Sunday, March 21, 2010

Alhamdulillah- The 1st Trimester Over

Alhamdulillah I’m done my 1st trimester! Just knowing that is so exciting =D. Also, my nausea is starting to fade away (Alhamdulillah to that one!!) and I think I’m starting to finally show now. Well, it’s not much really but it’s something like a little bump! You know, even through all the unpleasant symptoms of pregnancy I still secretly enjoy them in a way...ok that may not make sense. Let me give you an example. Initially, I never felt the slightest bit of nausea, so I worried about it secretly then once I started too, it was like a relief! lol it sounds crazy but after I read that having nausea is something normal and actually good for the baby because of the hormonal changes that are happening in order to protect the baby, I thought, ‘Oh no!’ So, you can understand that when I did start feeling it in the mornings it was a sucky feeling but definitely a big relief!

There are still so many things going on right now, some symptoms are going away some increasing and some new ones! I guess it’s because this is where the baby really starts growing. The uterus expands, baby gets more meat on, ooh and I’ll start to feel some movement in a few weeks inshaAllah! Also, next month should be around the time when the ruh will be blown into the baby soo that will be something.. I heard that when that happens the baby will give a big kick to let its moma know that it’s alive now. Hmmm I’ll have to wait and see but it would be incredible to feel that and know that the ruh was just blown into the baby while it being inside of me!! SubhanAllah again.

Soon it will also be able to hear and react to sounds, I tried researching to find out when babies in the womb can actually start hearing but I got mixed information. Some say 20 weeks and some say from 15 weeks but basically scientists are not exactly sure when they are able to hear and also be able to remember those sounds. It’s just something I’m really curious about because as Muslims we’re encouraged to recite Qur’an and do dhikr as often as possible but it’s even more essential to do so during pregnancy. If today there is research proving to some extent that sounds that that baby hears in the womb actually do affect the baby and it’s development, it’s something to really think about. They suggest playing classical music like Mozart but what is the best sound in the world? It’s the recitation of the Words of Allah (swt), our Creator. Nothing can beat that now can it? SubhanAllah.

I think that’s enough for now, I’m still reading up on what happens at 14 weeks and generally what to expect in the 2nd trimester inshaAllah. With that said, please continue to remember my family and I in your du’as!


Lazeena Umm Yusuf said...

mashaAllah pregnancy is definitely in incredible journey... and watching them grow in front of your eyes after birth is just as amazing subhanAllah. can't wait until you can feel it moving around, then when it's chillin out and you don't feel it for a while you'll keep poking around hoping it will punch you or kick you back!! lol i understand what you mean about missing some things that arent happening anymore. pregnancy was so uncomfortable subhanAllah, i felt like i had no control over my body.. especially after 6 months when you start to get a big tummy, praying is hard, sleeping is hard, leg cramps, and so many other things... but i miss it all so so sooo much! i miss the sleepless nights tending to a newborn and changing diapers every 2 hours. wait.. what am i saying..? LOL subhanAllah this is the fitrah of the mother!

MuslimFirst said...

Wow, ma'sha'allah, congratulations Sis! Let's see you made me open my development textbook (haven't opened it since 2nd or 3rd year, which was 3 and 2 years ago, respectively!). Let's see, for the 13-16th weeks we have:Growth is rapid, liimb movements become coordinated by the 14th week, but not strong enough to be felt my the mother, but visible during the US. We also have ossification of the skeleton (that means calcium deposits in the newly forming bones), eye movements at the 14th week, scalp hair patterning decided in this period. The external genitalia can be recognized by the 14th week and the ears come into position, very close to where they will be at birth. OK, hope that wasn't too much info, lol, but it helped me review and hope you learned something new as well! :-) Best wishes to you Sister and if you don't mind, lots of love for the little one in the womb. :-)

Anonymous said...

It is the most incredible feeling to feel your baby move inside you. You will miss it though once the baby is a few months old. Especially once you are used to a bunch of kicks and flips all day long.. I am pregnant with number 3 and even though i am early on in my pregnancy i can feel little flutters.. and this is my first pregnancy i have felt movement so early. Subhanallah.. it is such a miracle to know a human being is growing inside of you.. it makes you feel closer to your creator in a way..

sumaiya said...

Lazeena- lol I think it's time for Yusuf to have a little baby bro or sis! What do you think? I think he'd really like it =D

MuslimFirst- Wow that great info mashaAllah! I actually didn't read some of that on the week-by-week development sites on pregnancy so that was cool!

Anonymous- Congrats! Mabrook! SubhanAllah what you said at the end is so true!

learningquranonline said...

mashallah nice post