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Week 31

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I’m blogging this a week late! But i want and need to. I want to look back and remember my whole pregnancy! I’ve been really bad at taking weekly photos too. Ugh. So i’ve just been taking iPhone photos. DOH! Anyways…Week 31… BUSY week! The beginning of this week i had my baby shower! I got more then i can ever ask for! Sai and i are VERY thankful for all the showering of gifts! It really does help us out a LOT! So THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE! Big and small…. We appreciate it all! πŸ˜€ And thanks goes out to my sisters, my girl Yumee, Brie, and my sister-in-law Ying, and everyone else! For all the help, food, and delicious cupcakes! I brought my camera with me..but of course i completely forgot to take photos! But my friend Ann offered to take some that day! Whew! I’ll post them when i get them from her later! πŸ™‚ I absolutely LOVED my baby shower! And i had so much fun eating and seeing everyone! ❀

The next day we went to a baby care workshop at our hospital! Just learning the basics of swaddling, bathing, and changing diapers! And i’m pretty impressed with Sai! Hopefully he’ll use everything he learned in real life when baby boy arrives! LOL! I doubt he’ll be changing the poopy diapers tho.

I’ve also been nesting…like crazy! I’m usually on my couch and being all lazy..but lately i’ve had this burst of energy to do everything i think needs to get done! This week i obviously had the urge to wash every clothes, socks, blankets, and hats! Anything thats gonna touch my baby..i washed. LOL. And all the stuff in the pic above was just the 2nd load of laundry! xD

Yep. So thats week 31! Busy busy. Another week gone..another week closer to holding baby boy ❀

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December 24, 2011 at 1:03 am

Week 30

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It’s week 30! I’m in my 3rd trimester! AND 10 more to go! Or almost..might be early..might be late. Hopefully baby boy makes his arrival ON TIME! I already feel like nothing is prepared.. and 10 weeks will just go by quick. And i don’t want to be late either. I don’t think my body can handle it anymore! So starting at week 28, i started getting the dreaded stretch marks 😦 It just exploded and came out of NO WHERE! I thought i was home free since i haven’t had them so far..but no such luck. I couldn’t run away from genetics. BOO! My mom had them…now i do. And yea.. i cried like a lil baby when i first saw them. I even had a panic attack -_- I’m trying to get past having them and trying to get myself to deal with it…since it’s not gonna magically go away! It’s gonna be there FOREVER. *sigh* All the lotions and oil didn’t save me.. but it does help moisturize my skin from all the stretching and relief from the itchiness! Speaking of itching..now that the baby is growing 1/2 a pound each week…my skin freaking itches! It’s really a uncomfortable feeling. I feel like every time i eat my stomach grows and stretch. ack. Anyways.. i’m trying to deal with body image. :T

So far 3rd trimester is ehh…tiring! I get tired a lot now. I feel like i walk slower too? I just can’t seem to keep up. Maybe cause all the weight? I do feel heavier in the knees.. OH and baby boy is getting cramped in there. Cause i can feel every kick and all the squirming! And the hiccups! I love it all but it can get a lil uncomfortable sometimes. My pregnancy has been good so far! except he stretch marks πŸ˜› It’s almost about to end..*sad face* But i can’t wait to hold him in my arms! πŸ™‚

His nursery is almost complete! Daddy has been working hard to get it done! Baby boy won’t be sleeping in there for a few months after he’s born.. but who knows how much time we’ll have to do it if we waited..right? Dad did a good job! So happy and proud of him! I doubted him and thought he’ll mess up my vision..but he got it exactly right! πŸ˜€

Well, now it’s time to focus on my baby shower! It’s this weekend! Hopefully it goes as plan. dah. Cause planning is stressing! But i got my sisters and some awesome friends that is helping! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait!!…..to eat. puhahaha! Oh and see all my friends and family too πŸ˜› I’ll post pics. Have a great week!

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December 5, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Week 25

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I’m a few days late with week 25! Oops. That’s just how fast time is going. I hope it slows down a bit after the baby is born!

So week 25 I feel more tired, more hungry, and i think i’m starting Β to feel braxton hicks. I’ll feel some pressure and my stomach gets real hard.. it doesn’t hurt tho. Which is all good with me! :] Baby boy is also kicking more often then usual! Sometimes he kicks a lil too hard. But i love it. Just knowing he’s in there..hehe. And i know weight shouldn’t be an issue right now…. but i feel fat! Of course everyone is just gonna tel me not to worry about that since i’m pregnant and feeding a baby..blah blah blah. And i know i can lose it later. The thing is..my eating hasn’t really changed since before i got pregnant but i feel like i’m really packing on the pounds! Ack. I’ll just be eating salad for a few week…to stay on a healthy track.

