Week 26 – Bowling Pin
Non stop changes
“If there’s no awareness that there is more beyond this awesome cocoon, is the cocoon making all of it happen?”
Another week, and I’ve been adapting a lot to a new reality. The belly keeps growing, not tremendously this week, and the baby is active and kicking around at will. I’ve been talking to him a bit more, it feels a bit funny but it’s quite nice overall.
In the meantime, the baby is underwater. It must be quite a spectacular experience to be in a small, warm and cosy place and yet get these sounds, lights and other sensations coming from… where? If there’s no awareness that there is more beyond this awesome cocoon, is the cocoon making all of it happen? It’s hard to imagine but somehow I have the feeling it must be amazing for the baby.
I’m slowly getting used to the idea of tracking what I’m eating and the blood sugar levels many times a day. All of this because I failed the Glucose Tolerance Test. I’m not a big fan of needles, though. Next week, we’ll know more but so far the results are good. I am still naively hoping the doctor will say it was a false positive and everything is fine. Either way, it’s going to be okay. Given the Christmas season, the diet will not be as lean but there will be more data to analyse.
Christmas will be different this year. My husband and I will be at home with the baby. This is so different from all the travelling we did in previous years. We would either go and discover new places or to be with the rest of the family. Yet, there’s something very comforting about doing it this way. It means we will be enjoying the opportunity to be just us, in our nest, before life changes completely. Thus, this time we are taking it easy, staying at home and enjoying the quiet family atmosphere. Next year, there’ll be a baby with us and Christmas will become something else. It will be quite unexplored and exciting for both of us.