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Pregnancy Diary: 24 Weeks

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Pregnancy Diary: 24 Weeks
Pregnancy Diary: 24 Weeks (August 19)

August 20. It’s 1:25am. I just finished my shower and I’m now in bed beside my B. He’s sleeping. He’s too tired from all the tasks he needed to do for office work, carwash business, my personal requests like photo editing of my baby bump photo shoots, and his personal tasks in preparation for his trip. He’s been busy for weeks now! I feel like crying because in a few hours this morning, he will drive me home to mom. I will stay there while he is out of the country — San Francisco USA, for his UX conference. We’ve never been apart since 2009. I don’t know how to handle this feeling of loneliness being apart anymore. Insert tears here because they already fell as I type this. I’m paranoid. There’s a storm or typhoon and I’m worried something bad might happen. I’m usually like that. But I feel like it doubled now that I’m pregnant, and since because we are never apart for this long. I pray to God and all the saints to keep my B safe going there and until he comes back to us.

baby’s size:


my mood:

Feeling happy, in love, loving, yet worried and anxious.

my symptoms:

Headaches. Still troubling me from time to time. And I still haven’t give into taking meds of any kind. A little more sacrifice for our baby’s health.

Tender Breasts. I feel this pain whenever I woke up from sleep. It feels like they’ve been squashed while I was sleeping.

Leg Cramps. I’ve been stretching and keeping myself well-hydrated but I still get this.

Swelling. No shoes can fit anymore!

Pelvic Girdle Pain. One-sided pain on my left lower back all the way to my buttocks.

Pregnancy Diary: 23 Weeks

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Pregnancy Diary: 23 Weeks and 5 Days
Pregnancy Diary: 23 Weeks and 5 Days (August 17) ||| Dress: Ashley Collection – Aloysia Strappy Maxi Dress from ZaloraPH

We had quite a scare when we were at a mall for errands. I peed and wiped and saw light spotting on the tissue and on the pantyliner. I took photos and showed to my B. We were alarmed and tried to call our OB but no answer. We texted and waited and finally she replied that it isn’t normal. We’re advised to monitor it until the next day and if it still persists, I should go to a hospital’s delivery room to get properly assessed.

My guess is that the blood came from my V because of the irritation or itchiness I’ve been experiencing lately. I hardly noted when it started but I can only think of the time when I switched pantyliner. I’m suspecting my new pantyliner is the culprit. Someone also advised not to put cornstarch powder (esp not talc) on my V and to refrain from scratching that can lead to skin abrasion. I didn’t feel anything painful in my belly nor my V but I’m somewhat worried. I kept praying that our baby is OK. Let’s hope for the best and I will continue to monitor my condition.

On the bright side, baby’s starting to kick like crazy — I hope this is a good sign!

baby’s size:

Buche de Noel

my mood:

Happy to be feeling my baby’s kick more and more, yet anxious about this recent scare we had.

my symptoms:

Headaches. This is the symptom that I haven’t figured out exactly when it strikes.

Stomach itch. I’ve been having acne and itchy skin on my belly.

Swelling. Aside from my hands swelling, my feet swells like crazy!

Pregnancy Diary: 22 Weeks

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Pregnancy Diary: 22 Weeks and 3 Days
Pregnancy Diary: 22 Weeks and 3 Days (August 8)

Taken after attending St. Luke’s Mom 101 and Breastfeeding 101. That was a really fun and informative event especially for first time moms like me. I will digest what I’ve learned and hope to share it here in the following weeks.

Just three days ago, I felt baby’s kick. Not exactly baby’s first kick because I have been feeling it for the past couple of days BUT it’s the first time Daddy Darlan felt it in my tummy too! For the past couple of days, I’ve been trying to grab his hand and placed in my tummy in the hopes that he’s going to feel it too but most of the time either baby would stop kicking or my B’s too sleepy to feel it in his hand. But couple of nights ago was different! Baby kicked once and Daddy already felt it! I’m just so happy to be sharing my belly fluttering aka baby kicking with my B!!!

baby’s size:


my mood:

Elated to share my baby kicking with my B!!!

my symptoms:

Swelling. I cannot wear my engagement and wedding rings anymore as well as my closed shoes.

Bloating. Although I feel hungry, my stomach feels full in a not so nice way.

Breast engorgement. Breast pain. Tender breasts. ‘Nuff said!

Backache. This affects my lower back, but the pain is already traveling upwards.

White discharge. Since I could not find a longer and wider pantyliner, I’ve been layering my trusted liner.

Abdominal / pelvic cramping. Feels like cramps during PMS.

Leg cramps and insomnia are still some of the persisting symptoms.