Thursday, August 20, 2009

The change

THANK YOU ALL for your well wishes. Much appreciated! (^_^)

After the announcement of my pregnancy, a few friends of mine were either very surprised or shocked about the news. Some were even more excited than I am! Even Rick sometimes still can't believe I am carrying this bump! LOL I guess this is understandable. For those who know me well, I was always not a baby person. I hate kids! I would rather have a puppy than a baby.

My thinking was: baby is troublesome, noisy and annoying. On top of the ever bloodcurdling labour pain, they took away your freedom, flexibility, body, time and not to mentioned $$$$. Yet, you just can't guarantee they would grow up to be a filial son/daughter. It is a high risk investment for sure! What's the point?

However, after all the analysis, I still chose to have a child. Mainly because I am afraid I would regret in my later age, whereby it would be too late for me to conceive.

I am now 6 months pregnant, and the thought of having this life inside me has certainly changed my thinking. Amazing isn't it? Of course, I am not becoming a baby/kid lover like some, and am not contemplating of having many, but one thing for sure, I love this little life in me and am willing to face the forth coming challenges.

Please let this baby be strong and healthy.

16 comments:

jezalmy said...

Doreen you will have a healthy and lovely baby, don't worry. For me, I scare of the labour pain but still as a women I do wish to have my own kids in the future. Can't wait to see you baby...:)

Declan Isaac said...

Doreen
I hate kids too! But sure enough i ended up to be someone who loves my own kid like crazy and more than any one else does :p

tuti said...

ya, me no kid lover too, but i love all my friends' kids. biased maybe haha.
you will have a lovely baby, all cute like you! and rick also lah, he's good looking too. :X

Winn said...

hey ur baby is giggling after reading this post ( he read while you wrote it) !! can you hear?

Josephine said...

seriously I am very happy to know that u r pregnant! Take good care of yourself ya...
No wonder u said u have not been drinking coffee for more than 5 months lah...

Shingo T said...

Baby will be strong.

But you need to be stronger. Go mama go!!

Doreen said...

jezalmy:
Every woman scares of labour pain. I don't know if I could take it, don't want to think of it. I can't wait to meet my baby too.

Declan Isaac:
Yeah, now I understand why people say no matter how much you hates kid, you will love your own.

tuti:
Haha, you're definitely biased lah!

Doreen said...

Winn:
Wah, my baby must be a superbaby then, so fast can ready already. Hahahahaha

Josephine:
Thank you sweetie. Now you know why I gave up coffee loh. Always tempted to make a cup but need to be persistent. Sigh!

Shingo T:
Yeah, mother strong, then baby will be strong. I must start drinking lots of milk. Muahahahaha

emotionalistic said...

Wah...after 6 months only you announce to us ar? :P

Anyway, you're looking good. A very modern mom...hehe. You may want to do more photo-shoots while the baby is still in your womb ;).

So, is it a boy or girl?

(( SKY )) said...

Can't wait to see the baby and mama pictures :D hehehe

Doreen said...

emotionalistic:
Hehehe, I thought I wait till everything is all steady then announced mah.

Yes, I have done another series of pregnancy shots, will share soon.

As for the gender, I shall let you guess for now? Will reveal later. Hehehehe

((SKY)):
Have to wait for another 3+ months to see the baby, but will share some pregnancy pics soon (^_^)

oceanskies79 said...

Best wishes!

Liwan said...

Congratulations Doreen!!! *bigbighug*

Doreen said...

oceanskies79:
Thanks!

Liwan:
Thanks Liwan! (long time no see!) *hugs*

EastCoastLife said...

Congrats!!
I'm so happy for you and Rick!

zen said...

Wow! You are exactly like me before we decided to try for Jessica. The first three paragraphs were exactly what Sam and I felt...hehehe.

In terms of investment...I guess you cannot quantify the return of having babies! Believe me...everything changes completely (for the better!)when the baby arrives...maybe not the first couple of months with the long nights...hehehe

I just wish we would have realised these joys sooner...

Congratulations again!