The Preggo Points

At 4 months and a week now, I jotted down things that pregnancy has brought me. When does a smile come in and when does a cringe happen. Here goes:

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Smile

– Hubby waking me up with a kiss on the forehead followed by another on the tummy.

– Hubby actually remembering (without reminders!) and making me hot chocolate in ย the morning, cutting and packing fruits for lunch dessert, lovingly hiding cookies and other snacks in my carry bag for office hungry hours.

– The extra attention from friends and cousins. Expected to do the least and pampered the most – bliss! ๐Ÿ˜€

– The wide range of maternity clothing options and a long day of shopping for them in the mall.

– An impromptu visit to the Ice cream shop late in the night for a ย No-Guilt-Ice-Cream-loaded-with-chocolate-chips-and-roasted-nuts. What calories? ย The doc wants me to have lotsa milk products, fruits and nuts ๐Ÿ˜‰

– Appa Amma and the in-laws checking on me every day and reminding Hubby to be nice to me…every single time! Hehehe.

– The caring enquiries about what I am craving for and actually having some of ย them cooked and brought home by awesome friends and relatives here.

– Telling out to an unsuspecting (or so I think) acquaintance or colleague that ‘I am having a baby!’ and watching their face bloom into a happy smile followed by a hearty hug.

– Just lying down on the bed and softly moving my hands over the bulging tummy and imaging what s/he is up to ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cringe

– Waking up every morning feeling heavier than the day before.

– Mid night trips to the loo. The bladder wins over sleepy eyes and tired head, every single time. Arrgh!

– Frequent throbbing head aches which are manageable, but annoying nevertheless. ย They don’t need a reason nor an invitation (of course!).

– Dressing up ( to the office, a casual get together or a grand party ) means sitting and staring at those nice looking ‘before’ clothes in the wardrobe and ย feeling depressed at how big you have gotten for any of them now. Sigh!

– The sex, or the lack of it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The first 3 months was a total dry spell, thanks to ย the doc who wanted us to ‘take it easy’ because she saw some unexpected fluid outside the sac in my uterus. It’s well over the 4th month now and we have had interesting nights for not more than 2 times hence. What is with the hubby acting with all care and affection in bed when I would really appreciate some love and action!

– The hands-tied-down feeling when I am not able to go dandia dancing on navarathri nights, go river rafting on a weekend trip, go biking or running when I ย feel like it, go on any more adventurous vacation for some time to come. I know, I ย can still take up any/all of these. Many do. But, my history with pregnancy added with the paranoid advices and suggestions from everybody who cares, has actually ย tied me up. I stay satisfied with long walks, leisurely non adventure trips, ย some lucky days at the riverside strolling barefoot on the wet pebbles.

– Enquiring and advising is all fine. But, I really DO NOT want unsolicited suggestions and tips from few of those nosy women who think they are the gurus of it all ย since they have had one or two kids. Each woman is different and please understand ย that I cannot be you and do exactly what you ate, said or did.

– My list of food cravings is short, very short. The first line says ‘Fruits’, ย second says ‘Any dish tangy and spicy’ and the last line ( in big bold letters) ย says ‘Amma’s hand cooked meals’. Enough said. I miss my Amma ( yes Appa too) so very much….come to me soooooon ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

– The thought of the D-day when I will go into labor..the hysterical pain, the crying. I can almost imagine it and tears of fear swell up. Billions have gone through it, so what big deal with me now, you ask? I have not been in any of their shoes and have only heard stories from people…in fact witnessed one closely.My daily prayers involve pleading to the Gods to make it all right..give me enough strength for a safe and normal delivery.Enough strength to look at my baby and hold it close with a smile..before passing out from exhaustion maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I realize that the pluses totally outweigh the minuses when it comes to the final result. I can’t wait to hold that warm little wrapped bundle in my arms with two rosy cheeks and a pair of twinkling eyes peeping out curiously ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, Happy Dussehra to all those who celebrate. Be good and have fun!

