Friday, November 23, 2012

Flat Challenge

First of all, happy Thanksgiving to all my American and Canadian Friends! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend with your femilies and loved ones. Anyone want to send me a Thanksgiving turkey? ^_^


Today I'd like to share a piece of good news with you all, Friends. We're pregnant! Yayyyy!!

Actually, I'm seven months pregnant now, going on eighth month. The baby is due sometime at the end of January next year. I didn't share this with you all earlier, since in Indonesia there's this belief that you should not make too big deal out of your pregnancy until you passed the seventh month, when there is almost a 100% assurance that the pregnancy and the baby is OK. My parents also warned us, me and Hubby, not to buy anything for the baby until we passed seventh month.

These pictures were taken when I just passed the first trimester. As you can see, I began to avoid heels and started wearing only low and kitten heels. After a while I abandoned heels altogether and went with all flats, for the baby's sake. I suffered a major bleeding on the fourth month, and was confined to strict bedrest for about three weeks. After that we did all precautions and be extra careful, including avoiding taking bumpy rides on the car, driving, and sadly - high heels.

Now, I turned into a slob during the first trimester of my pregnancy. I didn't feel like dressing up at all! I was so tired and sleepy all the time. I still looked presentable and OK, I guess, since most people said so. But some close friends and my dear husband noted that I look "a little bit worse than usual." Ouch!

During bedrest, I tried to motivate myself by checking on other fashion blogs and maternity fashion blogs, as well as watching YouTube beauty videos. In short, I tried to give myself a maximum dose of motivation to keeping up appearances! I don't want to fall into the sloppy habit, and I don't want my husband to feel that the woman he fell in love and married to 'deteriorating' and becomes a lazy slob!

Sadly, I'm still tired most of the time and therefore don't have enough energy to do things I used to enjoy, alone or with friends or with my husband: decorating the house for seasonal festivities like Thanksgiving and even Christmas, hanging out with my friends, out of town getaway weekends with my husband, or even grocery shopping. I used to enjoy grocery shopping, but my doctor has warned me not to take a long walk, going up and down the stairs, nor to do any heavy lifting whatsoever. Basically I'm not allowed to do anything that might trigger a contraction (that's what caused the bleeding). And since I need napping now after work (I never napped before), and my husband needs full attention when he gets home, then I get sleepy again at only nine o'clock in the evening, I have less and less me-time, and less and less time for this blog. So, if I post less frequently now, and do not respond to comments as much as I used to, please understand. ^_^ (Also, thank God for scheduled post!)

Now, I guess it's obvious what my husband and I are most thankful for this Thanksgiving. We're basically thankful for everything, especially for finding each other and the marriage, but most of all, for this very very special gift of the baby that will be coming next year! And we're soooooo thankful that we have survived at least seven out of nine months of the pregnancy, even with all the glitches involved.

Thank you, Lord!

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His kindness endures forever."
(The Historical Books, 1 Chronicles 16:34)




Sandals: Symbolize. Skirt: refashioned from Mom's old skirt. Purse: Hana. Pink T-shirt: Old Navy. Taupe jacket: DKNY. Accessories: Naughty. Skinny belt: unbranded.
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20 comments:

Emily said...

Congratulations!!!!! I'll be praying for you and the baby and your husband as you make it through the last couple months!

<3 Emily
www.fashionedanddesigned.blogspot.com

Marla said...

Beautiful shirt and I love the pink bag.

lawyerdoll said...

We know you are having a difficult time now... we will be out here when you've perked up some.

Congratulations on your coming child, who I'm sure will be much-loved!

Lynne DeVenny said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys. I hope you get your energy back soon.

If I could figure out how to send you a turkey from the USA, I would! :)

Kim-Marie said...

Congratulations! :)

oopsgirl51 said...

What a blessing for you and your husband. I so remember being pregnant over 30 years ago and being so tired all the time and not being able to sleep and complaining about it--a lot. My very dear pastor's wife had some very good wisdom for me: "God allows you to be tired and not to be able to sleep very good as a way of preparing you for when your baby comes." She was so right, having a baby is wonderful and very tiring and they grow up so fast. How could that be 31 years ago? And your outfit is beautiful as usual. Rest while and when you can.

Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! That is super AWESOME! God bless you and the new baby!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Congratulations to you and your husband! I hope you are feeling more energy soon, as the big event draws closer! Thanks for linking with Visible Monday.

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the bag! and big congrats
Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

JaninJabitt said...

Along with everyone else, congratulations! Baby will have a very pretty Mommy!

Jillian Nicole said...

Love the vibrant pink bag and congrats on your blessings. I enjoyed visiting this blog and I am following you now. I look forward to your next post and would love for you to follow along.
Jillian

Cheryl Smith said...

What great news! Congratulations!

No wonder you're tired. I read in "What to expect when you're expecting," that when you're pregnant, your body is working as hard as if you were mountain climbing. Rest well and enjoy these days. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I enjoy your cute style. Give yourself a break and get lots of rest! I am sure you will feel better soon. Lots of joy coming your way!

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

Congratulations!!!

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

Congratulations! It will open up a whole new world of maternity fashion :-) Take it easy. Cheers Bree.

Jill said...

Love the pink!

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Congratulations!

Judith said...

Congrats on your pregnancy and blessings from the Lord as you look forward to this new little bundle of joy.

Thanks for sharing and linking up over at WholeHearted Home Wednesdays this past week.

Debi @ Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/fabric-covered-can-pen-and-pencil.html
Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's)

Jenn said...

You always have such cute fashion ideas! Thank you for sharing again at Thrifty Thursday :) And congratulations on your baby--how exciting!!

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