Don't get me wrong, I've been pretty comfy with being pregnant -- a pampered preggy, even. And it has been quite easy on me, considering I did not have to go through that horrible morning sickness chapter. Plus, I get all thumbs up from my doc because I'm doing pretty well in terms of managing my pregnancy weight gain -- baby sure is healthy and of appropriate weight and size, despite my very minimal weight gain so far (but that was last check up, I bet it's going to be a different story now haha).
But last week, I fell kinda ill. And by "kinda ill", I meant I was pretty much useless and unable to do anything but sleep and lie down and rest in bed and literally cry in pain for at least four days. A hell lot agonizing and awful. And it came right after I and the hubby and the in-laws hied off to Iloilo and Cebu, just two weeks ago. It came right at a time I thought pregnancy would not slow me down (hey, I was on a roll!!!), at a time I was giddy to enroll in prenatal yoga class, written permit of my OB already secured and in hand, and at a time I have talked to my then swimming instructor/ coach that I am mulling going back to our swim sessions with my dear little hitchhiker.
But alas, I have to slow down. As much as it is uneasy to admit, I just have to slow down. For my sake, and most especially for our baby's.
Never have I been more conscious and careful now with every little thing I do (and the food I stuff myself with!). It's being protective, selfless, nurturing, loving, a little scared and praning all at once, this pregnancy and upcoming motherhood chapter.
For now, I'll sit back and try to enjoy being a
So now, Mommy is slowing down for you, precious little baby. Anything for you baby, absolutely anything for your welfare. :)