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Moms are Beautiful and Babies are cute

Today, while I was scrolling down my phone gallery, I came across this picture clicked a couple of weeks ago. Just a random candid click by my husband📷. That day, I was doing my daily chores and came in between to play with my baby for few minutes, and husband clicked at the right moment.
I wouldnt have posted this picture if it wasnt with my lil one. I was all messy, tired, sweaty. Still I am in love with the pic.
With this pic i realise all moms are so beautiful.👸and all babies are cute👶
No doubt all babies are cute. All moms would agree to this, but may not be all girls and ladies. I quote an incident here which made me realise this. once while playing with a baby guest at our home I said to mom “ye itna cute nahi h na( this babyvis not that cute)?” To that my mom scolded and said -Never ever say like this. All babies are cute . whats the difference.(bacche sare pyare hote h, unme kya bhed bhao). This just hit my heart.💔Babies are the purest soul. Yes she said this because she is a mom. Now I very well know this because now I am a mom.
For the moms I realise, There can be 🌷fat mom, 🌷sexy mom, 🌷fit mom, 🌷mom with stretch marks, 🌷mom with wrinkles, mom with dark circles 🌷🌷etc etc, but, all Moms are beautiful.👸 We decided to bring a new life to this world. We knew it wont be easy. We are ready for sacrifices, do whatever it takes to raise our baby in best possible way, to make a good human. Only a beautiful lady can do all this. Moreover, just imagine who does tthe pure soul (baby) love the most. The MOM👩‍👦. Moms are most attractive for babies.
Hold your baby and look yourself in mirror and Say this to yourself #AmBeautifulMom

Cheers!! To all the mommies including our mommies as well.🥂

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How I controlled my Gestational Diabetes

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was diagnosed with having high blood sugar, just on the verge of diabetes. I was determined to control it for 4 reasons:

  1. I didnt want to start medication for something as I knew lesser the medicines better for baby and mom. Necessary vitamins tablets were enough
  2. Didnt want to start visiting another specialist doctors. I have always hated visiting doctors.
  3. I wanted my pregnancy to be normal
  4. Most importantly, I didnt want my baby to be born or affected with any disease. I want her/him to be healthy inside me and in the outside world as well.

I have a family history of diabetes. Both at my family side and in- laws family as well. So, I had lots of sugar control advise pouring in. No direct sugar and no indirect sugar , that means no sugar in tea coffee milk, no high sugar fruits. Most difficult was to avoid mangoes which is  a favourite in summer season. After a wait of 1 year (rather 8-9 months) we get fresh mangoes. But avoiding it was must. Mangoes are a big-time enemies in diabetes.

So here’s what I started :

I avoided adding direct sugar to any of my food or drinks.

No ice-creams chocolates, cakes, waffles, desserts or any sort of sweets.

No coconut water (I used to consume it daily)

No mangoes obviously (but honestly I cheated sometimes, like once a week)

I reduced my one time eating portion. (after losing weight in 1st trimester I started eating more and more quite reluctantly in 2nd trimester so that I could gain some weight . (Facepalm))

I started taking smaller meals at gap of 3-4 hours. 

Now the most important: I started walking outdoors daily. On my 1st day itself I started with 3km in 45 minutes and continued it. I walk 3-4.5 kms that is for 45- 60 mins. I try to walk at least 3-4 days in a week at least.

I started doing yoga daily. My instructor used to come only for 2 days in a week. Rest of the days practised on my own.

The results:

We have a blood sugar testing instrument at home. Within 2 days my blood sugar almost in normal range, but not normal as per my doc. After 10day the post lunch reading was normal but bit high in fasting. (It should be below 90 in pregnancy mine was 95).

My doctor asked to control more and quit protein powder with sugar. So I replaced it with diabetics protein powder.

Within next 1 week my blood sugar was completely in safe range and my doctor was quite satisfied and appreciated my efforts in controlling.

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Past Happenings in 2nd Trimester

Its been a long time since I posted anything. I really regret that. I have been bit busy with my brother’s marriage, and settling and relaxing after that.

Dont Worry!. I am gonna cover it all in this and the upcoming posts.

A lot has happened in Last 2 months: My visit to the doctor, travelling via flight ,Anomaly scan, brother’s marriage, me dancing while in pregnancy and some sleep deprived nights. I am sure you can imagine how much I have to cover up. Most important of all the topics is feeling the first kick and movement of Baby.

Now, I have decided to take out time and post daily to cover each event and my experiences.

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey. Its different everytime and for everyone. So everyone should enjoy and cherish their experiences.

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The New Year Bash 2019

My first vacation in pregnancy. (A late post. This was in draft since a long time)

We had booked a 5-star resort for the New year eve. Our package included all meals and a gala dinner at the New Year Eve.

I was all excited for all this. Moreover, it was our leisure trip, though a very short one, but after a very long time. Almost a year. We had been on a couple of other vacations during the year, but none was just for leisure. The best part of this year was that, there were just two of us. (yes, sometimes I do like to spend a lot of time with my other half). The added plus to this was that there wouldnt be any unwanted crowd. We selected a family resort, and the party was only for the in-house guests. So, No huligan crowd, no eve teasing, not too much of drinks and drunken people.

