@ 18 weeks
Woohoo.. BB2 turn exactly 18 weeks today. In a blink of eyes, I’m already 4.5 months pregnant. I still remember how I felt time crawls during my 1st trimester especially during the period when I was badly affectedÂ by horrible torturousÂ morning sickness for about two weeks; likely due to the progesterone pills (Dhupaston)Â I was taking. The morning sickness, vomitting in particular,Â was so dire that I made no qualms about my wish to stay in the toilet all day, saving meÂ the effort walking in and out of toilet. Super tiring and exhausting.Â :(
As if the nausea and vomitting spells were not bad enough, I also suffered from constant burping. By constant I really do mean as frequent as in the count of burping every few minutes. That lasted for quite many weeksÂ and I was prescribed Antacid to relieve gas in my stomach. That didn’t quited helped. Ginger tea did very little to ease my discomfort either. Poor me.. As dreadful as it was, thankfully 2 weeks or so before my 1st trimester ended, all the morning sickness symptoms IÂ was sufferingÂ (burping, vomitting, loss of appetite, nausea, funny awful taste after certain food) were gone. I lost about 4kg as a result, short of 3kg when I was carrying Ryan.
I went for my 4th month check up on 15 August. All went well. I managed to gain a little, 0.7kg since the last check up a month ago.
Separately, BB2 also showed goodÂ progress, good size development. ThatÂ despite my initial fears of the effect on BB2 due to my drastic weight loss. It turns out, BB2 managed to absorb the best fromÂ mommy and has been consistently showing a slightly bigger than average in size over the last few check ups. On week 16th, scan showed BB2 was 10 days bigger than the average. *smile*
My tummy is still considerably small and I am still wearing my loose fitting normal clothes. Nonetheless, if the same pattern follows suit, the big chunk of my weight gain will come around 7th month. I hope I won’t gain as much as I did when I was carrying Ryan thoughÂ (15 kg then!). Hopefully this time round I could maintain weight around 60kg? 10kg gain. Possible? Mmm…..
About a week ago I startedÂ having babyÂ flutters too. Ryan was a very active baby back in his womb days. I still remember how I could easily feel and seeÂ his frequent jerks and kicks especiallyÂ in my last trimester. TheÂ memories of watching my tummy moves in waves like pattern seemed so vividly recent. That makes me wonder if BB2 will follow the brother’s foot step and become yet another super active baby.