Initially I was all up and excited to decorate and put up a baby corner for Baby Hui like the many pretty nursery rooms that I see online etc. However, this will involve a lot of paintwork and honestly as a nervous mummy, I wasn't keen on risking Baby Hui's well-being for my aesthetic vainity. So I decided to abort the plan and perhaps design and decorate a corner for Baby Hui after he/she is born instead.
However, it can be pretty frustrating sitting around all day doing nothing despite there is a fire of excitment in me and Daddy woodblock. Yet on the other hand, I wasn't read to commit my emotional attachment for the great fear of any disapointment as I mentioned that the first 3 months involve a lot of risk of miscarriage. How high is the risk exactly? Here's what I found online:
Re: Why do miscarriages happen? Is there anything I can do to avoid it? How do I know if I'm at risk?
Unfortunately, there really is no way to prevent a first trimester miscarriage, and it is the most frustrating thing about obstetrics. But, after ultrasound confirms your baby’s heartbeat at eight weeks, the risk of miscarriage is only about 3%. The risk falls even lower (1%) after a normal ultrasound at 16 weeks. (Overall, from conception, about 10 to 15% of pregnancies end in miscarriage.) Most pregnancy losses are diagnosed in the first trimester when a patient experiences bleeding or cramping. Many women may have no symptoms that the pregnancy has stopped progressing until a routine ultrasound examination indicates no heartbeat.
In the end I couldn't help it but I decided that since I cant decorate a baby corner at all or get any baby items at the moment, why not put up baby posters? The cost of baby posters in the market is about $2.80 which is still pretty affordable. The only thing that I didn't like was the lack of variety of Asian babies =( Hence I have no choice but to DIY my own baby posters instead. Here's the stash of cute baby photos I found online:
I love chubby baby so this is one of my favourite.
I went down to Sunshine Plaza and printed all of these photos out and pasted it onto a black coloured paper for a nice contrasting frame. Instead of laminating (which is expensive), I opted to put them into plastic folders(50 cents each) for protection before pasting them onto the wall.
Total $$$: $8.00 + $4 = $12.00 (approximately)
So here I have in front of my bed a Baby Wall of Cuteness to inspire me to give birth to a kawaii and chubby baby! On the extreme left is a poster given to me by my Cousin Mummy Pearlyn. Isn't it inspiring? Every morning when I wake up, these babies will always be the first to greet me a sweet morning!
Tmr, Daddy woodblock will be bringing me and Baby Hui on a cruise ride on the Royal Carribean! I am so thrilled that I bought a simple 2 piece swim wear ($10) to go for Baby Hui and my first swim after I am pregnant. I guess it will be a great bonding time together for the family! Will be back next week to continue with my blogging! See ya=)