Pregnancy 2 - Week 34

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Most recent picture of me with my gigantic tummy! Already went for 2 doctor visits since my last update and am at a point where I feel like my tummy has no more space to expand any further lol. At this point baby 2 is almost the same size as Kayla's birthweight O.O Thank God I've ongoing weekly pre-natal massage this time otherwise I'll really be in lots of aches/pains all the time from the baby weight heh. Next appointment is tonight; cannot wait!! 

Recent selfie taken on the same day as when I took my OOTD :) Am wearing a maternity dress from @jumpeatcry (on IG) - they sent 3 pieces over and really very comfortable haha. The rest of my body is about the same size but...... it's really tough to find comfortably fitting clothing now cos of my tummy heh. And felt like taking a selfie on that day as well because I've been feeling so tired all the time I'm currently barely wearing any makeup 90% of the time. 

So since my last update, D and I survived 2.5weeks apart as well! And I'm happy to share that I was sooo busy that time just flew by hahaha. To be honest, I'm someone who really don't like the idea of having to be in different countries for long periods of time so this was a real big test for us - especially since this is just the beginning of our overseas expansion so its a lot more trips to come! 

This picture was taken the day after he came back, we were attending my relative's wedding :D Also got my hair done at COVO hair salon for the event! Will share more on blog soon heh ♥︎

Am super thankful that this pregnancy is coming to an end and we'll be meeting baby2 soon. We've finally decided on a name for her as well - Tiffany! ♥︎ Kayla has recently learnt to "sayang"(meaning pat) baby by gently touching/stroking my tummy haha. Hope she and Tiffany will grow up to love each other :D Strange thing though, D and I both find it hard to figure out which parts are Tiffany in the ultrasound pics hahahaha, the last time we could easily tell what position Kayla is and where's her  head/limbs etc. Weird right?

Been kinda social as well because last week's probably the last time I'll be attending events till I give birth heh

Sulhwasoo event with Aggy!

Innisfree Event ♥︎

Netccentric's 10th birthday party! 

And.... D and I also bought ourselves matching Nintendo DS to play pokemon hahaha :D 
D was saying this must be a sign Tiffany's coming soon cos just a few weeks before Kayla arrived the last time we suddenly went into "gaming mode" and was super into Final Fantasy lol. Anw this is really worth it considering my phone bill rocketed last month cos of Pokemon GO, and this one can play in the comfort of our own home hee

One last thing I've been busy with lately is my new Autocad class! Thank God I'm attending it with a friend otherwise I'll probably drop out after the first lesson haha. It's a 3day course but....... its 9am - 6pm omg. The lesson is really technical but I can foresee it being useful in the future once I master it heh. 2 lessons down and one more to go! 

Right now I'm just hoping to finish up my Autocad class and finish doing up our new nursery for the girls before Tiffany arrives ♥︎ Despite feeling so exhausted all the time, I'm really enjoying being able to spend lots of time with Kayla and D doing homely things together heh. Doing a photo update of Kayla now at 19months next ~


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  2. Take it easy, baby#2 is coming soon...


  3. You look fantastic in a 34 pregnancy week!


  4. Hi modern mama, keep Energy Boost Between Meals:
    Eating small, healthy snacks throughout the day will help keep your energy up in these last few weeks.


  5. HI, pretty mama.... looks busy, way to go!


  6. A new addition to the family could be many things — exciting, mysterious, terrifying, beautiful — but there’s no doubt that it’s life-changing for all parties involved.

    I was curious about the best ways to prep a child for a new sibling, so I consulted with Elyse Eberstein, a social worker and lactation educator who helps second-time parents get ready for a new baby and prepare their older child (and themselves) for the transition.

    She had 15 pieces of advice for before the birth, in the hospital, and adjusting to life at home with the newest family addition:

    1. You don’t need to tell your child early on: Nine months is an eternity for a toddler, and the concept of a baby joining the family is abstract, so don’t expect your child to wrap her head around the idea. If you tell your child too early, you may hear “is it today?” for months on end.

    2. Be aware that your energy changes at the end of pregnancy: You may be going into a baby bubble as the due date approaches. Be aware that this can affect your older child.

    3. Mourn the loss of your threesome: Think about and honor what life has been like with just you, your partner, and your older child. It’s okay to be sad about the close of the special one-baby chapter.

    4. Create a way to celebrate your older child: Eberstein recommended making a book with pictures from your child’s birth with all the fanfare and loving relatives around. It helps her know what’s coming and understand she got the same treatment when she was born.


    5. Your child is coming to see you, not necessarily the baby: In the hospital, your older child will be excited to see you (it might have been 24-48 hours since you left). At this point, realize that the baby may be an afterthought for her.

    6. Consider the nursery: Before your child arrives, consider putting your baby in the nursery so that you can go pick her up as a family. This might feel better to your older child than walking in to see you nursing the new baby.

    7. A gift: Lots of people like having the siblings “give” each other something to mark the occasion.

    8. Drive home together: See if you can arrange to drive home from the hospital with both siblings at once instead of having you arrive home to your child with the new baby in tow.


    9. Feed on the couch: Instead of sequestering yourself in a glider like you did the first time, consider feeding the newborn on the couch where your toddler can sit next to you.

    10. Label your special time with your toddler: It means the world to your older sibling if you say very clearly to everyone in the house, “I’m having special time with Emma right now,” even if it’s only for 10 minutes.

    11. Talk about dividing attention: When you have to help your older child on the potty, say to the newborn (who will not understand of course, but this is for the benefit of the toddler) “I’m helping Emma right now so I can’t nurse you for a few minutes.” This helps for when you have to do it in reverse.

    12. Greet your toddler with open arms: See if you can set your newborn down when you hear your toddler coming in the door so you’re ready for a welcome hug.

    13. Your newborn will have to wait sometimes: You may not be able to jump at every peep as you did the first time around, and that’s okay.

    14. Remember your toddler is still a baby: Just because she’s gigantic in comparison doesn’t mean your toddler is a big kid now. When she frustrates you by melting down, remind yourself she’s still a little one.

    15. Reminisce about the threesome: It can be fun and helpful for your toddler to laugh and remember times when it was just the three of you. Remember how important that phase of life was for everyone.

    Hope these tips help...


  7. Hi...just a thought:

    Keep your first child's daily routines as normal as possible before, during, and after the birth. Try to keep a sense of normalcy so your child will not feel like the new baby is changing everything. Especially try to avoid major upheavals such as potty-training or a new childcare situation right before or after the birth.

    Try talking to the baby about the older child when the older child is nearby, e.g., "Baby, look what your smart big sister did, she tied her own shoes/made her own bed/found the remote for me" and "Baby, when you grow up, Big Sister can show you how to play Candyland." ....let your elder girl knows that all of you are so proud of her...she is being remembered all the time!

    Don't *always* drop what you're doing as soon as the baby cries. Many many many times your older children will have to wait while you take care of the baby. Every once in a while, make the baby wait.

    Do fun things as a family. Your child will naturally resent the baby if he or she feels the baby is preventing your family from doing fun things together. Show your child that the new baby is part of the family - this is important because young children sometimes do not understand that the baby is here to stay - by planning family outings where you can bring the baby along to share in the fun.



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