Our Little Bacon. <3
I don’t know, it must be just mother’s instinct or probably it was just my brain commanding of what I should think and feel. But the moment I knew I was pregnant, I knew it was gonna be a girl.  I just felt it and knew.
In the first few weeks of my pregnancy, a lot of people would reaffirm what I was feeling. They kept telling me that our baby’s a girl – they say because I was blooming and did not look pregnant at all. Yey. Haha.
We initially gave our baby a nickname – Baconette, well short for little bacon. Because, who does not love bacons right??? Haha. So that’s why I called our baby, Baconette. Okay. Okay.
Baconette was really active in my tummy, her measurements were all good, and she’s always been well inside.
When we confirmed that we were indeed having a girl, I told Beej I want to name her MONICA. Few months into our dating stage, I dreamt of giving birth to a baby girl and named her Monica. Ever since then, I would always look forward to have my own baby girl. Beej agreed right away. You might ask why? I don’t know as well. It’s possible that I got Monica from watching FRIENDS over and over. Hehe.
For the other name, I wanted a name that starts with D, why? WALA LANG, gusto ko D. Okay lang? Haha. So I have (Yes I decided haha) come up with Dareen. Again, gusto ko lang. Ayos lang? Some of the people I know just laughed about the name Monica, I was hurt actually then realized, kebs nyo ba? I know in my heart that Monica is perfect name for our baby.  HUGOT pala. HAHAHA.
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Pregnancy: 3rd Trimester

I was conscious with my weight gain, with how I do my exercise, with how I looked, and with what I eat. Blame it to the hormones and the pregnancy stuff I’ve been reading. I stayed active. I would swim or walk everyday, I would control the portions of my food – except for really, really “hungy days”. I gained just about right. And just like that, I entered the last trimester.

Our little bacon grew much bigger, more active, and healthier. We had a 3D/4D scan on the 7th month and found out she looked so much like her daddy. She did not even want to show her whole face but we can tell, she would be a daddy look-a-like.

At this point in my pregnancy, I have enjoyed chats with my co-pregnant friends, my mommy friends, and those friends who want to be preggy too. I must say I learned a lot from them more than the stuff I’ve been reading online. It actually helped a lot that I stayed connected with the right support group.

The last few weeks of my pregnancy paved way for my nesting stage. I re-arranged our unit, prepared it to be baby-friendly and made sure everything is ready. We shopped for baby stuff and welcomed those pre-loved ones given by family and friends.

My mom organized a last minute baby shower for us and I was really overjoyed! It was simple but a very memorable one!
And, the waiting game begins….
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