Will bring you latest updates from the doc’s room in a few weeks. Maybe.. just maybe… I will have an announcement – BOY or GIRL ! ๐Ÿ˜€

Watch this space ๐Ÿ˜‰

At 4 months and a week now, I jotted down things that pregnancy has brought me. When does a smile come in and when does a cringe happen. Here goes:
——————————
Smile
– Hubby waking me up with a kiss on the forehead followed by another on the tummy.
– Hubby actually remembering (without reminders!) and making me hot milk chocolate in ย the morning, fruits cut and packed for lunch dessert, cookies and other snacks lovingly packed and hidden in my carry bag for office hungry hours.
– The extra attention I receive from friends and cousins. Expected to do the least and pampered the most – bliss! ๐Ÿ˜€
– The wide range of maternity clothing options and a long day of shopping for them in the mall.
– An impromptu visit to the Ice cream shop late in the night for a ย No-Guilt-Ice-Cream-loaded-with-chocolate-chips-and-roasted-nuts. What calories? ย The doc wants me to have lotsa milk products, fruits and nuts ๐Ÿ˜‰
– Appa Amma and the in-laws checking on me every day and reminding Hubby to be nice to me…every single time! Hehehe.
– The caring enquiries about what I am craving for and actually having some of ย them cooked and brought home by awesome friends and relatives here.
– Telling out to an unsuspecting ( or so I think) acquaintance or colleague that ย ‘I am having a baby!’. and watching their face bloom into a happy smile followed by a hearty hug.
– Just lying down on the bed and softly moving my hands over the bulging tummy and imaging what s/he is up to ๐Ÿ™‚
———————–
Cringe
– Waking up every morning feeling heavier than the day before.
– Mid night trips to the loo. The bladder wins over sleepy eyes and tired head, every single time. Arrgh!
– Frequent throbbing head aches which are manageable, but annoying nevertheless. ย They don’t need a reason nor an invitation (of course!).
– Dressing up ( to the office, a casual get together or a grand party ) means sitting and staring at those nice looking ‘before’ clothes in the wardrobe and ย feeling depressed at how big you have gotten for any of them now. Sigh!
– The sex, or the lack of it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The first 3 months was a total dry spell, thanks to ย the doc who wanted us to ‘take it easy’ because she saw some unexpected fluid outside the sac in my uterus. It’s well over the 4th month now and we have had interesting nights for not more than 2 times hence. What is with the hubby acting with all care and affection in bed when I would really appreciate some love and action!
– The hands-tied-down feeling when I am not able to go dandia dancing on navarathri nights, go river rafting on a weekend trip, go biking or running when I ย feel like it, go on any more adventurous vacation for some time to come. I know, I ย can still take up any/all of these. Many do. But, my history with pregnancy added with the paranoid advices and suggestions from everybody who cares, has actually ย tied me up. I stay satisfied with long walks, leisurely non adventure trips, ย some lucky days at the riverside strolling barefoot on the wet pebbles.
– Enquiring and advising is all fine. But, I really DO NOT want unsolicited ย suggestions and tips from those few women who think they are the gurus of it all ย since they have had one or two kids. Each woman is different and please understand ย that I cannot be you and do exactly what you ate, said or did.
– My list of food cravings is short, very short. The first line says ‘fruits’, ย second says ‘any dish tangy and spicy’ and the last line ( in big bold letters) ย says ‘Amma’s hand cooked meals’. Enough said. I miss my Amma ( yes Appa too) so ย very much….come to me soooooon ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
– The thought of the D-day when I will go into labor..the hysterical pain, the ย crying. I can almost imagine it and tears of fear swell up. Billions have gone through it, so what big deal with me now? I have not been in any of their shoes and have only heard stories from people…in fact witnessed one closely.My daily prayers involve pleading to the Gods to make it all right….give me enough strength for a safe and normal delivery. Enough strength to look at my baby and hold it close with a smile..before passing out ๐Ÿ˜‰
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I realize that the pluses totally outweigh the minuses when it comes to the final result. I can’t wait to hold that warm little bundle in my arms with two rosy cheeks and a pair of twinkling eyes peeping out curiously ๐Ÿ™‚
By the way, Happy Dussehra to all those who celebrate. Be good and have fun!
Will bring you latest updates from the doc’s room in a few weeks. Maybe.. just maybe… I will have an announcement – BOY or GIRL ! ๐Ÿ˜€
Watch this space ๐Ÿ™‚
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26 Responses to The Preggo Points

