I had my first OB/Gynae appointment today. I had the same doctor during my first baby and when asked by my family doctor last month if i have any choice for the specialist, i chose her again. Waiting times were as usual long, then i had my urine test to check for protein. After waiting for 35min, it was my turn. Doctor went through the reports and ultrasounds that my family doctor forwarded to her. And then was the moment when she told me that my PAPP A levels are low but i shouldn’t worry about it. As my nature is to go till the roots of the thing, i asked more about it. She told me PAPP A levels depict the functioning of the placenta and the growth of baby. She will need to monitor if the placenta is working properly by the growth of baby, and i will have regular ultrasounds for it.

Obviously, i am tensed and searching internet for stuff related to it where people have posted their experiences but still there is something inside me that reassures me and tells me to stay positive and pray for the best.


Thank God for helping me recover from the sickness. I was sick for last 5 days, never been this bad. I had cold, sore throat before but this was the worst. I am still not sure if it was flu or what as it was not something i had before. And due to the deadline at office, i was working from home, sneezing and working.

In India, it was always nice to have someone beside you when you are sick or for any reason, but since the time i came here, i knew i have to be self-dependent, this country is for the independent people. But still i miss my Mom’s care and love, her making food for me, asking me things all the time, checking on my sickness, not letting me out of the bed. Now that i am not a teenager, nor i am single, i am married with the amazing husband and have an amazing little daughter, baby no. 2 on the way, i should be less expecting and more giving.

As i am pregnant, i couldn’t take any medicine or over-the counter stuff except Regular Tylenol. Google’d for some medicines that i could take and got few on the list, just to be safe i called my family physician’s office. Doctor told me to get plenty of rest, drink a lot of fluids, water with salt gargles and steam. If there is fever or aches, then go for regular Tylenol. And if nothing gets better after 3-4 days, then to check with her back. So i had no option, but to be on bed and rest and rest…

What i did : Took Tylenol twice in 4 days, hot water steam daily, used my daughters salinex nose drops and her Tylenol syrup for cold and sore throat for kids twice, gargled with salt and warm water many times, warm water with honey soothed my throat, lots of water and rest…

Feeling really better today and want to do all the stuff i couldn’t in the last few days… starting from laundry to cleaning and cooking 🙂


I got the Clinique chubby sticks samples few months back and from day one, i am in love with them as i never i have been with any lip product before. I am not a very lipsticky person, even after my marriage, i used it rarely and that too when someone from family pointed out that i dont look like a newly married because of less makeup, as in India makeup and bright dresses are expected to be worn by the newly weds.

And here after 5 years of marriage, i have finally liked some lip product and that suits my taste too. Clinique chubby stick is hydrating as well as imparts a very nice shade to my lips, both natural and shiny. Also, the color of chubby stick i got in the sample was something which made me stick to the products for this long. I was using it before my pregnancy and still continuing with it.

I bought it in Two Ton Tomato and Super Strawberry, and got few as samples which i have been using since last 3 months and will go for more.

Totally recommend it.

Product Link:

http://www.clinique.ca/product/1605/15520/Makeup/Lipsticks/Chubby-Stick-Moisturizing-Lip-Colour-Balm

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