... I am PREGNANT!
My husband and I are very excited, if a little freaked out as it's our first baby and we have no idea what to expect! Being the control freak that I am, I found out I was pregnant somewhere around week 4, so it's been really hard trying to hold it all in and not blurt it out to everyone until now.
Now you may be wondering, is she going to turn this into a pregnancy blog? That would be NO. Makeup and Macaroons will continue as per normal though I will from time to time throw in some updates on how the pregnancy is going. So here's a little info on my pregnancy so far.
- I'm 13 weeks pregnant today, which means an end (I hope!) to the all-day nausea and extreme tiredness I've been feeling of late.
- Around week 5 I started feeling really really hungry, I'm talking ravenous! All I wanted to do was eat. One lunch time I remember I was sitting at a Vietnamese Pho (soup) place eating a huge bowl of chicken pho and thinking this isn't enough for me, I'll be starving in no time. And yep, on the 10 minute walk from the pho place to my work I started getting hungry again and had to stop to buy crackers to take it up to work with me.
- Between weeks 7 - 11 I started hating all food and most especially chicken. I used to love chicken, but during those weeks I'd look at chicken and think that it's possibly the most disgusting thing in the world. My dinner during that time consisted of toasted bagels with tomato and cheese.
- My eating is now semi-normalised, and I don't have any weird food cravings. I mainly like eating fresh fruit and veg, which is good I guess! I've never been a big fan of chocolate, and now looking at chocolate gives me heartburn. I never used to like fried foods, and now even the thought of fried foods makes me want to vomit. So the fact that I'm craving fresh healthy meals (so far) can only be a good thing!
- I've put on about 3kgs so far which is normal, and don't have a belly to show yet, although I can definitely feel my body shape is changing, my waist is thicker and my skinny jeans no longer fit me. I don't look pregnant yet, but I do look like someone who's enjoyed one too many party pies lately.
- If you heard me moaning and whinging lately about my skin and hair getting extremely dry, it's because of all the pregnancy hormones. Both my hair and skin are normalising now, so I'm happy about that.
- I keep thinking I should probably be rubbing some cream on my belly to avoid stretch marks later, but then the tired me takes over and I just can't be bothered.
- I've been doing a lot of Googling to bust some pregnancy beauty myths, such as whether it's safe to use nail polish (yep, but it's best to use brands that are free from the 3 nasty chemicals), whether you can dye your hair while pregnant (yep, but try to avoid dying your hair in the 1st trimester and best to use ammonia free hair dyes), and whether it's ok to wax your legs (sure, why not, but bear in mind that skin is extra sensitive now so it might hurt more).
- My favourite old wive's tale is from my mum. She told me to eat a lot of apples so the baby will be beautiful. LOL. She also told me to avoid eating chillies as the baby will turn out to be aggressive. Well mum, I am eating a lot of apples (mainly because I love them) and I am avoiding chillies, but only because they give me massive heartburn.
- I've been lent a lot of pregnancy books by friends who've been down the pregnancy path before me, but my favourite is Up The Duff by Kaz Cooke (the one I'm holding in the pic above) as it's hilarious! It gives honest pregnancy advice without making me feel like I'm being lectured to. And the fact that it's funny is a bonus.
- In a couple of months we should be able to find out the sex of the baby. Both my husband and I don't have a preference for either sex. Besides a healthy baby, I'd like one that doesn't cry a lot, sleeps on demand and won't puke all over me. But I'm probably asking for too much aren't I?