for those of you looking at my pictures and wondering - no, i'm not fat. well, not THAT fat. well, yes - baby-fat. oh, heck - i'm expecting!
funny when most of my dubai friends had just found out about this during the recent birthday bash for kahfi. some noticed my tummy, and some found out when chit-chatting with mr. khairul's mom - when she said she'd be coming again in april for the pantang, they were all surprise - pantang apanye? la...pregnant?!
since this is already our third baby kay, we were just having fun keeping it on the hush hush all this while!
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it was a blast when i was pregnant with khaleef - i had absolutely no morning sickness, no wek-wek at any time of the day, and just slightly woozy occasionally. my sugar level and blood pressure was okay and there were no swelling of the feet or cheek. (or rather, any 'swellingness' detected on my cheek are a natural part of my chubbyness!)
my only crave was satay ayam. it was satay, satay, satay all the time. and also, everyday - and i mean, everyday i would take lauk ikan keli with my nasi bungkus. every single day at work.
i would explain my cravings as a sudden need to eat one particular food, and nothing else. but my craving wasn't so cronic - some mommies-to-be MUST have a particular food simply because they CANNOT eat any other food or they'll vomit!
oh, but i do remember always getting very sleepy for a large portion of the day...
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having kahfi was an entirely different adventure! not only did i experience my first, and really bad series of 'morning, day and night' sickness - but during my 5th month onwards i was left alone with my first-born khaleef as mr. khairul flew to dubai first to settle our visa, housing and such in preparation before we follow.
i remember having the most painful backpain (i almost thought i had lost the baby!) in the middle of the night, for more than an hour - with noone around but little khaleef who was just 2 years old.
with kahfi, i craved for indian food. curries. mamak fried chicken. popadom. the works. haha. it's weird that he turns out to have a very chinese look! hihi.
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with khaleef i didn't have morning sickness, while with kahfi that's all i had - and it was bad! however, during this third pregnancy, i experienced just a lil bit of morning sickness - so it was kind off in the middle ground.
since i'm in dubai, the word 'craving' itself doesn't mean much - because when you're away in another country, far from the nasi lemak, goreng pisang, char kuey teow, roti canai and durian - you'd be craving no matter what!
i guess during the last raya i had an 'urge' to eat laksa. i will put this as craving, because normally, i don't even care for laksa. not much of a fan. so when i suddenly feel like eating laksa - i guess it must be the baby! alhamdulillah, the very next day i remember two invites to open house - and the hostess made laksa! so two laksa meals on the same day - memang rezeki baby!
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khaleef, then kahfi - and now our third kay is coming soon. heck, 'soon' IS the word! no need to remind us that! but everything happens for a reason, and we just thank Allah for this huge rezeki that we're being given.
maybe dubai is the place for us to build our family, before coming home to malaysia for good and settling down...