Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Awaiting Good

My blog has been enriched by one important topic recently - Baby. What is unavoidable, and baby keeps on popping up here and there, because he/she is always on my mind these days and days to come.
After giving it a thought I have decided to deliver in India because going to my native city will be of no use considering trip expenses and probable limited time my D would be staying there with me, and then my 2-3 months living at parents place before I could fly with a baby back here. Phew! Yea, it even sounds a little complicated.
So here I am ready to experience Indian hospitals and health care for the first time on a big scale. I am of a good opinion so far. Initially I had a really nice gynaecologist/obstetrician I found through one Russian-speaking friend, and who also spoke Russian as she studied in Belarus many years ago. It was a bliss for me! However I had to shift to a speciality maternity hospital and started showing there.I heard a lot about it from other girls who already went through their care and had good impression overall. Now I am more busy, doing the exercises after office and going to counselling sessions on weekends (together with D). I like it as it keeps me updated and aware as well as prepared.
I am at 26th weeks now and want to note for myself what good and bad effects of pregnancy I currently possess.
☁ Bad ones: 
1. Stretch marks - no, as of now. Using Indian Ayurvedic cream "Stretch NIL" and wonderfully smelling  "Parachute" coconut oil (which is much cheaper remedy than the first one). I know they don't help really, but I feel more confident with them.
2. Limbs swelling - Yea! I got it in my feet, a little. However all of it disappears during the weekend :)
3 .Pigmentation - no. Hope no at all.
4. Skin problems - significant reduction and overall face skin improvement - much softer and tenderer. 
5. Mood swings - oh yea! And also irritability with small things particularly and people's behaviour. 
6. Insomnia - no, so far. But baby sometimes starts being active when I am about to fall asleep.
7. Heartburn - not even a single time. Perhaps my diet is good.
8. Nausea - disappeared now, but was very inconvenient in the beginning.
Did I forget anything?
 Good ones: 
1. Better Hair - yes, feeling  much thicker hair because they simply don't fall!
2. Better Nails - grow faster and more strong. Consider all the calcium I consume.
3. Glowing skin - yes! I like my skin these days.
5. Mood uplift - some days is very significant, when  I feel my baby's kicks.
6. Eating healthier - definitely getting more nutrients and fiber, loads of fruits, and no alcohol at all (of course!).
7. Attention - well, people are more friendly now, but sometimes it annoys me when everyone smiles at me and looks at my bump. Some do it every day (office). See point 5 among bad effects.
8. More love - I feel more more and more love towards my D... and feeling loved and cared for in return. 
9.New plans - awaiting good new things to come :)
I suppose that's all, I could continue with smaller things but these are major, let me dwell on this.
Have a wonderful day, my dears! Thanks for all love and support, I appreciate it so!

30 comments:

  1. Even your "bad" effects aren't so bad! Keep on smiling! You are going to have a beautiful, healthy baby. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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    1. I also think so Linda! The good overweighs the bad ones :) Thanks!

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  2. It's lovely to hear all about you pregnancy progress Anna it takes me back 37 years now gosh! when I was pregnant with my first child and living in Syria and facing all the same questions as you are now, concerns about where to deliver my baby and with whom. It sounds as if you have everything in hand and it's all going well, enjoy every minute. :)

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    1. I am glad so much i coudl revive old memories, but which are so fresh for every mother! I am lucky to be in India, they have vast experience in baby birth :) Thanks!

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  3. Oh how did I miss this news?! Congratulations! Sorry I'm so late. My excuse is that I haven't been blogging as much as usual due to a lack of time and inspiration. But now I've found this out I will be popping over to your blog to hear all about your progress. Glad you're doing fine. ah yes ...the good and bad things about being pregnant. I loved being pregnant. I felt glowing. I hope you do too. Maggie xx

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    1. Thanks Maggie! I was alsoa way for some time, but now I am back till ... :)
      I also feel glowing, and people say so. Not bad! (touch wood!)

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  4. The good far out weighs the bad and in the end you will have a darling little one.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Rightly said Meredith :) sending hugs to you too!

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  5. It seems baby-hood comes like all the best things in life: in balance. I bet all the "bad" is worth experiencing, especially when you think about the little face of the bundle of joy to come!

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    1. I hope so, the baby hasn't troubled me much yet :) But lets see what he says when see sour world! Thanks for support Magaly!

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  6. One of my best friends just shared her 'we're expecting' news with me! She's at the nausea stage at the moment. Will you find out in advance if you are having a boy or girl? I always feared pregnancy so that was one of the many, many reasons I opted not to have kids.

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    1. Oh I hope she overcomes nauseous period of it, it can be really unpleasant. However I took some special tablets, otherwise I wouldn;'t have been able to work and do daily activities.
      Well, it is individual choice. Me and husband didn't plan a baby.. but it happened. So we took a decision to become parents.

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  7. Enjoy every minute because before too long they will just be memories. Some of them you will never remember.

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    1. I know this.. I am trying to enjoy pregnancy :)

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  8. Enjoy your pregnancy -- you are embodying the Great Mother Goddess!

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    1. Thanks Debra! That is an honour for me!

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  9. What a joy for you both. You sound healthy and happy - here's to a wonderful birth experience! :)

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    1. It is a joy, and also worries. But we are excited to have this new beginning in our life. Thanks!

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  10. I am so glad you are feeling so well!!! I really found nothing I hated about being pregnant (ok, the fact that my morning sickness stretched for my entire two pregnancies, maybe), and it sounds like you're on the same path. Glad you found a great hospital/doctor support...XOXOXO

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    1. I am also glad of it, because for some woman it can be a not so pleasant time.
      I hope things go well!
      Take care Tanya!

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  11. Loved reading your latest update. I think pregnancy is treating you well. Everything will seem worthwhile when you hold your little bundle of joy!! Take care. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Seems so Sangeetha :) My baby loves me! hehe
      Have a great week too!

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  12. Pregnancy is such a special time... I remember having a lot of heartburn (it actually has nothing to do with your diet, sorry) simply because my daughter pushed everything up! I did get weird stretch marks, and I am so proud of them! I hope that - if you get any - you will be proud of yours one day, too.

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    1. It is VERY special time. All my thoughts are comsumed by it now :) Ok, let me see if my little one pushes my stomach up... until now he/she only moves in lower part :) I will be proud of course, but would prefer not to have them still :)

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  13. Oh, such an exciting time for you and your D! I look forward to seeing baby photos soon. I'm back from my visit to my 3 girls. I'm tired but it's a sunny day and I'm glad to be home again. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  14. I am so happy things are going well ;o) Baby and you are doing excellent ;o) I think this is a fun and beautiful post ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  15. Enjoy your grand journey to motherhood. Its a life time experience. Take care and all the best.

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  16. It's a wondrous, fantastical
    journey that will fly by, and your
    wee one will be here before you
    know it! Enjoy it all, both the good
    and the bad, as it's part of the
    journey. I hope you continue to
    glow and to feel amazing!

    xo Suzanne

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  17. May your lovely little (daughter/son)
    So very sweet and new
    Bring a lifetime full of pleasure
    And happiness to you

    we all are praying and waiting ........................

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  18. I had to laugh so hard at number 7 of the good things, I realized this with two of my friends in the last year, everyone was looking at their bellies, it was weird :)good to read you're doing well with the baby

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