On the onset of my Second Trimester, I came to the point that I felt that researching by my own is not enough. With not much resource person to ask, I took the courage and initiative to privately message thru Facebook my mommy acquaintances to interview their experiences and get some advice. I instantly gained some mommy and preggy friends and got instant access to the mommy world. It dawned to me that I still have so much to learn and prepare for. I was happy that all mommy friends I asked were really passionate to help and share their stories. Mommy talk is my proven way to start a conversation and make friends! :)
|Aug. 4, 2012 at 20 weeks or 5 months.|
|Findings: Female, Cephalic presentation, No congenital anomaly seen.|
By this time (Aug. 15), I had started to use BabyPlus
which a friend of mine had lent me. It's a small sounding device that I attach to my belly for baby to listen for an hour twice a day. But sometimes I forgot to use it especially when I'm out the whole day or when the battery ran out. Actually, I didn't finish the lesson and I'm also not sure of its effectiveness to the baby. I also listened to classical songs every night as they said it makes the baby smart.
At this month, I started inquiring for Childbirth Classes, Breastfeeding Classes and Cord Blood Banking. Yes, the journey to motherhood needs a certain amount of preparedness too. On the day of my birthday, I signed up for Cordlife and other classes. From then onwards, my weekends became fully loaded as I was so busy attending baby-mommy related events and workshops, apart from reading mommy blogs.
Some of the classes that I had attended are as follows:
1. Medela Breastfeeding Class
2. Rome Kanapi's Childbirth Class
3. Makati Medical Center's Pregnancy & Beyond
4. Mothercare's Baby & Me Club events
5. Mommy Mundo's events and bazaars
|I bought this for myself after reading about it from someone else's blog. I love it coz it's full of information and no ads.|
I enjoyed attending the workshops because not only did those helped me in my preparation for delivery and baby care, but I also gained a network of mommy friends from different walks of life. Not to mention that there are also lots of freebies awaiting the participants. Through those connections, it opened lots of opportunities for me to learn and grow as a new mom.
|Aug. 18, 2012 Cordlife event at F1 Hotel with Ms. Everlyn Dalacat. My first ever event attended.|
|Aug. 25, 2012 All About Baby event in Rockwell Tent. My first baby bazaar attended.|
|Sept. 15, 2012 at Medela House with Ms. Abbie Yabot and Ms. Maricel Cua. My first breastfeeding class attended.|
|Sept. 29, 2012 at Mothercare BHS with Ms. Rome Kanapi. My first Baby & Me Club event attended.|
|Oct. 13, 2012 Moms on the Floor at The Loft@Manansala Rockwell. Made friends with a total stranger, Mommy Edel.|
Tip: Enjoy your baby's kicking movements while inside your womb. It's an amazing experience that you will surely miss when he/she's out.
My last trimester is an exciting one. Read on my next post.