So by now you all know that I’m pregnant with my second child. Yes, after all the setbacks we’ve experienced in Singapore, good news awaited us when we got home. I found out I was pregnant a day after we were home but didn’t announce it up until I had my first check up five days after we found out. I think I’m more paranoid compared to my pregnancy with Gabbie because although we were planning a second baby this year, we didn’t know it’ll come sooner than we expected. I even packed tons of napkin during our trip because I was expecting my period then (okay, too much information but then that’s reality). I even rode a roller coaster, drank wine, was on antibiotics (for my sty) over the holidays because I thought my monthly visit was right on time, only to find out that those “spotting” moments were from the fact that I’m already in my early pregnancy.
So I’d like to share with you all what pregnancy is all about, well at least for me. I wasn’t blogging then when I was pregnant with G. Believe me even if I had a blog then, I wouldn’t be blogging as much as the first three months of my pregnancy because I was in constant battle between cramps and
morning all day sickness plus I was sleepy the entire day.
My pregnancy with G and my pregnancy with the second baby (which I’m hoping is a baby boy) are quite the same yet different at the same time. I both had morning sickness, but much worse during my pregnancy with G. I had to be on bed rest for both pregnancies because of a subchronic hemorrhage thus spotting was present. I was more scared with this pregnancy for my spotting was more frequent, also the fact that I did a lot of prohibited things (as mentioned above). Pregnancy symptoms such as heartburn, cramps, morning sickness, swelling of the breast, nausea, headache were present in both pregnancy but everything’s more tolerable. Maybe because I was bracing myself for the worse just like what happened on my first pregnancy.
Aside for the usual pregnancy symptoms which I find more manageable than before, the biggest challenge for me now is to simultaneously take care of a toddler, be a homemaker, a wife, a blogger and a pregnant woman all at the same time. I am less sensitive despite my pregnancy still being sensitive. Maybe because it’s my motherly instinct kicking in, that I have to be okay for Gabbie and the baby for no one else can help me but myself (did I mention I’m still helpless?).
Ah motherhood. Such a beautiful thing yet under the happiness and joy of carrying another human being for nine months comes the anxiety, the pressure and the stress which can put a toll on all mothers. It may look easy, we may look effortless, blooming but most of the time we’re tired, restless and lack sleep.
So I’ll be adding a subcategory on my blog that tackles about pregnancy. I hope that my posts under this category may help and inspire other pregnant women out there who may feel overwhelmed. I know that our families will always be supportive of us especially our husbands but they can only do so much to comfort us and make us feel pretty despite looking and feeling like crap while carrying their unborn son/ daughter for nine months. So allow me to share my worries, my dreams and my feelings for the next six months (oh please Lord, give me the strength to blog after I gave birth).
For now, please pray for me and my baby to stay healthy for the next six months. As I will include other pregnant women out there in my daily prayers.
’til the next pregnancy update.