My Pregnancy Story

I know this might have been a really really late post but I feel the need to document everything I experienced regarding my pregnancy. It was my first and I was so above the moon and all when it happened. It was still fresh from my memories and I wish to keep it here in my web abode.


Since the holidays of some two years ago kicked in, I became very busy and all. I am juggling my time with two families and still adjusting to my newly married life. I didn’t know I was already delayed back then because we have so many events lined up. So when I checked last January 7, 2016, the PT kit has two lines. I admit, I wasn’t really all giddy at first because I was shocked. It was totally unexpected. I just got married for a month then all of a sudden we're having a new family member already. It kind of excites and thrills me but made me so nervous at the same time. My plan was to actually rest for a year before having a baby to enjoy my married life and to travel with my husband. But everything suddenly changed because of that. And I didn't regret anything at all. 


As weeks went along, I felt totally different. I felt so happy knowing that I have a life inside my belly. It's a different kind of joy. I experienced a lot of things from then on.

My first semester was very challenging. It all started on the second month where it triggered all my senses. I hated everything that I can smell. I hated the smell of the whole bathroom, kitchen and almost everything. In the school, my office desk was beside our water dispenser and I hated it when my co-teachers would make their coffee because I dislike its smell. Good thing they would just make their coffee outside the room. I just hated all kinds of smell except of my husbands'. I always threw up everyday as well. I dislike too much noise and didn't like my skin to get wet. Everything was just too painful for me.

5 weeks, 3 days

12 weeks, 3 days

During my second month as well, I turned down my concert ticket for baby's safety. I purchased an EXO ticket before I discovered I'm pregnant. A week before the concert, I decided not to attend anymore and tried to sell it because everyone in the family never supported me watching the event. They're afraid that I might harm myself during the event.

15 weeks, 2 days
18 weeks

Third month wasn't different than the first two. I dislike different food in different days. Sometimes I like mangoes, corns and other fruits and veggies but the next day, I hated them. However, I totally conditioned myself not to eat junk food and drink soda. It was only the last few days that I gave in for a chocolate or two.

The second and third semester was a little easier that the first. However, it was a challenge to discover my baby's gender during the 20th week mark. The radiologist can't really figure it out so she added two more weeks to recheck again. The second visit wasn't a success even from a different radiologists perspective. Finally on my third visit, they gave the gender which is a girl. I had three different radiologists who checked on the gender and confirmed it at last that it's a girl. But it wasn't. I had a son. (More on this story on my next post) 

23 weeks, 3 days

26 weeks

The third semester was easier than the first two. My struggle was sleeping and standing from bed. I need to ask my husband to push me on the edge or sometimes get a water for me because walking is a struggle. It's just getting heavier and heavier. I'm petite and it just feels so heavy.

29 weeks

31 weeks, 4 days

During my 32nd week, I had a spotting so my OB advised me for a complete bed rest for two weeks then I can go back to work. I was so afraid that time even if I only got a small drop of red stain. I was so paranoid that I didn't really got up on my bed back then. However, after the two week period, I had some spotting again so I continues resting for a month until the time I'm about to deliver my baby.

My EDD was supposed to be on the 28th of August but it's already the 29th and I am still not feeling anything. I walked long and hard despite the heavy belly I got. Still nothing changes. So the doctor advised that we visit on the 30th at the hospital for my induction. After 14 hours of intense labor pains, they decided to go with CS procedure. And so the rest was history.

I almost started the story on how I gave birth but will save that on my future post. I wanted to share next how I discovered that my baby is a boy and the ordeal we had to face days after I gave birth. More on that soon!

Thanks for reading my story. Now I know how it feels to be a mom. đź’—

22 comments

  1. Well, congrats on your baby! He/She must have brought such joy to you! I don't know how it feels since I'm still not a mom; just a dog mom though. But, it's wonderful to be a mom. Right?

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    1. Too much joy and too much fear as well. I just want everything that's best for my baby. Thank you.

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  2. Congrats! It sounds like you had a quite challenging time while pregnant but luckily it's also behind now and you have the baby on your lap. Thank you for sharing your story and all the best to your time with the little one! :)

    Nora / https://dreamerachiever.com

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    1. Yes, it was too beautiful yet too difficult as well. Thank you.

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  3. Pregnancy always sounds so crazy to me! I can't imagine my whole body changing and not liking to smell most things. But in the end, you have your own child and that sounds like an amazing experience. I'm sure that you will be glad you documented everything for future reference.

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    1. I really tried to shoot some of my pregnant days. However, I had those tamad days most of the time.

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  4. First of all congratulations!! I think giving birth is one of the greatest thing any human being could do, and that's what only women can do and I salute you guys for that. It's never an easy feat. I'm a CS baby myself :D and I'm pretty sure your baby will grow into strong human being like her mom :)

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  5. Congratulations for the new member of your family! I can't imagine how pregnancy feels but I do think it's quite one of the most important moments from a woman's life. It seems that you had a happy and not so hard pregnancy, which I guess made it much more enjoyable.

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    1. It's quite difficult for me though.

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  6. Congratulations and glad everything went well for you. My wife's last pregnancy was a bit of struggle since she had a delicate pregnancy. It was very stressful but we are thankful that we managed to overcome it. Our 2nd daughter is 14 months now and growing healthy.

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    1. Cool! My baby is 6 months now and he's also growing healthy. I tried exclusively breastfeeding him and hoping I can push it more throughout the next coming years.

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  7. I had a very challenging pregnancy as well and my all-day sickness started on the first day I found out I was pregnant until the day I got admitted to the High Risk Pregnancy Unit to be induced for labor. All the pain disappeared as soon as I held my baby. But of course, glad all is well with you and your baby. Enjoy your son while he is small. They grow up too fast. I also did wrote my pregnancy and birth story in my blog by the way.

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    1. Cool! I want to read your pregnancy story too! Will visit your blog now.

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  8. Well, congratulations on your newborn. I am sure it would be joyful and must have brought a lot of happiness to your life. Wish you all the best for the Time ahead.

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  9. Sounds like you got some really great results! Thanks for sharing. You will like to see more fun from here.

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    1. Thanks for the effort on dropping by.

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  10. Congratulations! I am 25.3 weeks right now. I used to think my bump was too big for what I am. Since I am also petite. But seeing you and your story helped me. I think when your small like us the belly feels much more heavy and stands out more maybe. You look great pregnant!

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    1. Thank you. I also feel that us petite girls looks like we swallowed a huge soccer ball.God luck and congratulations too in advance. Hoping you'll have an easy labor.

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  11. The journey to being a first time Mom is exciting. There are hardships but it's all worth it when we first held our baby.

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    1. That's true! Time flies by too fast and he's 6 months now.

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