Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same. – Catherine Jones
So a grand adventure is about to begin. If marriage was the first chapter of my new life then pregnancy is the second one. I am 16 weeks pregnant today and it wasn’t easy. Honesty I felt drained physically and emotionally. But support from my husband is helping me though at times even he loses his cool. And yes I have fallen for him even more than before. I always imagined writing letters to my baby so that he/she knows what I went through and why I made some choices that were important for us. This is how the story started.
- January 2016 (First Month) : I din’t know anything at this time. Infact on 18th Jan we had a family function and I was dancing freely without realizing any changes in my body.
- February 2016 (Second Month) : When my period date was 8 days late I thought of getting the pregnancy test kit. On 12th Feb in the morning around 9:30 a.m. I did the test and it came out to be positive. At first I couldn’t believe it. I had mixed feelings happy, excited, scared and so much more. On 16th Feb I visited Dr. Seema Sharma who confirmed it and I was more confident that a new life has started budding inside me. She told me to take Folic acid tablets and I instantly limited my intake of tea, coffee. On 22nd Feb I saw my baby for the first time. We both had tears in our eyes seeing the little heart beat on the screen. Signed up on BabyCenter and made Google my friend for searching about everything and anything on Pregnancy.
- March 2016 (Third Month) : I started feeling physically tired so made a habit of taking a nap in the afternoon. Though no signs of morning sickness but went through stress, restlessness and mood swings. On 20th March I had NT/NB Ultrasound + Double Marker. The reports were normal but the 3D image of the baby left me amazed for many days. I tried to keep my diet as good as possible including almonds, fruit juice, curd, milk, eggs etc but my liking for non vegetarian food decreased. Bought two pregnancy books from Amazon.in – Passport to a healthy pregnancy and Your pregnancy week by week. Initially I had craving for chocolate everyday but reduced the intake to avoid Gestational diabetes.
- April 2016 (Fourth Month) : Stopped having Folic Acid tablets and started Calcium, Vitamin Tablets as advised by my doctor. She also prescribed medicines for BP and Cholesterol. For the 1st time in my life I had no regret for gaining so much weight. Packed my old clothes as I don’t fit into them anymore. Also planning for a babymoon soon.
I don’t know whether I will be able to do everything for the baby but I promise to try as hard as I could. Irrespective of a boy or girl, fair or dark, I just want my baby to be healthy, happy and free from troubles of life.! God bless all 🙂