Being pregnant is great, until you have hyperemesis gravidarum

Being pregnant is a blessing. Me and dear husband are so grateful. Although, every pregnancy is different. Some people got an easy, no fussy pregnancy. Some got a little bit of struggle along the way. And mine is a bit of struggle, with 2 times of being hospitalized because of bleeding, placenta previa (at the 2nd month of pregnancy) and excessive vomiting or hyperemesis gravidarum (at the 3rd month of pregnancy). I can’t even swallow water, being so dehydrated and when I throw up, my bladder is leaking out (sorry it’s gross).

July 22nd, 2018

Around 3 month pregnant

Hyperemesis is different from the usual morning sickness. I can’t keep any food or fluid down, even water. The vomit is brownish color and I lose 4 kg in the first trimester. When it’s really bad day, I could vomit until 6 – 10 times a day. At the hospital, they gave me an IV and medicines. The first four months was such a struggle. I even quit my fulltime job because I have so many sick leave.

I did get better, in the 5th month, still vomiting but less. And I need lots of bedrest. Some people just don’t understand about it and it’s frustating sometimes. I’m so grateful for my supporting and understanding dear husband. Our family was also there to support us.

When we heard our baby’s beating heart it was the best feeling ever. And the first kick and movement that I felt on the 5th month were awesome.

3D Sonogram of baby Zelda when she was 16 weeks 3 days in momma’s tummy

Welcome to my momma blog

I had a fulltime job and a master degree, but I’m leaving them behind to stay home with my daughter Zelda. I’m enjoying every smiles, milestones, tears and diaper changing. She is 10 months old now.

I had some tough times when I was pregnant and on my postpartum recovery, but I survive them. I want to share with you my parenting journey, to be honest, the ups and down. And I’m also gonna share my passion for food and going green.

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“Love as powerful as your mother’s, leave its own mark. To have been loved so deeply. Will give us some protection forever.” – J.K. Rowling