(I have been referring to my husband as H in this blog, but I have referring to him as bf in all my social media. So to avoid confusion for myself, I shall just consolidate it as bf. Ok bye.)
We were scheduled to depart for our umrah trip on the first day of CNY. A crucial part of the plan is to make sure that my period will not coincide with the trip at all. (I would take medication to delay my period if I have to, but it would be awesome if I didn’t have to.) For months, I monitored my period and everything was going really well. Until February came.
Bf and I shifted to our new BTO on 4 Feb, which was our wedding anniversary. I was spotting then (cos that’s how it always starts, not a sudden bloody waterfall). So I thought yay my period is coming and it will end right before our trip on the 16th, just nice! But…the very light flow suddenly just stopped. There was no bloody show, or nothing even as close to a heavy flow. Why is it taking forever to bleed properly? What if my period is late and comes during my umrah? What if I don’t get to do my umrah and wasted the trip for nothing?
For 1 and a half weeks leading to our flight, I was so worried like mad. The only possibility that I could think of was, what if I was pregnant? I also hesitated going to the clinic to get medication to delay my period because I kept thinking it should be coming soon. Luckily I didn’t go at all! Reluctantly, I took a pregnancy test 5 days before the departure and true enough, it was positive even though I took it at night instead of the morning pee! Bf was there with me in the toilet. Needless to say, it took us by surprise. But since it was still fresh and fragile, I was also worried that the pregnancy would affect my umrah, or worse, vice versa!
The next day, for some reason my right foot was in extreme pain and I was limping. So I took MC and got the doctor to confirm the pregnancy at the same time via a blood test. And it was a double confirm!
(I googled and later found out that the spotting/light bleeding I had was actually implantation bleeding, which is common.)
We told the pegawai umrah and she advised us to see a gynae asap before the trip. But we didn’t because by then it was already 4 days left to the trip and most clinics would close on CNY eve anyway. Alhamdulillah, I felt fine most of the time during our trip. The nausea only started towards the end and it was very mild and manageable. I ate a lot, but it was because we walked a lot.
Bf was being protective, especially in crowded places. If not for his help, we wouldn’t have been able to enter the Hijr Ismail twice. Raudhah was also very overwhelming, but alhamdulillah all is well. We even managed to climb up Jabal Nur to enter gua Hira together. It was tiring and very crowded, but luckily my nausea was under control. Overall, we were satisfied with the whole trip and we’ll be sure to tell our child stories of our Umrah journey while he/she’s still a tiny bloodclot in my womb.