  1. Titaxy says:

    :-)…
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    Me: ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. AverageJane says:

    Headaches, why? Take care you two. :
    —————-

    Me: Yeah, donno why the headaches. The doc said it is included in the pregnancy package for some people. Who knew! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Thanks babe..will take care

  3. naween says:

    all the very best ๐Ÿ™‚
    ———
    Me: Thank you Naween ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Dee says:

    LOL at the “no sex part”, u poor thing.. When hubby asks u wat u want next time, tell him!!

    Like u said, the good out weighs the bad.. People say that the initial days are bad, after which it gets good ๐Ÿ™‚

    Even I am super paranoid about going into labor. I keep telling the DH, that if we have kids, I am asking for a C-sec; off course, he laughs at me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Thank u got the update, because I was planning on harassing u for it by this weekend..

    Have fun.. Big hugs!!
    ——————-
    Me: Know what? I actually told him about the no-sex part..and it has been much better since ๐Ÿ˜‰

    C-section is an option..but i dread having a stitch/scar on the tummy forever ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    How about an easy breeezy normal delivery..that IS possible..isn’t it? * hopeful look *

    As for the post..oh yeah..didn’t you know I have telepathic skills to read minds ..especially of my good frens ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Never Mind says:

    Kiss on the tummy sounds soooo cute! I want to do preggers right now just for that!! Like all you guys, the labor pain terrifies me like crzy.
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    Me: Yes, the kiss on the tummy is one of the best parts of my day ๐Ÿ˜€
    Labor pains…:( don’t even mention about it.

    Maybe I’ll just have a miraculous breezy normal delivery with hardly any pain, wat say? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. divz says:

    Looks like you are enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great going!
    I am terrified by the ‘stories’ people tell about labour..although I have a good one for you-
    My friend’s mom was preggi with my friend. She got into labour when she was alone at home. So she walked to the hospital which was across the street and my friend was born in an hour! Her mom says, taking a tooth out would have been worse and more painful!
    So chill ๐Ÿ™‚
    You have a lot of people to pray for you, you’ll be alright ๐Ÿ™‚
    ————–
    Me: Awesome!! I need more people like you with such positive stories to tell ๐Ÿ˜€
    Great relief to know such stories also exist….keeping fingers crossed that mine will be too.

    Thanks loads for the prayers Divs..ummah ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Anamika says:

    awwwwwwwwww

    as someone said above
    the kiss on the tummy makes me think probably time for me to get pregnant ๐Ÿ™‚

    but i know if i give this reason to hubby dear he will say “if u want a kiss on thr tummy i will give one every day .. y do u need to have ababy for that ” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    —————-
    Me: LOL!!! Of Course you can * ask * for a kiss on the tummy without a baby inside too ๐Ÿ˜€
    In fact, I think, your husband will be glad to offer any kiss you ask ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. CA says:

    I just love reading pregnancy updates… brings back fond memories of my pregnant days … enjoy all the pampering ๐Ÿ™‚
    ————-

    Me: Same pinch to you ๐Ÿ˜€

    Much before the pregnancy, I still loved reading about it anytime. Looks like its a natural liking most women have.

    Pampering – yeah, suree!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. snippetsnscribbles says:

    hehehhe….’no sex’ part really made me smile :)))

    And I’m really happy that the husband is doing so much for you. You’re blessed indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

    I soooo cannot wait for the next update!!

    Take care gurl ๐Ÿ™‚
    —————
    Me: The husband has no other option, but to be nice now..isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Believe me..am super excited/anxious about the next update too!!

    I wanna GURL! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. comfortablynam says:

    One word for labor pains..EPIDURAL..I actually slept through most of my labor till I had to push..
    And wait for you 20 week ultrasound..its the cutest.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    ————
    Me: Wow,,sleeping through the labor is the best thing to happen! Donno why people emphasize on natural medication less birth so much. I need to do more homework on epidural thingy.

