Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mama La Vida Lanka: First Trimester's Goodbye Gift

I was sooo excited for this week as this week marks the end of my first trimester.  Thank God I’m not having a complicated pregnancy – I mean of the medical kind.  But I have to say that I’m having it rough and tough.  Mostly driven by the insane olfactory sensitivity and the unforgiving morning (more like all-day) sickness.  I am gathering all my positive energies just to get through the days and the loooong first trimester.  As the days went on, the havoc of “morning sickness” has dissipated and the future finally looks bright.

Until this morning.  I woke up having a weird feeling in my tummy. I tried not to get too freaked out and went on my usual morning routine thinking it would eventually go away.  But it worsened.  It was one of the most indescribable feelings (not the soaring magic carpet ride I must say!).  I didn’t know if I needed to poop, vomit or just lie down.  I guess there are many events in pregnancy that are just as indescribable, right?  I eventually did all yet the pain did not go away.  It became less, but did not go away at all.  I was getting scared like s***.  So just to be sure, we went straight to the E.R.

While in the E.R. they couldn’t find a reason why and my OB ordered immediate scan (advancing it by a couple of days since I was due for another scan this weekend anyways) and to see her once the results are out.  This is my second E.R. visit in my pregnancy and was kind of getting a bit worried for what the doctor ordered. 

First, THANK GOD baby is ok.  Actually MORE than ok!  Baby is growing fine and hitting all KPI’s for his/her trimester.  All the hormonal imbalance is worth it I guess.  Amazing how subsisting on not exactly the healthiest (best effort naman though) and not exactly my usual eating capacity still ensures baby is ok.  Second, looks like the pain is tummy related.  Something I ate or maybe I ate too much last night – hubby’s cooking is just sooo yummy!  Thank God now I’m feeling better.

Look at those hands! Hi daw oh!

Play time?
Just when I thought the worse is over, it bids adieu in the most memorable way.  But in as much as I got such a scare, hubby and I got such an amazing gift of seeing baby today.  And boy does baby look more like a baby already!  Baby even said “Hi y’all! Look at that.  Or even showing some boxing moves?  Just to say “hey, folks, really, I’m ok.”

That and doctor gives the clearance to fly this trimester! Wohoo!  Manila, I'm going to eat your heart out.  Literally!   

Note: After 6 months and a dose of creative inspiration, I've changed the series title from Mommy Diaries to Mama La Vida Lanka :-) 


  1. awww! thats beautiful!
    I cant believe s/he is already that big! geez, where was I when she was about the size of a bean?? I missed that part!
    dont get too paranoid with tummyaches, Tala! pero pag crampy type of pain do call your doc.
    please sent me pics of the baby bump!!!

  2. I'm glad you and andreas/luna are okay hun! Okay time to visit me! Tara!

  3. Yay almost out of the 1st trimester! We're rooting for you! :)

    PS - sorry have not replied to email! I'm so scatter-brained lately!

  4. Andrea! I know so fast right? Super paranoid indeed but better be safe than sorry! No baby bump yet though - I want one already! Will send bump pics soonest :-)

  5. Thanks for the concern Diplo wife!

  6. Mymommyology! No worries :-) You have a lot on your hands - literally! How are things? Hope you're managing well! Take care and thanks for all the support! Mwah!


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