Yes!! By late October this year my sister in Toronto will deliver her second baby. About 2+ years after she delivered the lovely Thea. She told me that this pregnancy is more burdensome than the first one. She feels helpless and always throws up. It’s getting better lately. The nausea didn’t start from morning until the time she slept at night – as she experienced during the first two months of her pregnancy – but starts around 4 in the afternoon.
Once she called me when she said she was dreaming of rujak (Indonesia’s fruit salad with peanut sauce). She mentioned about going to T&T (the largest Chinese supermarket chain in Canada) and buying tropical fruits there. Later, I knew that her husband had to finish the rujak because she could only eat a little and would immediately throw up.
Sometime later, she said she was dreaming of manisan pala. And, she couldn’t find it in any stores there. She wanted very specific manisan pala, without granulated sugar and without too much juices. Ehem… I entrusted manisan pala for my sister when my friend PDy JLo returned to Toronto after her short visit to Indonesia. (Sesama PDy memang selalu tolong-menolong, he, he,…)
Couple days ago she e-mailed me and my brother and asked us to send her pictures of Indonesia’s food (e.g. ketoprak, lontong sayur, nasi padang, sate padang, etc). I searched the Internet and sent her the links. My brother ate nasi padang/rames, sate padang, and ketoprak around the same time… took the pictures and sent them to her. And, on the other side of the world her husband downloaded the picture and printed them out for her. Semuanya demi ibu hamil. *smile*
She texted me after she got the pictures. She said they soothed her anxieties. Iya deh… moga2 anakmu nggak nge-ces ya, he, he,… Kenapa kok bukan ngidam pizza, steak, spaghetti, ice cream aja sih?
Dear, sis, I will pray for you that God will bless, keep, and protect you and the baby.
I will come to see the baby. Well, you know… I’m the playful auntie who likes to tease my nieces and nephews. I definitely don’t want to miss this opportunity. *smile*