Sunday, 3 August 2014

Maternity Update | Less than 2 months to go!

taken post-dinner, on 31+0 (I think)

How far along?  32 weeks.

Total weight gain/measurements:  On 31+0 day, pre-dinner, I was 145 pounds (home scale, equivalent to 65.9 kg) and the widest part of my belly was 38 inch (96.5 cm).  On 32+1, I am 147 ponds (home scale, equivalent to 66.8 kg)...

Maternity clothes: Some of my maternity wear is being outgrown.  I can no longer fit in my EU Size 38 H&M pants, for example.  My shorts (like the ones featured above) in EU 40 still work.  I can also still wear tops I previously bought from H&M and ASOS, as well as pants from Gennie's.  My belly feels and looks so huge I have to wear the belly support whenever I'm out for longer than an hour - that thing feel so hot and stuffy though.  #saunaonthego

Stretch marks: The pink stretch marks mentioned in the last update darkened, #sad.  They also migrated side-wards towards my pelvis girdle (does it sound right? #idk).  The skin is noticeably being stretched and under tension and always feels itchy.  I have been layering at least 3 products in the morning and probably 4 in the evening.  I hope my diligence can prevent the stretch marks from expanding...

Sleep: Roughly the same as last update, but in the morning the cramping in legs returns and that often wakes me...

Best moment this week:  Installation of new air-conditioners.  Now the nursery (and master bedroom) have new quiet cooling air-cons.  Also, yesterday my sisters, my cousin & her boyfriend came and had a photoshoot of me (mainly my belly)... You can see the sneak peek in my Instagram (link). It was bloody hot and sunny, but fun!

Miss anything?  i) Sleeping in any position I like.  Now I can only sleep in one position - on my left side hugging my banana-shape cushion - with minimal movement.  ii) The current peaceful life.  I am pretty sure it will be gone once Roma arrives.  :S

Movement:  A lot, in quantity, frequency and intensity.  Mr. A wonders if it is normal as Roma is so strong my belly can be seen moving like a monster is contained within - he asked me to consult my OG next time we meet.  I sometimes cannot fall asleep at night because no matter what position I'm in, baby doesn't want to stop exercising...

Food cravings:  Craving iced chocolate with bubbles (tapioca pearls).  Consuming more rice than pre-pregnancy or all throughout pregnancy - I don't normally eat a lot of carb.

Anything making you queasy or sick?  Roma's crazy movements, the heat of our weather, and generally higher body temperature.

*Random Insert: Some Current Most Used Products*

Michael Todd Cranberry Antiox Toner
Giovanni Root 66 Max Volume Shampoo (link - discount code: JBF362)
Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Advanced Face Serum (giant 100 ml size!)
Meishoku Organic Rose Skin Conditioner (basically a toner) 明色
Belif Hungarian Water Essence
Belif Anti-Dark Circle Eye Serum
Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthron Daytime Facial Cream (link - discount code: JBF362)

Gender:  Boy

Labour signs:  Nil

Symptoms:  Nil

Belly button in or out?  Totally flat now, and sometimes it looks like a quarter or a third of it is popping out...  It looks so funny to me.

Wedding rings on or off?  Off.  Haven't been wearing any jewellery except a jade pendant, when I go out.  (shown above)

Happy or moody most of the time:  Happy.  I guess I'm too laid back when it comes to necessary planning, but I don't have the energy or initiative to get things done...

Looking forward to: Next week, seeing my OG again?

Previous Updates 
One || Two || Three || Four

Beautiful wishes,

Lazy silly Jacq :")


  1. any stretch mark cream for recommendation.

    1. Hi Pepper
      I am using a bunch of different things, I don't know which one works best yet...
      Please check out my update post on what I'm using...



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