So, we’re 12 weeks. That’s what I look like at 12 weeks…hahahahaha. Please don’t point fingers. To eat or not to eat: I haven’t really gained weight. To be honest, I hardly eat because my appetite is non-existent. I sometimes have to force myself to eat something, and when I do, I eat like mouse. The most difficult thing for me these days is thinking and finding what to eat, because upon thinking of eating some type of meat, I feel disgusted. I want salads, but prefer dressings that have egg in it. But I can’t eat those. I want turkey subs, but can’t have deli meat. That’s why I’m not gaining weight. The baby bump: But as you can see, still have that baby bump :). I’m pretty proud of it; I’ve always loved having a baby bump, knowing that my beloved is in there. Pretty lame? Nah- it’s a mother thing. My mom use to tell me that back in the day, women didn’t like publicly showing their baby bump even through their clothes; but here, these days, why be ashamed to let people know you’re having a baby- because, you are! Why do women try to hide […]
I still weigh 115. So far, after almost 3 months, I’ve gained only one pound. The lack of weight gain is mostly due to my lack of appetite. I eat a little and feel full, or I plainly get turned off by eating meats. Some nights, all I eat is cereal because it feels and tastes fresh. Sometimes I crave meals that don’t need to be cooked, like sandwiches, salads, breads, cereal, etc. So what do the books say? Suuuuuuposedly, the first trimester allows you to add 1 pound each month, so 3 pounds the first 3 months. But most women don’t even gain weight because of all the nausea. My problem isn’t that I’m throwing up or dry heaving, but I do feel sick sometimes because of the odors around me. I become like wolverine and each smell intensifies, esp. when food is around, or when food is being cooked. Even thinking of cooked food makes me feel sick and I have to strongly control and suppress.
So we’re 11 weeks and today was our first ultrasound for Baby Z (Zias [zia-as]/Zienne [like zion, fem.form]). We were super excited, and got up, prepared zem, and found the place. The radiology center was impressive, esp. compared to my first pregnancy. This one had a complete dressing room, like one you’d find in a spa, where you change into nice gowns, stored locker, and bathrooms. My last pregnancy, no room, no robes; you were just in your own clothes while having the procedure. They even had a waiting room for Perze and Em, where they waited to be called into the ultrasound room to see Baby Z. Their computers and screens weren’t even two years old and much clearer than the ones used for Em. (Em on the left, Baby Z. on the right) I was the first one to see Baby Z, and I couldn’t help but be such a sap about it. For the record, I did tear a bit, and thanked God wholeheartedly for making such a miracle and for letting me be a mom again. I couldn’t stop smiling every time I saw Baby. Em was extremely excited to see Baby Z on the […]
Babies So yes, we are pregnant and yes it was planned. We had the chance to visit the OB-GYN today and found out that our bundle of joy 2.0 is now on its tenth gestational week. So as of today the baby is 3 inches long and is probably happily floating inside her mama’s uterus, causing mayhem on marchesa’s olfactory and somatic systems. After going to the OB, Emma and I got dropped off because marchesa needed to have her similitude imprinted onto plastic courtesy of the NJ DMV (i know you want to look that word up, go ahead, this blog post will still be here by the time you come back). Papers While the wifey was gone, I had to work from home and deal with my ever present blogs related issues. Well, the two week headache has finally been resolved, the other one will never ever be resolved and the week old headache .. we’ll see by tomorrow. With all that work stuff going on, emma was in the other room making paper crafts, painting, origami, using all of marchesa’s sticker collection and watching noggin all at once. from time to time she would go to my […]
OK. Some key things. Today was my first ob. appointment. Thankfully, Perze and Em accompanied me through this seemingly nerve wracking experience. Although I remember the procedure from my first pregnancy, I do still get nervous and would rather have their support and extra ear. Thankfully, the exam went well and because of the positive experience and overall feeling we got from the doctor and their practices, we’re most likely going to stick with them. For future moms out there, ALWAYS gather enough informational material about your doctor, the hospital you’ll be delivering in, their usual practice and routine when it comes to emergencies, etc. I’m thankful that their office does their own blood work. My last ob. didn’t offer that convenience so I always had to set up a different appointment in another location. It wasn’t so bad last time, although a mere inconvenience; but dragging a distracted toddler here and there isn’t that grand. Well, onto the more exciting stuff…(unlike blood work)…We’re about 10 weeks into the pregnancy. I’m in optimal health. Oh, and the expected date is on… wait for it…. May 15 Yes! A May baby. Right smack the time when my favorite flowers […]
So, 50% of our family and friends know our big announcement. We’re hoping to get the rest of it mailed this week. People have been noticing my shape changing. Recalling the time I first got pregnant with Emma, I only started showing 5-6 months. I read somewhere that a woman’s belly is like a balloon; the first time you inflate it, it’s more difficult to stretch. But the 2nd and 3rd time around, it’s already stretched out so it’ll take less time to inflate. So this time around, I’m already showing at 2-3 months. But I actually like showing. I always joke around with Perze, wondering if we’re really pregnant. So it’s the baby’s way of saying, "I’m here, get it ready kids…" It’s also because I’m one of those women who don’t feel all the negative effects of pregnancy, like extreme nausea, throwing up…etc. Like my last pregnancy, I’ll try to post monthly pictures of my progression. :) We’re so excited. The only thing different this time is that we’ll get to include how Ate is responding to all of the change. We’re extremely excited for her, and it makes the experience so much more joyful.
*laughter* …wait for it… …wait for it…