Alright, I may have painted a very blue picture of my pregnancy. It is quite tough physically but there are of course, many sweet moments of the pregnancy.
Besides M&M, the next best thing that came out from this pregnancy is the stronger bond we have in our marriage. It’s hard to put into words exactly how things have changed. Just like after signing the papers to get married, you’ll just feel that the relationship has become stronger as the two of you stand by each other to face the new life ahead. We know things are going to change forever after our kid arrives and it will not be easy, but knowing that we have each other’s support is strength. I pray that we will always remember how important this is to each other.
The husb has been an absolute dear. He doesn’t know how to handle me when I do my “merlion” but when I tell him I need some pat on the back when things get tough to come out, he will try. He knows my limitations of tea and certain not-so-good drinks and will share with me just so I can have a bit to satisfy the craving. He has to work harder at the gym now because of my fluctuating appetite. I need more small meals now and thus, someone to share the meals. I get back massages every night no matter how tired the husb is because he knows this can help me feel somewhat better.
For someone who has to rely on painkillers since young for migraine, one would think that I should be pretty good with taking pills. But I really dread taking the multi-vitamins and calcium pill. Some are so big it gets stuck somewhere in the throat and makes me throw up. Ugh!
Every night, the husb will bring a glass of milk and break the calcium pill into half if I feel that I can’t do the whole thing. I will hold the pills in hand and be in a self-denial mode until the husb prods me to finish it. He knows when I need some encouragement and tells me things like “this is why they say 母亲伟大”. I think I’ll need more encouragement when we get the fish oil as well at the next checkup. I know that smells really bad because I fed my dog, Dino that when he had skin allergy. Sigh, for the greater good I guess!
Honestly, I don’t think the husb is treating me very well because of the pregnancy. Over the years, he’s been rather consistent! But he’s definitely more attentive too now that he has to look out for two. Let’s hope that it will still be the same even after our kid comes along. 🙂
Aside from the discomfort caused by the symptoms, I’m enjoying this period of bonding with the husb as we prepare for the arrival of M&M.