One of the best things that could happen to a woman is birthing another human. Every pregnancy is different and I believe my pregnancy experience was the best I would have wished for. I was barely ill, no swollen feet and face, not high risk, no excess weight gain even with the least exercise, I must say I’m really grateful to God. I have a lot to say but for now I’d simply answer some pregnancy tag questions I’ve seen around, it’s a fun way of starting this pregnancy talk, more details would be in the birth story. So let’s get into the nitty gritty of this post, shall we?
How and when did you find out you were pregnant?
I found out at two weeks. I suspected being pregnant after I missed my monthly visitor so I got a test strip and performed the test myself. It came out positive.
How did you feel?
I was shocked at first, I didn’t expect a positive result as I wasn’t mentally ready for all the changes that comes with pregnancy. Just after I had absorbed the shock, I became happy, you know that feeling of “so a baby will grow in me!!”
How and when did you tell your partner?
Immediately!! I couldn’t keep it to myself self.
Is this your first child? Do you want more kids?
Yes this is my first, I would love to have more, two maybe. I’d be glad if I can have a set of twins so I wouldn’t have to go through the journey of pregnancy over and over again.
How long did you wait before sharing the news with friends and family?
A couple of weeks and my little secret was out. I suck at keeping beautiful secrets to myself. They’d eventually know so why keep it for so long? It was however funny when I was bent on not letting other people know I was expecting a baby. I was trying to avoid that look of “haa so you’ve started doing bad thing” *lol*
What sex did you want?
I wanted a male. I’m the first child in my home and I didn’t have that elder brother figure so I wanted my girl(s) to have one. Hubs wanted a male too because he’s an only son. When the ultrasound scan result predicted otherwise, I was happy still because I would have a little me to twin with.
Was it difficult to pick a name?
No it wasn’t.
What foods did you crave?
So many depending on my mood and the stage of my pregnancy. In the first trimester it was pepper soup, it didn’t matter if it was catfish or goat meat as long as it was hot and spicy. In the second trimester it was cake and ice-cream, I tried my best to resist the urge but I couldn’t. I had ice-cream once but didn’t eat cake at all. In the third trimester I craved carrot a lot. I ate a variety of fruits depending on my mood. I told you that in this post.
How much weight did you gain?
I gained a total of 6kg. Impressive I must say.
How much weight do you plan to lose after birth?
I plan to loose atleast 10 kg.
When did your normal clothes get tight? How much maternity clothes did you buy?
I didn’t buy any maternity clothes. I simply transitioned from my tight clothes to loose fitting ones.
What was the best part of being pregnant?
Feeling my baby’s kicks, somersaults and hiccups oh so heavenly. I wouldn’t trade that feeling for anything, it so beautiful.
What was the worst part of being pregnant?
The worst would be feeling nauseous at the earlier stage of pregnancy urrgh!! and feeling weak and bloated (more like feeling big). Apart from that, I had an amazing pregnancy.
Who was with you during labour?
Everybody *lol* My mom and dad, hubs, his mom and dad. It was such an emotional moment for us all. They wouldn’t leave me alone for a second, they wished they could bear some of the pain because it was excruciating!!
When did your baby arrive?
She arrived when she was ready to greet the world.
Did you have a C-section?
I personally don’t like this question because I don’t think it’s important, maybe it’s just me. I think what’s important is mother and child are fine and doing well.
Will you make your own baby food?
I’m not sure yet but I’ll try.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed answering these pregnancy tag questions. Hopefully I’ll get to write the birth story soon, don’t call me lazy I’m just revelling in the moment. I just want to continue with my daily routine of caring for my angel, looking deep into her eyes when she’s awake and watching her when she’s sleeping before she grows up and I won’t be able to do these things again.
Until next time my darlings, live happily always!