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Could it be?

Over the last couple of days I haven’t been feeling myself.  I couldn’t say I was sick, but I didn’t feel “right”.  I’d wake up aching and feeling lethargic with no mood to do anything.  My nipples would be sensitive when I nursed Gavin.  My mouth has been feeling like cardboard – the kind of sensation you have when you’re sick and you can’t really taste your food.  Then of course there was the PMS episode.

Yesterday, I woke up still feeling the same.  I went to Nandos with my MIL and Gavin for lunch and felt like having orange juice!  These days, I drink orange juice to humour my son but ordinarily I would never opt to have orange juice.  And then there was the salt cravings…  I wanted to eat chips because I was looking forward to the salt.  I also felt like eating instant noodles – still do.  I felt like drinking 100Plus.  In fact, I’ve found it difficult to drink plain water lately.  These are all the usual cravings I get when I’m nauseous, dehydrated or recovering from a hangover.

And then I was late.  Well, considering this is my irregular ovary, it was possibly still “on time”, but every day that passed seemed to suggest that something was up.

And it was:


Who would have thought I would be so happy to be pregnant again after the last ordeal?

We’ve also unofficially told Gavin and he’s promised to love the baby as much as Mummy loves him.  It will be interesting to see how things develop.

I guess this means you’ll be hearing less from me from now on since I’ve been nagged to sleep earlier and rest more – at least until the first trimester is over.  So far the symptoms are manageable, but if they do get worse, I’m sure my body will force me to comply against my wishes.  I will try to update the blog every few days though.

It will be an interesting journey – nursing while pregnant, possibly tandem nursing (if Gavin continues to nurse after the delivery), and getting an older child adjusted to the arrival of a second child.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

11 thoughts on “Could it be?

  1. OMIGOSH!!!! Congrats!
    U know something.. i was reading about your entry on difficulty to conceive while breastfeeding..and so I thought that was probably why for me too..till last week..I GOT THE SIGN TOO!!! Yup we will now embark to similar a experience..managing a 2-year-old and pregnancy. Hurrah! Take care!


  2. WOOHOO!!!! Congratulations!!! Take care, hope to catch up with you when I’m back in KL, we headed back this month for a bit.

    Hello Gavin… you’re going to be promoted to big bro!


  3. Thank you, thank you! 🙂 It’s an exciting time for us.

    Clytia – congrats to you, too! This is going to be one adventure, isn’t it?

    Mrs Top Monkey – great, great! We must catch up while I’m still mobile enough to move around with a toddler. I suspect we’re going to be home bound when I start getting bigger.

    Chris – so far been ok. Here’s crossing my fingers that it doesn’t get too bad. Not sure I can hack a whole term of painful nursing 😦 I really don’t know how you do it!


  4. Hiya…have been following your blog since I was preggers, love how informative it is! Haven’t been reading for awhile since I delivered and here you are, preggers with no. 2 already! Congrats to you, your hubby and Gavin! =))


  5. Hi Soo Yin – thanks for following! Yes, it gets pretty busy with a baby around and am glad to see you’re enjoying motherhood. Congratulations on your little bundle of joy, too – she’s gorgeous!


  6. Take lots of photos and videos of the sweeter moments! I love going back over my archives of Gavin during his younger days. I’ll be watching on my computer and wearing silly smiles on my face thinking how adorable he looked back then :-p


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