Mommy Moments#4 - Preggy Days


I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter in this photo. As you can see, I'm wearing a tent. LOL She was born 2 1/2 weeks later. She was 3 weeks early because I had to be induced since my BP was through the roof. I knew that I was having a girl early on. I even had a dream about a little girl. A lot of my friends told me that I was going to have a girl because I was "blooming" and they were right. My ultrasound showed that I was carrying a girl.

I was about 4 months pregnant with my son. I didn't get much bigger than this photo. In fact, I didn't gain much weight. They checked his progress through ultrasound and he was growing great. I think I only gained 8 lbs. He was born a month early because of my pre-eclampsia. In both pregnancies, I didn't have the classic symptoms of this disease. I didn't have water retention and other stuff. My doctors commented that I'm the exception to the rule. Like my first pregnancy, I was also induced because of my high BP. There's an old wives' tale in the Philippines that your face changes when you're carrying a boy. I believe that. I was looking at my photos from both pregnancies and my face definitely changed when I was pregnant with my son. My neck also got darker. Do you believe in those things?

 

14 shared thoughts:

Chris said...

you didnt grow so big... i was so big the first time and glad that i wasnt so big the second time, but im still big compared to you :)

anyway, thanks for sharing your preggy pics :) looking forward to seeing you again next week!

Enchie said...

I wish for a girl for my next child. I know it's going to be fun :) have a great weekend mommy!

Mira said...

You still look pretty with bump bff! I remember I took one of you in my house too on my bday right *wink*. Too bad I couldn't find my pics, I could have shown you how I looked like too,LOL!

Amy said...

wow, ang haba pala ng buhok mo Mareng Barb! Nice preggy pics:)

pehpot said...

I am glad that nothing happened to your babies even though your BP is high..

In my case that tale is not rue.. when I got pregnant with my second child, I was in bloom and every one thought that it is a girl, I even prepared a girl name..turns out a boy.. it was the same with my third baby. I was also in bloom but it is a boy again.. he he ..

We hope to have a baby girl and kahit magmukha pa ako mangkukulam pag nabuntis basta girl, carry un. LOL

OMM said...

oh yes! i believe it so. when i was pregnant with my son, not only my neck was darker but also the rest of my body - legs, armpits. around my face. i felt ugly! but those are pregnancy-related changes only - good thing!

Jona said...

it's good your delivery was fine after all.
my entry's up too.

DhoyM said...

Swerte mo naman Babette, madali kang mabuntis.

meylia said...

you're not that much big..my second pregnancy i wasnt gain much weight..hope u going well

Lou said...

Yes Barb, when I was pregnant w/ Antonio my nose covered my entire face hahaha Just imagine that. My neck got very dark too, it was horrible, LOL. But that's ok sulit naman ahehehe

Lanie said...

Blooming ka nga sa first pregnancy mo, iba talaga pag lalaki ang e buntis dahil, papangit lalo't na di magmake up lol, yong mga kuha ko walang mga make up yon, marami akong photos sa buntis ako kaso di ko mahanap, nasa attic ata ang album

Chris said...

hi there! just wanted to let you know i got an award for you at http://www.mommyjourney.com/2009/02/love-ya-award.html

Elizabeth said...

you look pretty pa din, ung post ko na pics dun sa preggy moments ko, tumaba pa ko nun e, pero wla na kong shots kasi.
mas mataba pa yata ako sa yo nun! hehehe

Azumi's Mum said...

ur lil girl is so pretty =) when i was pregnant, ive got dark armpits and neck, but it was a baby girl =)


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