Pregnancy Week 15.
Ok you probably know almost nothing about my boyfriend who is going to be the father of my children. Yes, it was super fresh when we started out and we had been knowing each other a month when I received the news that I'm pregnant, but in that month we have talked so much about everything, including starting a family, that I just feel like he will be a great dad and always supportive partner. He is so so so kind and sweet, he is smart and we are so alike in so many ways, it was impossible not to fall in love. We met in Hanoi where he lives and we have been in a far distance relationship for like 5 months now. Other people would say this is crazy. We would say this is crazy if it wasn't happening to us. But we feel perfectly happy and fine with the situation. After my last two-year relationship and having read 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus' and 'Emotional Agility', I feel like I have matured a lot. I spent 6 months just reflecting on myself and what I did wrong in my previous relationships and I'm sure it lies in my hands whether this one is about to last or not. Great books, read them if you can.
Anyway, one big question mark we are standing in front of right now is, where to give birth ? He is going to support me no matter what decision I make, Germany or Vietnam. I guess he just wants me to be happy and I wouldn't want him to take that decision from me but I'm still not sure. I make it dependant on my mom. I know I will need her when I give birth. And probably the whole month after I give birth.
La Astoria / 383 Nguyen Duy Trinh, Binh Trung Tay ward, District 2
The second big question is, where are we going to live ? He's living in Hanoi with his parents right now, I'm sharing an apartment with two friends. The contract is going to run out by the end of the year and I will give birth end of this year. Are we going to buy an apartment or are we going to invest into a project and rent an apartment ? I know buying sounds big at 24, but shared by two it's so so so affordable in Saigon. I recommend you to look into the property market here and make investments haha. Can't go wrong with that. Saigon sure is going to develop the next 20 years. There is one project I'd really like to buy, it's the newest project by the SSG group which built Saigon Pearl, and it's called Binh An Pearl. I really like how close it is so close to Thao Dien in District 2, but also easily accessible from district one and it's also really close to the new city center in the Thu Thiem area (where there is nothing right now). But Lotte is going to contribute to a huge piece of land there, should be good haha. For renting, the only places I like are apartment in French-colonial buildings (but I don't want to live in District 1 because of Juju and traffic and everything), orrrr La Astoria ! La Astoria is a building in district 2. The far-end of district 2. In the middle of nowhere basically. But apartment-wise, it's seriously the only one that I like. I have this thing, I like high ceilings (hence I like old French apartments). And I looked through a lot of apartment buildings on the market right now, and they all look the same to me. La Astoria uses the same materials as other apartments as well, but it's a loft apartment which means it has super high ceilings ! It's the only one I could find. And it's super far but the rent is like only 400-450$ a month. So we could rent there and save on rent that goes on my uber bill haha. I also actually started to like the fact that it's a little far outside. Less traffic, less pollution, more walking space for Juju (dogs are not banned there yet according to a FB friend) and yeah. We are still considering all options but I think we will go for La Astoria (actually it's my decision, he could probably live under a rock and it'd be fine as long as we have each other lol) for renting and on the side invest into a new construction project (which will be finished in probably two years).
I also freaked out about all the things to buy an invest for the baby, but then I figured I'll just take whatever I can get from Cookie's old stuff and friends. I know that babies grow super fast, I've seen it on Cookie, and it's a waste to invest so much into a super fancy wardrobe and in two weeks it won't fit anymore. Things I will invest in are a nice bed (I think I'll get this Sebra one), a very good air cleansing machine and regarding baby products, I will import everything from Germany. It's cheaper and I trust the quality. (Seriously, German products are cheaper than their counterparts available in Vietnam).
So yeah, that's an update on my life I guesss. I will try not to stress out anymore and be chill during my pregnancy. Nothing I can't handle anywayyyyy.