i’ve always been a tad too obsessed about finding answers on google. needless to say, my curiosity shot up a few levels during my pregnancy. i was having the common (google says so herself!) third trimester symptoms where your bowels just go a bit craycray and you’ll have excess gas in your tummy which eventually is the reason for your perpetual need to fart and all. i was very concerned when i spotted floating stools (oh dont judge me!) one morning. that night, i googled about it and almost had a heart attack from all the answers i found online.
i quickly turned to izwan and said “i think i have a disease. it says here (shoves my phone towards izwan) that serious diseases are mainly the reason for floating stools. should i call the hospital?!” of course izwan had to calm me down and explained how floating stools are a common experience for pregnant mothers and all. uh huh, like he was the one with the baby bump.
sometime last week, i was busy chewing on almonds and almost died from choking! i quickly got up to get myself a cup of water and did that “chit chit chit look uppp, there’s a lizard on the ceiling!” technique. after recovering, it suddenly hit me.. that almond was a bit too big eh, would i have caused my baby to choke in my tummy? so i quickly grabbed my phone and started googling about it. only halfway through did i realize.. i am a crazy google(r).
then last night, izwan had a really bad headache. i was feeling very helpless and so i googled for headache remedies. then i found one that suggested heat therapy. so i soaked a face towel in a bowl of steaming hot water and brought it to the room. feeling like a genius, i sat beside izwan, got him to get up and prop more pillows under his neck. he actually looked uncertain but i didn’t pay much attention to it. i then so lovingly took out the hot towel and lay it gently on his forehead. not sure what else to do, i just placed some pressure on it and told him “i read that heat therapy might work!”. i did this for about 5 times when i realized ooh it seemed like his forehead is slightly scalded. i told him i’ll change the water and come back in again, only to have him gently tell me that it’s alright he just needs to sleep on it. i think he hated the heat therapy method but was too nice to tell it to my face.
now i’m a few days shy from my edd, you’d think i’ll lay low and enjoy the last moments before i start worrying about nipple suckling and sleepless nights. but no, my google search has expanded from “preparing labor”, “inducing labor naturally” to “what happens if i stay pregnant for 12 months”.
hi, i’m amalina and i’m a google addict.