Nobody Gets Left Behind

I went for my Basic Theory Driving Test the other day and failed by a single mark. Normally I wouldn’t be too bothered about it. But I guess being pregnant means you start getting weepy too. I felt so terrible I didn’t want to go back to work. I walked to the nearest bus stop and took a ride home. Called Hubby to let it out and he got me this to cheer me up.

Stitch Collectables

I know what you’re thinking. They are for me, not the baby. haha! I have tons of Stitch collectables, so much that it is embarrassing. I’m not sure if baby Tarn is going to like Stitch as much as I do. I hope so. It’s one of the best Disney cartoons with the best family lessons.

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It’s only been a couple of days since my last post so there isn’t much to update about  my pregnancy journey, just a few bits of information I left out last time.

Physical Changes

My breasts are sore and tender. I can’t lie on them for long. Anyway it isn’t good to lie on your front, that’s what my dad always tells me. Nausea has also started to hit me the past 2 days. Except it doesn’t always happen in the morning. Sometimes it comes in the evening. Sometimes it doesn’t come at all. Sometimes I feel perfectly fine and forget I’m even pregnant! How turbulent! I also have cramps, but they aren’t as bad as when I had my period. Usually they’d be so bad I wouldn’t be able to walk for long.

Surprisingly, before I got pregnant, I had terrible cramps, headaches and nausea before and during my period. When we were trying to conceive it was hard to differentiate the symptoms. I told myself that maybe when I don’t have these cramps, headaches and nausea, that will be the day. Fair enough, a few days before my period was supposed to come and when I was suppose to experience all the usual symptoms, I felt nothing but sore boobs and very slight cramps.

Lifestyle Changes

I have started training our dog more. He gets excited when the doorbell rings and he likes to jump onto people. Can’t have that when I’m carrying our little one. It took a while, and a whole lot of barking. But we got there. I brought the doorbell in and keep pressing it while distracting him with his favourite treat – frozen blueberries. He still barks (he is a guard dog after all and you really don’t want to stop him from barking altogether), but at least he stops after a few barks and he sits still while the guests come in. The trick is not to lose your cool and temper. Dogs mimic your behaviour so if you’re feeling restless and impatient, they pick that up and feel the same way too. Stay positive, people, and you and your pet can do amazing things together.

He can also bark on command now. When I googled how to stop your dog from barking, one way was to teach him to bark on command so that you can teach him to stop barking on command. It sounds like a roundabout way to teach him. But it worked. When you have an overly active, playful and intelligent dog, you gotta try everything.

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I was really upset when my mom suggested I give my dog away when we got pregnant. PT is part of the family. And if Lilo and Stitch taught us anything, is that family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten. You don’t just give up on your loved ones when times get tough. Besides, training your dog can be fun and rewarding and having a pet in the family can be wonderful for your child. If I were to give up PT, what kind of family values would I be passing on to baby Tarn?

PT smiling

Besides, now that I have lived with this smile for more than a year, how can I live without it anymore? PT is a Tarn, and we stick together. 🙂

 

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