It was November 29,2015, my marriage got fixed. In the December month I resigned my job with 2 years of experience as an Assistant Professor. After my resignation I had 2 month time for my marriage preparation. Daily shopping, talking about menu, venue, the list goes on. Before the marriage got finalized, we had a Skype call as my hubby was working in Connecticut, US. We both liked each other. Thought as he will my best and preparations happily started. He came for marriage only before 1 week. In our tradition none of the parents will take you to the spouse house before marriage. But my parents took me to see him. Even though we had endless calls and skype chats, meeting in person for the first time is obviously different. Very nervous and scared but somehow managed. We both talked and I gave him my first gift from my salary, a gold ring. But he din give me anything yet! The very next day himself and few more relatives came to my home. We spoke again, my nervousness went down got friendly. He gifted a branded handbag, chocolate, chain and of course Roses ☺️ Actually, I was waiting for the gift 😜 In March 6, 2016 we got married. More formalities done after the marriage. Was going to temples, huge invites for lunch, dinner. Loaded our tummy full those days. My visa date got confirmed and got the dependent visa very soon. Tickets booked. Package started. The date for travel came. Both happily started our journey as a family. All got set. Interesting places, culture, people, independent life seemed new to me. Enjoyed all those.
We will plan for some outing every other weekend. Before I was a very busy girl, now an ideal housewife. So much different. At times I feel very monotonous doing the regular activities. Dint had much friends as well in the beginning. So I used to baby sit for his friends children, self learnt German language beginner level, meanwhile will also motivate him for his masters assignments (He was pursuing his masters while also working). So days went flying, finally after an year he finished his part time masters with very good grade. We planned to have a baby after his masters. And we got the happy news after our 1st anniversary. My interest got changed... checking the parenting stories, ideas, learning about pregnancy, list goes on...we went for our checkups. Normal wear changed to maternity wear. We went for a checkup saw our baby, routinely had checkup, test, Scan. No waiting time, no queues in counter - one of the good things I felt in the US.. Morning sickness, nausea, tiredness all made me to sit at one place. Food got changed, enjoyed full rest, my husband fully doing everything and taking care of me always. I was still missing my home though and especially my mom's food 😔 Started walking, used Runkeeper mobile app to track my walking activities. Bump started showing!!!. My friend pattu and sangeetha both are my walking friends. They both are in our babychakra momstar pattu Sangeetha Nair. We used to roam far away from home. They both used to cook for me. At that time sangeetha was also expecting we both had similar due dates. Finally at my 7th month we came to know expecting our little princess. Walking became mandatory, phone alarmed for drinking water and eating...
During my pregnancy time I was reading a lot related to pregnancy and labor, parenting and the list goes on. Everything is possible in its best way. Natural birth (Vaginal Delivery) is one all were talking about from 3rd trimester. Personally, I feel the mode of delivery does not matter. It differs only interms of healing. My mind got okay for whatever the mode of delivery is. But still hoping for the natural delivery. Medical records says till 7month it is good to fly. Due to my hubby's work end formalities, our travel got postponed to 8th month end of 1st week. 22hrs travel. Enjoyed the travel and got a good caring from air hostess too.
How did you prepare yourself for the pregnancy? Do share your experience and activities.
Next up - Back in India and our little princess!
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