Daily Post #58-59: To Parenthood

I had a bad case of cold yesterday. I had a runny nose, my eyes were watering and my nose was so stuffy I was not able to function properly the rest of the day. I woke up perfectly fine yesterday but I think the weird Melbourne weather got to me. It had been sunny for the last couple of weeks but Melbourne decided to mess up the weather again and yesterday had been so chilly and windy.

My cold worsened as the day progressed so much so that I just cooked up some instant noodles when I got home. Feeling that putting some vegetables would make it lesser of an evil, I put some  cabbage strips in the soup as well. The hot soup was pure bliss! I felt a little bit better after downing a bowl of it. I normally can’t finish a packet of instant noodles in one meal but I kept coming back and refilling my bowl that I was able to finish the whole thing. I did really feel that my energy is depleted that I just ate my heart out.

After I was done eating, I sat on the couch and tried to read a book but since nothing was registering to me, I dropped it and just decided to lie down on the couch, put a blanket on top of me and watch TV shows away. ♥

Aaron had been messaging me links of Manila-based online shops selling pregnancy, post-pregnancy and baby items that day. I think he did realize that there’s only a month left before he comes back here again and less than 3 months before the baby comes! I was just so out of it that day that I was only able to check out the links that he had shared after I took a nap.

I find it so amusing that most of our talks are now concentrated on the baby. If it is not anticipation for his arrival, it would most likely be how crazily strong his movements are now compared to before. We are just so caught up with the novelty of all of these that all we ever talk about is him! Nothing else! And I think this is so normal. I also try to share as much as I can with Aaron so that he would not be left out on how Bibibam‘s doing and his developments. Whenever I’m experiencing hard kicks and strong movements from our baby, I would try to take a video of him and send it to Aaron. If I am not able to, I’d just try to describe it to Aaron as vividly as I could for him to get the idea.

This is just a nerve-wracking and exciting situation to be in for both of us - knowing that months from now we will be transitioning from just a married couple to parents. It feels so surreal and I think it will become more surreal as we get closer and closer to that day. Add to it the fact that both of our families are not based here so I know that we had to step up to the plate and prepare ourselves to do this alone. I had been hearing a lot of positive things about the postnatal care that we will be getting from the midwives and how they will guide us and teach us things that we should do for our soon-to-be newborn and I am very much banking on that. And if ever we would be needing the advice and know-how’s of our families, I know that we could always just count on technology to bridge the distance between us. Anyway, I know we can do this!