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Pregnancy journal: week 10 and pics

  • I’m feeling better this week. Almost no nausea and heartburn. Energy level is back a little, but not completely. Hunger level is normal but still not much appetite.
  • I browsed some old recipes on the blog and recreated some over the weekend. I really enjoyed them. Maybe my lack of appetite was because I was getting tired of my mom’s cooking, so I’m determined to bring back my cooking habits, maybe I’ll eat more this way.
  • I took some pics this weekend, in some it looks like a little bump is forming, in others no so clear


not so much on this one


on this one, my belly looks more rounded


the clearest show of the little bump


again, the roundness.

  • Despite the little bump, I lost 0.5 lb from last week. I think it’s due to lack of appetite and ability to enjoy food, despite my best effort to eat more. I’m not too worried because I know I’m eating enough food, mostly nutritious food. After 13 weeks, I should normalize and then I will start gaining.

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Pregnancy journal: 9 weeks

  • This week nothing major happened. I started to feel better, less nausea but more frequent heartburn. I might get twice a day if it’s a bad day. And it’s an awful feeling. It wouldn’t go away even if I drink or eat something. I found that some people suggests to eat saltine crackers. I got a package this weekend, hope it helps.
  • Sleep is great. 9-9.5 hours per night and no sleepiness during the day.
  • Still not much appetite, although I’ve been trying new dishes. At least I don’t feel nausea so I’ll eat whenever I had to.
  • I was constipated for 2 days, very unusual, so I took metamusil and it helped. I know constipation is a common thing during pregnancy, so I think I’ll take a tsp of mutamusil to keep things moving.
  • Despite all the food I’ve been eating, definitely more than I normal do because I get hungry more often and more intense, I lost a pound comparing to last week. 😦 My mom asked me yesterday, any sign on the belly? well… I think we have to wait for a while for it to happen.
  • Last night I dreamed with Dudu (a nickname Star and I have decided in case it’s a him). I was breastfeeding him and he kept changing one breast to the other. First I was confused if I had any milk, but then I saw some in his little cute mouth, I was relieved. During the dream, I felt like a mom already, I suddenly feel the closeness to our baby. I wanted to hold him all the time, look at him all the time. It was such an incredible feeling, something I never experienced before nor even imagined I would. But it was so real. I was like a preview of what’s going to happen in 7 or 8 months! 🙂 I really can’t wait!!!!
  • Nowadays, whenever Star and I are together, either doing something or just sitting on the couch/bed, we’d imagine having Dudu between us. What would our lives change after his arrival, what games Star wants to play with him, what education we want to give him, etc! It’s really nice to expect what’s in our near future. We’re both super excited for this new adventure, maybe the biggest one so far! 🙂


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Pregnancy journal: 2/20 Heart beat at 8.5 weeks!!!

Last week I went to ob/gy for a sonogram to see if we see the baby and the heart beat. And we did!!!! 😆 It’s so magical that the sac has increased more than double its size from 2 weeks ago and the white thing inside the sac, maybe 1-2 cm is the baby and the heartbeat was fast!

All the blood test came back normal and the doctor estimates that I’m 8.5 weeks pregnant and the due time will be end of september. This seems surreal!

  • I continued to feel a little nausea here and there but less the last few days.
  • Taste bud is still all over the place. I had problem knowing what to eat. I think I like sandwich more than meals… so I had twice this week at work. For dinner I’ve been liking 菜泡饭 with spicy sauce. I like spicy food a lot but try to keep it moderate because it’s not good to eat too spicy while pregnant. Some people says it makes the baby’s skin not smooth or the baby very irritable.
  • Still no cravings. In general prefer savory, spicy food over sweets.
  • Sleep has been good this week. Except one day (we went to a party until 1am), I slept 9+ hrs and if I’m at home, I might take a nap as well.
  • Energy is back a little bit, but still tired most of the time.
  • Weight: back to pre-pregnacy weight (lost 1-2 lbs the first few weeks)
  • I told two more friends (Qiao and Belen) about the pregnancy. They’re both very happy for me, Belen even cried out of the happiness.

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