At this point, I’m finally feeling that I am indeed pregnant as the pregnancy symptoms are moving towards the peak.
* Morning sickness became more intense. There were even times that I throw up at night. Thankful for Plasil which my OB prescribed last weekend. I still feel the urge but I do not throw up that bad anymore.
* I’m sleepy and sleeping all day long.
* I feel so lethargic that’s why I have no choice but to decline most of the Odesk interview invites I’ve been receiving immensely these past few weeks.
* I have on the spot, sharp and random cravings and aversions. Latest cravings include siomai, Mcdo Chicken Nuggets, Bunwich, Champorado, Halo-halo, Sausage and Egg Mcmuffin, If I initially craved for longganisa and mangga’t bagoong during the first few weeks, now, pls don’t bother to show or offer because I feel like throwing up just by thinking about them.
* I had my second prenatal checkup and my first UTZ last Saturday. Lab and UTZ tests show that there’s nothing to worry about as everything’s normal. The baby’s location is intrauterine, fetal heartbeat’s at 189 bpm, no subchorionic hemorrhage. The fetal size indicates that it’s on its 8th wk and 5th day so EDD’s on November 7.
* I’m due to have my Fasting Blood Sugar Test on my next visit.
The tiny flickering heart is such an amazing sight to behold. So happy and thankful to see and hear “little flickr” for the first time.
So thankful that my Little Flickr drew 63 likes as of this writing. Wow! Thank you so much for the love!
Now here’s a pic of me and the little big Kuya on my 7th week of pregnancy:Preggie Journal. | Comments (2)
In my first pregnancy, I had a very rough and sensitive first trimester. It was stressful and taxing that I just spent my remaining energy lying down most hours of the day. That’s why looking back, I didn’t have a journal of what’s going on through that period. Since my second pregnancy now, at this stage, is a lot less difficult, I’ll make it a point to record all the changes, development and notes that I may have week by week or as I go along. So that, it’d be easier when I compile and make my photobook for our 2nd little blessing.
- I took the test and got two pink lines as a result on March 11. As per my LMP, the AOG’s 5weeks and 1day.
- No pregnancy symptoms felt except for my taste buds that started to taste weird.
- Morning sickness began on March 18 at 6 weeks and 1 day.
- First craving (even before I knew I was pregnant) was Mangga’t Bagoong.
- Days later, I craved for my Lola’s home made longanisa or those that are made in my hometown. Since it’s far too impossible that I’d have it, I satisfied myself with a Longanisang Baguio (as so labeled) bought from the grocery. Not quite the same taste but it’s close and good enough as a substitute.
- Then I had Yellow Cab pizza for two straight days.
- I’m totally down in the morning. I just drink my meds and eat breakfast, barf then had to lie down again and sleep. Otherwise, I’ll be throwing up all morning long. I’m okay starting at 2 pm through the rest of the day.
- I craved for a footlong yesterday. But since there’s no one who could search and buy one for me, I was okay with newly cooked mini-hotdogs and I consumed about 8 of those, I think, plus two slices of bread for my merienda.
Whew! They say that every pregnancy is different. Although, this is a lot easier than the first (so far), I’d still say that being pregnant is indeed a rollercoaster ride. Whether it’s first, second or any..one’s thing for sure..it’s always TOUGH!Preggie Journal. | Comment (1)
I’ve just wrapped up a YM chat with a pregnant friend who’s due to give birth in two weeks. She’s also a first time mom and I can so relate with the fear and excitement that she feels right now as I was frantic the same way too as my EDD neared then. Our discussion mainly focused on labor and delivery and for a few minutes I felt like a pro, a doula or even a doctor giving her lecture what to expect, what to do, what not to do and all other delivery related stuffs. She was mostly concerned about two things: one, is labor pains and two, the epidural anesthesia.
I gave birth via NSD (normal spontaneous delivery) and was practically awake almost all throughout my 19 hour labor except when I was drugged to sleep as my labor climaxed to the active phase. I relayed my experience to her in details from the time my waterbag broke until I got wheeled to the recovery room. The epidural helped me a lot and despite of horrifying stories on the web about failed epidural and its effect (which my friend also fears), I trusted my anesthesiologist and truly, she had it done to me without any problems. It helped that she explained to me in details beforehand, complete with an Illustration Of Cervical Spine model so I can understand better what will be done. I advised my friend that she research well and get an experienced anesthesiologist to alleviate her fears. But above all, she just pray and anchor deep her faith in Him and she’ll sail through this delivery safe and well.Filed under Preggie Journal. | Comment (0)
A friend of mine just buzzed me over at YM and she was asking for Invitations Baby printer/supplier referral. I have no other name in mind but CardsShoppe. I am yet to try their services, perhaps on the next baby shower I’ll organize for a friend.
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