I guess this is the time to break THE news.
This was one of the few times in my life I was so overwhelmed by happiness that I started laughing and crying at the same time!
At week 4, I took a pregnancy test.
And the result was…
I started laughing and crying as I scrambled for the phone to call my hubby. This is indescribable joy! To have our own child… Now I am beginning to understand the 1st joys of being a mother. :)
Many questions flood my mind at this point… What to eat? How to take care of my body? What to expect? Do I need to go shopping for new clothes? I really can’t imagine how my life will change from this day onwards!
So that’s all for week 4. Cravings? Maybe Kway chap?
NO MRTs, NO buses. TAXI all the way! Whoo! Oh, and no more housework! Double whoopee!
Thank God I am not a hugger of the toilet bowl. But I have mild morning sickness the WHOLE day and I feel tired more easily. It gets worse at night. Is it a blessing (that I don’t throw up) or what? I am not so sure.
Every single day, I know I am hungry (because my stomach would rumble loudly!) but I have no cravings and no appetite to stomach anything. This is bad….
I realized I don’t really like to eat vege and chicken (except in its minced form) so much anymore… In fact, the only food that I could swallow comfortably is CARBO!!! There goes any diet plans…..
Dear Stomach, please take in healthier, less fattening food… pleaseeee……
My morning sickness is less regular now though my appetite is not really good yet. Is that a bump I see?
My visit to the gynae. After some research done by hubby, we decided to go with Thomson’s Medical Centre’s Dr Adrian Tan.
When I reached the clinic, the nurses took my blood pressure as well as my height and weight… I realized I lost 1 kg despite my very sedentary lifestyle now…. thank God!
Next, I was really excited to ‘see’ my baby in the scan… And we did! Baby J was 17mm long. Even though he/she looks more like a kidney bean now, we could make out little hands and legs and what’s more important, we could see the heartbeat in the form of a blinking little light! Yippee!!! Jared and I were so so overjoyed and relieved. :)
My next appointment is 3 weeks later.
Things are getting better. My appetite improved slightly. Thank God cos I would want to stomach down all the good food and snacks during chinese new year!
Even though I read that for 1st time pregnancies, the bump would not show so early, but that’s not really the case for me. I no longer can fit into most of my jeans anymore. Relatives were already guessing if I was pregnant. Hoping it’s not a tummy…
My 2nd appointment with Dr Tan happened the Monday that just passed. After the CNY period, I managed to maintain my weight! It was still 1 kg lighter than my pre-preg days. :)
During the scan, we could see a bigger Baby J who has grown to 48mm with longer hands and legs and facial features! Exciting!
Here are the ultra sound pictures of my little Baby J. Praying for a healthy growth for him/her!
Baby J at 8 weeks…
Baby J at 11 weeks…