So this is what made my husband’s eyes watery. The moment the USG device touched the lower part of my tummy, that little sack is there, nice and round. There’s not much yet to see inside of it, as it is only as big as a sesame seed, but it was enough to excite both of us, that hubby changed his profile and announced that “wifey’s pregnant”. I was going to announce it to our immediate family, as it is just a natural thing to do. However, I was going to announce to my friends and everyone else after my second visit to the doctors, which is around 10 weeks, when I know the baby is there for sure, and the baby is growing. They say that the first trimester is the critical and the risk of miscarriage is higher than the other trimesters.
But, it seems that everyone is sharing our happiness and there is no way to move forward and think positive that baby is going to grow healthy!
Being 6 weeks pregnant and growing is aahh-maayy-ziiinngg! Never thought I’d love it, but I do. And I still can’t believe that I am pregnant. So I’m definitely asking my mum, mothers and future mommies for any tips and of course. With the help of our cyber friend Google, I typed “Pregnancy” and one website that has helped me and hubby understand pregnancy is http://www.babycenter.com. It’s got everything you need or want to know about pregnancy, week by week; and what I love most about is that they have a 3D animation of the pregnancy growth from the fertilization to the labor and birth. I think I’ve watched it over and over and I’m still mesmerized by how baby grows efficiently in the womb.
So, after asking around mum, mothers, friends and website, here is what I have learned during my 6 weeks pregnant:
1. I’m not going to eat in large chunks. But rather eating small portions frequently. This new eating habit, is somewhat difficult, as sometimes I do not know when to stop munching. I am getting the hang of it now, as my body is sending off signal (like, nausea) if I eat too much, so I try to stop after a while eating and to digest whether I still want more or not. I’m not going to stay or let myself hungry, but I will eat frequently in small portions.
2. Minimize instant and junk foods. So all those instant cup noodles, I give it to my husband for his midnight snack. I went to the groceries yesterday and bought raisins, apples, a pear, seedless dark grapes that I looove so much, cheese strings that I’m starting to love, salty crisps for a little indulgence, yogurt and whole bran cereal. I can’t tell you how proud I am, these small steps, I hope will make a big impact on the baby’s health.
3. Forgive myself and start living healthy. Before I knew I was 6 weeks pregnant, I was smoking and drinking occasionally. If I keep looking back, I would probably regret it, but there’s no time for that, and all that matters is how I’m going to have to make it up. So I have stopped smoking completely and will refrain myself to drinking and staying up late.
4. I won’t force myself to go the extra mile at work or at home. I will try to relax more often and rest whenever I can.
5. I need a bellyband, for my growing belly. Yes, some pants (meaning ALL) are very tight and starting to get uncomfortable. Thank God a friend of mine sells them and I can’t wait till it arrives in the mail.
6. Have fun and be thankful. For everything God has given.
There you go, 6 things I learned about being 6 weeks pregnant. My next appointment is on the 2nd February 2012, and by then I will (hopefully & fingers crossed) be ten weeks pregnant. Can’t wait to see baby growing inside.