My Pregnancy Story and Journey to Baby (Feb 2018- October2018)
“Pregnancy is an incredible and beautiful time in any woman’s life. Whether the pregnancy was long-awaited or a complete surprise, there is nothing quite like the anticipation and excitement of preparing to meet a new baby boy or girl!”
I am Pregnant!!!!!!
The story of my “being pregnant” is like all the mothers who planned to get a baby. I privileged to go through the process in 2018. I took the pregnancy test and surprised to see two lines. That is how I knew I was continuing my mission to multiply and fill the earth. I could not believe what I saw. My husband was happier than me. As I am a pharmacist and know the process of the fertilization, I started to imagine the cell division and how my baby is growing inside me.
First visit to the doctor
I had my first visit to the gynaecologist, and she told me to visit again as it was too early to do an ultrasound. I was eager to see my baby.
Again, in the next visit the radiologist showed me the tiny human that was growing inside me. Me and my husband both were cherished to see the movement of that black and white dots on the screen. We came back home with the first photograph (ultrasound report) of our little baby.
At 6 week I began to feel the symptoms of pregnancy like nausea, bloating and morning sickness. I continued to do all possible daily work as well as my job (I am a professor). But after some weeks my symptoms subsided. During my first trimester I did not feel much change in my body, feelings and food cravings. But I made myself a wikipedia full of information related to pregnancy by searching as much as possible detail from internet, from colleagues and family members because I wanted to create a positive birth experience for myself (and thank God! this also happened)
During this period, my baby bump started to pop out. The bloated look I was rocking in the first trimester gave way to rounded bump and maternity clothes started to infiltrate my wardrobe.
I was elated and already started weaving beautiful dreams around my unborn. This was the time when I was overeating. I had first felt the baby movements during my 20th week. I started to experience a very sharp stabbing pain in the lower right side of my abdomen whenever Baby stretched or kicked As the baby is a very active baby, this happened very often, and it was so painful at times that I thought my uterus was going to burst!!! The movement became prominent every time the dad of the baby touched the belly. My baby was demanding every type of food, spicy, salty, sweet all! (I now think that he tasted all the food in my tummy, because now he is a fussy eater). Although I never felt fast cravings during my entire pregnancy. Taking a long walk became a daily routine as my doctor had already told me that it will increase the possibility of normal delivery (because I wanted to get the same). We did not have a gender preference to be honest, but if you were to make me pick a gender, I would have a slight preference for a girl, so I was eager to see the face of baby (read the full story to get the answer*).
In this period numbness, increase trips to the washroom, sleeplessness etc. caused a lot of discomfort but all of this is ordinary in pregnancy. We want to make these things (being parents) memorable so we decided to get a photoshoot. We searched a lot for the best and luckily, we got it. Then we had our photoshoot done on an outdoor location and were cherished. (I will talk about the photographer at the end of my story). We began buying things which made it all seem real and exciting. The third trimester of my pregnancy was very hectic as the marriage date of my brother is fixed in October. That was the ninth month of my pregnancy!!! I was surprised to know the date and told the family to post pone it. (but in Indian rituals ‘Muhurut’ date matters a lot) So in the start of the ninth month I was busy in shopping, marriage with a fear of sudden labour contraction. I always worried about that, but all went smoothly.
One week before my due date (i.e., first week of November) at midnight I felt that I was leaking, and yes, it was the water break. We were worried and rushed to the hospital. The head-nurse checked my condition by doing some internal check-up. She told me that it will take time as there is no dilation. We came back home and slept. I felt slight pain the whole night.
This was the October 27, (Karwachauth day in Indian Rituals). I ate my ‘Sargi’, took the shower and got other stuff ready to go to hospital. I desperately wanted to go into labour to take my baby in my hands, but I was not aware what is going to happen with me (as I under-estimated the
I started having very intense pain with each contraction after some hours. I was screaming and whole hospital heard it seems, even I bit my husband on hand. I moaned to the nurse saying I feel like pooping.
After suffering 7 hours of intense pain, I heard the baby cry and his entry in this world made me forget all the pain I underwent. When I held my baby for the first time, I felt so proud, watched him with love and confidence.
I was amazed that I had completed the mission The God has given me- “To produce a NEW LIFE”.
*One more thing I want to mention that as I was pleasantly surprised but extremely happy that Baby turned out to be a BOY :)
About the Photoshoot: Deys Photography, Laksmi Nagar, New Delhi.
I am sharing some precious memories with you all!!!!!
(A Proud Mother)