The Weird Things I Did Before I Found Out I Was Pregnant...

~ Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM ~

I read in the Internet how some new expecting mummies were worried about what they did prior to them knowing they were pregnant, things like drinking a bit too much of some alcoholic stuff, or smoking a bit too much and so on. I don't drink and I don't smoke but boy oh boy, I did some weird stuff before I found out I was pregnant...

Now, I found out I was pregnant with Ben in July 2008 and few weeks before that, I did this:

Yes, ladies and gentlemen... that is FLYING FOX. I accompanied my hubby to one of his teambuilding activities in his business and participated along in this flying fox activity. Climbed up to that really high platform, got myself strapped all over, armed with the wobbly helmet and just a strap to hang onto, I flew off from the platform and landed on the opposite site onto this flat ground area. All of this happened when I didn't even realised I'm already pregnant!

And few weeks before finding out we're expecting now, we went on a family trip to Genting and hubby and I sat on this while my brother in law babysit Ben for a while.

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This my friend, is one of the outdoor rides in Genting Highland, called "Flying Dragon". It's a roller coaster ride which adults and children with specific height can go for. Hubby and I tried it after much persuasion by his brother that we should just try it before we get older and got scared of roller coaster rides!

So yeah, both pregnancies, I'm in some sort of 'flying' activities prior to finding out I'm pregnant.

What about you? Any weird, funny, creepy, scary or memorable things you did before you realised you were pregnant?

We are expecting!

~ Posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 9:09 AM ~

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Yes, we are expecting our second child!

I'm going to be honest here as I believed I have never been this nervous and panicky the 1st time round. Maybe, because this time, we have Ben around and that I'm still breastfeeding him while being pregnant! Yes, I'm about to hit 23 months of breastfeeding in 2 days time.

Honestly speaking, I don't know anyone around me who breastfeed more than a year, let alone, one who STILL breastfeed while she is pregnant.

So all this is pretty scary to me as I can only sourced for information from the Internet and all those parenting and nursing mums groups on Facebook  (such as KellyMom.com, Code Name: Mama & The Leaky B@@b) and blogs around. Thank God for Facebook as I've managed to pose my concerns and get lots of feedbacks from mothers (thank you ladies!) who have successfully nursed through their pregnancies and I hope I'll be able to do so as well.

I've also ordered the "Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond" book from Amazon as it was highly recommended by lots of people, can't wait to receive it!

I mean, you guys who know me will know that I've always been saying that I will continue breastfeeding as long as Ben wants it and as long as I can still produce breastmilk for him, so being pregnant should hopefully not be an obstacle or an excuse to wean him off breastfeeding.

And while I'm at this topic, I'd just like to say to those people who have the idea that one MUST wean in order to try for their next child. Oh well, that is total crap. Please don't even believe that and deprive your child of your breastmilk. I don't, and I am glad I don't wean Ben just because of that. Do read up and research more if you want to find out the reasons for weaning during pregnancy (but NOT before!)

On the family side, my hubby has been very helpful and has been spending more time with Ben even though he's so tired with his work and all so that I could have some 'me' time and rest for a while. So yes, I'm very very thankful and grateful for his help. And you should've seen his excited look when I tested positive as he's happy that Ben is going to have someone to play with!

So anyway, that's all the updates from me for now. Just that I think I won't be blogging as frequent as I can as nowadays, I tend to rest when Ben takes his daytime naps and I go to bed by midnight nowadays (instead of 2 or 3 am previously), not to mention the early stages raging hormones which gives me mood swings and stuff. (But other than the rare occassions of mood swings, I am feeling pretty much OK, no other morning sickness).. But I will continue to update my Facebook page on daily basis. So you guys can keep in touch with me through my Facebook page as well.

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Please wish me luck and I really need all the support I can get in making my breastfeeding during pregnancy works! I've already heard the "How long are you going to breastfeed your toddler? You should stop already since you are pregnant now!" from the gynae we visited recently... sigh... so, yeah, I need all the positive support I can get to make this work! For now, I'm taking it one day at a time, as long as I can still breastfeed and there's no risk to the pregnancy, I'm going to go on as long as I can!

And of course, most important is, please pray that I have a smooth and safe pregnancy and delivery!

Thank you for reading this, for your support and prayers and all and God bless you!