Jun 3, 2016

#PregnancyUpdate: 25 weeks


I want to share my cool app in my phone that very helpful to my pregnancy. It's Ovia Pregnancy. Looking into it, the app is so helpful and handy for a new mom like me. It has various information for mommy, baby and  your partner. From morning sickness, mommy/baby ideal weights, doctor appointment, healthy food, to safe exercise are all in there. The other cool thing is I simply can click share button, and send it to Calvin, so he can also read it.

And every new week, the app will tell you the size of the baby. So cute!

In this week I already gain 7 kilos (my pre pregnancy weight is 48 kilos) and I can definitely see a lot of fat in my butt and thighs. I also have swollen legs although I still have the same shoes size. Getting to maternity jeans is a lot harder now, because they will stuck on my hips! Poor me.

And since I want to have a natural birth, my doctor suggests me to eat less carbo and sugar. Thankfully I don't really into rice or noodles, I always have half of it in every meal, so no problem for me.

Let's talk about sleeping time. I googled and found this:
The best sleep position during pregnancy is “SOS” (sleep on side). Even better is to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your left side will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby. Keep your legs and knees bent, and put a pillow between your legs.
The thing is I don't really like sleeping on left side. Err, actually I am used to loving lying flat on my back. See what I found:
And as your pregnancy progresses, you'll need to avoid lying flat on your back as well. In that position, the weight of your uterus presses on your spine, back muscles, and major blood vessels, which can decrease blood flow around your body and to your baby.
Uh oh.

Eventually it will be just me, my belly and my bed, so I just roll around find the best position to sleep. Thank God, I have no trouble sleeping until now (hopefully for the rest *fingers crossed*) but I do have some weird dreams sometimes hahaha. I read it somewhere that weird dreams are very common during pregnancy.

Bao Bei's kicks are very intense and strong now. It is so strong, I once saw my belly is literally moving from the surface. Although sometimes it can be hurt especially right under my belly button, but it's okay, because I know my baby is awake and alright.

I also make fresh juice every other day. It's a mix of apple-pear-tomato (yummiest one), orange-apple-tomato, apple-carrot-tomato, or just tomatoes. My mom in law told me to have more tomato, because it will make my baby have red cheeks/lips. It's a secret they keep for generation to generation :P

Have not been able to take a decent picture if 25 weeks yet, will update you on Monday, because tomorrow is (finally) a day off. 7++ years working here from Monday to Saturday, and now the kind boss is finally announcing that Saturdays will be a day off starting June! YAY! *dancing*

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