We’re Expecting!

When the doctor took an ultrasound and couldn’t find anything, my first thought was that all the pee I stored before coming here was for nothing.

Then he took an internal scan and we saw our little sac for the first time.

Little Sac

I knew then that this little fellow was going to be a handful. 🙂

When I first suspected I was pregnant, even the slightest hope of its possibility made me excited. People around me were more cautious, though. The Chinese believe that it is bad luck to share your news of your pregnancy within the first 3 months. I must admit it was a bit of a downer for me. Hubby and I have been trying for cumulatively about a year (between his busy schedule and my getting sick) and so when my period was late and the pregnancy test kit I took, without expecting much then, came back positive, I could hear bells ringing in my head.

I woke up at 4am. Even that early on I had to go toilet more often then usual. And since I was up I decided to take the test. When the words “Pregnant” lit up, I couldn’t go back to sleep. I immediately wanted more solid confirmation from a doctor. But my parents weren’t so supportive, though. I guess because it was still too early to tell. However, after trying for quite a while, I think a little cautious celebration was alright.

The blood test we took that day came back with high levels of HCG a few days later, but not enough for doctors to want to confirm a pregnancy. The nurse who called us up gave us a scare by telling us in a very serious tone that we needed to collect our results and talk to the doctor as soon as possible. Luckily to journey to the clinic was only 5 minutes drive away. I guess the worrying starts almost immediately. 🙂

The ultrasound we took later that week confirmed our suspicions. There was no fireworks, no printing of shirts to let the whole world know. And my parents’ reactions remained unchanged. But I know inside they are happy for me. The most important thing now is that the little sac in me grows steadily and healthily.

My Pregnancy Journey so far:

Physical Changes

I don’t expect much, since it has only been a month. My pimples are coming back though. And I’m feeling bloated and extremely tired. I wake up and by the time I finished showering and had my breakfast, I feel ready for bed again. Although the doctor does not encourage extreme exercise, it is still important to keep fit. But for now, I’m just enjoying my daily walks with my dog every morning and evening. Shall check out some Yoga soon. Oh! I pee a lot too. I never knew this could be a thing at such an early stage.

Emotional Changes

I am getting a little short with hubby. But he takes it by giving me a big hug each time I show him a pout. The other day I was watching this video on Susan Boyle’s journey and I kept crying. But who wouldn’t? 😉

Diet

Mom has always given us balanced meals. Veggies, meat, milk, eggs, fruits. Our dinner is always colourful. She also bought me bird’s nest to drink and juiced some really sweet watermelons. I guess Mom shows her happiness in different ways. 🙂 I’ve also stopped eating chips, which is hard for me. haha! But I still have a few scoops of Ben and Jerry’s every now and then.

I think sometimes pregnancy can be a lonely, scary and worrying journey for women. So it was a good thing I went out to get some reading on pregnancy. (‘What to expect when you’re expecting’ and DK’s Pregnancy Day by Day) It reminds me to be kinder to my hubby (winks) and not to be too hard on myself. In the end I don’t need fireworks or printed shirts. Just knowing that our love can bring about something so amazing; sharing this moment, this journey with hubby, is more than enough. 🙂

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