(yet to update )

 

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Office Office (After Long)

4th Jan 2019. Friday

Its around 1:20 PM and I am feeling fresh and more energetic. Since last 2 months this time I would be preparing my lunch eating and then take a post lunch nap. But today its different. I was in office before 11.30 AM. I logged in to emails. Checked, read and deleted few. Replied to and wrote some fresh emails. Replied to pending messages on Linkedin and accepted more than 10 new invites. Now its time for my lunch. After that I am planning to start with pending assignments. I will be back in the evening and update the post again with how was my rest of the day. Till now loving today ❤

Its 7.30PM, and I am back with more from today.

While I went to wash my hands before lunch, returning back from washroom I saw a coworker from distance so I pretended to be busy and overlook him. I didnt want to meet many people today. But I couldnt avoid myself from his eyesight. He came to my desk, we went to common area and then  chatted for almost an hour. Mostly regarding business growth, payroll strategies, hiring trends, colleges,etc.

It was almost 3 when I came back to my seat. My lunch time was over. Luckily, I had salad before getting up for lunch. So I wasnt that hungry. I immediately opened my lunch box and finished my small meal. Then fruits after half an hour. Around 4.15 PM, I thought of walking down and having fresh coconut water or lassi. Again, as I was waiting for the lift to reach my floor and get into it, I saw another coworker coming from the same lift. Another half an hour gone. (sigh). Then finally I went to have coconut water, but nothing fresh was available. I returned with a packet of biscuit to support in emergency.

The coworker meeting was not over. While entering the office again I met a coworker cum client. I cant avoid this one. I certainly wanted to interact with him and get updates on projects. Suddenly I realized it was 5.30 PM . I had decided, I would leave early today and reach home by 6PM maximum. So I rushed to desk, shut my laptop and came back.

Some small things happened in between. My husband called me to check if everything was fine with me, as it was 1st day of my office. I was really mesmerized and happy because normally he was too busy at work cant make out time to call.

Spoke to mom about silly things, baby’s age in womb, her activities inside, my feelings. Talking about the baby itself makes me feel like in another world :* ❤

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The Scan reports and Doctor Visit

29th December 2018, Saturday

Today is the last the day of the year I can visit the doctor . Tomorrow, its going to be sunday and the next day we are planning for a very short trip to celebrate New Year’s Eve as a couple.

As I had mentioned in my previous post, I wanted to see the doctor and get a consent to travel by car for around a 100kms. Our travel bookings were done. Money was non-refundable and even I badly wanted to have this New Year Trip with Just 2 of us. At the same time, I didnt want my fulfill my fantasies at the cost of my baby’s well being. I kept checking my mails since morning, to see if I got the reports. Towards the afternoon I called up the Hospital to check for reports, but got no update. I again called around 5PM and reports had arrived, but yet not in my email inbox. So I requested them to send immediately. It took several follow ups to get the reports emailed to me.  Everything looked within range and normal except for just one marker in the report. I asked the hospital staff to show my reports to my Obstetrician and update me with the feedback.

I get a call around 7PM that doctor wants to meet me. Its better if I can see on Monday.

As per my plans,  Monday wasnt a possibility. We had to leave early morning and doctor’s OPD starts noon onwards. I asked to get connected to doctor over a call.

Doctor: Things are OK but, I want to meet you and discuss

Me: Is everything normal?

Doctor: I cant tell you over the call. Visit on Monday.

Me: I am planning to travel Monday. Can I come Tuesday or its urgent.

Doctor: No worries. Meet me on Tuesday.

I called my husband immediately after this. I wanted to see the doctor today. Even he got worried as to why doctor wants to meet.  I checked with him if can meet me at the Hospital by 8PM, which was difficult for him, but 7.45PM was the last appointment slot for the day. (15 mins grace ). We decided that I will go and wait for our turn in case there is any waiting and he will try to make it as soon as possible.

I went and was waiting until 8.15, next was my turn, but he hadnt come yet. I had to go inside the consultation room alone. As I entered the room, I get a call from Husband. ‘I am at the parking, coming in 2 mins” he informed. Doc asked if someone is coming she can wait for a minute.

NOW THE TIME FOR SERIOUS DISCUSSION

Everything was normal. Except one marker for Down’s Syndrome. Trisomy 21. As per my age group the risk marker is at 1:760 but my reports got it as 1:470. Although it was mentioned by the diagnostic center as low risk, doctor wanted to give us the clear picture and explain what does that mean. It meant baby might be at the risk of down’s syndrome at the ratio of 1:470 case. Its a genetic problem which cannot be cured. There were certain tests after which we can be more sure of the risk factor. There are 3-4 different methods to be more sure about the risk, but none is 100% result provider, except for one test. That one test puts the baby’s life at risk as there were chances miscarriage. It is an invasive test. We were recommended a fetal medicine specialist.

At the end doctor said, there’s nothing to worry, there are very less chances of the disorder. We can travel safely and consult Fetal medicine doctor next week. Its just that she wanted us to be clear of the options we had.

Huh!! A confusing visit. I was sure I want to give birth to the baby. These are just risk factors. I had already fallen in love with the LIFE INSIDE ME.