Sunday, 16 September 2012

Retrospective Wisdom: Week 18

"Your baby is growing fingerprints. The finger and toe pads are growing, and the swirls and whorls that are characterised as hers and hers alone have started to grow.

Your baby is continuing the process of ossification, or hardening of the bones. This does not mean your baby is becoming heavyweight quite yet but at 200 grams, your baby is gaining weight at a much more rapid pace than before." - excerpt from The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion by Robin Elise Weiss with Dr. Marcello Pietrantoni.

I have had round ligament pain for a few weeks now as the ligament stretches, thins and becomes tense like a rubber band. This is the ligament that anchors the uterus. As I took on a more rounded look, I started shopping for a few more maternity tops too. Seriously, I preferred resting at home to shopping!

Mama and I tried looking for more confinement food recipes and compiled them for trying in the next few weeks. As I consume only halal food, alas, those convenient looking delivery services will not ever work for me.
Highlight of the week? Kakak was due in January 2010, we went to Mothercare to look for baby gifts for the new baby boy in Yorkshire, England.
**Retrospective Wisdom: If you feel like resting, just do it! Do not overburden your growing body and baby by doing more than you can take on.**


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