Last week was a turmoil.
Coming back from Seoul, our delicious vacation - above only shows about one-third of what we ate in four days - followed by several days meeting family and shopping, I went in to meet my OG for the 24 week check. Baby Roma leg-bone-length (total layman term) and head-size meet the no. of weeks, however, the position of it is a little low in my abdomen (per my understanding). Although I do not have other signs like bleeding or tummy-cramp (professional term again), my doctor still order me to rest in bed for 3 days. I do not know if she added this advice as a fellow woman, or as a pro-practitioner, but she said I should avoid "cold" food such as soymilk (it is a Chinese medical concept to distinguish food into "warm" or "cold").
Such prescription meant I stayed home for an extended weekend with minimal walking or sitting and plenty of sleep and iPad activities (I also started with a puzzle we got from the Vatican). I did sneaked out for breakfasts with Mr. A and to attend mass on Sunday. But all in all, the 3 (which later turned into 4) days of "imprisonment" were home-bound.
How far along? 25 weeks.
Total weight gain/measurements: Right before meeting my OG, at 24 weeks, I was 61.7 kg. I guess I'm over 62 now? Yes I don't trust the vintage balance we have at home.
My current favourites include: navy/white striped top from New Look (asos), brown/cream patterned top from H&M (similar hm). When I'm not feeling as dressy I will just go with my pre-pregnancy tees or tanks, or H&M maternity/nursing tanks (similar hm). From Forever 21 I recently picked up two World Cup inspired tops from the Men section (my instagram), which I am constantly rocking as lounge wear and pj.
Stretch marks: Nil. I am drenching myself, topically, in oil or balm at least once daily, no matter how hot and humid and sticky the weather is.
Best moment this week: Watching the World Cup and snacking on chips simultaneously. :D
Miss anything? My less round face.
Movement: Roma is a constant mover. Every hour or so I feel him moving. The intensity ranges from finger-poking to straight on headbutt.
Food cravings: I want iced anything to quench my thirst, but the coldest drink I am allowing myself to drink is fresh milk taken out from the fridge, warmed up to semi-room-temperature...
Anything making you queasy or sick? Getting tired way quicker when I walk and stand.
Labour signs: Nil
Symptoms: Cramping, in the legs, and the feet.
Belly button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On. But I can definitely tell it is getting tighter - no, it's my finger getting puffier.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!? My aunt, my mum and mum-in-law came to take care of my meals alternatively/consecutively in three days. Considering the nearest of them live an hour of top-speed subway from me, that was a huge effort and contribution from them. It was so well-appreciated (and I gave thanks by finishing a lot of dishes). So spoilt.
Looking forward to: Getting our second room (currently a half storage half study) cleared out and setting up the nursery. Also, more World Cup matches please! I enjoyed Brazil/Croatia, Spain/Netherlands (not so much, poor Casillas), Italy/England, Ecuador/Switzerland (the additional time goal, what!?). Too bad I couldn't wake up for Argentina this morning, it looks like a pretty good one played.