In honor of my delivery date approaching, I decided to take a few photographs of my very pregnant self before my belly disappears. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I do not have pregnant belly separation anxiety. I am just completely amazed at my body for growing a little miracle inside and wanted to capture these precious memories.
As of today, I am officially full-term and my little precious girl can come to this world any day. I am very nervous and excited at the same time. Below are a few details that I decided to share with you about my pregnancy.
HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT FACING THE PAIN OF LABOR?
I have no pain tolerance and I am scared of the pain that will come with labor. However, I am more scared of complications during delivery. We all heard those scary stories when baby gets stuck, or of emergency c-sections, or baby’s heart rate dropping. I am just trying to suppress these fears in me and think positively. The best advice that I can give to a pregnant woman is to think positive. Just picture yourself holding your baby in your arms, a healthy and happy baby, every time some fear strikes your thoughts.
WILL I BE DELIVERING VIA C-SECTION OR VAGINALLY?
For the first 35 weeks of my pregnancy, there was a risk of low lying placenta thus a possible need for me to deliver via C-section. Luckily, it all changed in the last few weeks and as of now, I am planning to deliver naturally. Wish me luck!
DID I LIKE BEING PREGNANT?
At every trimester I had a different feeling about being pregnant. In the first few months, I did not feel pregnant at all. I was one of the lucky ones to not have nausea or any other pregnancy symptoms. I had to remind myself that I was pregnant during those months. Those were very special months since not many people knew I was pregnant and I carried that special secret with me. Also, knowing that someone is growing inside of you, gave me a purpose to eat healthy, not stress and enjoy life. “Feeling pregnant” sensation came so much later. It was a sudden feeling too. I remember being worried that I am 6 months pregnant and am not showing, haha, silly me. A month later my belly started to grow at an “exponential rate” I would joke. The last 6 weeks of pregnancy were hard. Your belly is just so big and it gets hard to sleep, move, sit… The thought of meeting your baby soon makes all of that melt away … but not for long.
HOW MUCH DID I GAIN TOTAL?
I gained a total of 25 pounds. I was not on any diets, I just ate fresh, organic, homemade meals as often as I could. I also tried to limit my sugar intake. During the first trimester, I repulsed sugar or anything sweet which was so unlike sweet tooth me. Oh boy, did it change towards the end. During the last month, I craved chocolate and sugar. There was not a day when I went without chocolate. I even googled chocolate nutrients because I was thinking I am missing some essential nutrients that chocolate is able to replenish. I wasn’t able to find anything to support my theory 🙂
DID I GET ANY STRETCH MARKS?
No! I drank lots of water and used various oils too. I wrote here too what I did to prevent stretch marks.