Alhamdulillah, all praises to Allah for the fact that I am nearing the end of my second trimester.

I want to share about what has been different so far in this pregnancy compared to when I was preggers with Khayla.
To start off, here is a photo comparison of me in 2011 and me now. Hehe.

first pregnancy vs second pregnancy

I have been receiving comments about how my tummy is small, or how I do not look preggers, or “Tak nampak pun perut.” because I have either been posting photos of myself from the chest up or I have been posing ‘smartly’ while camouflaging the lower half of my body (haha), so there you are, my obviously protruding belly. :-p

What has been different (or similar) so far ?

1) Pregnancy Acne
This has been by far the most significant difference I am (STILL) experiencing. Yes, I did break out when I was pregnant with Khayla, but only during the first few months. But this time around it started out with spots all over my chin and cheeks then the spots on my chin started to disappear leaving the ones on my cheeks. Pfft, I don’t geddit, the chin ones should have brought their cheek friends with them ! Isk isk.
Currently I have two huge zits on my left cheek and a few red pimple scars.
Khayla never fails to remind about the fact that I am plagued with pregnancy acne, it even came to a point where she cried begging me to go back to ‘who’ I was before, “masa Mummy takde jerawat”. Sampai hatiiiii Khaylaaaaa !

2) Nausea & vomiting
Less vomiting this time around although I still get nauseous. Even during my first trimester, I only had terrible nausea but without the incessant vomiting. However, I still get heartburns and I have a lot of gas similar to my first pregnancy.

3) Cravings
I notice I crave more sweet stuff now. As it is, I already have a huge sweet tooth, the pregnancy has made it even more worse (excuses sangat !). During my first pregnancy, I craved EVERYTHING from sweet to savoury. Hehe.

4) Mood swings
Less mood swings so far as compared to when I was carrying Khayla. I haven’t cried over not being able to find my blender’s stirrer like I did before, haha. But I am still slightly more emotional than usual. Merajuk sokmo dengan Mr Sunshine. :-p

5) Weight Gain
I have gained less weight so far. I gained 16 kilograms altogether during my first pregnancy and when I was 28 weeks, I had already gained about 12-13 kgs. I am currently about 10-11 kgs heavier. I know it’s just a mere 2 kgs, but trust me, it does make (or shall I say, show) a difference.

Of course, as with both pregnancies, I still pee 23546748917 times a day. Hee.

My gynae told me to treat every pregnancy like it is a new one, because there will be new or different levels of hormones created. 🙂

Alhamdulillah.

Thanks for reading everyone, do pray for me and baby. Thank you so much. 🙂

xoxo

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