[MOMMY BABY] THE BEGINNING

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When we found out I was pregnant, the excitement was overwhelming! Robert and I couldn’t wait to start planning for our little one; what we would name it if it’s a girl or a boy, what theme to go with the nursery, even what Disney movie to show our little one first. Little did we know that we needed to slow down and focus on the present, because with practically zero experience, we have absolutely no idea what we would be expecting. Soon enough, I started to experience morning sickness combined with incessant hunger, weight gain (cry…5 lbs just during the first two months!), hormonal mood trips, more hunger, and physical discomforts here and there. This was when I started condemning every woman who has ever told me “pregnancy is the best experience a woman can ever have”. I mean.. that made me feel cheated.

當我發現自己懷孕時,我跟先生開心忘形得把一切想的很簡單,只知道要討論寶貝要叫什麼名字、像爸爸好可愛像媽媽更可愛 xD、嬰兒房要如何佈置、甚至連要給他看的第一個迪士尼電影都認真討論到了。完全無經驗的我們根本只懂得玩辦家家酒,而對真正孕期中要面對的大小問題則毫無頭緒。直到我開始因為害喜而孕吐不適,同時卻饑荒似的每小時都餓透了,再加上一下子體重大增(哭….第二個月就重了2公斤),可怕的賀爾蒙情緒失控,還有身體左痛又酸的,讓我發現其實懷孕一點都不好玩!之前常常聽媽媽輩的女人說 “懷孕是女人一生中最美好的經驗”,讓我覺得自己簡直是上當了。

First family photo

Then I calmed down and began to focus on being a happy mommy-to-be despite all the discomforts. I realized it may not be the “best experience a woman can ever have”, but it certainly is the most unique one as no one has or will ever undergo the same things and feel the same feelings I do. This is what makes every pregnancy so special, and this is why I want to share with you the little moments of my journey.

漸漸適應新手媽媽的身份以後,我發覺當個快樂的媽媽比什麼都重要。並不是說懷孕就是每個女人一生中最美好的經驗,只是因為這個經驗是獨一無二的; 每個媽媽的體會都截然不同,因為不同、所以珍貴。這也是為什麼我決定在懷孕的第四個月開始,與大家分享這只屬於我的快樂孕期。

Thank you for joining me on this wonderful journey!

xoxo,

S

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