Still Alive & Surviving

I have been slacking in my blog post.  Who would have known that being sick every waking second for months on end can suck the life out of you?
I can't remember when was the last time I had food poisoning nor much about what it was like throwing up, but come to think of it, I think food poisoning is better because as long as you don't eat, you don't throw up.  In the case of pregnancy, you don't eat, you feel like you are going to die, when you do eat, you have to muster all the energy and willpower you could possibly gather (of what is left, that is) to retain the food you just ate so you don't have to start back at square one, that is finding what to eat and what won't trigger your nausea further.

So, yes, welcome to my "exciting" story of being pregnant.

I am entering my 19th week and suffice to say, my bout of vomiting has reduced to once or twice a week (previously, on a good day I threw up 1-2 times a day and my best record was 5 times a day!). However, my nausea still lingers on without much sign of dissipating.  I have found that eating foods closest to home sits better in my stomach.  So my diet these days consist mainly of rice, vegetables and meat or tofu.  I am guessing the baby is very Asian. Haha!

Despite the discomfort of growing a life in me, I have to say that I am extremely grateful for my dear husband who has been trying his best to accommodate to my needs and figuring out ways to elevate the suffering, even if it was just for a moment. I think about women who have to go through this alone, and how hard it can be without your spouse there to comfort you after being so exhausted from throwing up.

Another week from now, we will get to know the baby's gender.
I still can't believe all this is happening.  I have to be reminded each time that there is a life growing in me at our prenatal appointments, when we get to listen to the baby's heartbeat.
A very distinct thudding of beats beating faster that my own's 60 bpm.
Pretty amazing. :)





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  1. glad to know you're getting better. It should only get better from now isn't it?! =) See you and your tummy fairly soon.

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  2. Good to hear that your morning sickness is improving. It can only get better from now isn't it? See you and your tummy fairly soon =)

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  3. Hey where are the pics of the cute baby bump????!!!!!

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  4. Hey where are the cute pics of the baby bump???!!!!!

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  5. @Ivy: Somewhat better. I still wish I don't feel the nausea though. I guess it will never go away and I have to accept that my pregnancy is not going to be a breezy one like some. But gosh, it is such a huge adjustment.

    @Natalie & Jeremy: Haha! Coming soon! :)

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  6. @Ivy: Somewhat better. I still wish I don't feel the nausea though. I guess it will never go away and I have to accept that my pregnancy is not going to be a breezy one like some. But gosh, it is such a huge adjustment.

    @Natalie & Jeremy: Haha! Coming soon! :)

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