Well, some of you saw a lil sneak peek of Baby Lwin’s room! Sai finished painting yesterday and i am in LOVE! It’s my new favorite room now! Here is a few things and ideas i have planned out for his room!

1. POΓ„NG Rocking chair // 2. RIBBA frame // 3. Knitted camo pouf // 4. TRONDHEIM 6-drawer dresser

5. Baby Mod- Modena 3 in 1 fixed side crib in Navy // 6. Jelly cat- Cordy Roy Elephant // 7. Green elephant bank

I changed it from my original idea. I didn’t want it to be all babyish and cutesy. At first, yea. It was..cause i wanted light gray and light blue walls with all white furniture. And you know.. designing for a boy is a lil difficult. Maybe because i’ve always imagined having a baby girl. So i had so many years thinking of a lil girls room with lots of PINK! lol. So now i had to changed the my way of thinking. No girl stuff anymore! I had to think BOY. As i researched and looked for things online for baby Lwin, i picked up a few ideas here and there. And i kept Sai in mind too. I like cutesy baby stuff and Sai likes modern. And you know, i want my baby to have a cool hip room. Something for him to grow into. And the more i think about what i have above, the more i like it. All the pink is starting to fade out my mind. πŸ˜› What do you think?! You likes? I might get rid of the rocking chair tho. We set it up and i just didn’t like it in the room :T So i’ll probably return it! But i LOVE the crib! And so easy to set up! Looks so good in the room! Can’t wait to post it! ;D

TIP:

Ok. So i wanted to make sure that baby Lwin’s room was safe and clean. I wanted voc free paint too.. but i am very picky with color. I love all the colors they have at Benjamin Moore. So i bought a gallon of Natura in Classic gray for $54.99. $54.99?! O.O Good Lord! So we have 3 walls painted in that color. And i also wanted to do an accent wall with 2 other colors. But i didn’t want to pay another $100+ just for paint! I decided to just go to home depot and just get regular ole paint. The guy that helped me out actually told me they can get colors from benjamin moore and mix it right there! OH WHAT?! So i got BM’s Gray owl and White dove at home depot. With that $54.99 i could of gotten all 3 paint color! Doh! Lesson learned. And whoever reads this tip…my loss is your gain! Hope i helped someone out! lol.

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November 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Week 24

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Wow. It got cold real fast. Time to bundle up! And i have about 15 MORE WEEKS TO GO! Yay!

So week 24.. I’ve had heartburn and a itchy stomach! The itchiness went away but going through it was torture! All i wanted to do was scratch the crap outta my stomach! Glad that is gone! Heartburn on the other hand…i think i can deal with… i can’t live without my spicy and sour food! I JUST CAN’T! lol. So tums it is ;P And now that i’m nearing 25 weeks.. i feel like i pulled a muscle in my stomach and i feel so stretched! Dah! Oh and baby boy is kicks are even harder -_- But i love feeling them..as long as he’s not kicking my bladder! hehe.

Well, i’ve been slacking my weekly pics..cause of laziness. But here are some pics from pumpkin picking! And my adorable, sweet lil niece, Chloe! She is 5 months now! And getting cuter everyday! Her grandparents (Sai’s parents) from Burma came to visit to see their 1st grandchild and let me tell you…they L O V E her! Always holding her and feeding her! Haha. It’s so cute to see. Can’t wait to see them with my baby boy! πŸ™‚

Isn’t she cute?! Dah! I love her! hehe! And everyone LOVED her cute lil baby cow costume! πŸ˜€

Hope everyone have a WARM, safe, and Happy Halloween! Go get that candy! πŸ˜‰

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October 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Baby Moon

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Oh baby moon! I miss you already! I spent my 23rd week of pregnancy on a cruise to Bermuda. It’s such an amazing place! I love it! I hope i get to go back one day! Ah. Just thinking about it makes me feel relaxed ;P I’m pretty sure baby boy enjoyed it too! With all the freaking food that was on the cruise! WHEW! I think i gained like 5 pounds when i got off..lol! I was mostly eating the whole trip. Oh man. TAKE ME BACK! ;D

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October 29, 2011 at 1:00 am

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Week 21

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Everyday seems like a blur. Days are just going by…QUICK! And zoom i’ll be 22 weeks in a couple days. I really love being pregnant! I went to starbucks today to get my usual decaf, skinny caramel macchiato, extra hot, no foam (incase you wanna get me one ;P) and the barista asked how far along i was..i said 21 week..can you tell? And then she goes.. no. i can tell by happy you are! πŸ˜€ Tehehe. Made my day! I’ve been told i’m glowing. I don’t see it but i guess everyone else does? I thought i glowed cause of my blush..haha. But thanks everyone!

