Hi readers, I have been really lousy at doing some regular posts even though I have some recipes in stock which I haven’t uploaded yet. Just to give you a short update, my appetite is still in a limbo at the moment. It’s unpredictable and deceiving. I say deceiving because my mind would convince me that I want to eat this particular something and then when I did get round to it, my palate just refuses to cooperate.
Some of you who are unaware, this might probably come off as a rant….and why not? It’s been rather torturous not to feel excited about food. I am coming to the beginning of my third month of being preggers and it’s been hard to keep anything down at the moment. Which is why I refuse to eat most of my favourite foods, for fear that throwing up might put me off it completely.
I get questions like ‘What are you averse to at the moment…’. I can’t really say…like I mentioned, unpredictable. I’d think I’d like something and then find out that I don’t in the end. Like there was a time when I crave for something with bold tastes like a dish that’s spicy, salty and sour. And I thought….why not tom yum? Hubby, being a good man, drove me all the way to KL to my fav spot to have tom yum but when I got home, everything came out southside and let me tell you this, when you’ve had something spicy and then regurgitate later, it is REALLY unpleasant, especially the insides of your nose feels like it’s on fire. I’m also not loving all things dairy at the moment….milk, cheese, cream….they make me blech like crazy although…sigh*…this is all perfectly normal.
Reading up on all those pregnancy sites will tell you to look for triggers that will induce barfing and try to stay away from it. Well, my misfortune is that my triggers are toothpaste and just looking at the toilet bowl. How is one suppose to stay away from brushing their teeth and doing their necessary business, not to mention when you’re pregnant…you need the loo…A LOT!
Fatigue is also an obstacle…I feel tired all the time although sleep doesn’t help because it’s not a restful sleep. I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but when I sleep lately, I have been getting more intense dreams. Or more likely because I remember them when I woke up. These dreams, I won’t call them nightmares…but they do play wonky things in your head and you wake up feeling rather lousy or felt that, well…that was a waste of my sleep.
My eldest has also been testing the longevity of my hair lately. This might be an old wives’ tale but I have heard several people recount this to me that when you’re having a second child, the first one tends to be testy and fretful. I don’t know if there’s any truth behind it but oh gosh…all I know is that these constant whining, clingliness and refusal to do anything simple just makes the whole experience more frustrating. At the moment, if I see photos of happy smiling, pregnant women, all glowy and sugary sweet, my head has a silent scream…’LIES!!!’
I can’t wait to get over this phase……..