Friday, 14 September 2012

Retrospective Wisdom: Week 25

"This week, your baby reopens his or her eyes which have been closed since the eyelids fused around week 10. Your baby can now open and close his or her eyes at will. Your baby's bones are continuing to harden in a process called ossification and this will continue in the first year of life.

Your baby is continuing to grow, weighing in this week about 680 grams. The average birth weight for a baby is 3.5 kg. That tells you that your baby will put on the majority of his or her weight in preparation for birth in the next 15 weeks." - excerpt from The Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion by Robin Elise Weiss with Dr. Marcello Pietrantoni.

One evening during the fetal kick count, Z and I saw a triangular bump moving across my belly. That must have been Jr's elbow, knee or shoulder. We were so excited at this new progress we sent Mama and Dada a text message as they were away visiting The Lloyds in Yorkshire, England. They replied immediately, sounding just as excited as we were of this new show and tell skill acquired by Jr.

This week, we also embraced the arrival of another nephew. Born in Yorkshire, England during the coldest winter in the last 30 years, Muhammad Amru Lloyd is definitely our new Little Man.

The sweet thing about being pregnant that I have noticed is that stores like Jusco One Utama at its supermarket level has a special line for pregnant women that is shared with the elderly. It is a much shorter queue and very merciful on my swelling feet and aching back! However, some ignorant fools folks  (read single, able bodied, young male and thus cannot normally be pregnant) in a rush may just queue up along this line because it is a shorter queue. Are you blind? Are you illiterate? Maybe both. Maybe mentally handicapped. Sigh.

On the other hand, there are also strangers who do not care very much for pregnant women. In Suria KLCC one day, my foot was knocked into by a young mother with her Combi stroller! Surely she was pregnant just a few months ago and can understand that her act of knocking into someone pregnant with a stroller is utterly rude of her (and painful for the victim)?! She did not even apologise *roll eyes and sigh*

**Retrospective Wisdom: Be mindful and polite when pushing the stroller. Please, at least, apologise profusely if you ram into someone's heels!**


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