So. So far i think i gained like 18 pound!! O.O Holy moly! I guess you can kind of tell..and where it’s mostly going ;P Some of it..or most of it is probably from eating so much junk food! I couldn’t help myself! I think i ate a whole thing of oreos in just a few days :T I need to stop and get back on track! Going to the grocery store was torture today! I kept passing the ice cream and going back and forth to see if i should or shouldn’t. LOL! I did good and bought a ton of veggies, fruits and milk. And maybe one box of cheez it :X (oops). Oh and NO stretch marks…so far… and hopefully NEVER! I’m gonna try my best not to get them. Even tho i know it’s genetic. My mom had it with me. But i’m praying i don’t! I use bio oil and so far it’s been good! Sai hates the smell of it tho. Don’t know why cause i don’t have a problem with it.

Nothing else is new this week..just same old. Eat, kick, sleep, kick, bum it on the couch, kick, and eat. Oh but the funniest thing happened yesterday. Sai and i were chilling on the bed watching tv and Sai goes to my tummy and says “give me a fist bump”..then baby boy kicked him exactly where Sai’s fist was on my tummy! We both felt it and looked at each other! Haha. I thought that was hilarious! I guess he knows who his daddy is! Just thought i’d share with you guys πŸ˜›

OK. Well i’ll be looking forward to this weekend! Sai and i are going on a babymoon cruise to Bermuda for a week! Yay yay yay! Excited! My pastey skin needs to get some color! πŸ˜€

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October 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Week 20

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Hello week 20!! I have been waiting forever for this week! It’s my halfway mark and i have about 20 more to go! So so excited! I just wanna get bigger and feel my baby more! So far i love it when i feel him move and kick! I wish i felt it more! Hehe. At 20week 2day Sai actually got to feel him kicking for the first time! Baby boy was kicking pretty hard too! I saw Sai’s finger move up and down! It was pretty awesome! He was always jealous when i told him i can feel baby boy kick. But when he finally felt it, his eyes just lit up! He got all jumpy and excited! Haha. It’s a moment to remember cause WE felt him kick together ❀

Soooo… now that i know what we are having… it’s been pretty hard to stop myself from shopping! Hehe. I just hide things in the car or anywhere i think Sai won’t look. But he’s pretty nosy..so that’s pretty hard to do. He’ll find out anyways so let me share what i got so far! πŸ˜€ First, i know the nursery theme is gonna be elephants! As you can tell by the blog so far! lol. I’ve been trying to find a stuffed elephant plush for awhile! Couldn’t find one that i LOVED until i happened to stop by anthropologie! I found this cute Jellycat Elephant! (pictured above) It’s not on their website but i finally found my elephant! πŸ˜€

And just like my blog, the nursery will be blue and grey!Β I got one color so far. The other color i’m still picking! I can’t wait to get started on this nursery! If i could i would just do it all RIGHT NOW. But of course..i have to include Sai. He wants to buy all the furniture and everything.. but i want him to get it now!! He wants to wait a lil more tho. Boo. Plus i gotta wait for my sisters to have a free weekend so they can paint (they want too :P)! Hopefully soon!

Rocking chair from Ikea. I wanted a different one but i don’t think Sai would like me spending a thousand dollar on a chair..O.O! So i settled for this one. It’s simple, clean, and modern.

Okay so..i splurged on this purchase..bad bad me! I got thisΒ Kate Spade Kennywood Small Coal Baby Bag. Kate Spade was having a sale and i got it half the price. I just love polka dots for some reason ;P

Then i got this…The Chicco Keyfit Caddy. I like to keep things simple and easy. This will just let me just snap and go! I actually was on a waiting list for this! So when it was available for purchase, i jumped on it! Haha. I don’t think they have this at the stores yet. I got it here. It’s backordered now.

And my sister-in-law obviously couldn’t wait to buy stuff too! πŸ˜€ She got me these 2 cute onesies! I bought some clothes too. I gotta stop tho. haha. My mom told me i’ll be receiving them as gifts anyways.

That’s all for NOW. πŸ˜€ I need to lock myself at home so i don’t end up buying more stuff ! Haha. Have a great week everyone!

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October 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm

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