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Proof she takes after her father: I asked Luna what she wanted me to do— a) read her a story b) eat something she likes      c) do some walking exercises   She reacted to C—this was after an afternoon well spent in bed.     Proof she takes after me: She wouldn’t stop …

Homestretch

I’ll be turning 37 weeks pregnant tomorrow. As one of the posts in my mom groups said, for some expectant moms, 37 weeks might mean there could still be a month left. As for me, I”ve started carrying low and negotiating with Luna not to come out just yet. I told her if she wants …

Tall tales

One of the routines I enjoy the most, mainly because I’m the one who benefits more from it, is our bedtime reading sessions. I love children’s books for the sheer pleasure of reading something simple, honest, and sincere. I used to collect them back in college especially after taking up Children’s Lit and Psych 101. …

Imaginary talks

Early this week, I told Luna that she better rotate because we’ll be having another ultrasound soon and the doctor’s gonna check if she’s in the proper position. Two weeks ago, Luna was already in vertex position with her head down although our OB says this position can still change anytime. During our last ultrasound …

Bed bugged

I used to think my baby takes after her father. She likes his songs and she seems easy to talk to and so well behaved. I have no inclination towards j-rock and niceness. Meanwhile, I haven’t succeeded in making her like my favorite pop songs. But the past couple of days, I realized, well, maybe …

Back from school

During this pregnancy, Joel and I survived two classes in a span of four months. We took Nihongo classes for beginners from July to September and birthing classes from September to October. It was the first time for Joel to see me in a classroom setting. Unfortunately for him, he got disappointed to find out …

Groovy baby

The first trimester was quite uneventful in terms of baby movement. It was mid second trimester when I finally noticed my baby moving. I was waiting for it, not knowing what to really expect. I always googled about it and checked with pregnant moms who are also due to give birth this December. I’ve felt …

Second trimester

art by Hannah Hillam

I’m now in my third trimester of pregnancy, 33 weeks and a day to be exact. The best so far has been the second trimester. It was easy-breezy and I wished that feeling could last forever. The cloud of uncertainties brought about by the first trimester has gone, and the discomforts of the third trimester …