Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jelly Bean kicks. All. The. Time!!!

I know I shouldn't be complaining but, my goodness, does this baby ever sleep? He's just like me! He moves morning, afternoon and night. I can't get a moment's rest at all. And he's heavy now so when he kicks, stretches, punches, I really feel it. Painfully so. Aside from the pain, I got kinda worried if this is normal or if it's a portent of things to come.

So I'm glad I found this mommy forum of women who also have incredibly active babies. Reading that my kid's movements now isn't correlated to how he'll be when he's finally out is a big relief. We're a little afraid our house will be demolished by this little tornado!

Anyway, today we're 29 weeks pregnant. Last stretch! I'm scared and excited out of my mind! Here I am, last Monday, at the baby department of Rustan's Makati... nope not to get anything for the baby but for a writing assignment for Smart Parenting magazine. I'm wearing a dress from Tango, a Liz Claiborne rose crystal necklace and carrying my Fino bag.

So... No, I haven't done any preparations yet--no birthing classes, no breastfeeding classes, no looking for a nanny or maid, no real shopping, no nursery decorating... absolutely nothing. Someone asked me, "Are you nesting yet?" And I'm like, "Naaaah, I keep waiting for the motherhood thing to kick in. And I still don't feel it."

Believe me, I am willing it to happen but looking at baby stuff and everything baby seems to bore me to tears. I'd visit a baby shop and ogle for a minute or two then off I go. I call up preparation classes and the minute they start talking about schedules, my mind wanders off. I do like listening to other mommies talk about it, but it's like--for lack of a better term--it's like being in a zoo. I am fascinated but I feel separated from it all. It's quite a curious feeling and my mommy friends say, "Oh, you'll be in the thick of it soon enough!"

I'm obviously not the kind of woman who will embrace traditional motherhood. I am super excited about it, nevertheless, and I'm curious to see what kind of mom I'll be. Definitely I won't be the wonderful stay-at-home, bake cookies, attend PTAs kinda mom--my Mama was a career woman through and through and most of her kids turned out okay so I'm hoping the same applies to me.

Then again, I also didn't think I was wife material, and the marriage is turning out fine! Let's hope the same thing happens with parenting. But if it doesn't, I've always believed that it takes a village to raise a child and I am grateful to know that I am surrounded by very loving people who can help me! 

I do confess that since motherhood is most imminent, I am really hoping I'd start getting down to business. Or at least show some interest in it. After all, it's the hardest and most important job in the world!   

One thing I do know is that I love the kid inside my tummy. His constant movement, love for sweets and music preferences make me think he's got a real personality already! I'm very fond of him actually and can't wait to meet him. I hope he likes me, even though I won't be like other moms. I do love and adore him, and in that I'm like all the moms in the world. So I guess we'll be okay.


  1. hotness!! :) sana talaga when ig et preggy, i look as fab as you do! :)

  2. Shen, fab ka na ngayon so when you get preggy na, you'll be more fabulous! Sure yan!


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