Friday, September 29, 2017

32 Weeks. Three things and eating mold.

1. Lately heartburn has been a very real thing at night. Falling asleep while sitting up is soooo much easier than when I'm completely lying down on my side. I've made a "throne" as Jerry likes to call it, made of 4 pillows + my body pillow. It's pretty excessive but also necessary.

2. I'm becoming more aware of my body and how baby is doing. For the longest time I felt like I didn't know if he was moving or if it was just a gas bubble. But now it's pretty obvious and kinda fun :) Sometimes if I'm in the right position you can actually see him moving in there which is really weird but also cool. 

3. As we get closer and closer to our due date, I can't help but feel eager and anxious. Eager to meet baby but anxious about raising a tiny human. Wow, okay, this is really happening! Motherhood is the weirdest thing. No matter how many times you read about it, or hear about it, everything changes once you're actually experiencing it. For one thing, everything I do revolves around baby and I'm constantly worried about him. One time, we ate moldy salsa by accident (ew I know) and I FREAKED out. Pregnant or not I would freak out a little but my main concern was "did I just kill our baby??!" SOOO dramatic I know. It's kinda silly how worked up I get over the smallest things. I don't know what it is man... but motherhood I tell ya, it does things to your brain.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Early Maternity Photos ++ A Photo Shoot Giveaway

22 week maternity photo shoot.
not much of a belly but still fun to see :)

If you live on Oahu or have plans to travel there, you need to enter this giveaway! Its worth $500 and I'm so excited about it! A full 1 hour shoot of your choice with Merry and Bright Photography. The mastermind behind my maternity photos. She is absolutely AMAZING and I couldn't be happier with how these turned out. 

At the time of my maternity shoot, I was only 22 weeks. Just barely showing. I remember purposely pushing my belly out as far as possible hoping that they would show up in the photos even just a little bit. And they did! Andrea (the photographer) was so sweet and did such a great job. Now that I'm at 28 weeks, it's so fun to see how much my belly has grown :) Thank you Andrea! I'll treasure these forever.

To enter the giveaway, just head on over to my instagram and look for the last photo from this post to find out all the details.

Good luck!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Today, at about 7 weeks.

++ Monday, April 10th, 2017. ++

I'm writing this now as something to look back on later. Just so I don't forget. Because "pregnancy brain" is a thing. "Marsa brain" is also a very real thing which I deal with everyday, haha.

So we're pregnant! Thaaaaaaat's weird. But it's our little secret for now :) Me, Jerry, and little baby. Still feels extremely foreign to me. In fact, I don't believe it much yet. The only thing that's reminding me I'm pregnant is this horrible thing called morning sickness. It punched me in the gut at about 5 weeks and won't leave me alone. Hi, yes, thanks so much for stopping by. You can leave now. It doesn't strike in the morning by the way. It starts at around noon and lasts all day until I fall asleep. Ahhh sleep. You are my best friend.

Work is still unaware of my pregnancy, but people are noticing that something is different. I don't seem like "myself" they say. "I'm just tired." Is my go-to response. But how long can someone be "just tired?" I don't know. We'll see I guess!

Fast forward a couple of weeks.

I had a dream that our little baby is a boy! But who knows for sure at this point. A week later, Jerry also had a dream that it's a boy. And then I had a dream that it was a girl. TWINS???! 

Morning sickness is still lingering. The thought of rice makes me sick. Yes, rice. What nonsense is that?? I'm Asian for goodness sake. I've been living off of saltines, sour candy, ginger beer, popsicles, and starchy stuff. And that's if  I eat. My appetite has gone down to maybe a third of what I used to eat. So I haven't gained any weight at this point. But don't worry, baby is fine. I have lots of reserves (aka fat) for baby so no worries there :) lol.

The other day I got mad at Jerry for something sooooo minute and then felt bad for it after. I'm very cranky I think. The lack of food is really getting to me. I also haven't had the energy to do anything  around the house and he's been so great with it all. He's really the best. I can't complain.

***Currently on my mind:
1. Can't wait for our first ultrasound :)
2. I'm thinking this child may end up an only child. Pray for cousins! Hah.

latest 26 weeks photo:

little baby bump :)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Taste of Parenthood. (it was scary)

This week we hosted Jerry's side of the family. My in-laws! Fourteen in-laws! Well, only ten of them stayed at our place. Seven of which were children. And as you can imagine, we got a little taste of parenthood. Or maybe it was a mouthful. Actually, it was more like a big ol' slap in the face. :)

Okay, that sounds bad. But I mean, We suddenly went from being "just the two of us," to a family of 12 with 7 children. That's shocking. Shocking enough to make me blog again haha. But also so shocking that I forgot to take photos of the extravaganza. I did manage to snap a few though. 

I learned that this "clean" home that Jerry and I have tried to maintain will no longer exist once children come along. I've come to accept that now. Kinda (but not really). It still makes me cringe a little thinking about all the mess that will come from having children :) <--- (nervous smile)

When everyone first arrived, I went crazy trying to control everything. Wash your hands. Take off your shoes. Wipe your feet. Wipe your mouth. Eat over the table. DONT. TOUCH. ANYTHING! It was extremely stressful. SOOOOO stressful. For everyone I'm sure. 

Oh, hello there new gray hairs. Welcome to my head.

Poor nieces and nephews. I was the strict evil aunt who took away any kind of fun haha. By the last day though, I feel like I was able to relax a bit. I woke up feeling less stressed and somewhat accepted the fact that things will get dirty. Or maybe it was the relief that everyone was leaving that day? ;) Who knows. But now that everyone's gone, the house does feel a little empty. I'm sure we'll get used to it again real quick though. Hah.

Anyway, I feel like I should finish by saying this. Family is awesome. We love family. Kids are fun and entertaining. Little terrors we bring into this world for some reason. And they are also very messy. If they weren't so cute and pure they'd all be homeless I think.

Oh ya, did I tell you? We're expecting. What have we done???