Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | By: BlackGargie

Going Through The Worst

Hey, guys. Just a teeny update about me and my journey through surviving Jr No2, LOL

As you all know, things have worked up one month earlier and I have been trying my best to soldier through it for the first trimester. The hurling, the dizziness, the constant feeling of nausea with or without eating, the works. I raised my concerns to my OBGYN doc and knowing that Hari Raya was coming soon and there would bound to be a lot of open houses, she issued me some nausea pills and gastric pills (for my tendency to vomit stomach acid when I'm hungry) to be taken when necessary, so I figured it's one of those pills that cannot be taken regularly or it might hurt the baby. I choose days when my mom in law decides to cook something special or if we were invited for open houses to take them. Other than that, I just weather it through.

During the months where I can't exactly eat as much as I would like, and trying to weather my morning sickness through, I've been drowning myself in food porn and mukbang vids (the Japanese kind) to substitute for my inability to eat. Shows like Masterchef Junior, anime-s like Food War and YouTubers like Yuka Kinoshita while eating sad meals like soda crackers, peanut butter sandwiches and drinking warm plain water was the only thing that made me feel so much better, like as if I'm living vicariously through them...

The worst is over now, more or less, but the morning sickness would still strike once in a while, especially if I don't control my food intake and make myself too full, or if I eat something that my delicate stomach has yet to get used to. So far, the only thing that I can handle with ease is eating noodles, which seemed to digest easily and quickly without a fuss in my belly, and it seems to be the only thing I crave a lot the most, and also meat, especially red meat, but only if it were cooked the dry way, like fried, grilled or baked. I'm slowly being able to handle food that has gravy, but not as much as I hoped for. Hopefully as time passed to my fourth month, my stomach can handle more food.

Decided to tell my bestie in KL about the good news, at the same time wish her daughter happy birthday at the same time and it turns out that she is pregnant too! She's about a couple weeks later than I am (her due date is somewhere late Feb, while mine is in mid-Feb), so we were somehow coincidentally pregger buddies! LOL Before that, I was sort of pregger buddies with my eldest sis in law when she's preggers with her youngest, now it's my bestie. LOL What are the odds? XDDD

Cravings are kicking in, and it seems that I get more cravings than I used to. But at least my cravings are not the desperate kind, it can wait until the opportune day for me to eat it, and not like some pregger women who wants to have it like NOW, RIGHT NOW, RIGHT THIS MINUTE, RIGHT THIS SECOND OR I WILL DIE, that kind of craving. LOL

Did my blood test as well, all is well. I was a little worried that I might get a bit of an unfavourable result, like saying that I have high blood pressure or hypertension or low blood pressure or diabetes or whatever, but so far I'm good. Although I get thirsty rather easily these days, so yeah, I keep a bottle of warm water in my room just in case.

Here's the new ultrasound pic of Jr No2, with the head and spine visible, as well as their stomach and their limbs, and they can move and twitch around now. So cute!

12 weeks

Will keep you guys updated more once the time comes~
Monday, August 17, 2015 | By: BlackGargie