And so I am always the only one who has consistently entered EVERY WW contest and never won any, I, being the eternal optimist, am trying again 🙂
Gah! whom am I kidding!I just love the contests they come up with and cant help but participate…so to all those mommy bloggers go ahead and visit this page
This is my entry 🙂
I discovered I was pregnant when RD was in Australia….yaa I know everyone laughs about the timing..and oh do you know (I didnt know till last to last week) that most Tambram women go back to their parents house in the month of August/September (its some month in the Tamil calender, I am not too sure about!) so that they dont have babies in May…apparantly its too hot to deliver…ask me people R is May born..may 31st..
obviously RD and I werent really ‘aware’ of such rules..am sure RD still doesnt know 😉
anyways so I didnt tell anyone but waited for RD to come back and did the home pregnancy test again..and voila we got pregnant 🙂
We went to a doctor (an extremely sweet old man) who was known to RD’s cousin and he looked at both of us..
RD: Err..hello doctor we have been referred to you by S Anna
RD then looks at RM very expectantly as if you carry on the conversation
RM: er…I think I am pregnant
RM: WElll so since I ‘think’ I am pregnant I want to confirm it
Doc: how old are you?
Doc: and you?
Doc: So do you want the child?
Doc: Do you want the child or do you think its too early
RD: of course we want the child wondering what made RM even start errrrring!
anyways so my pregnancy got confirmed by the doc as well..and we decided to ‘have’ the baby 🙂
Four things the doctor told me at the start of the pregnancy which made a LOT of sense to me
1) Maintain your usual routine…if you are working, go ahead and do whatever you have been doing, albeit a bit carefully thats all..because if you start changing your routine, your mind will always be working overtime and you may not like that too much!
2) You can travel as normally as possible but ensure you dont get kicked around the stomach! (Valid advice)
3) Eat whatever you want but dont over eat
4) Listen to your body…it gives out the right signals dont do things during your pregnancy because someone asked you to do it…just do what you feel is right!
I followed the first advice to the T…I was working till May 26th, went to Brc for delivery only at the second week of my 9th month and till then running to catch the bus and train and R was born on May 31st!
I didnt follow the second advice very much until I got kicked on my stomach in the third month by a lady boarding the train at Goregaon and I was screaming dont touch me dont touch me I am pregnant and she thought I was crazy or something…After that scare (the doc scolded me like no man’s business even my mom hadnt done so much scolding!) I followed that advice very very carefully..waiting for 20 minutes for the ladies special train etc etc
I never followed the third advice…worst mistake! I am still repenting! eating for 2 is never never the case…eat for 1.25..or rather just one..its enough! I still carry around the fat as if I am twice pregnant again!
I went to eat pizza once with my former boss and ended up eating so much that my tummy started aching and boss had to make me walk around the office like a 100 times!
the second time , I ate out something and suffered from such severe loose motions (In my 7th month) that RD thought I am going into labour or something 🙂
But after that I was very very very careful about what I ate..fruits, veggies..and nariyal pani…(R’s head is like a nariyal you know it hurts when she butts you with it!…I blame it on the nariyal pani RD used to get for me EVERY DAY!…)
and in case of the fourth advice despite 100 people giving me 200 different suggestions, I followed what I thought my body liked..and it worked… I had the most amazing pregnancy anyone could have asked..no vomitting, no nausea nothing…
I think following these four advices is definitely at least a part time passport to a healthy pregnancy 🙂
and then of course you end up with a brat like R 🙂