Sunday, February 9, 2014

18 weeks

oops, i just realized i forgot to write my 17 weeks post last sunday. the weeks all blend together...

i'm 18 weeks today (or 19?). some highlights (and lowlights) of the past two weeks:

- i got to go to jean georges this past tuesday because we have a very generous vendor at work (though i guess what's a couple thousand compared to the amount of business we give him), and i probably ate more in that one meal than i have my entire pregnancy. maybe i have food aversions to everything except fine dining, haha. luckily most of the meal consisted of seafood and there was only one meat course which i avoided. the waiter looked at me with suspicious eyes (how dare she not lick every plate clean at JG!) and asked if everything was ok, so i had to assure him it was me, not the food.

- i almost fainted on thursday. this happened to me with lana too. i talked to the OB and she said it could be a number of things, including anemia (though my last blood test showed ok iron levels), the asthma, low blood sugar...since then i've been feeling light-headed and dizzy on and off. she told me to get some otc iron pills and keep eating. i hate iron pills! they are so constipating. and the eating, well it's the same old. although bc i hate iron pills so much, i decided to get iron by eating galbi on fri night. out of all the types of meat, i'm least bothered by beef. i actually ate pretty well but now as i write this I cannot imagine eating galbi. -_- every day is so different in terms of what i can stomach. the lightheadedness really makes me feel off. i hope it goes away soon.

- the belly pains have started. my skin feels like it's being stretched to the max, and i get random sharp pains throughout my torso and hips. time for more massages.

- baby is moving like crazy. he seems to hates it when i sleep in fetal (har har) position bc that's when he moves especially a lot.

- the big news of the past two weeks is i got a new job! praise the lord! i gave notice at my current job and my last day will be 2/20. we leave for hawaii soon after that and i start work in early march. this is an answer to a prayer i've been praying, well, since maybe week two at the law firm haha. but more recently, i was really worried about how we'd make it work with two kids and my job. thankfully, the hours at the new job will be much better and more regular so hopefully juggling everything and attaining the whole elusive "work/life balance" will be a lot more doable. i'm still really nervous about doing it all with two kids but i guess you just do it somehow. -_- i'll be vp of legal at TD securities. I am really excited to go inhouse and leave behind billable hours forever.

- my mom is coming next week! yippee!!

ok here is the first bump picture. i am a selfie newbie - where do you hold the phone? how do you position your body to fit it all in the pic? selfies may require more skill than meets the eye. i made SH take all the bump pics for me when i was pregnant w lana. why do i feel and look so huge when i'm not even eating anything?? -_-


  1. i think the second looks and feels bigger much earlier than the first. but that's from my very limited experience, haha!

    you look ah-mazing! congrats on the job :)

  2. dude you look just like your mom! congratulations again, good luck, be careful, say hi to everyone.