Throw Back Thursday, way back in 2011 I was pregnant and expecting my one and only child. A lot of changes happened throughout the 9 months and these are some of the highlights.
- The morning sickness was from the devil himself! I had it for three straight months. I could not keep anything down and had to survive on water only.
- I could not stand the smell of uncooked beef, heated oil, milk and eggs.
- I could not stomach any form of fast food.
- I used to sleep like there was no tomorrow. My lunch break at work was dedicated to making a makeshift bed under my desk and sleeping my hour away. Thankfully I had my own office back then. The moment I got home after work I would bath and jump into bed. Imagine going to sleep at 6pm and waking up the next day at 6am, utter madness if you ask me.
- Fruits were my best friend once the morning sickness wore off. The fruits in season at the time were masau and I would sit and eat a whole bowl of them by myself. Any other fruits were still welcome; cucumbers were my favourite, I love loved them!
- My then best friend ended up calling my baby bump lemon because I enjoyed eating lemons with salt. I would nicely peel them, put them in a plate, sprinkle lots of salt and enjoy.
- I used to cry for no reason. The slightest thing would get me all worked up. Pregnancy hormones are real.
- I was crazy about sex; I could never get enough of it. My libido was at its highest. The father of my child used to complain. You would think he would be happy right? I oversexed him I suppose…
- I already am a neat freak but when my second trimester hit, the rate went on overdrive. I could not stop cleaning. I would wake up at 6am, clean the house, do the laundry, cook and bath and each time I thought of something that needed to be done I would get up and do it.
- I used to bath not once but three times a day. I always left the house looking like I was going for a special occasion. The number of men who hit on me was worrisome.
- I loved long walks; I could not get myself to sit still.
- The visits to the gynecologist were the most uncomfortable ones. For some reason I used to think he would ask me to open my legs and take a look at my vagina! The other reason they were never something to look forward to was because for all the 9 months I went to there on my own and I watched other women with their partners, the father of my child had no interest and used to tell me he had a doctors rooms phobia.
- My skin was flawless; I had absolutely no pimple in sight, or blemish or blackhead, nothing at all.
- I terribly missed sleeping on my tummy after my first trimester. You have no idea how precious it is to lie on your tummy until you are pregnant.
- The number of guys who attempted to ask me out for a date when I was pregnant was insane. I think some men just have a fetish for pregnant women. Either way I found it quite amusing. My oldest sister used to complain saying “Can’t they see you’re pregnant?”
- I read a lot on pregnancy, books, magazines, online articles you name it, I read it!
- I listened to a lot of music when I was pregnant, and when I did so I could feel my baby move, I guess it was her way of saying she was enjoying the sounds.
- I talked to my unborn baby from the second trimester till the day I gave birth. I read it in some magazine that it was good for the baby.
- I have always prayed but when I was pregnant I prayed the most and the hardest. I asked God to bless me with a healthy baby and He did.
What are your Throw Back Thursday moments? Do you have memories that you still cherish from way back when? Let’s share and get nostalgic together.