Happy New Month!
Hey there and thank you for stopping by! First things first, I am thankful to God for keeping you and I in awesome health this far. My prayer is that this continues. This journey is one of firsts! I kid you not! One minute I think I have mastered a curve, and will maintain ninja status but something else comes my way and I feel like a mono in high school! I was thinking of what to write for this blog and I thought it would be nice to share some of the random favourites in my life right now.
I can’t help but wonder if my mother cared what size I was when she was expecting me. Right now I cannot stop checking that my lil one is the size a sesame seed and one day will be the size of an eggplant. Truth be told, pregnancy apps make the journey seem a little shorter and more interesting. I was quick to download three different apps and some I even ended up deleting because the emails became too much! The one that has stood the test of time is OVIA This application is not only easy to use but it also fun and gives other options. I list it as a favorite because it has non-conventional comparisons than the regular vegetable references. It also has many articles that help with the many FAQs that you may have. It has a hand print and foot print. This shows how big your baby’s hand is wherever you are in the journey.
My biggest shock was how fast my lil bum was growing! Thanks to mum’s tailor, I was always in pencil skirts and pencil dresses. One day I woke up and Mr. Q had ironed a dress for me, he is kind like that. Shock on me! my favorite dress was not going past my bum! What was happening! I remembered the naive me who got pregnant at 22 and was so oblivious of the changes. So much so that I thought I was going through puberty again when my boobs started getting bigger! I have had to quickly switch and adapt. When I am home I live in tights and for work I now wear my jersey dresses and body con dresses. Our office is very very cold, and I thank God for the oven in me, as this means I do not need to wear a jacket all the time. I am loving this new body for real! haha! It is like discovering my bootylicious self, having been skinny most of my life. The sad part is that I am slowly giving up my heels and coming to terms with flat shoes being my reality for sometime.
First things first, my lil munchkin is not picky when it comes to food. I mean, the morning sickness is somewhat over and I know someone who is very glad to hear this. If you are at this stage of your baby journey, I can tell you this, it does get better. Now my current random favourite food is Ugali (which is maize meal that is made into what resembles cake) and mrenda (which is a traditional vegetable that is very popular with my village in Western Kenya. I can have this combination for breakfast, lunch and dinner very easily. Moreover, if you added a glass of laban (maziwa mala) it is the perfect meal for me. My darling mother, makes it her duty to ensure that I have bags and bags of these veges when I come visiting in Nairobi. For snacks, I have a weird craving for strawberry yogurt covered rice cakes and Oreo. Thankfully Mr. Q has not had to wake up in the night to get me something in particular….maybe the right craving has not struck yet.
I hope you are able to stop by again as I tell you about how I have changed from a makeup junkie to the lady who feels nothing showing up to work with no makeup!! I will also share my current skin care regime.
I hope you have a lovely week. Remember you can drop me a comment and just say hi!
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but he has given us a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.