Before my 1st pregnancy, I was pretty slim, weighing around 52kg. I love my body, so I went to gym, aerobic and jogging every week with my "health-conscious" ex-colleagues. Then, I got married and and 2 months later, I was pregnant with my 1st baby. Of course, I started to chalk up on the hormonal change and body turned from "slim" to being "pregnant". I never associate "pregnant" with "fat" because naturally you are allow to devour as much food as you like during your pregnancy. So I really bulk up on a lot of fat and weight during my 1st pregnancy. But honestly I enjoyed my 1st pregnancy!!! I felt energetic, beautiful and everyday was a learning day for me. I read a lot of babies and pregnancies.
After my confinement, I underwent exercises and strict diet to get back to my pre-pregnancy body. I succeed but after 3 years, I was pregnant with my 2nd child. The emotional of being pregnant was overwhelming. It was the right time to get pregnant as my eldest was 3 that year and it was time for her to have a sibling. How estatic we all were when we learnt that it was a baby boy.
In my 2nd pregnancy, I quitted my work and become a lazy bum at home. I was more of a zombie in my 2nd pregnancy; in the sense that I slept and rested a lot at home. Did not do much. Did not put on much weight. But I realised that I develop more craving for spicy and sour food this round. Almost every day I ate laksa, curry mee or nasi lemak. I had food craving and I would not mind driving long distance to get that food. Just to satisfy my craving. So I wonder was that the reason why my boy can take some spicy and sour food now??? *wink*
Thought we stopped at 2; but God has his plan for us and I am pregnant with my 3rd one early this year. I almost forgotten about how it was to be a pregnant woman again after the last one. And in my 3rd pregnancy, I developed some nausea, and more energy sapping. Easily tired. Having sleeping problem at certain times and was sick most of the times. I think I am getting the hang of a real pregnancy dilemma this round. I enjoyed too much in my previous 2. Now I am into the last week of pregnancy and in a week time, we will be welcoming our new member to the family. Ooh, I could not wait for that to happen!!!!
But for the time being, I have to say that I do love being pregnant. Because being a preggie, you have certain advantages. For instance, the petrol station staff will assist you in pumping petrol. And people tend to allow you to cut queues. And yesterday while I was queuing to pay utility bills in POS Malaysia, a kind lady gave me her queue ticket so I could go first. I am touched! (and mind you, I never abuse my current condition to that extent).
And in almost every places especially wet market, people will ask and advise me (when am I due, what to eat and not to eat, pregnancy myth etc). Well, I do enjoy the attention given. *wink* I know I would not have that experiences again. Like other 2, I am opting for Caesarian, so 3 is enough.