I am standing infront of the dressing mirror touching my enlarged belly naked. Fred has already felt for work on this chilly Tuesday morning and I am all alone in the house. I wake up very early this days. I only sleep for about three or four hours a night before I am up again.
I touch my belly again. I’m thirty weeks along now. It has been a journey guys! A long one. This baby is a real kicker. Every morning and evening she moves around and kicks. At first, I was so happy to feel its movements but lately it has been too much. It has become a bit painful especially when I wake up in the morning. Is it because its hungry?
I sleep on the side these days. With the tummy as big as a watermelon, you can imagine how difficult it is to sleep on my back. The doctors had asked me to sleep on the left side since I was twenty weeks but it’s still difficult. I had also developed the notorious black line down the stomach. It cut the tummy in two halves. I am not a big fan of it but hopefully it will disappear with time.
I get tired a lot too. I have been taking a break from work and only work on important matters at the comfort of my home, but I still get tired. I am also a bit clumsy too. For far, I have broken three water glasses and a glass vase. I cannot tell you how I break them. Mostly I knock myself on the tables when walking around the house.
My cravings have stopped. Man, those things are tricky. I remember most nights waking up at three o’clock and going to the kitchen to help myself with snacks. One day, in my usual ways at around 4.15am, I found the lemon chilli favour crisps over. I cried and went to wake Fred up for him to go buy. The look that he gave me was so bad! I was so thankful to the twenty four hour stores that had them stocked.
My cousin, Trisha, came by the house in the afternoon and kept touching my face. She had the nerve!
“Why are you so much interested with my face?” I asked a bit annoyed.
“You are really glowing!” She replied still looking at my face.
“I am?” I asked.
“Yes. I had always heard about people glowing but never seen it. I am now experiencing the fascination. You are so smooth and bright and…..”
“Don’t be silly.”
“It’s true. You are glowing. You must be carrying a girl in there.”
I laughed. “Now where did you get the idea?”
“I have read from couple of magazines. This glow you have must be for a girl. I am hoping for the same. Do you know the sex of the baby?”
I shook my head.
“Because I want it to be a surprise.”
“Yea right. You gonna get a girl.” Trisha said confidently.
What do you guys think? Is it a boy or a girl?