Saturday, July 05, 2008

11 Weeks and Counting

I'll be starting the 11th week of my pregnancy next week. The nausea is still there. Just an hour ago, I threw up my dinner of soup and a few grapes. I was already feeling nauseous before dinner so I didn't eat too much. Good thing though as it did not make throwing up too much painful as I only consumed liquids.

Leo was quite alarmed at the color though when he saw our toilet. It was violet and orange! He thought I was having some sort of internal bleeding. If I could laugh, I would've doubled over but taking pity on him, between the hurlings I told him it was due to the grapes and Tropicana. That somehow calmed him a bit and he cleaned up after me and made sure I drank water.

Weirdly enough, I felt much better. Since I knew I have to eat something, I asked for a Big Mac and he had it delivered from McDonald's. I hated the smell of fries though so he ate that.

Speaking of which, a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't bear the smell of vinegar. When I had dinner, our lanai smelled as if something was rotting! I looked around and traced it from the vinegar. I had Leo smell it and he said it didn't smell different. I only managed to tolerate the smell, thank God, after a week of misery. I love the sour taste of vinegar and not being able to use it as a sauce would be sadenning.

I'm starting to show though .Actually when I wake up in the morning, my stomach is not that big but once I start eating, I really expand. I can now fully see the scar from my laparoscopy on my belly button. I'm starting to rub Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion on my tummy to hopefully minimize the stretchmarks. I'll be visiting my doctor on Friday to check on my blood test results. I really do pray that my blood sugar is still normal.

Just another four more weeks and I'll be done with my first trimester (tama ba ang bilang ko?). People are saying that the second trimester is the best period of a mother's pregnancy. I am so looking forward to that.


Norrie Blackeby said...

So I assume you do not eat chicharon? I mean chicharon without vinegar is unthinkable! By the way show us a photo of your new car.

JC Sobejana said...

yap, your first trimester would end after 4weeks. soon you'll finally feel the honeymoon of pregnancy which is the 2nd trimester. just look forward on that.

hey, if you feel like vomiting don't even think you'll gonna vomit. divert your attention. it works,,,it happened to me. take care!

jennie smith said...

Your nauseous feeling will soon be over. Hang in there.

Aileen Apolo said...

I had it bad as well when I was preggy with Miggy, but I didn't have morning sickness, I had it at night! And I hated the smell of siomai! Gwarrr!!! It took me a couple of years before I could eat siomai again. Don't worry! It'll be over soon since you're at the end of the first trimester. You'll just wake up one day and you'll be feeling great. Ingat ka.

Nonie David Carluen said...

so did I! it started about 4:00 in the afternoon. i used to eat a massive breakfast because i was very hungry when i woke up.

Nonie David Carluen said...

although pregnancy is a condition necessary for reproduction - i personally think that the duration of the whole event is very uncomfortable. i am sharing this in case your feeling of well being is challenged throughout your pregnancy.

Sunshine Sangalang said...

my consolation is that Leo has been very supportive through it all. everytime he would hear me throwing up the bathroom, he would immediately get up even if he's half asleep and rub my back. kahit nagduduwal lang ako, tatayo yan. hindi ko na kailangang magpa-awa effect. nagugulat na nga lang ako kasi biglang tatakbo siya sa banyo para tingnan kung ok ako.
and then after throwing up, i'd go on a pity party and start crying, he would hug me and tell me na kaya ko to and it would be over soon.