Hi everyone !
We’re at 33 weeks now ! I know I’ve been updating almost weekly but I’m just dying of anticipation and every week that passes is like a milestone to me, especially now I’m so heavy and clumsy that I feel I will never be normal again.
Each strong, sturdy little kick from Sophie, though, reminds me how much I have to be thankful for, and how blessed I am to be able to carry my baby. So I am going to keep telling myself that I can lose all this weight in the next few months, and that it will all be worth it !
Some people have been asking me, how is Benjy coping with my pregnancy? Well to be honest, I wasn’t sure if he was even aware of Sophie’s existence, but he’s definitely become more protective and also very, very sticky.
When I’m sitting on the couch, he now snuggles close to my leg when in the past, he’d want his own corner at the other end of the sofa. He likes sniffing my belly and even resting his little furry head on the bump and I think these are all good signs!
Lots of family and friends have warned of pets getting jealous of babies, but I think we’re just going to handle this the best we can, and no, we are definitely not giving up Benjy – any problems are likely to be just transitionary and in any case, there are so many scientific studies which prove that babies in households with pets actually have stronger immunity (exposed to more germs when they are young) and are happier (learn to love, learn to care) !
So fingers crossed, my human baby and furbaby will be the best of friends 🙂
Speaking of friends, I went on my first ever Mummy lunch date with Za today and had so much fun.
Her baby boy Nawaz is crazy handsome – so fair, happy, chubby cheeked and strong – like the ideal child! And I melted every time he laughed.
Watching Za, cool as a cucumber, cooing to Nawaz, soothing him, changing his diaper and feeding him was quite amazing.
I’m not sure I’ll be anything like that – being of the frazzled and tense variety myself – but I think she’s a wonderful mum and aspirational to me.