Pregnant, For the Second Time

So how does it feel to be pregnant for the second time? The word that comes is challenging

am now on my 35th week of being pregnant. And in a matter of weeks, the baby will be here.  

So how has this pregnancy been for me?

It has been harder now that I am over 35 years old and looking after a very active toddler. Although the pregnancy had been mostly problem-free. There was a one-time spotting in the first trimester. I threw up more than my first one during the second term. I decided to take it slow now that I am on my last term. 

When I was pregnant with Javi, I had all the time in the world. I was doing prenatal yoga, listening to classical music. This time, I didn't have time for those. I am now running a household and raising a toddler. The one thing I am not depriving myself of is SLEEP. There is no guilt when I want to nap mid day. I would stop whatever I am doing and catch some ZzzzzZzs. Javi would either join me or I would put on some shows for him to watch. Because I know sleep would be non-existent when the baby arrives. 

It is more fun to be pregnant here in Bangkok. I have more choices for clothes to wear. I discovered H&M has its own maternity line which I find affordable and stylish. After I was done buying clothes for me, it's time to pick out stuff for the baby. We didn't keep much of Javi's things. We do have a crib, stroller, high chair, Bumbo seat, a Jumperoo, a breast pump but no clothes.  

While in Manila, I bought a year's supply of baby clothes from SM. It will always be my favorite place to buy cheap baby clothes. Although when I looked at the prices, they are no longer cheap. But still cheaper than the clothes here in Bangkok. I bought the rest of the stuff here in Bangkok. I was so thrilled to shop here. The items available are so much more than the ones I could find in Cebu then. And this time around, I know what a baby will actually use so I picked out the ones we need and nothing else. 

New baby stuff we got: an Ergobaby carrier and Flexi Bath
I am more emotional this time. There's this roller coaster of emotions - excited, sad, happy, fear. I am a very hands on mother to Javi. I do not believe in nannies so I took care of him. He has been my baby for almost four years. He goes with me anywhere I go. I am happy he will have a sibling because he definitely needs one. I am feeling sad because I know I cannot give him the 100% attention I had for him. My little boy is growing up and this momma needs to let go. 

This is the only time folding socks can be fun. Look at those tiny little socks.

In a few weeks, another little angel will capture my heart once again. And everything will be alright. 

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