Being a mommy blogger, the most common topic that she would usually write about is her pregnancy journey. So allow me to share my own story too before all the detailed memories would slip out of my mind in no time. Besides, one of my reasons for blogging is to unload, de-clutter and free up some space from my almost-memory-full brain.
We got married last November 2011 and because the following year is the Year of the Dragon, we were pressured by our parents to have a "dragon" baby. Wow, that was hard because we had a deadline. The Dragon year started Jan. 23, 2012 and ended Feb. 9, 2013, which means we had to have a baby within that period. Counting backgrounds and taking into consideration the nine months pregnancy period, our deadline would be until April 2012 or within 5 months to do it.
Some people gets pregnant easily while some takes years. Ours, I can say that we were lucky to be just at the right time. And just to let you know, I used the Pink Pad application to track my monthly period and to know the fertile days because I am not familiar with counting. I would be glad if you can teach me how but I'll apply it next time. :)
For people who doesn't want to get pregnant, having their red flag days is a big Yes to them. But for those who are contemplating to have a baby, seeing that the red flag days are back breaks their heart. But we always have a next month to try again, improving on it each time.
We told ourselves that if we didn't make it until the deadline, we would just take it slowly. We didn't have a grand honeymoon (yet) as we are anticipating to get to our goal. But we were able to tour around Hong Kong on March last year and even went to Ilocos Norte on April, mainly to enjoy the tourist spots and nothing else. And that trip became our last before I got pregnant.
My period should have came by Apr. 19 and thought it just got delayed. Second day, third day and then came the sixth day, still all clean. I was having doubts already and so for the first time, I bought a 2-pc Pregnancy Test sticks from Watson's on my way home and gave it a try. Oh my, two lines showed up! Okay, at first I didn't believe it so I tried again the next day and the result was just the same.
|First test was done on April 24. Second test was on Apr. 25, 2012.|
On Apr. 26, I even went to a diagnostic center to have my urine tested for pregnancy and it's positive. Apr. 28, my sister-in-law (SIL) referred me her OB friend Dra. Aida Muñiz in Metropolitan and had my first check-up. Apr. 30, I underwent a Transvaginal Sonogram (TVS) ultrasound at HealthMed. At that time, I'm 5weeks and 5days pregnant.
|Diagnosis: early, single, live intrauterine pregnancy. Hello my tiny embryo!|
Following a successful ultrasound: having a normal heart beat and the embryo is implanted inside the uterus, that's the time I announced the good news to my mom, immediate family members and my colleagues.
My hubby still couldn't believe that he's going to be a daddy. And I too couldn't imagine that there's a growing human inside me. It's really a miracle of life. We are very grateful to God for answering our prayers.
After all, we didn't regret being pressured by our parents to have a baby because sooner or later all couples would undergo that phase of their married life. For me, that's the essence of marriage, to have an offspring of our own. So why wait? I'm happy for bearing a child at this young age of 27. As the Bible says, "Go forth and multiply."
And that's how my pregnancy journey all began. From then on, my lifestyle had changed and people treated me differently or rather with extra care. And I appreciated and loved it so much! That's one of the best part of being a pregnant woman.
I'll tackle more about my pregnancy journey per se on my succeeding blog posts. That's it for now. :)
Thank you for your time.