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A Wonderful Surprise!

It’s been awhile since I last posted on my blog. I was in Manila in July for 3 weeks and when I came back to Dubai from my holidays, I found out I was almost 2 months pregnant. YES! You read it right. I AM PREGNANT! This explains why I had been throwing up. My first thought was, my tummy was no longer used to eating rice 3 times a day.  But after missing Aunt Flo, we excitedly checked and what A Wonderful Surprise!! We’ve got a bun in the oven!

Home Pregnancy TestsFirst Ultrasound

The last 3 months haven’t been easy for me. The nausea, vomiting and food aversions drove me into tears on some days. I couldn’t eat the food that I normally eat and smelling garlic on any dish made me puke. My sense of smell was heightened and could not bear the smell of shampoo, detergent, perfume and cigarette smoke. I am so thankful that my hubby had already quit smoking. (I shall discuss his quit smoking treatment on a separate blog to help other smokers out there.) The constant gagging has made the spider veins on my cheeks more visible. The vomiting, though really exhausting, had somehow been my reminder that our little one is growing. It was an experience that was awfully wonderful! My trip to the loo were about 4 to 5 times a night. I then wondered if I had developed a night vision. I would get up, walk to the loo and pee in the dark. Switching on the light woke me up and made it so difficult for me to get back to sleep. Apart from the loo trip, hunger striked anytime and woke me up in the wee hours of the night. So my hubby prepared bowls of fruits in the fridge and some crackers for me to munch on should I wake up hungry anytime.

Now, we’re on our second trimester. It is a huge milestone that we now passed what they say is the most difficult part of pregnancy. My energy is back, the vomiting is no longer as bad as last month. I still do have food aversions and cannot stand the taste or even the smell of garlic. The nausea is gone too but now, I’ve got new things going on. I feel some dull pain in my abdomen which is caused by stretching ligaments. Also, I feel full after a few bites. I feel like my stomach is just on my chest and the food takes forever to digest.  Though the things I told you about sound awful, to tell you the truth, when you are carrying a baby, every ache puts a smile on your face. The awful bits are bearable and all worth it. I never knew how happy I’d be to know there’s a little person growing inside me day by day. Being pregnant is great. It is beyond wonderful!

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