The Great Pregnancy Journal...

......is something that every pregnant blogger maintains...Preferably a series, but if not at least one post is a must...After much thought I have decided to follow tradition and jot down my experiences, for posterity ! Downside risk ofcourse being that I'd delineate my predominantly male readership (which itself is just a handful!)...Anyway here goes...

First Trimester: I absolutely didn't have morning sickness...everyone thinks its a blessing ! But I say, a few bouts of puking your lungs out has its advantages...'Cos whether you suffer from morning sickness or not, your energy levels are really down during this time..and with no other visible signs to announce your pregnant state, this is the most euphemistic way of announcing it and getting the much needed seat in a crowded office bus ... It also makes family and friends reel all around you in support ! I had no such luck...The only person who joined my secret roller coaster was hubby with back massages and packed dinners...The weirdest thing was I myself sometimes forgot that I was pregnant and used to hate myself for accomplishing so less at the end of the day...

Second Trimester: This period was good fun..Not because the discomforts are any less...But for me this was the time the concept of being pregnant became less abstract with some solid kicks announcing the presence of a new life...You also have two-three functions where people gather together to celebrate your "achievement" ...I was glad that atleast this time the advices came along with sweets to eat :P
Third Trimester: I moved to my home, mainly 'cos tradition demanded it...It hasn't been exactly how I envisaged it, however there are certain clear advantages, the main one being that household chores get taken care of by someone else....I have also come to realise that happy families are where the number of adults are less...As adults, your sense of right and wrong are so strongly crystallised that, ego, invariably wins over affection...

Random Thoughts

Anticipation: With less than a month to go, I have started counting backwards such as 70 days to go, 69 days to go and so on !

Looks: I look like a beached whale and I am extremely proud of my looks :P
Advice, yet again: The latest advice of well-wishers revolve around "don't wear such tight clothes"...I wish they bought me new clothes every week instead ! Maternity wear as a concept is non-existent in this sleepy "city" and I am not keen on wasting 1000 rupees on a dress I'll wear for just 30 days...
Worry: My biggest worry is "Why is the baby not moving?" followed closely by "Will I be a good mom?" Hubby says I am causing "performance anxiety" for my baby already :P

Friends/Foes: They say adversity is the true test of who are your genuine friends...pregnancy comes a close second...

Cravings: Initially it was vadas, now its cakes and pastries...

To-Do List: Gets longer and longer each day..The superstition of not doing anything for the baby until its actually born is not helping either...I feel thoroughly ill-equipped to welcome him/her.

Comments

Anu said…
What exactly were you trying to say with this? - "don't wear such tight is non-existent in this sleepy "city" and I am not keen on wasting 1000 rupees on a dress I'll clothes"...

Had called couple of nights back and found your number switched off. Am glad to see this post :) Does this announce the birth of a new mommy blogger?
Tinkerbells said…
@anu: yea, the mouse got stuck and the lines got separated out...have correected it :)..I'll call u one of these days...life's been tough off late...and I hope i don't end up being a mommy blogger...i really hope and pray i'll have a life beyond kid too !

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