Third trimester, here we go!

So two days back we went to our gynae for the follow up and the checkup went well. Bean currently weighs 1.1kg out of the 9kg weight gained on me. Most people who learnt that I’m actually 6 months pregnant were shock to see what small bump I have. But in fact, 1.1kg is a healthy weight for the little one at this stage. The growth spurt from hereon will bring us to a healthy 2-3kg, the best ideal weight before delivery. My bump was described as compact, Bean probably knows her way around in there so it’s all good.

Also, we took the opportunity today to clear some big ticket items on the baby checklist. Till date, we have got the stroller and baby cot checked and this two cost us quite a bomb. Our (or his) damage came up to SGD1,800 but we believed it’s quite worth the spend. The stroller was a new model from Peg Perego and we had our eyes on it at the same time. It was really a coincidence as it was then a working day for both of us and we pasted the video link of the stroller to each other at the same time via gmail chat! I guess our inner minds were set on this model and nothing quite fits our eyes at the Baby hypermart.

Baby cot was the usual wood cot that most families get for their little ones but we upgraded the mattress to a premium grade where a top up of SGD200ish was required. Bento was an advocate of good night sleep and if Bean sleeps well, it meant that I would sleep well too and then Bento. U get the idea. We’ve also gotten 2 different mattress cover sets to rotate around and pretty swaddles for the baby to come home with.

Overall, I would prefer Baby Hypermart over Baby Kingdom. They have a wider variety and the showroom is more spacious. Only thing is I don’t feel the need to pop by a second time after getting the big ticket items as they have limited baby wares and design of every other things. Aesthetics do come in after safety and durability of a product, even if its for a baby. I would probably head to Mothercare or Taka baby department to get the rest of the checklist cross even if they cost a few dollars more. Afterall, Kaki Bukit is not exactly an accessible location for us.

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