pregnancy report #1

i start my 9th week of pregnancy today and i have nothing to report.

oh, wait. there *is* one thing: alvin and i saw our six-week-plus-old embryo’s black and white heart flutter on the ultrasound screen. we celebrated by driving to marben’s canteen and attacking a giant bowl of bulalo.

i have to say, being pregnant isn’t how i imagined it would be. i envisioned dramatic spells of fainting, vomiting into stark white bathroom sinks, lying on the bed propped up by plump pillows, my face pale from the sacrifice motherhood demands.

instead, my everydays have been very normal. no fainting, no vomiting. well, i *am* a little pale but nowhere near the striking pallor i was hoping for. oh, and there is a bit of queasiness from time to time, but i feel like i’m scraping the bottom of the barrel here, desperately looking for ways to fit in with the rest of them normal pregnant women.

i feel so un-pregnant i sometimes wonder if somebody somewhere made a mistake in the diagnosis. then i remember the black and white heart flickering on the screen. surely, they couldn’t have mistaken the random flickering edge of an internal organ for an embryo’s heart, could they?

well, my breasts have been growing bigger, so that’s something.


5 Comments on “pregnancy report #1”

  1. Jing Racelis says:

    Haha. Lalaki ka din Jona. Be patient. 😀

  2. BSunio says:

    Just enjoy it! Be thankful you do not have vomiting! I had it for 3 months with Marissa, had cravings of grape minutemaid punch and yellow cheese popcorn? I ate an entire bag of popcorn then read later that pregnant women are not suppose to eat certain dye colors of foods while pregnant! Too late the yellow dye in the cheese popcorn was suppose to be bad for me! Didn’t eat anymore afte that. She didnt look like a Smurf because of all the grape juice either 🙂 Jessica was pretty easy, had a 15 minute labor with that one!! Once you feel the baby fluttering in your belly, Wow! What an awesome feeling!!! 🙂 take care and God bless 🙂

    • jona. says:

      ‘She didnt look like a Smurf because of all the grape juice either ‘

      hahaha! see?! i won’t have funny stories like that! i do want the 15-minute labor though, hehe.

      but yes, i do know that i should be grateful i have it easy (so far), still it would be nice to feel just a bit pregnant while actually being pregnant. 🙂

  3. Jepoy says:

    You absolutely lucked out, Nellie! 🙂 I stayed horizontal the whole time!

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