Monday, June 22, 2015

Puasa and Pregnant

How's your Ramadhan so far? It has been 5 days since we welcome the holy month, I hope you're in the pink of health and embracing the goodness that the month brings! 

It's been bearable for me. Alhamdulillah, I finished fasting on all days. But probably with a lot of:
- If I'm tired, must be because I'm pregnant
- I'm hungrier than usual, probably it's the pregnancy
- I can break my fast if I want to, should I break my fast? 

See, all these came across my mind... Ish3, temptations! 

I made a point to have at least 2 kurma for sahur, very unlike my sahur routine previous years. I would like to think that the kurma helps the process of digesting my sahur at a slower pace so that I can keep hunger pang at bay. 

The baby however, had a totally different idea about fasting. It feels like she's getting more nutrition now that I'm fasting compared to when I was not! She's at Week 31 today and very active inside... She'd be doing somersault and move about inside! During the day and especially at night when I'm about to sleep! Sometimes, I find it difficult to get the most comfortable position for the night. 

But according to the sites I'm referring to, I should take comfort in knowing she's active and healthy. So, do your thang Baby! :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dah Lama Tunggu...

Although I know, everyone meant well when they said the above... I am somehow offended by the remarks.

I find, the best way to respond to the news of us finally expecting was to acknowledge how Allah rewards those with patience, doa dimakbulkan... something like that.

It hurts more to be reminded that our parents dah lama tunggu. Like we were such failures for not bringing the good news earlier. But that may be just me... It wasn't a big deal to my other half, so it may just be my pregnant hormones.

This also should be a reminder to me, to not offend anyone who has yet receive this kind of news. Don't worry sisters, Allah is great. There must be a whole lot of hikmah behind it. Sometimes, we don't / don't want to see them... Rezeki are not just in your money or no of children.

Truly, you wouldn't know what/how it feels until you're in the same situation... We are finally excited about shopping for our little one that we hoard some mothercare stuffs last weekend!