, more pure, less confusing.
    He knows we are human and He makes things pretty simple for us.
    He gave us brains and I really hope more people will start to use them.

    May you and your family have a great new discovery year ahead...
    May YHWH grants you and your family His Favor and walk on His high way; as He has promised: Mat 6:33 “..seek first the reign of Elohim, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

    Lisa

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  8. Hi sweetie, You look great with your hubby! I like your blouse...you always look so pretty.
    Just check in here to say Hi and I cannot wait to meet your daughter :-)
    The older you get, the more you realize that it isn't about the material things, or pride or ego. It's about our hearts, and who they beat for.

    Take Care,
    Dory

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  9. "Not My Circus. Not my monkeys" (Polish Proverb)

    Every time you feel yourself getting drawn into other people's nonsense, repeat these words.

    Have A Great New Life Ahead With Your Baby ....
    By then you shall have No time to dive into other people business at all.

    Bill

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  10. Dear Audrey,

    Be assured that Eyd and I have been keeping both of you and baby Kayla in our daily prayers; especially these 2 days after you told me that you were experiencing some bad cramps!

    Please make an efforts proclaim the promises of the scriptures to Kayla daily especially
    Psalm 91: (While she is listening to you daily and will recognize both of your voices which would bring especial comforts to her even after she is born... Both of your voices will be the best sound of love to her ears!)

    Psa 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, Who abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
    Psa 91:2 He is saying of יהוה, “My refuge and my stronghold, My Elohim, in whom I trust!”
    ............
    Psa 91:9 Because you have made יהוה (YaHuWaH)– My refuge, the Most High – your dwelling place,
    Psa 91:10 No evil befalls you, And a plague does not come near your tent;
    Psa 91:11 For He commands His messengers concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.
    Psa 91:12 They bear you up in their hands, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
    Psa 91:13 You tread upon lion and cobra, Young lion and serpent you trample under foot.
    Psa 91:14 “Because he cleaves to Me in love, Therefore I deliver him; I set him on high, Because he has known My Name (YaHuWaH).
    Psa 91:15 “When he calls on Me, I answer him; I am with him in distress; I deliver him and esteem him.
    Psa 91:16 “With long life I satisfy him, And show him My deliverance.”

    May both of you and all in the family having a wonderful new year.

    We miss you and love you all.

    Eyd and YahnEl

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  11. it is so confusing isn't it? You read all the books trying to figure out what is normal and what is a sign that you need to call the doc. In my case, I have several symptoms that say to call the doc. immediately (period cramps being one of them), but my doc. says this is normal for me. My contractions even get closer together and more intense, but they don't dialate me, so I just ignore them now. I am told that when you are in labor--you will know. The truth is that it could just be braxton-hicks or it could be more serious and the only way to know for sure is to call your doc. and get checked. If it is nothing, don't feel bad--I've had four false calls already. We pay our doctors to help us deliver healthy babies and to tell us what is going on--don't hesitate to call if you are worried.

    Donna

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  12. Hi, I'm also 32 weeks pregnant and have the same period cramps. My doctor tells me to drink 8-9 glasses of water each day. That helps. Also try taking 1-2 tylenol for the pain. And they could be braxton hix contractions which is your body preparing yourself for the real thing.

    Sarah

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  13. How frequent are the cramps? Braxton-hicks contractions feel a lot like period cramps and can cause back pain as well. Lay on your left side for an hour and time the frequency and length. If you are having more than 6 in an hour you should definitely call the doctor or labor and delivery.

    Joey

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