Belly at 28 weeks
Here I am with my 28 week belly shot! Belly is getting bigger and I’m hovering around the 9-9.5lb mark since the beginning. Speaking of weight, I had some friends who told me that I’m starting to get fat. These are obviously my friends in Asia, the culture is just so different here. I don’t feel very big and my doctor says everything is checking out perfectly so… I find it kind of hilarious that my non-pregnant/not wanting children friends say that I’m starting to get fat. They think the average weight gain for a pregnant woman is 15lbs. (I’m not kidding) Of course, my pregnant friends here tell me I’m fine and that non preggos (in Asia) really have no clue.
I told them that the average in America ranges from 25-50lbs. I have friends in that whole range, who had beautiful, healthy babies! They just scoff at me and say that it’s just way too much weight and that I should be more careful. Umm, ok… as if I can be any more careful with what I eat. I already eat so healthy and exercise too!
It ended up really getting me to but in all honesty, they didn’t mean any harm by it. I know it’s their way of “helping” me but that’s just one thing you don’t say to a pregnant woman. Obviously, I am gaining weight… you should just trust that I know what I’m doing. No need for the commentary. I’ve been slowly distancing myself from them too… I just can’t handle that right now.
On a lighter note… Kick counting is going well. Boram is unbelievably active, he keeps me up at night with his strong kicks. He is doing 10 kicks in under 10 minutes now and at times under 5 minutes. I feel very tired from not being able to sleep since I feel like he’s always waking me up. “hey umma! hey umma!! let’s play, let’s play!” I can only hope that’s what he’s thinking.
I am currently packing up some of our things for a quick get away to Hong Kong. Very excited about going, I love Hong Kong and hope that one day we’ll live there. I would love to show Boram where his father is from, get to eat AMAZING Cantonese food and learn about HK culture. I feel lucky in those regards because he’ll get to experience Shanghai, whether he remembers it or not. And hopefully we’ll move around every few years to big cities like Hong Kong.
I really want to wear yoga pants the whole time in HK. Is that bad? LOL I am so happy that it’s warmer over there so I can wear my ballet flats again. (I live in them!) It’ll be good to get away from chilly Shanghai to sunny Hong Kong. We have to stock up on things while we’re there since it’s cheaper and some things we can’t find in China.
I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!