The prompt for today’s post is to write about ‘My Pregnancy’ and as every other mother, my pregnancy too holds a very special place in my heart. Those 9 months are still fresh in my mind though I am almost going Ghazini day by day. It’s a great opportunity to pen down my memories and retain them forever.
It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Misha Jain for introducing me. I loved her blog Freshlybakedhead on the prompt for today ‘My Pregnancy’.
May 2015 – Newlywed and The Drama!!!
It was just 3.5 months of our marriage and I was still trying to understand how things work when suddenly you were made in-charge of your new house, my life was set on full exciting mode, knowing that I was finally free to live as I wanted. (Haha, that was my presumption as a newlywed). We were a happy complete family with a month old cute little furry baby – Caesar.
I was not used to working in kitchen but I found satisfaction preparing meals for my family (my husband-Sumit and baby-Caesar) but, that one day was different, I was getting irritated without any reason and got even more irritated to see that Sumit was not noticing what’s happening with me (thanks to the hormones).
And then the unusual happened, our first fight after marriage (no, not the Dhishoom-Dhishoom) and the next moment we were sitting in front of my parents, answering what and why behind all the action and drama. I was crying don’t know why and I was crying even harder if anyone was asking me Why. So that was one weird situation.
Thankfully, my mom is an angel, she interpreted everything was normal and we should do a pregnancy test. However, we were quite positive that the drama had no connection with pregnancy. I was dead sure the whole scene was created because of Sumit not understanding my emotions, he should be able to do that just by sniffing the air around me (again the faulty hormones). Mom’s advice was ignored!
June 2015- Hug, Tears and A Go Ahead!!!
But, for how long? We had to clear the doubt. I spent good 30 mins to read the instructions on the pregnancy kit, somewhere at the back of my mind I was counting my chances, can it really happen this easily with someone who had PCOD? Those 2 pink lines, cleared all dark clouds of thoughts. Strangely, I was emotionless in that moment, didn’t know how to express, I was clearly not prepared for anything. But that hug from hubby changed everything. Oh, my God, I can still feel that tight squeeze, I noticed tears in his eyes and that was the moment of realization and acceptance, I knew we were One Soul now!
Sumit had to attend a training programme for one month at his company’s headquarters in London and he was given a choice to take his family along, now, I had to go, I just couldn’t miss that opportunity to visit the UK. We were waiting at the Doctor’s clinic to get a go-ahead to travel during the 3rd month of our pregnancy. My gynecologist could see the excitement on my face and after explaining the criticalities of 1st Trimester and a failed attempt to convince me to drop the idea, she gave her consent and wished us luck! (I was flying high)
July 2015 – Most terrifying 15 minutes!!!
Just to fall hard face down! I experienced the worst case of morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting throughout our stay in London, I lost 3 Kgs as I couldn’t eat anything, I had cramps in my lower abdomen and often lose consciousness while walking.
One fine afternoon, I got startled by a sound, it was like a siren, volume gradually increasing to the point I could barely stand it. I was terrified, I dialed the reception but no one picked up the phone, I ran out of the room and noticed that the elevator was not working. I came back to the room huffing and puffing, again dialed and this time someone on the other side of the line informed me that they were having a Fire Drill and all the occupants needed to come out of the building immediately.
I was in pain, I was not able to keep my eyes open, that sound of the siren was deafening and that word ‘immediately’ petrified me, I picked up my mobile and with shaky hands called Sumit and asked him to rush back to the hotel. I gathered some courage (would say courage and strength one gets when they know they have the responsibility of one more life on them) and started walking towards the stairs.
I saw a lady rushing downstairs, she offered me help, which I happily obliged, I was leaning on her, tears were rolling down my cheeks as I saw Sumit entering through the gate and running towards me. I hugged him and cried, he was terrified to see me like that. Those 15 minutes were like a nightmare!
It was the second last day of our stay and till then I hadn’t been to any place outside our hotel because of my poor health but that day was sunny and I was feeling a little better. I asked hubby to take a day’s off and take me to the city tour. The most memorable day of our London visit; spent the whole day roaming around the city, had loads of fun, took hundreds of pictures, the only day I didn’t vomit more than twice.
August & September 2015 – My Grown Up Canine Baby and the Busy Months!!!
We were back to India and I decided to stay at mom’s house that month, we had so much to talk about. This month was the bonding month, we visited our in-laws on all the 4 weekends as everyone was so excited to meet us after hearing the good news. In a month, Caesar had grown from a baby to a toddler and he was too naughty for his age but it was a lot more fun playing with him and looking at his funny activities.
I knew Caesar was a hyperactive boy and would create problems near the end of pregnancy, so I had to spend a lot of time with him to make him feel comfortable with the changes happening around. We had to take the hard decision to leave him with mom till the baby arrives or at least till he gets a little sober and mature.
October 2015 – Baby moon with Family!!!
So, the last month of 2nd Trimester was special, it was Sumit’s birthday and my mother-in-law agreed to come and stay with us for this month. I wanted to make the birthday month special for everyone so planned a weekend stay at a resort in Jaipur which was also pet-friendly. The month was full of activities, I indulged in a lot of art and craft to keep myself happily engaged and came up with another idea of making a big Birthday Card. So, the Trip and the Card were a Surprise for hubby.
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Last Trimester – Movie Buffs and Parenting Apps!!!
The more I think about the last trimester, the more I realize it was spent mostly in front of the Screen. We are movie buffs and watched a movie or two every weekend on the big screen. Sumit is a great fan of Old Hindi Songs, hence our evenings were spent listening and watching some old melodies and copying the expressions of yesteryear’s beautiful actors, oh I still remember that song ‘Tum agar mujhko na chahogi to koi baat nahi…….’ and Sumit used to act the song and we would dance and laugh, what beautiful memories!
All the other times, when I was alone at home, I would flip through all the pregnancy websites, to gain as much knowledge and information as possible to make my delivery and post-pregnancy experience smooth. There’s no pregnancy app which I hadn’t downloaded.
Sites which I used to surf are Baby Center, Mom Junction, What to expect and now I can add Babychakra App to the list too as I have been using it for quite some time now and it’s one of the best apps I have come across.
19 January 2016 – The Wait is Over!!!
Meet the Dude who spent 9 months inside my tummy and almost equal 9 months inside Papa’s head! Oh and yes, Caesar was not happy at all, maybe he was expecting a Baby Sisterrrr!!!!
Hope you all enjoyed reading My Pregnancy Story. Now I would like to hear stories of your 9 months or something special about your pregnancy. Share below in the comments. Looking forward to getting more emotional!
And now, I would like you to meet Sumira Bhatia, who blogs at The Cuckoo’s Nest. I loved her Pregnancy Story- From the Womb to the World! Check out her blog now!!!