Helluuuuuu! Yes, thaaat’s right!
Alhamdulillah, all praises be to Allah, and God willing in some months time Chemps and Pomelo will be getting a sibling! Much awaited by Chemps who had been asking for a sibling for about two years now, ahahahah
Overjoyed, completely overjoyed and thankful. That’s how our little family feels. But of course, as with my previous pregnancies, this comes complete with its side effects.
It’s been such a ride on the hormonal section for me. Morning sickness came with the works. I had quite a lot planned, with my Coway activities picking up again, Party Fluff orders moving steadily and being able to comfortably juggle the kids as they settled into a good daily school and activities routine when suddenly BAM! Morning sickness hits me like a tonne of bricks.
Bluek. Like. Literally bluek.
For the past few months I had been down with major morning sickness. Migraines, nausea, vomit fest, fatigue, bloating, lack of appetite, and not forgetting that awful weird metallic icky taste in your mouth that wouldn’t go away no matter what you did, I had to endure them all on a daily basis. Oh, also, motion sickness! Da heck. Any fast or basically major movements would send me hurling out the window (or room, or bedside, whatever). When I drove the car, I’d be puking at every traffic stop. It was just terrible. All that while trying to still get my daily routine going. I could barely function properly.
The only window of time in a day when I felt a bit ok to rush around doing my stuff was between 7am to 1pm. Barely just enough time to settle the kids at school. After that I’m just a wreck. The rest of the day would be spent either on the bed with an icepack on my head, or in the toilet with my face over the toilet bowl. Not pretty.
I had to cancel all after-school activities for Chemps and Pomelo, and they’re left with no choice but to entertain themselves by watching their mom flat on the bed looking pale and miserable. Pomelo has even perfected his art of mimicking my vomit sessions, complete with gagging sounds and bending over motions. Thanks son.
Now that I’m almost coming into 20 weeks of pregnancy, a majority of the morning sickness (dan yang sewaktu dengannya) is gone, although I’m still gagging and puking on a daily basis. More manageable though, so I’m quite thankful that it is slowly but surely going away (if only there was a fast forward button).
Anyway, with things finally getting back to normal (if you can call it that), I’m finally able to pick up where I left off. Kicking off my Coway activities into full gear (so if you need Coway water purifiers just give me a buzz!), disgruntled Party Fluff customers would be comforted to know that their items will continue to be in progress (so sorry!), kids have their after school activities once again, and oh look! This blog finally has a new post! *crowd goes wild*
So that’s my story so far. Dramatic much but with a beautiful blessed reason behind it 🙂
May Allah continue to bless me with good health and strength to get through the rest of this incredible journey smoothly, amin!