Those who follow my twitter or instagram should already know this.
I am now a mother and is something absolutely new. This already changes me, for the better. Let’s read.
My pregnancy experiences weren’t that bad (compared most people I know), except for those first three months. Morning sickness was making my life really miserable and it was more like all day sickness to me. I couldn’t concentrate on anything and my mood continued to be quite unstable for most of the day. I can go on days complaining about my morning sickness and how much I hate it.
The second trimester was somehow the best period of my pregnancy. I felt really fresh and appetite was great. My baby bump was getting bigger but it didn’t slow me down much until the starting of my third trimester. I had quite a hard time moving around, sitting down, getting up, and most importantly sleeping! You imagine.. My tummy was as huge as one super fat watermelon and I needed to go to a toilet every 2-3 hours (sometimes 1 hour) throughout the night. It wasn’t easy especially when I also experienced swollen feet.
This is how I look in the second trimester.
Below is my new best friend during pregnancy, a weighing scale. We meet everyday.
I’ve gained about 14-15 kilos in total.
There are also a lot of other things you are not allowed to (or prefer not to) do during pregnancy. It made me upset for quite a while. Everyone has different views on the pregnancy so I will not comment what’s right and what’s wrong here. Best is to trust what you know of yourself as well as your pregnancy experience.
These lists are applied for me.
- No raw food, means no sashimi and medium rare steak!
- No soft drinks, coffee, tea (except for chamomile), drinks that contain caffeine and alcohol, and too cold drinks.
- No hair coloring. But I did it, twice, with an organic hair color.
- No teeth whitening.
- Only light exercise is allowed. I do swimming and prenatal yoga twice a week.
But it’s not all that bad. There are good things too. For examples, a healthier lifestyle during pregnancy with lots of nap. I can eat a whole pint of chocolate ice cream and not feeling guilty. More shopping too. I’m never alone because my little one is with me all the time. And I get to see her once every month!
From a peanut size like this.
Till I know her sex.
Here is a 4D ultrasound of my baby at 7 months.
See picture below, my baby girl was sticking out her tongue while we did the scan. And she did that a few times! How playful.. *smiles*
When I was pregnant, I began praying for my little one.
To me, the best thing about being pregnant is watching. Watching our baby grow. Watching myself turn into a mother and my husband turn into a father.
And before I end this post I need to say this… again.
I’m really thankful to everyone around me who always gives me good support. My family (and in-laws), husband, friends and some strangers who is kind enough to me. My pregnancy has gone through smoothly because of them. I am very fortunate to have these people in my life.