    Yes! The 20 weeks appointment is fast approaching..and I can’t wait ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Stone says:

    All the best!

    ——-
    Me: Thank you! I need it ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Well…at least you had 2 nights of fun…here it has been a dry spell since day 1 because K is handling me like a delicate piece of china.

    Take care and hurray to nightly guilt free ice creams!
    ————-
    Me: Hahaha!! Delicate piece of China – that’s the exact phrase ๐Ÿ˜›
    Have a straight talk babes..that’s what I did..and it did work ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I have threatened to run away with another man but K seems to be pretty smug that the chances are pretty slim right now. He even offers to tell the other guy that I come with a mortgage, alimony and child support. Sigh!
      —————-
      Me: LOL!! You never fail to make me laugh gurl! ๐Ÿ˜€
      You two are one awesome pair ..you have a great ideas and he has witty comebacks ๐Ÿ˜‰

      For a couple of times I told the hubby about the erotic dreams I had…with ..err…not exactly him starring in it. That was enuf to make him feel threatened and gimme what I was dreaming of ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • AverageJane says:

        Umm.. you two, I just couldn’t resist saying this: It is believed that *action* in the final few days is good for inducing and quickening labor. Just FYI. ๐Ÿ™‚ You will most likely hear about this in the birthing classes.
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        Me: Yeah!Heard of that ‘tip’ before ๐Ÿ˜€
        In fact, there’s a F.R.I.E.N.D.S episode where Rachael is desperate to get into labor and tries the trick.

        That’s a long wait anyway..Hmm ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. revsjoiedevivre says:

    {sniff} i LOVED reading this post. Bless you guys! I love you AHK and that little one inside you and ofcourse ahem, il stop here ๐Ÿ˜‰ but you-know-who! Tell the little one inside you that his/her chithi/chikamma cant wait to meet him/her. I’m so packing my bags as soon as you deliver ๐Ÿ˜€ Take care my dear. Catch you on chat very soon ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Me: Thanks for the ‘blessings’ ( paati :P)…but you know you are one shameless girl right? Trying to Kadaleyfy in public et all..ahem!
    Ok, I’ll mark your words and term you a cheater if I don’t find you here within few days of the paapa’s arrival , seriya? ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. DewdropDream says:

    I hope your delivery is like that of Divz’s friend’s mother! ๐Ÿ™‚

    When are your folks coming to you?

    *hugs*
    ————
    Me: Tere muh mein Ghee -shakkar ..or anythign else you wanna eat babes ๐Ÿ˜€
    Amma is coming in Feb..a month before the due date and Appa will be here few months after that..can’t wait! ๐Ÿ™‚

    {{Hugs back}}

  15. Nu says:

    Hahah.. I liked the candid expression.. And I could imagine what you are going through and what you are enjoying ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aww.. no interesting night and no action…hmm sounds a bit dull..but nevertheless..it’s for the good you see..for that bundle of joy you are waiting for ๐Ÿ™‚

    Will curiously keep watching this space for more ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Nu says:

    Though I’m not a mother yet nor pregnant..your experience made me feel so much close to being pregnant myself !

    The words are so so real.. you are a great writer !
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    You really made my day with this comment Nu!! Am beaming and grinning ๐Ÿ˜€
    If a non-preggie girl can relate to what I am talking..then I am super pleased!

  17. Anu says:

    hey, good going AHK! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Take care and keep giving us regular updates. I’ll pray for a breezy normal delivery for you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    —————
    Me: Yes..yes..need those exact wishes. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Rani says:

    All sounds good. Have a happy pregnancy babe ๐Ÿ™‚
    My didi is expecting too.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    ———–

    Me: Yeah, figured that out from your posts where you mention of your sis with a round tummy ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best wishes to her!

  19. Abha says:

    awwww! totally cute!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    have fun girl!

    hugs

    ——-
    Me: Thanks!

    {{HUgs back}}

  20. Never Mind says:

    How you doing? Update soon ya…

  21. snippetsnscribbles says:

    update update update…I cant wait ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. A! says:

    New reader here.
    Mazel Tov!
    And all best!
    ————–
    Me: Thank you ! Keep coming ๐Ÿ™‚

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