Regular prenatal checkup (24 weeks) was this week and while everything seems to be normal with the baby, I got a few shocks.
First: rapid gain weight – a whooping 4 kilos (8.8 lbs) in just 4 weeks!
The doctor asked me, why, why, why? To which I replied I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know!! Oh well, actually, I think I know and was about to say it when the nurse interrupted me,
Truth is, since mangoes are in season in India, we get plenty of them here in Dubai right now. Oh boy, they come in different sizes, shapes and tastes and the baby (you know of course, I’m gonna blame this on the baby!) wanted me to experiment everything. In short, I’ve been eating like, 2 mangoes a day on the average – raw, mango smoothie, with yoghurt for breakfast, fruit salad with bananas and almond milk, etc. Ooops. According to Fitday.com, while an average sized mango has only 135 calories, it contains a whooping 35 grams of carbohydrates! So much for avoiding bread. Boo.
So, I will be limiting mangoes in my diet. I won’t be happy with this turn of events. Really won’t. The doctor also asked me to go through a blood test for my sugar level since my weight gain is too fast and furious(!).
The ob-gyne who saw me was a different one from the 20th week mid pregnancy scan and the clinic I went to had less advanced equipment told me that NO, we won’t be having a boy.
What? Like the small extension we saw during the thorough examination last June that meant baby boy was a mistake? She said, “oh no, this is a girl.” It’s not like we have gender preference but to be told a boy first, then a girl next is confusing.
And we have bought and received a lot of blue things already!