Nice To Know You Wednesday 2


Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ~ Aristotle

Hello there, it is Wednesday once again + welcome to the 2nd edition of Nice To know You Wednesday(NTKYW), this is a weekly meme that allows us to get to know a little bit about our fellow bloggers thru 5 interesting questions.

I am very thankful to all who participated in our Maiden Edition, namely Mys, sis Shengkay + Trish,Raya + Chie101 (it was interesting to note that I now have an answer about how she came up with her online name, Chie Wilks ;)) , inspite + despite of me not promoting the Meme that much (I was in a hurry to make my post last Wednesday since I considered Wednesday + the number 3 lucky! Not that I am superstitious but I just have good vibes with them ;)).

As a sign of my gratitude (+ since I am feeling rather generous this month) I will be giving $5 to Mys, who is my very first participant (kindly send me your paypal address via my contact form) + a little gift (which I shall be blogging about in a while) for all the other 4 participants (kindly send in your mailing details thru my contact form, too).

Now on with today’s Meme.  A little backgrounder: I was reading this month’s copy of Smart Parenting + saw one of my favorite deejays Delamar of RX 93.1, with her glorious baby bump. So it inspired the questions for today’s Nice To Know You. Join me in reminiscing or dreaming (if you haven’t experienced it yet) about our pregnant days.

Here are our 5 interesting questions:

1. What do you like best about being pregnant?

2. What is your most embarrassing preggy moment?

3. Was your pregnancy planned or surprised?

4. What I’ll miss most about being pregnant?

5. What are your preggy comfort food?

+ here are my answers:

1. What I like best about being pregnant is that I look + feel good about myself (many were saying I was a pretty preggie :)) + that everyone else seemed a little bit nicer 🙂

2.  When I was pregnant there were several occasions when my tummy would act up + there is just no way I can control it even if my life depended on it! I’d feel the urge to throw up whenever I ride public transportation or the train, so I always have a clean plastic bag handy which I can use in case of emergency. But sometimes the good plan simply don’t work out resulting to embarrassing incidents. + the most embarrassing of them all was when I threw up in cab + the driver thought I was drunk (my tummy was just 4 months back then + it wasn’t very big at all).  All the mess was on the car floor +  Jared’s dad had to pay P200 for our ride to include fees for car wash! Totally embarrassing!

3. My pregnancy was actually a very lovely surprise. I told Jared’s dad that I should either be pregnant or giving birth by the time I turn 30 when we were just starting. We never planned or talked about it afterwards. So it was really quite a pleasant surprise when I found out I was 2 months on the family way  the year I am celebrating my 30th birthday!

4. What I will actually miss the most about being preggie is the huge bump in my mid-section. Somehow it makes you feel so much more secure to know that your baby is safe + sound inside your tummy! I will also miss the preggy ward in our workplace where I got to be with a lot of other preggie ladies the entire shift! Apart from that, I will also miss the pedicures courtesy of my sis, Cecille, + Jared’s dad 🙂

5. When I was pregnant I nearly do not know what to eat most of the time, since I’d almost always throw up anything that I eat. What’s most comforting to eat back then (+ the least likely to inspire another agonizing trip to the loo once my tummy act up!) are Fita crackers + red apples. I also went on a binge for a while + I simply love Dulcinea’s cream puff 🙂

Again the rules for this meme is simple. Just answer the 5 questions + include a meme badge (the badges are here) in your post. Link up + visit as many participants as you can! I’ll be waiting for your entries.

Nice to know you!

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preggy pictorial

I totally love this photo, it was taken when I was about 4 months pregnant with my baby. In my former work (a call center) pregnant women are transferred to the morning shift for convenience + probably more because of health considerations. Instead of toiling in my usual shift, which starts at 3pm, I was going to work as early as 9 am back then. This means I have less time on the phone since there are only too few callers around that time, but it also means dealing with drunk + a lot of prank callers! During my time there are about a dozen pregnant woman in the morning shift, aptly called the preggy ward! Can you imagine being surrounded by that many pregnant women all at the same time? For me it was sheer bliss + I had the time of my life 😉

Anyway, going back to the photo, what makes this all the more interesting is that, all the preggy mommies back then decided to drop by the next studio + have our photos taken + flaunt all our baby bumps (mine is just a bit visible around that time, since I started gaining a lot of weight into the 3rd trimester of my pregnancy) + cleavages. We  recruited Papa Byron to be our photographer (he is very good by the way;)) + he did a great job! I had about a thousand photos of all the preggy mommies stashed in a dvd from that pictorial, of course, not most of them are allowed to be posted here, so I chose the next best thing.

We planned to have another session when our tummies are a lot bigger, but, sadly it didn’t push through + I really regret it since I only have only a number of photos when my bump was in its prime.

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