Friday, August 28, 2009

Thank God it's TGIF Friday!

Whoopee! It is finally Friday. I'm going for dinner and tea (camomile I suppose) with friends at Raw Kitchen Bar tonight. Am most looking forward to just indulge in some banter. I'm feeling the need to lie down again. The past couple of nights have been short because I was up till later and the sleep just isn't enough.

I took a picture of myself today, while my tummy is still relatively flat. I'm so bloated all the time and my arms are pregnant too. I should start exercising soon, when I find the energy to wake up early. I do want to take up pre-natal yoga classes but all the places I've checked are only available for mothers in their second trimester. I guess it's walking (boring!) and swimming (cold!) for now.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Noise Annoys

I'm blasting my itunes to block out my colleagues' chatter from outside my small office. Less obvious than closing the door, which was what I did a couple of days ago.

It's totally weird because just last week I was completely fine and indifferent to them, but now, ARGH. Just. Be. Quiet. Please. And. Don't. Talk. To. Me. Period.

Pregnancy makes a person weird. A colleague told me that when she was pregnant, she told her husband not to wear a certain color because it made her sick. Funny! And I read in books and on websites that some people crave inedible things like coal and dirt. Talk about organic!

So near yet so far

What an incredibly slow day for me. I feel like I've been at work all day and it's ONLY 4.30pm. ARGH. Didn't help that I was completely unimpressed with my lunch today. How unsatisfying. And I'm feeling extremely exhausted. Should not have stayed up to watch The Bachelor, even though I lasted quite late last night. These days I'm out by 11.30pm, then I'll get up a couple of times in the wee hours to, well, wee.

This fatigue and exhaustion is a vicious cycle. Am most looking forward to meeting up with my girlfriends to chill tomorrow night!

So yes, lunch was Grilled Chicken Fillet with Couscous. I overheated it in the microwave which caused the tomatoes to breakdown and make everything mushy. Tomorrow will be better. I'm looking forward to Spaghetti Bolognese! I've been much of a carnivorous which I suppose is a good thing because I really need the iron and protein.

Was watching some 3 dimensional animation on a baby's development over the span of the pregnancy. I had a nice tingly feeling in my tummy (and I'm sure it isn't the baby) and felt a little emotional. I cannot wait for the next check up on Monday. I cannot wait to see what's the baby like now.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hungry Hippo

For some reason I'm feeling rather moody today. Just not feeling sociable and irritable. More than anything, I just want to sleep. No.Actually, I want to eat too.

I get hungry really quickly these days. The moment I finish my breakfast, I want my lunch already. I had frozen waffles for breakfast this morning and even though they didn't quite hit the spot, it was good enough. Got to work and had a glass of milk. Bleh.

I just polished off my homemade lunch of stir fried chicken with assorted vegetables and multigrains. Yes, multigrains. I love 'em! Of course Karen feels the total opposite at the supermarket last night. "Yuck. They make your mouth dry", she lamented. They're really yummy, Karen. Maybe I'll cook some for you next time! Wahahah!

So anyway, I resolved to prepare my own lunches from now on so I don't subject myself to the uneccessary salt intake (even though a nice bowl of salty and sour Tom Yam soup sounds awesome!) and questionable freshness of the food at the canteen. Today's meal was quick (if you don't take into consideration the preparations done the night before) and easy to cook! I sliced up the chicken filet and marinated with maggi sauce and over the counter lemongrass seasoning. Pre-cut some broccoli, green beans and carrots and cooked the multigrains. This morning I just stir fried everything in olive oil and garlic. Improvised by adding some fresh orange juice and zest. Subtle but pleasing, might I add! A few drops of sesame oil (what else!) and a teaspoon of oyster sauce.

All I want to do now is lie down, watch some television and just let myself drift off to sleep. But I am at work so that's kind of sucky. I shall think about what to prepare for lunch tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

1 + 1 = 2

Wow. It has been a year since my last entry! And what a way to kickstart this journal with an awesome announcement.


I found out on a Wednesday night, the 12th of August 2009. I was late. And I know, I'm always late but this time it felt different. So I got The Husband to buy a pee stick. I admit I could not wait to get home to test it. I was a bunch of nerves because I was afraid it might be a false alarm. Weird, but it was then I knew that I wanted a family.

I shouted and cried when I saw the positive come on.

The first person I called to share the news with was Kim. It must have been weird for her. Because it was totally weird for me. I called my sister the next day and she screamed and shouted like a mad woman. But in a affectionate way. She was way more excited than I am. And still is.
The next few days were the longest days ever. My company event was on and I was on my feet all day. I was exhausted and emotional. Upset that I had to carry cartons but could not tell anyone that I shouldn't actually. All I could think of was the baby. I wished I could tell EVERYONE. Even random strangers.

Finally the event ended and I went for the first check up. "So this is how it feels like", I thought as I saw the ultrasound scan. I fought back tears as I saw the tiniest heart beating. 5 weeks 5 days and only 0.24cm long.

It is completely surreal. I never ever thought of a day like this. To think that a little life is growing in me. I'm going to be a mother. I feel so grown up!