Yeah baby!!! We’re finally here. It is officially the third trimester and it’s the finally stretch of pregnancy!
Looking back at these photos makes me happy. I still can’t believe that little Boram was only a little tiny circle, now he looks like a mini person! Every day I wake up, excited to feel him kicking, love singing/playing piano to him and I try to imagine what life will be like when he arrives.
A good majority of my friends have basically told me that my life is over now that I have a kid. But I don’t view it like that. I see this as a new chapter in my life, a new life that includes my son. I’m not completely oblivious, I know that it’ll be the hardest role I’ll ever have taken in my life… to be a mother. I know that I’ll be up with so little sleep, probably a mess and feel completely overwhelmed.
But I will tell you this: I will savor ever moment. The good and the bad. I wanted this for so long, it was SO difficult to get pregnant, surgery wasn’t fun but I have him now. I have my son. All I want to do is meet him and tell him that I will always love him and he can always come home. He never has to be afraid of us, we’ll always welcome him with open arms. Whether he’s successful, broke, makes mistakes… We want him to always remember, our home is always a safe haven.
I can’t wait to see his sweet face and give him so many kisses. May seems so far away, but so close at the same time. We love him so much already, we LOVE you, our son.
I feel very fortune that pregnancy has been so smooth. I don’t really have cravings any more, I feel tired but it’s manageable. I don’t have too many aches and generally I feel GREAT. Dare I say, I feel better pregnant than before I was pregnant. I love being pregnant. And so THANKFUL after the years of trying to get to this point.
Here’s my 3rd trimester bump. I’ll definitely be better about taking pictures every week from this point! I can’t believe I am still wearing some of my non-pregnancy clothes. Which is a relief because I only have a few maternity shirts and the yoga/leggings that my BFF bought me! Luckily my wrap dresses are really adjustable so pregnant or not, I can still wear them. Thankfully my jeans/pants still fit right under my belly. Though, I don’t know how much longer they will…
Can I just do a BIG GROUP HUG? Friends, thank you for being here during my struggles and my happiness. Going from my life in NYC to becoming an expat in Shanghai, the struggles of living in a new country and trying to get pregnant…. Now I am in my zone here in Shanghai, loving it!
I am thankful that I had so much support from friends in my life and also my internet friends.
Lots of love,