28 Oct 2015:
Finally in week 13, when risk of miscarriage will drop significantly. Morning sickness is also slowly leaving me, hence giving me more energy. I joined a chat group for May 2016 Mummies, and some mummies said that their morning sickness went away for a while and came back full blown again. Some even had it till the day they give birth. Hearing all these makes me super worried because I don’t want my morning sickness to come back. I think stopping at week 12 is better.
As the day goes by, waking up in the morning gets less torturing. It progressed from “omg, why am I awake?? Burp-burp-retch. Stomach flipped upside down and contract to its minimum size. Head spinning, nose blocking, and bladder bursting” to “omg, why am I awake again?? Burp-burp-burp-burp-burp-retch. Slight dizziness, nose still blocked, bladder bursting and stomach contracting” to “oh I am awake. Burp-burp. Slight drowsiness, nose stuffy, sinus kicks in (thanks to the bloody haze), bladder bursting, stomach feels gastric” to “I am awake, so sleepy. Sinus kicks in (bloody haze still there), bladder bursting, stomach feels gastric” to finally, “I am awake, must pee NOW! Sinus kicks in, stomach feels gastric, must feed now!”
As the uterus expands with the baby growing rapidly, my bladder has lesser space to expand now. I have to wake up twice in the night just to pee. I tried to skip a peeing session but I failed. Even clearing the bladder before I sleep doesn’t help.
I also can’t sleep on my back for Long now. The weight of the uterus makes it feels uncomfortable. I have to alternate between the left and right sleeping posture and now my lower back aches. When I lie on my back, I can feel the round uterus on my lower abdomen. It now bulges out like there is a grapefruit underneath the belly. Sometimes it moves to the right, sometimes left and sometimes nearer to the belly button. It’s now hard to locate the baby heartbeat using the Doppler that I bought. All I hear is my own heartbeat and it sends me to panic mode. So afraid that the baby no longer has heartbeat.
Food wise, my appetite is better. I have to feed every 4 hours. No oily food for me as my stomach still can’t process them well and I will feel terrible. Therefore, no chicken rice, Nasi lemak, Char Kway Tiao, etc. No garlic, onions, beans, and food that produces gas, otherwise I will burp to death.
I will be going for a short trip to Taiwan on week 14. This trip was booked way before I was pregnant. Hopefully I will be physically fit enough to enjoy it. Right after that I will have to monitor the sites in Taiwan again. So that’s 2 weeks of travelling for me. Dear baby, please cooperate with mummy!
I have been hanging out at auntie’s house frequently because she cooks nice food and cares for me. She said that her Husband wasn’t there when she gave birth to Cousin and only managed to see her after 1 week. Upon hearing this, I glared at Dear and told him if he were to be absent during labor, he shall be called “Uncle Darren” instead of “Daddy”.