Alhamdulillah, syukur ke hadrat Allah SWT that we had made it this far. 🙂 I have entered the third trimester and so many mixed feelings; happy, excited, scared, nervous, anxious…to name a few. 😀 But before I continue writing about the current time, I want to recap the details I experienced throughout my previous 2 trimester.
First things first, I found out that I was pregnant in September..after Hari Raya. (I think so..) and I don’t know if every newly wife feels the same as me..which is that I became very aware of my body and the changes. and I bet every newlywed will tell you that your hormones and body will change after getting married, and this will automatically lead to the question of “am I pregnant?” or “is this a sign of pregnancy?” arghhh…the pressure right???
Although there were many new symptoms and changes in hormones, I never really had that feeling that I was pregnant. Until the time that I was actually pregnant. hehe. It was not only the signs, but I had that gut feeling..not like the previous ones. That feeling that this time, it’s different. My gut feeling was so strong that I had the urge to check the pregnancy test, although I haven’t past my period due and it was at night time. I read that if you want the accurate reading, do it in the morning..the first morning urine. I didn’t care..I just follow my gut and tawakal tawakal tawakal.
and Alhamdulillah, positive! I didn’t believe it at first, but then I tried again with another test..and two lines! I was shocked because it was very visible, and I haven’t past my due. I guess I must have calculated it wrong. hehe.
I didn’t really have any bad reaction like severe vomiting and nausea. All I can remember at that time, I don’t have any appetite at all..not that I don’t have any appetite because I feel nausea, just the ‘selera’ was gone. I remember eating Zinger Burger from KFC all the time because at that time, that is all I want to eat. and the worst part is, still from this day the number one food that I still don’t have the ‘liur’ to eat is Nasi Ayam Penyet from Pondok Seri Wangi. 😦 A bummer, really!! It’s one of my favorite dish. I remember ordering it, and I just stood there looking down at the food and nada selera.. just no selera at all. Before, I can just picture Nasi Penyet, and I will get hungry automatically. hehe.
Overall, my 1st trimester I didn’t get enough food because my appetite was not really there, making my stomach empty most of the time..meaning I was having gastric pain constantly. Yes, that was the only that I wish I don’t have throughout my pregnancy. My nausea wasn’t that bad..but my gastric were. huhu. Actually, the reason why I feel nausea was because I didn’t eat anything..and there’s a time where i did puke because of it.
I feel my very best during this period. I finally got my appetite back and I slowly can eat anything (not penyet..) I barely remember what went on and how I felt during my 2nd trimester because it was so normal that sometimes I didn’t feel that I was pregnant. My stomach wasn’t showing that much yet and the hormones, appetite and moods were normal. Maybe by the end of the 2nd trimester it got real. I think after 20 weeks, I started feeling pregnant.
The best feeling is when I first started feeling the baby’s kick. I can’t remember what week it was, and I wasn’t sure if it was a kick or just gas. but I was confident that the first time I felt was actually the baby’s kicking. 🙂
I just entered my final trimester, I am currently 29 weeks plus and so far, my pregnancy has been a little up and down. I am definitely feeling all the symptoms..cramps, heavy breathing, backaches, etc etc. I can’t even stand/sit at the same position for more than 10 minutes. I feel tired all the time, and I decided to take a break from baking because of this.
The best part is that we have started to buy things for the baby. 🙂 Alhamdulillah, we have managed to get plenty of baby things..but there are more still to buy. and I realized that my energy to shop decreases. I have to limit myself to one shop a day..two the very most. and one of the best thing is feeling my baby move and kick everyday. 😀 I know at this time, I have to count the number of movements/kicks the baby make in an hour..so far, alhamdulillah the baby is very active. Sometimes the movement is a bit painful especially when I feel his/her kicks on my sides.
My appetite for this trimester is really high! I am hungry all the time..I can eat rice for 3 rounds and still feel hungry. :p I don’t mind indulging on everything once in a while because I didn’t gain as much for the last 6 months, and I plan on making it my mission to gain for this trimester, a normal increase that is. 😀 and I continued with drinking milk..alhamdulillah everyday. I tried chocolate milk from ANMUM at first, then I tried milk..and surprisingly it tasted better than the chocolate. I have never been a fan of milk..and I’m glad I can drink it now. It’s good for the baby’s skin and bones!
Time flies very fast and I can’t believe I am already 7 months plus, 2 months+ more to go until my due date! Other than trying to relax, I am anxious and excited on shopping for baby things. All of this, will be on another post in shaa Allah. I really hope I can update this blog more often..until next time.