Monday, October 29, 2012

AskMeMom: First Trimester --- the Aftermath

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! 

Makeup Gigs
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!!!  

Day Job
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!

On Blogging
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!
*proud momma*

Thanks for reading and I hope I didn't bore you!

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29 comments:

  1. U'll be a great mother Nikki! All these "pain" things are so absolutely totally worth it! :)
    Nice pictures :) U looks great!

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    1. Thanks Anastacia for the compliment! I pray I'll be a good mom and I know at the end of 9 months! this will all be worth it! :)

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  2. OMG. you are pregnant?? How come I didn't know about this? Congratulations. !!!!! hope your suffering stops soon. and you can just eat what ever you crave.... so happy for you and your husband...........

    take cares. ~~~ chat to you soon...

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    1. hihii it's ok, I guess..NOW YOU KNOW!!! :) Thanks and I am happy too! Thanks for the well wishes and I hope to chat with you soon! :) Take care and stay pretty!

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  3. I'm super happy for you! I can see that you have that pregnancy glow! Stay gorge!

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  4. Again, CONGRATULATIONS Mr&Mrs AMW! :) It will get better soon, believe me! Lucky you, you don't have to take a leave from work. I did, because I have to be in complete bed rest.

    Anyways, I'm on my 32nd week now and I just love being pregnant. You'll get to enjoy it, too. Fo sho! LOL.

    Take care of lil AMW!


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    Lexi
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    1. Lexi, that's what I'm thankful for, at least I wasn't asked for complete bed rest, I don't think my back can take it! :) Congratulations too on your pregnancy! You're close!!! I wish you safe delivery!!!

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  5. Glad your morning sickness is slowly abating preggy-mate!! We can do this.

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    1. Yes sis! we can do it!!! Can't wait for it to be completely gone and I want my appetite back!!!!! Kawawa naman si baby! hehehe

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  6. Congratulations again Nikki! Here's to a healthy bub, and a beautiful momma, and doting father. Take care!

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  7. sis!! u astill look so gorgeous despite the 'trauma'! :D baby will be a strong one too i am sure

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    1. wahahahhaha and you think I look gorgeous? That's what sisters are for right? Trust me sis, it's all makeup (concealers) Come down here and check me out in my pajamies, I look like crap! LOL

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  8. Don't worry, Nikki. 1 fetus will just require you to add 300 calories everyday from your usual daily calorie need. If you feel nauseous, just eat crackers and hopefully it will work to ease the feeling. I'm so happy for you and Keith coz lil AMW is healthy and active :)

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    1. Yup, I read about that too and hoping I'll get to eat healthy naman by second trimester! :) Thanks sis, crackers are my bestfriend but there are times nasusuya na ako! :)

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  9. I've been there too! :'( It stopped at 14 weeks though, when i got married, thankfully so too because I didnt wanna go through my wedding day vomiting! It'll past soon, Nikki!

    I'm now on my 27th week and my energy is back! I felt like during the 1st trimester, I couldnt be in the state where I am now but trust me, it'll pass :)

    Cant wait to hear more of your pregnancy and beauty adventures! :)

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. Congratulations on your pregnancy too!!! And congratulations on your wedding! Thanks and I'll definitely share more of my pregnancy and beauty adventures! :D

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  10. I was smiling the whole time I was reading this, Eonni... I'm so happy for you! It also made me all excited to have a baby of my own! ^__^

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    1. sis, darating din time mo! I'm sure of it! and you're still young, so many chances pa! :) Someday... :D

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    2. Super happy talaga ako for you... Ayan... nagkababy ka na at lahat! Ndi pa rin tayo nagmi-meet! Kay;angang ma-meet ko si little AMW!!! =D

      I love you, Eonni!!! ^__^

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  11. i will never ever get bored with stories like this! i know the hard part will soon be over and you will get to enjoy this. so happy for you sis!

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    1. awww ang sweet mo! Thanks Issa! I'm glad my story telling isn't boring coz feeling ko ang KULIT ko na sa complaints ko heheheheh :)

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  12. I'm so happy for your pregnancy dear!!! God bless! :D

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    1. Thanks sis! :) hope to see you around :D

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  13. Congratulations Ms. Nikki! :)...just gave birth 2 months ago luckily I did not experience extreme morning sickness matamlay lang on my 1st trimester after that parang wala lang :)...but i suffered baby blues on the 1st few weeks after delivery :(...hope all is well with you!

    Ehla

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    1. Ehla, thank you for the well wishes. Lucky you that you didn't get to experience extreme morning sickness, I think I'm on the extreme side and I'm hoping I won't suffer anything more like that! I'm glad you delivered safety and I hope your baby blues are completely GONE! :)

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  14. Hi Nikki! I'm currently 19 months pregnant with my first baby, and I totally feel you about the first trimester being just crazy--and my experience wasn't even as bad as yours! I know it will all be worth it when our babies come. :)

    I was just starting out with my career as a professional makeup artist when I got pregnant, and I had to cancel what few confirmed bookings I have because they fall on my 3rd trimester. :( I'll be honest, it hurts. But it's okay, I know that God will provide me with work once I give birth. :)

    The 2nd trimester is really something to look forward to--it's so easy, I almost forget I'm pregnant! Keep healthy!

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    1. yes, bookings will come again after you gave birth and settled with the baby! Same as me, I am slowly getting back to the makeup world! :) How's your baby?

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