The title of this post may sound a bit too tragic *laughs* but it was meant as a joke to catch your attention, at the same time, jokes can be half-meant as my first trimester is definitely something I won't forget for the rest of my life!
One thing you should know about me, is that, I have high tolerance to pain! So if I tell you I'm in pain, I'm seriously *insert expletives here* IN PAIN!!!
This post is created for me to look back and reread this story like a dear diary. But the real reason for this post is to dedicate this to my li'l AMW for him (if it's a boy) to understand what mommy has gone through so he needs to be extra sweet to me and not be all "macho", and for her (if it's a girl) to be reminded how difficult pregnancy is so she can forget about early pregnancies!!! *laughs*
Everyone who follows me on Twitter and Instagram (AskMeWhats) knew I've been suffering from major morning sickness. I know morning sickness stories are boring but, I'm sorry, I had to let it out or else, I'm going bonkers!!! hahaha
I learned I got pregnant quite early, it was during The Purple Groom Brand Ambassador Shoot but I wasn't able to announce the good news to anyone yet unless I get a confirmation from the doctor. Those first few weeks, I have abdominal pains but I still had to smile on cam while carrying handsome Char Char! See what a good stage mom I was? :P
6th weeks of pregnancy came and it was the start of my nightmare! I woke up in a mood one sunny Saturday and I was greeted with extreme headache that lasted the whole weekend! My body was suffering from fatigue from fighting the pain. I tried taking "Biogesic" but it didn't do anything and I felt nauseous! It was the first Saturday and Sunday of my life that I've spent lying on my bed and not move a single bone! It must be the universe's way of telling me to "RELAX".
I went to the doctor on my 7th week and I was confirmed pregnant with a heartbeat! It gave both me and my husband joy but I felt so bad for not being able to celebrate as my whole body is fighting over fatigue, sleepiness, nausea, heartburn and a whole lot of pains that I don't think a human being should go through!
Here's the joy/sorrow of being a makeup artist, you get makeup bookings as early as half a year ago and I have a couple of bookings made and all of them are super important! Because I love my job and client dearly, I've miraculously completed a fashion show, wedding, and other makeup gigs! I have mask on when I do airbrush makeup, I have Mr. AMW feed me bread or lasagna in between, and I excuse myself and throw up inside the wash room in between makeup. What's the most important part? I was able to finish my job and I'm so thankful I have understanding clients!!!
I work from home for the past year and did I stop working since I got this morning sickness? The answer is simply NO. My job is a bit unique taking a leave for a day would mean me piling myself up with more work once I get back! It was very difficult to wake up early in the morning but I did and I still do! I have to admit, I can't seem to work as effective as I'd like to be as I get to throw up in between phone calls and lay down every hour for 5 minutes just because my body can't handle staring at the computer screen, researching, making phone calls all at the same time! But you know what kept me strong? The fact that I'm still lucky enough to have a day job that doesn't require me to travel to work! Working from home is a great ease for pregnant women like me who suffers from morning sickness!
How do I get to blog daily in this situation?
Well, if I get to work everyday in this situation, blogging is nothing! It actually helps me go through my worst days! Working could get stressful but blogging doesn't! I get to talk about makeup, skincare, clothes, accessories and other stuff which tend to put my morning sickness on hold! Product reviews could take a bit more time as I do have strong aversion on scents.
Cravings and Food Aversions
I don't have specific cravings for now but food aversions? I definitely experience it so much I dislike eating most food which made me lose more weight! The problem with food aversions is the fact that I don't get to eat much which ended up giving me the worst heartburn I've experienced in my entire life! Thank goodness for the internet and books, I know baby is still alright as long as I get to eat healthily once 2nd trimester comes!
This week, I'm on my 15th week and I still suffer from morning sickness but I'm still thankful I don't get to vomit 5-10 times a day but it has trimmed down to maximum of 2 times! That's a huge improvement! I don't have my appetite back as of the moment but I'm lucky I still get to eat!
Thank you so much for reading about my first trimester experiences! Before I end this post, I will be sharing the latest photo of Li'l AMW taken on the 13th week! I was told Li'l AMW is one active baby and isn't shy in front of the camera! That's my boy/girl!!!
Check out the clear photo of Li'l AMW's head, spine and legs!
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