PARTNER

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Celebrating the baby bump


I'm 38 weeks pregnant today!!! Oops, nope. Tomorrow. I'll be 38 weeks tomorrow. I got too excited. Haha. Oh Em Gee. Any day now, any day now. 

Anyway, I posted the magazine covers above because I saw them on my Facebook feed and Vito saw them and he pointed at them and said happily, "Mama! Baby!" I laughed myself silly! My darling baby boy thinks I'm magazine cover-worthy! 

Well, I know a lot of pregnant women book a photo session to mark the special milestone of their pregnancy (I love the photos over at The Stork Studio) but I'm not one of them. I have absolutely nothing against women who do have photo shoots of their bellies, ok? In fact, before I got pregnant, I thought I'd be one of them, especially since I have many professional photographer friends (I work in the magazine industry). Well, surprise, surprise, turns out I'm actually shy to get naked in front of cameras after all! That's why I'll never have a sex video (to my husband's infinite disappointment)!

Anyway, here's what I look like now: 

That's me and Vince in the dressing rooms of Zara at Greenbelt 5. I took the hubby shopping. If I can't give him sex, I'll give him clothes hahaha. And he's very happy with the shirts we got, too, so mission accomplished!

I wish I could go shopping--so many nice things at the shops!--but with my huge belly about to pop, I oughta wait. I think by June, I'd be back to my usual body and by August, I should be skinny again. At least, that's what happened the last time. Breastfeeding really burns so much fat! In fact, I was fighting not to lose too much weight because, if I remember right, I was dropping 5-10 lbs a week those first two months after giving birth. I am not kidding. I was so alarmed! I kept eating and eating and eating to keep my weight stable and my milk production going. It wasn't very fun at all.

What was fun was going shopping just 8 weeks after giving birth and finding myself in size small skirts and shorts again. What wasn't fun was still finding myself in size medium-large tops because of my milk-filled breasts. For a girl who's always been flat-chested, that was beyond weird!

11 comments:

  1. you look so beautiful pa rin kahit with the big belly...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww. Thanks! Actually, sabi ni Vince, "Bakit ka naka-gown?! Sa Greenbelt lang tayo pupunta!" Haha, feeling ugly na kasi ako with the huge tummy so grabe na ako mag-effort to look good these days =D

      Delete
  2. dear frances, wishing you a one push wonder delivery, a baby-blues-free recovery, hours of sleep and a happy healthy baby! Advance congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I am hoping for all your wishes for me to come true, but I think the hours of sleep is an impossibility =D

      Delete
    2. Frances I'm so inggit that you look so blooming! It seems so easy for you to look beautiful! Ako, my gosh - even if I try to look nice, FAIL! I wish looking good is as easy!! Huhu...

      Good luck with Wiggle!! :)

      One big push lang!! :)

      Delete
    3. DiDi, notice that very rare ako mag-post ng photos of pregnant me. I only post pics if they're nice! So rare yung blooming days ko =) But thank you!

      Delete
  3. Have a safe delivery, Frances! :)

    Hihi, I just shopped clothes for the hubby too! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. hi frances, where'd you buy your "gown" :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I got it from Tint Power Plant. It's the dark boutique beside Aldo. Well, I dunno if it's still there. =)

      Delete
  5. I'll go back to all these blog entries when I get pregnant. Ayaw ko ng mga pregnant clothes na madaming ruffles and ribbons that make pregnant women look like babies themselves.

    ReplyDelete
  6. " I think by June, I'd be back to my usual body and by August, I should be skinny again. At least, that's what happened the last time. Breastfeeding really burns so much fat! In fact, I was fighting not to lose too much weight because, if I remember right, I was dropping 5-10 lbs a week those first two months after giving birth. I am not kidding. I was so alarmed! I kept eating and eating and eating to keep my weight stable and my milk production going. It wasn't very fun at all."

    - Unfair. I gave birth nine months ago and I still look like I'm two months (okay, four months) pregnant :D You look so pretty and radiant. Lapit na! Hoping for an easy delivery for you :)

    ReplyDelete

This is all pretty new to me so please feel free to share your mommy wisdom!