An update of my pregnancy journey...

Today is the week 20 of my pregnancy.  How time flies! I am still very overwhelmed with the fact that I am gonna be a mum, something that Eric & I have been waiting for many years. To be exact we have waited for 5.5 years. I am still very grateful that God has answered our prayers! I get pretty emotional whenever I think about it. I am sure it's not the hormones, it is something I am thankful from the bottom of my heart. 

Early of my pregnancy, I have a lot of worries & concerns. To be honest, this made me very stressful. I am constantly being disturbed with a lot of negative thoughts. Prayers really comfort me whenever I am down but I wanted assurance of the lil bub is fine in there. At one breaking point, I pray that God will allow me to experience those movements. Lo and behold, He answered my prayers and I felt movements as early as week 16. I wasn't really sure at first. But as time passes by, the movements became constant and I know that the lil bub is doing some somersaults, gentle taps and now it's gentle kicks! I really love that feeling a lot. Eric has also experienced those gentle taps but he seems to not experience the kicks tho. I am sure it is still early. We are both anxiously waiting for those karate kicks. Lol. 

I am so thankful that I do not have morning sickness or strong craving on certain food. Besides my high BP (even way before my pregnancy), I do experience round ligament pain, the urge of going to toilet, lack of sleep during night (sometimes), muscle pain (if my posture is bad) & carpal tunnel syndrome-like symptoms too. I guess I have covered them all at the moment. I am certain more will come. Lol.

Another thing I am thankful for... is the support that Eric has showed me! He is being so helpful with the house chores, showers me with lots of tender-loving-care, prays for me & the lil bub... and he always ensure that I am comfortable ALL the time. I love him and I know the lil bub will love a dad like him too! Thanks hubby!

Here are some photos of my pregnant bump that I managed to capture using my iPhone...

 Week 14


Week 18

Week 19

We will be going for our next scan/appointment on the 20th this month, we can't wait to see the lil bub again and hopefully ob/gyn can confirm the gender of the baby. We wanna know because we wanna shop. Lol. I will be doing a sugar test too because from the previous appointment, ob/gyn found high sugar in my urine. I am a huge fan of rice & noodle, so that explains why! Since then, I have cut down on my carbo intake. Have been eating more fibre, veggie & fruits & protein too; hence I lost 2 kgs too. Praying & hoping that the sugar level will be under control so I don't have to worry about gestational diabetes. 

We hope that you will continue to keep us in prayer because prayer comforts us ALL the time. The support & encouragement from church members, friends, online friends & family really warm my heart till this day. Thank you for remembering us in your thoughts & prayers. We appreciate it all!

If you are still trying & praying, be rest assured that He is always listening...

Xoxo Jessy


13 comments:

Romaine said...

Congrats, Jessy! You look fabulous! I know the worries only too well as I had several m/c's before my eldest and I would visualize my healthy baby growing. I was worried thatmy worries would have negative effects on her. She is now a beautiful 14 year-old with a beautiful sister and handsome brother! Blessings to you and Eric and your "bubs"! :0)

Mariam said...

It will alright babe. I was having nightmares worrying. Worrying does us high bp ladies no good!! Ahh carpel tunnel sucks.

Remember that you are often in my thoughts n prayers.

Hugsss dear!

U are one pretty mama :) so radiant

Kim C said...

You look great Jessy. Hubby and I waited for 5 years too before our princess came along. Wishing you a safe pregnancy and delivery. The Lord answers our prayers in His good time. There is a reason for everything. Enjoy!

~amy~ said...

You look FABulous:)

Seriously though, who isn't a fan of rice and noodles??!!!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You look amazing!! So excited for you!!!!

Cindy Lee said...

You look great as always! Don't worry...everything will be just fine. Some negative thoughts during pregnancy is normal I guess. I had it too. Most importantly is whenever you feeling down, you should talk to Eric. Or do something you enjoy...it will take your mind off a while. I can't wait to see you and Eric and lil bub next month! Hugs!

Vanessa said...

Pregnancy certainly has it ups & downs but it will all be okay. You have a great support system! It is a exciting time and when you look back it will have gone by so quickly!! You look gorgeous in your photos!


xoxo,
Vanessa

Evelin said...

Love your week by week photo! You are looking great!
Hugs!

p/s : I love rice and noodles too >.<

BabyBokChoy said...

You look so so so adorable in these photos and I am so happy for you!! Enjoy everything!!! The pain doesn't get better, the going to the toilet thing increases, but it will be so amazing in the "end" which is the beginning!!! Take care :)

Lynnda said...

You look so cute my Friend... keep the smile and you be right... big hugs from down under...xoxo

Carol said...

I am sooooo excited for you!!! I pray that everything goes smoothly and I can not wait to see you become a mother ;) I had pregnancy induced carpel tunnel as well and it's not fun!

Maria said...

You look so beautiful, I am so glad for you and hope that there will be everything fine with your sugar.

Julie GM said...

gorgeous mom-to-be photos!