I haven’t been blogging for quite some time but all for all a good reason. I am pregnant! Since my hubby moved here in Singapore to be with me, we have decided, this is it, we want start a family. After one month of trying and the unwelcome visitor Auntie Flow (translation: my menses) arrived, we both help but feel disappointed.
The very next month, I watch the expected day when my menses with much anticipation. While at work, I keep running to the toilet checking if Auntie Flow arrived and no sign of her! I was very hopeful. After work, I bought two pregnancy kits in the pharmacy. When I got home, I secretly tried one of the pregnancy kit. Much to my hast and impatience to read instructions, I dropped the urine sample in the place where lines appear instead of the small adjacent depression on the side of the kit. Arggh! I threw it out because it is palpak. After another hour, I tried the other one. I saw a very dark blue vertical line on the kit but the horizontal line was a bit light. Am I or am I not pregnant? I want to surprised my hubby the next day by showing him him the test and leaving a message on your room blackboard. But I was not really sure.
My hubby was cooking his signature dish, Makansutra Crabs in the kitchen that night. I prepared the table and placed the test kit inside a cute pink angpao envelope. At dinner, after saying our prayers, I told him to open the envelope. My husband’s expression was priceless. It took him a minute to arrange his thoughts and he has this look of gratefulness & sheer happiness. The only thing he could muster to say is, “Really baby?“. I told him I am showing it to you because I am not sure if it is really positive. So after dinner at 8PM, he went to the nearest mall and bought another kit. I tested it and two distinct lines came out. I am really really pregnant! I stared at the two positive pregnancy test for hours with total amazement and happiness. I can believe a wonderful human being is starting to grow inside my womb!
Days after I learned I was pregnant, I caught a reflection of myself on the bus window and I felt like I was glowing. I feels great to be pregnant! I feels surreal that God has blessed us with this miracle of life growing in my womb. I didn’t feel the nausea, vomiting and the fatigue. I was on a high!
Well, I spoke to soon because when 6 weeks (age of gestation) came, I was helpless and confused. I wasn’t vomiting but most of the food I tasted makes me feel nauseous. Problem with that is I have to eat so I force myself to eat inspite of the food aversions. I suddenly have this hatred towards food. I am not very choosy when it comes to food before. I proud of the fact that I can eat anything from sidewalk fish balls, tuyo, sushi and high-end hotel foods. But now I think my taste buds is the most high maintenance chick I ever know. If I am a guy and I will take my taste buds to dinner, I would slap her silly. My sense of smell was 100% strong too. I can smell anything miles away. Any disgusting smell made me want to puke. And my body longs for the bed like nobody’s business. I wanted to sleep sleep and sleep. It feels like my whole body went for a marathon and cleaned the whole house from top to bottom. I don’t know how any of the working moms do it. There is also the bloatedness and constipation that will make you think you are already 6 months pregnant. Your body are doing really strange stuff that you have never experience before.
But luckily when 8 weeks arrived, the symptoms magically disappeared and I was a happy bouncing (not too much bouncing) preggy again. I had my first prenatal at 9 weeks and 5 days. When I saw our baby in the screen during ultrasound scanning, I was in totally amazed. The ultrasonographer have me a copy of the scan. I can’t help but stare at my cute baby. I usually have a hard time reading ultrasound scans. I can’t really identify what-is-what but this time, I really see our baby. I saw the head, the fingers and the lower limbs. I have to stop myself from crying in the clinic. I think my melodramatics may be due to my hormones or just my indescribable happiness. Dad & Mom can’t wait to see you, baby. I am entering into the joyful 2nd trimester. I am excited!
To all moms-to-be like me, congrats to all of us! This is truly a happy Christmas for all of us! Let’s enjoy having our little kangaroo in our mommy pouches!