Nabubugnot (Restlessness)

It’s not that I wanted Elise to come out already or that i’m getting impatient with my pregnancy. It’s just that being at home for bedrest for 2 weeks now is no walk in the park for me. Doctors orders. Man, what would I give to go window shopping at an airconditioned mall or even watch a movie for just a few hours. (Well, we’re still waiting for XMen 3, since the reviews for MI3 and Da Vinci Code is not so good)

What more, i’m running out of healthy, no salt, low fat, no cholesterol recipes. Nauumay na ako sa pesteng oatmeal, dammit! I don’t mind eating veggies all the time, its just that i’m running out of ideas of what to eat. Even salad dressings are high in sodium. Harrrumph!!

I’m also getting worried about Elise. My hypertensive medicine is not effective. First, I was to take it once a day, last week it was 2x a day, this week its 3x a day and after 2 days, its still its not lowering my BP at all. I hope she’s still okay inside me. And when i don’t feel her moving for hours at a time, i really, really, really tend to get very, very, very worried.

Please continue to pray for me and my baby. 😦 *sigh*

Hello, Edema!

Man, its been almost 3 months since I ate my last KFC chicken. I always thought that I couldn’t last without a taste of that juicy, salty, yummy chicken, even for just once in two weeks. Its my favorite fastfood, ever.

And if I ever did cheat on my diet and ate even just a piece, here’s what my lower leg would look like:

So there, I’ll try my very best not to cheat, for the baby’s sake…or else….hello elephant feet πŸ˜€

10 of Life’s Simple Pleasures

Instructions: Name ten of life’s simple pleasures that you like the most, then pick ten people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used.

[from Adel and Jayvee]
1. Waking up late with a hug from my husband.
2. Immersing in a cold swimming pool on a scorching summer day. (heaven for pregnant women)
3. Ice cream, preferrably a pint of FIC’s strawberry with barquillos!! πŸ˜€
4. Eating anything without worrying about high sodium content and edema.
5. Spending a day with my brother and sister.
6. Chatting with my folks and seeing them via webcam.
7. Playing videogames the whole day. Pangya!
8. Someone sincerely appreciating your cooking.
9. Airconditioning!!!!
10. Going out with grandma and treating me to lunch. πŸ˜‰
I’d go with Jayvee and not send this to others. I’d rather read it from their blogs or their sites. This was quite an eye opener. πŸ˜‰ I can’t believe Adel going over 10, thinking of 10 already took me sometime.

I Miss My Parents More than Ever

I dunno if its the hormones going berserk again or is it because I’m ordered to stay at home by the doctor for gestational hypertension – because for some reason, I’m missing my parents so much. Especially my mom. I get so jealous when I see my husband or his cousins hug and banter with their parents. How I wish I could hug my folks, especially my mom right now. She gives the best hugs. 😦 How I wish we could email ourselves to anyone miles and miles away so that we can spend some time with them even just for a while. Hopefully, they check their emails often. :p

Now for the lighter side of things. I chatted with my dad last night and its amazing how a couple of minutes and a lot of typing can uplift one’s spirit. I could really feel his excitement to be a grandparent for the first time.

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Struck a Chord

I’ve decided to listen to good and soothing music lately to calm my nerves and for the baby to listen too. I’m currently into pop jazz and God knows what i’ll be listening to next. Here’s a song that have struck a chord. Seems like pregnancy’s making me too sentimental, teehee. πŸ˜€

Kenny Rankin & Dan Siegal – Next To You

If I had me a bag of good wishes
There’s no mystery to what I would do
I would use all my magical powers
And try to get next to you

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Pregnancy Woes (original Multiply entry)

…and so I decided to write a few of my thoughts here. I feel that my multiply site looks empty with just photos in it while you can have a barrage of info stored here. I’ll just write mostly about my pregnancy woes, hoping that I can look back and remember what it felt like during these times.

So, here I am at my 26th week, 145 lbs. heavy and my waistline spanning almost 40 inches. In all honesty, I’m getting terribly insecure about my looks. My skin is getting dark, especially around my neck and underarms. I’m also starting to have a few, albeit long, ugly stretchmarks starting from the base of my tummy. And lastly, my nose is almost as wide as my face.

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