So.. Big news — I’m pregnant! I know it’s been such a long time since I last made a blog post. I have been busy working, attending language course, wife duties etc.
2020 has not been the ideal year for most of us but, there are still a lot of things to be thankful for and to look forward to! Man, I don’t even know where to begin? All I could think about is how the timing of everything just fell right into place. I know I always say in my travel posts that we normally don’t plan things into every detail. But I think this time, God has his own way of maneuvering our lives. It just amazes me! Sure we have thought about having kids but we are not really working hard towards that. I was thinking that okay, let me settle in my new life here in Norway, find a stable job and enjoy my new career.
We would talk about having a baby from time to time but every time, it will hold me back. I am so scared of getting pregnant. Will my body be able to handle it? am I capable of bearing a child? How about life after child birth? I’m gonna be hideous and ugly and fat! Our lives will never be the same again. There were so many debates going on in my mind. But every night I will pray that whenever that time comes, I hope that I will be able to handle it, be healthy and make me prepared.
And so that time comes!
I was waiting for my period in April but it’s been more than two weeks from the time I’m expecting my period to come. I knew something was definitely different and I kept telling Thomas that I think I’m pregnant. He’s super chill about it and kept on telling me that it’s gonna be fine. He said that I kept on telling him that every month so he’s kind of used to it. LOL! Until I told him I’m buying a test. He was nervous in such a way that he’s so excited. He said he’s really gonna be happy if it turns out positive. As compared to me where I don’t know what to think. I was just plain nervous and my mind is all over the place (just because I already have PMS).
I already have the symptoms that my period is about to come but I was just so frustrated that why hasn’t it come yet?! So I bought a test and did it. The test came out blank even after waiting for many minutes so we thought I bought a broken pregnancy test or maybe I am not pregnant at all. I just left it in the bathroom sink and went out for dinner. When we came back, there were faint lines. So faint that you can’t almost see it. For me that was it! No matter how faint the lines were, I was so sure that indeed I’m pregnant! The following day I bought a digital test and tried again. This time it was just a matter of seconds and the result came saying Gravid 3+ (Pregnant 3+)
We looked at each other and both of us have tears in our eyes! It was such an emotional moment for both of us.
We went to the doctor just to get some blood test and to make sure that I really am pregnant and also to find out what should be the next steps. We are totally clueless about this. LOL! He suggested we take a ultrasound just to rule out ectopic pregnancy and the likes. We’re lucky that the healthcare system is good here in Norway. All pregnancy related check ups and giving birth are covered by the government. Although we had to do a private ultrasound in the early stage of the pregnancy because it’s not part of the standard pregnancy controls that is done by the public healthcare system.
The first ultrasound was so funny, I couldn’t believe I was actually there and I couldn’t stop laughing when the midwife tried to do the sonogram. I’m so ticklish in my tummy and I couldn’t handle the pressure she’s doing in my tummy! It was so hard for her to find the little bean because I would burst out laughing every time she found a good spot. LOL! Anyway, here is the first pic of our little bean inside my tummy!
And here is the 12th week ultrasound which is easier to spot! 😀
We are just so excited and looking forward to meeting the newest addition to our little family! Please help to continue praying for healthy mom and lil bubb in the coming months. 🙂