Celebrating the wonderful ups and challenging downs of this journey called motherhood...
When I got pregnant, I was so sure I would breastfeed. I didn't have any doubts about it because I knew that breast milk is best for baby and I want what's best for my baby. I even bought breast pads and breastfeeding bras way ahead in preparation for it. Little did I know that it would turn out to be super challenging and to be honest, a real struggle.
For first time moms, we may have read all about what to expect in our first pregnancy and some of the information may apply to us. But you won't really know what exactly works for you until you've actually tried them. Here's my list of essentials or things I found worked for me with my first pregnancy:
November 5 was my due date, and my birthday! I was 40 weeks pregnant and I was feeling a little bit bummed because baby was still pretty content in my tummy and was showing no signs of wanting to come out. I didn't even feel any contractions.
The day was uneventful (I had a birthday dinner scheduled for the next day so we didn't really do anything on that day itself). I ate spicy wings that night hoping it would induce me naturally. Then I went to bed.
At around 3 in the morning, I felt something wet in my pajamas so I went to the bathroom to check. I thought I just peed a little in my sleep, but I saw that my underwear was soaked. Uh-oh. I've read all about this during the course of my pregnancy, I was pretty sure my water broke. My heart started pounding, this is it. Baby's gonna make an appearance soon.
I suspected I was pregnant when I threw up all my breakfast one day, and it wasn't just your normal throw up, it was almost like I was going to barf out all of my insides. It wasn't pretty. I didn't do a pregnancy test then because I wanted to wait till my period was actually late. So when my expected period date came and no period, I was 95% almost certain that I was pregnant. It was crazy because it turned out my brother in law's girlfriend was pregnant too! And they announced it to us the day we actually planned on getting the pregnancy test. I remember what I felt that day, I was so happy and really looking forward to the whole pregnancy journey. As it turned out, I was already 5 weeks pregnant when I took the test.