(35 weeks 5 days)
I went for my 34 weeks check up on 19th Dec. We brought Ryan along that day. It was the first time.Â Hubs gave Ryan a briefÂ explanation onÂ the scan images on the monitor screen. Not sure ifÂ Ryan could see much as myÂ oh so traditionalÂ obgyn is still using the 2D color machine. This is so unlikeÂ my previousÂ obgyn in SG who had this canggihÂ 4DÂ scanner which transmits live scan results directly into his computer for immediate correlation.
Anyway, importantly baby is healthy.Â It was uneventful and lil b is growing very well inside mommy. We saw him sucking his little thumb in one of the scans too. So cute! He recorded a weight of 2.6kg. at 34 weeks and mommy’s weight wasÂ at whopping 64kg now; a kg of the weight I recorded when I delivered Ryan.Â Â My obgyn asked about baby’s movements. He always say this to me, ‘an active baby is a healthy baby’. It’s so funny hearing him sayingÂ the same thing again and again, in my every single visit, four years ago and four years later now.Â Â
Today,Â a week plus later from my last visit,Â I went to see my obgyn again for my bi weekly check up.Â He did a swap testÂ to ensure I’mÂ free from infections.Â Baby is now at 3.03kg. Head’s down but not engaged. He’s expected to weigh around 3.4kg at birth. I stood on the scale and boohoo.. I’m officially 65kg now. I wonder if I’ll hit 70kg in a few weeks’ time.
Lil B seen here pouting his lips
Cryocord rep came to see me at my obgyn’s office to discuss on umbilical cord blood storage. In terms of package pricing, they are the same as Stemlife, maybe RM100 slightly more than the latter. However, I chose Cryocord this time since Ryan’s cord blood cells are stored with Stemlife. It’s always wise not to put all eggs in one basket.
From the pack I received from Cryocord this morning
Changes in mommy?? Oh yes!!!
Since the last few weeks, getting a good night sleep has become increasingly a challenge. I lost count the number of times I woke up middle of the night due to the discomfort from changing positions.Â Now that my tummy is at the size of 41inch, it’s no wonder getting a good sleeping position, which was once so effortless Â has become such a major operation now.
I also get cramps on my calf (particularly left calf)Â whenever I stretch legs too hard. FortunatelyÂ I’ve learnedÂ to controlÂ my stretching, and the quick feetÂ flexing method does help prevent those sudden violent spasms.Â SoÂ that’s the least of my problem now.Â
I continue to get twinges and achesÂ fromÂ lil b’s kicks and punches. I had the same experience with Ryan, both with equivalentlyÂ strong and vigorous movements. Like brother, like brother. There were a couple of times, when we were outÂ I had to use a shield (myÂ bag)Â to cover the drastic changes in theÂ contours of my tummy; saving me the effort from explaining.
I see a proverbial beached whale whenever I see my reflection on the mirror. I am physically compromised and getting more and moreÂ clumsy. There were a few times my helper had to help me pick up the things that dropped when I passed by the shelves in shopping malls. It was bad but I convinced myself that my big bag was the culprit.
2 -3 more weeks to go before the big day, IÂ received a lot of advise to get as much rest now. How I wish. Sleeping well is now a challenge and Ryan will start his kindy next week. Back to busy routine days. To make matters more complicated, Ryan’s playmate (my helper) is on the way to the airport (as I type) for her long deserved 2 weeks holiday in Philippines.
As much as I wish to hold and smell you now, my dearÂ lil b, I do hope you could stay inside mommy’s hugely cramped but snuggly uterus until you reaches term (38 weeks at least) and mayÂ you continue to gain all the nutrition from the vitamins and food that mommy has been piling up.Â
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