Pregnancy Update: WEEK 12

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By the time you read this, I will be a good 10 weeks ahead.

I was told I have been incredibly irritated the past few weeks. The littlest of things upset me and this has caused a bit of an alarm. I noticed this too—I usually have more patience with Taylor, but the past few days was just crazy.

Eating healthy has been a struggle as well. The good thing though is my craving for sweets gets satisfied with certain fruits I like.

Current roof cravings: cheese sandwich with pickles; pineapples; cantaloupes; mangoes; fuji apples; greek salad (only lettuce, feta cheese, olives, and dressing); rice; spam.

Current food aversions: caesar salad and vegetables. Haha!

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The Sunday Currently | 2

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Reading
I am currently reading two books at the same time for a change: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll; and The Inexplicable Logic Of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I’ve been wanting to read Through the Looking Glass for a while now so I decided to start from the beginning before going straight to it. Also, I have throughly enjoyed Sáenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe that I decided to give him another try.

Writing
More in general. I made myself an Excel blog organization sheet which caters to what I need and it has been working so far. I stopped beating myself up about not being to post regularly and it helped a lot. None of the work I need to do is scheduled, but I feel more motivated.

Listening
James Graham’s VIRAL.

Smelling
Nothing. First week of fall and I might be catching a cold.

Wishing
I am currently wishing for a healthy baby number 2. We saw her the other day during our ultrasound appointment and it’s surreal that once again I’m growing a human being.

Hoping
World Peace.

Wearing
I have this pyjama set I got last Christmas which has “Trophy Wife” written on it. It easily became only of my favourites as it has a matching set with my daughter’s which says “Trophy Child”. My husband also has a pair of boxers which says “Trophy Husband” on it.

Loving
Chocolate covered almonds.

Needing
More patience. I’m going to have two little adorable kids soon, and I need to be more patient with them and remember they don’t just come out knowing what they’re supposed to do. That’s what parents and other family members are here for: to help them grow up a good person.

Feeling
Nostalgia has hit me hard for the past few weeks. In 2 weeks, we we attended two weddings and I started reminiscing of when my husband and I got married. It wasn’t as fancy. We got married in a hotel penthouse room paid for by aunt and uncle as a wedding present surrounded by our friends and family. Since then, it’s been one of the happiest days of my life.

 

 

The Sunday Currently originally by Sidda Thornton.

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Pregnancy Update: WEEK 8

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By the time you read this, I will be a good 10 weeks ahead.

I have restored to regularly having to eat oatmeal for breakfast. I am terribly constipated it’s uncomfortable. I also bought a small jug of prune juice. It was suggested I dilute it with water to soften the effects of it. Pretty good suggestion given I haven’t tried prunes or prune juice before.

Morning  sickness has been manageable, thank goodness. Most times I needed to force myself to eat a bit because of how physically taxing my job is, plus I go home to a 3 year old. I need energy regardless of how little I could get.

Current food cravings: Salty and sweet, chocolates, and rice with soy.

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You Don’t Need To Be Special

The other day while at work, I had a customer order seven drinks for seven people she was looking after. She was pleasant, and nice and had a smile on her face the entire time regardless of the fact that one of them was giving her a bit of a hard time while ordering. When she was done, she politely asked if she can leave some of the drinks on our counter and will immediately come back to get the rest. I told her sure.

The next customer I had looked at me and asked me if she’s looking after all seven. I wasn’t as sure. I couldn’t see everyone. He then turned to me, placed his order and said “it must take someone very special to do that”.

Does it? Does a person have to be special in order to look after those who have special needs? I thought all it takes is enough compassion, kindness, patience, understanding.

What do you think?

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