Still Here, Still Pregnant!

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It’s funny how I haven’t written anything here for the past few months. I guess in many ways, the lockdown dampened my enthusiasm to write, huh.

The last time I updated this blog, I was about 3 months pregnant, going on 4. Well, now I’m about 8 months pregnant, exhausted, hurting, and just about ready to get over this whole pregnancy thing. I wish I could post a picture but due to sheer vanity, I decided against it, hahaha!

We only announced the pregnancy after the quarantine because it was the only time we were able to go back to our OB for a scan. So sad considering all the scans and tests were done for Damien but not so much for Rocky. Still, we’re just relieved how easy the pregnancy has been thus far. And I thank my lucky stars because the pregnancy is very healthy, I didn’t need to visit my OB as frequently, a good thing in these dreadful times of COVID-19.

I’m on full nesting mode right now, I’ve started buying essentials for Rocco Dorian (his nickname is Rocky although we lovingly call him “number 2”) So far, we’ve bought more plain white playsuits that we got at Rustan’s before the quarantine (Thank GOD!), a new Haenim UV sterilizer (Damien’s own Haenim is always full so they cannot share), a going home outfit for Rocky and a coordinating meeting outfit for his kuya, newborn baby bottles, and so on.

Here’s Damien, BTW. He’s a full-blown toddler now

Because it wasn’t that long ago before we took care of a newborn, most other essentials are already stowed away in our closet. That means this pregnancy is less expensive too, hahaha! I thought that was awesome given the job situation here and around the world.

The health crisis did ruin our babymoon. We were thinking of having a staycation in the city in the same hotel that we stayed in on our first babymoon, which is Raffles Makati. But alas, all borders are closed and rightfully so. We won’t have a babymoon this time around but I’m pretty sure it’s for the best.

Finally and most importantly, we found a night nurse! I can’t tell you how hard it was to find a good Yaya these days. We started looking for a Yaya when I was about 2 months pregnant and though there were loads of applicants, we only found a good one last week.

Lawrd.

You know how it is when an issue keeps you up at night and there’s no solution in sight? That’s pretty much how I felt all these months before we got a Yaya for little Rocky. Granted, Damien’s yayi is more than happy to step in but I’d like a dedicated Yaya for each child just because I want the kids to be looked after carefully.

At this point, I’m just sitting around waiting for the big day to come.  I dread the pain but I’m really excited to see my second baby! I wish I could take a break from work but I might not have to keep working a few weeks after recovery. That’s still up in the air, we’ll see.

 

So! What have you been up to? How’s the week been treating you? I know we’re all having a hard time with the current health crisis and all but hey! I believe that this too shall pass. So hang in there and make the most out of every single day, okay? You’ll be fine!

Tina Lee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer with an insatiable appetite for all things bright, shiny, and beautiful. She's a beauty junkie, a shopping connoisseur, a book collector, a purse addict, and a budding mom-tepreneur. Tina has a long-standing (and well-documented!) but one-sided love affair with cats. Special talents include: the ability to eat again an hour after eating, shopping at 3 different malls in 1 day, and taking a 3-hour power nap every day including weekends.

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