I made the big announcement yesterday on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, but incase we’re not connected through those channels and you’re reading this post now, I know what you’re thinking… “YOU’RE PREGNANT?!!!!”.
When I said in my previous posts that I’ve had a lot on my mind recently, well…this is basically all I’ve been mulling about for the past months! I am very happy to announce that baby # 2 is cooking in the oven! The bump says it all! At the moment, I am at my 12th week. Why only announce now? Well I’ve decided to limit the news to family, a few friends and workmates during my early weeks. My family had to know for obvious reasons but I also had to tell some people like my team mates because there were times when I couldn’t help but doze off in my work station. I also had to tell some people who have invited me for after-work dinners. I didn’t want to offend them so had to tell them about my situation. Pregnancy is exhausting. I’m surprised I can still function in the office! Believe me, I would have wanted to shout out the news to the whole wide world the moment I saw the two red strips on my PT on the 20th of April. To think that was the same day of Blog:Inspired and I got to hang out with mom blogger friends later that day. I literally wanted to burst and tell them the news right away but had to bite my tongue. Keeping a secret like that takes a lot of self-control!
Having said that, the main reason why I chose not to be vocal about it was that I wanted to make sure the little one was out of the danger zone. Technically, I’m still two weeks away from the 2nd trimester but my doctor told me that everything looks great and she doesn’t see a problem if I already made the announcement. She actually thinks it’s weird that I’ve been keeping the news under wraps. True enough, I do feel like this pregnancy is different from my first. Although it’s been nothing but nausea 24/7 these past months, which I’ve never had with Tala by the way…I feel that the baby is A-okay. You see, when I had Tala, I suffered from subchorionic hemorrhage and had to go on bed rest for a very long time. But this time, things are different. Better. The doctor attributes the good fetal development to the fact that I’ve become more fit now thanks to biking and dieting. She actually requires me to remain active through simple exercises such as stretching, pelvic exercises and walking. Definitely a far cry from my doctor’s orders before which was “lie in bed all the time!”.
I’m grateful that everything happened in perfect timing. One of my secret motivations for losing weight (I lost a total of 40lbs) is because I wanted my body to be ready for baby # 2. Meaning If I pile on the pregnancy pounds, I would be starting from zero. Mr. D and I also made the conscious decision to get pregnant this year. Perhaps we should name this child Laiya. Remember that spontaneous beach trip? haha. Okay TMI. I’m shutting up now. 🙂 lol. By the way, if you’re planning to get pregnant, those fertility calendar apps work like a charm.
So there. From hereon out you can expect me to chat non-stop about ze growing belly. My advance apologies to my male readers. Haha. Speaking of “growing belly”, Mr. D and I are starting a Belly photo diary. The photo above is the first one that covers my 3rd month. I only started showing on my 3rd month so we’re only starting now. I’m excited to see how this project turns out. 🙂
So enough about me, let me introduce you to the real star of this post. Meet the little dude/dudette.
At 7 weeks. Ultrasound was done in May. You see that little germ in the big black hole? That’s him/her!
And 4 weeks after (ultrasound was last Sunday), here’s ze bebe now. I know! They grow inside at such an exponential rate! It’s amazing!
I know this post is long. Just goes to show how much I’ve been dying to share the news with you in the past weeks and months. Before I end this post, can I ask for a teeny tiny favor? I would like to ask for your prayers for the continued safety of the new addition to the familia Diego. Thank you in advance and thanks to everyone for the well-wishes! 🙂