That’s right, my husband and I are expecting our first baby inshaAllah later this year. The due date is 10/10/10, and as a math teacher and major nerd I am excited at the prospect that my child could be born on a day that’s entirely binary!
I’ve completed 15 of the 40 weeks. Alhumdu’lillah everything is going well. I haven’t had many problems at all. I’ve thrown up on two occasions, and I don’t really think the baby was to blame.
The hardest part for me has been my really poor sleep during the night. During the day I get pretty exhausted from being on my feet at work all day. When I come home in the afternoon I usually try to take a nap but all I can think of is all the things I have to get done in the mean time. Then at night I can’t seem to get comfortable, or my body is just… awake.
It’s a really weird feeling. I can’t feel the baby moving just yet (even though apparently it’s conducting aerobics classes daily) but when I can feel is *something*. There is definitely something going on in there. Like a factory is on, and there are wheels turning and churning and things coming off an assembly line. It’s really bizarre. I don’t know how some women can go months without knowing their expecting. There is just too much activity going on inside me for it to be anything else… may be a large tape worm?
Plus my appetite has changed, significantly. I’m usually a fan of spicy food, but in the past few months I’ve lost all interest in eating anything overly spicy. All I want is bland or sweet. It’s the sweetness that weirds me out, because a lot of foods I would once never consider eating are turning into favorites. For example, I was never a big fan of sweet and sour Asian food, but these days I’ll order anything that sweet or comes with plum sauce… very bizzare.
I’ve had more food aversions than any cravings–I think this is pretty common. It’s just wierd because I’ve turned away from foods that I love. Things that are overly cheesy don’t look so good to me anymore. I don’t like eating guacamole that much either. There was a brief period of time when I didn’t want to drink Coke… that didn’t last very long
Out of everything that’s going on and changing, I think the most exciting is that I got to hear the heart beat at a few appointments. The first time I heard it I think it sounded like a washing machine, just a lot of quick swoosh swoosh sounds. Since then whenever my doctor has to spend more than 5 seconds finding it, I get a little tense waiting for that little heart beat. I don’t ever want it to disappear or stop beating… at least not in my lifetime. Alhumdu’lillah every time Saqib and I do hear it the doctor says everything sounds good and is normal
I’ll try my best to keep the updates coming, but until then, keep my husband, me and our little bump in your du’as!