I am joining again Mommy Chris and other moms in friday’s Mommy Moments. Today’s theme is “Preggy Days.” Here it goes 🙂
Last year, I got pregnant by my boyfriend then of 2 years. We were a bit shocked at first because it was all unplanned. We were both not ready for the “responsiblities” the pregnancy entails. Although we’re both working, we did not have savings yet and the possibility of getting married was far from our minds. In short, we were just having a grand time being together and just having fun going to places and exploring new things. God has differrent plans for us, I guess.
I could remember how delighted OMH (ohmyhubby) and I were when we saw for the first time OMB (ohmybaby) moved his fist during an ultrasound. I didn’t even know how to look at him in the monitor, where was his head and where was his bottom, due to lack of imagination I guess.
The pregnant me continued to gain weight as months passed by. The more my belly got bigger, the greater excitement we felt. My first trimester was fantastic. I did not have the so-called “morning sickness”; no vomitting and no nausea.
preggy at 4 mos
Thankfully to God, the second and third trimester went by as wonderful as the first trimester.
preggy at 6 mos
My only problem was the pain in my pelvic area; every time I would move my legs, even when I put on my underwear, I felt an excruciating pain in that particular area. This occurred when I was nearing my 9th month. My OB-GYNE told me that it was due to the pressure of baby’s weight on my pelvic and also due to hormonal changes. I also had leg cramps for some days. But these things really did not bother me. What was worst for me was the melanin (over)production in my face, neck, underarms… wait come to think of it, I felt ugly because my whole body was so so dark! What happens to pregnancy glow supposedly to happen in all pregnant women? I guess, I was an exemption to the rule. Oh well!
so preggy at 9 mos
About 2 weeks before my due date, while I was at home munching on my second ensaymada, I felt a mild pain around my lower back down to my bottom. It was so mild that I thought I was just having Braxton Hicks. Then suddenly when I was about to stand up to get a glass of water, a small amount of “urine” (my water bag had broken,apparently) trickled. That was the time that I panicked a bit. I called my OB-GYNE about it. She said I need to go to the hospital as soon as possible. I callep up OMB in his office and told him I’m going to the hospital for an emergency checkup. At that time, a stubborn me thought that this was only a false alarm. I was elatedly wrong!
I went through a labor for only about 2 hours because I was losing amniotic fluid already. Otherwise, a dry labor would endanger my life as well as my baby’s life. So, at aroung 8:45, I delievered OMB via a C-section. Oh! It was my life’s greatest turning point, my life’s greatest achievement.
Pregnancy changes my view about women; we are tougher than men, ladies! Pregnancy made me realize that God indeed is magnificent for He made a woman’s body a vessel for another life. Pregnancy is indeed a journey, the most wonderful journey that any woman could ever travail. It is our gateway to more things, fantastic things to come.
With that, I want to impart this saying from an unknown author, “Pregnancy is a journey. At the end, a woman gives birth not only to a baby, but also to her own identity as a mother.”
To all pregnant moms, happy journey!
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