Yup yup, so far this pregnancy has been pretty.... hmmm.... interesting!
I'm thankful to say that I didn't have scary symptoms like spotting / early bleeding that would send any woman straight into panic mode.
But what I did have was severe migraines / nausea / vomitting every night for 2 whole weeks,.....
which didn't even come directly from the pregnancy!
I had to stop some medication that I was previously told to continue through the 1st Trimester of pregnancy, because preliminary research showed that it helps to lessen the risk of a miscarriage in PCOS women. However due to the intense side effects I was getting from it, I had to completely stop it.
And after that, I had no more night nausea! Like zero! So Baby Beanie was good to me! It was just the medicine!
I went back to work for 2 days before falling ill with fever, cold, cough - the entire "winter" package! And one of the "perks" of being preggy is that you're not allowed to take any form of medication.
So I was stuck in bed / home for 2 whole weeks!!! And these 2 weeks coincided with the time when we had our heater saga, so I had no heating when I was sporting a fever and all.
After this episode, I went back to work for almost 2 weeks before developing inflammation of my tendons, which resulted in me not being able to walk.
Yup, this is also pregnancy-related. I used crutches for the first time in my life, went to an Orthopaedic and was given a few sessions of manual therapy for my back and legs.
Now I'm currently in the "recovered" mode from my inflammed tendons and I'm praying and hoping to God that this would be the last hiccup in my pregnancy journey, which still has another 6.5mths to go!
I'm also trying to get used to people giving me advice all over the place! I'm sure they mean well, but wow. I guess this is what all pregnant women have to go through!
Other than that, I'm mainly hungry 24/7 and running out of ideas of what to eat. I eat bread all the time because its the easiest thing available but I don't even like the taste of bread that much!
I crave, dream and salivate over the thought of finally eating all my favourite food in Singapore soon!
Despite everything though, I wake up everyday and thank God for blessing us with this baby!
It hasn't been an easy journey for us and we've had to keep proclaiming God's goodness and promises over our lives. So yeah, Baby Beanie isn't "just a baby", or something that happened "by accident".
Its the fulfillment of a prophecy spoken over us 5 years ago. A breakthrough in our spiritual walk with God and most of all, an answer to so many prayers spoken in faith to God. And we know deep in our hearts that God has perfect and amazing plans for this little being!
Yup, booked my flight tickets to Singapore! Will be there from mid-May to early June! Woo hoo! And we're also planning a short trip to Krabi, the place we were for our honeymoon 5 years ago! Just a short getaway. I'm starting to get stressed about my trip to Singapore already, with people wanting me to make appointments to meet up with them, even before I'm there!
So yeah, I definitely need some peace and quiet in Krabi, away from the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan city like Singapore.
And just so you know what awaits us in Krabi....
In a fresh water spring
On a boat to go snorkelling
In our favourite resort - The Cliff, where they use water without chlorine.
We look forward to this time of couple-ness! Our last major holiday before Baby Beanie comes!