so this is going to be a long post as i'm going to compile the first trimester into one post hehz...
Oh yes, it's a big fat positive!! but that's like after I've used to strip for the 3rd time haha...
Reason for drafting this and posting only now is pretty obvious eh, most people do not announce their pregnancy till they've safely entered the 2nd trimester so if you see this post, it means i've safely entered the 2nd trimester.
Do to the high risk of miscarriage these days, like 1 in 5 pregnancy end up with a miscarriage, most people choose not to share the news too soon, for Chinese some call it pantang but for the modernized society I think it's more of a getting everybody excited about it and building that expectation in everyone and if *touch wood* anything goes wrong, people will insensitively ask "so what happen to the baby" if they still see no baby after 9 months...
Losing a baby is definitely not something a mummy to be wants to be reminded of, let alone having to explain to everyone else about it?
So i'd do it the safe way, haha. Most of our close friends are aware by now.
It's not easy to hide it from people who observe the change in your daily habits too.
Pregnancy test kit works by detecting the HCG level in your urine, as pregnancy progress, the level of HCG increases and the line appearing in the pregnancy test kit become darker too..
so when i first test, the line is sooooooooooo faint that you can barely see it..
See how the colour darken over the weeks..
and oh yea we have not fully settled into reality yet as it was our first official try during our honeymoon in Taiwan and little did we expect to hit the jackpot during our first try, how lucky we are...
oh ya i'm into my 8 weeks now as i'm drafting this, morning sickness come and go but ever since i'm preggie and having symptoms, this has been my best friend..
Not sure why the photo end up like that even though i've rotated it..grrr...
anyway this is the best invention ever! as certain smell make me gag easily, all i need is to take a whiff...phewzzz...
baby seems to love apples and beef by far..hee..i've also ballooned up quite abit and look so bloated..
the coffee i used to loved seemed to make me gag as well so whenever i smell coffee in office...aarghhhhh....
Spotting during early pregnancy
I've read that actually no spotting is considered normal during pregnancy it's just that it is pretty common and to have an ease of mind, it's still better to see your gynae. Well not that there's much a gynae can do during the first trimester cos the most common causes of miscarriage at this point is due to chromosomes incompatibility in the pregnancy which may cause the foetus to not form and progress properly.
So at this point in time, most gynaes will prescribe a hormone pill for you, in my case it's Utrogestan,which is to increase the level of hormones in your body that your womb will need to hold the baby.
Also they will give you couple of days of MC so that you can have as much bed rest as possible.
I'm not sure if those help i was spotting for 2 weeks+ before it came to a stop and 1 week later, the spotting came back for another 3 days.
The good news is, we went for another scan at 6 weeks and there, we see our bb's hearbeat for the very first time! it's so amazing, i've heard that when you can see the heartbeat, your risk of miscarriage lowered by another 5% woohooo.
I'm at 9 weeks now, looking forward to our next gynae appointment next friday where i'll be 10 weeks!
3 more weeks before the end of first trimester.
I still consider myself lucky though i experience morning sickness but i should call it bearable and it doesnt last for long.
It was worse when I'm in week 5-6 where you just get turned off the moment you smell cooked food. i ended up eating lots of junk food and instant noodle that week. haiz..
I gag most of the time by puke only couple of times especially after eating home-cook food. =(
but on a brighter side, i was on mc most of this time so i'm able to break my meals into smaller portion and eat a little through out the day.
The morning sickness somehow went completely away in Week 7-8 where my appetite grew! just when i was about to enjoy it, it's back here again now at week 9.
Wasn't as bad as the one i experience in week 5-6 but still the feeling of bloatedness and occasionally wanting to puke still sucks.
I can't eat very much now without feeling bloated and wanting to puke.
the only thing that i love now is all the sweets and fruits! omg fruits are like the only food i feel best after eating them...