@ 45 monthsÂ
(38 weeks 5 days – based on the EDD given by my current obgyn)
This morning we went for my last pre natal check up at GlenE. Ryan tagged along as I do not want to leave him at home with my super blur, unreliable, stubborn Cambodian maid who has been with us for 7 months but produce work as if she’s only been here for 7 days. Even my FIL who seldom complain commented this maid makes him ‘tor huet‘ (Hokkien: vomit blood). It was just this evening, this blurcat poured all the ‘you tiao’ into the bak kut teh soup beforeÂ heating them up.Â Bak Kut Teh without crunchy ‘you tiao’ simply spelled disaster. A mistake we could not understand and tolerate when she probably prepared the same food forÂ the umpteenth time.Â
Anyway, back to my pregnancy. Although this is my 2nd, undeniably I’m still terrified to the bone when the thought of labour creeps up. When I officially hit 38 weeks few days ago, I got even more anxious, more impatient, constantly checking for any possible signs of labour. Unfortunately there was none apart from the pelvic pain which intensified in the last few days due to a pressing baby on my pelvis.
We got to the clinic on time this morning for my 10.45am appt. I took my weight.. shocked at an alarming 67kg (+2kg from last 2 weeks) shown on the scale. Just when I thought I slowed down my onÂ food intake I gained 2kg in 2 weeks. Must be the red bean ice cream potong that I’ve been eating every night. When Ryan saw my reaction, he askedÂ me what was my weight. After I told him, he askedÂ if that was ‘light’ or ‘heavy’. I told him ‘mommy is very heavy now’. He asked again.. ‘so are you heavier than Daddy now?‘, to which I had to embarassingly answer ‘YES, I’m heavier than Daddy now‘Â in front of many other patients who were sheepishly smiling at us.
The first thing my obgyn asked me when he saw me was ‘how was the baby’s movement‘. I told him, baby kinda slowed down a bit especially during the day. He suggested I go for CTG but really, I knew that was no such aÂ need.Â Anyway, I just kept my silence. My mind was simply too pre occupied with questions on when I’m going to deliver.
I was then asked to lie down on the bedÂ for the usual scanning. As my obgynÂ was squeezing the lubricant on my bump,Â he said ‘yvonne, your tummy is very smooth, no stretch marks. Very good‘. LOL. My obgyn sure knows what to say toÂ make my day.Â During the scan, we observed a very active baby. So, true enough the CTG scan was deemed unnecessary.
Upon checking, baby’s head is not fully engaged but the good news is I’m already 2cm dilated so ‘d-day” is really anytime. Baby’s weight is 3.4kg now (+/- 500g). My obgynÂ would not expecting to see me again at his clinic. Instead, he asked me to get myself admitted on 21st Jan if I do not deliver in the next few days. So, we’ll see.
While Daddy was making payment, Ryan asked me funny questions again. He wanted to know if the pillow IÂ lay my head on during the scan was soft and comfy. How about the bed, was it hard? How about the blanket? Sometimes I wonder why he wants to know all these information. Pure curiousity?
Considering the moment would be here anytime, I indulged myself in all the sinful food I crave for, which would soon be prohibited in my diet for at least a month. I asked hubs to drop by Chow Kit to buy my fav Pan Mee, finishedÂ half aÂ can of fried seaweed that my SIL fried for me last night, had Bak Kut Teh, drank half a bottle of Miranda strawberry, ate a whole slice of Hot Fudge cake andÂ snacking junk food here and there…..
Tonight I also allowed Ryan to sleep late.. very late indeed at 11.45pm. We played Wii together asÂ a family of 3. Who knows, we may be a family of 4 by tomorrow. :D. Back to the little boy, he obviously had the most fun. If I did not insist bed time, he would stay awake for at least another hour or so happily playing. However, despite feeling so sleepy, he still insisted 2 bottles of milk and 4 bedtime stories from me to which I happilyÂ obliged of course.
So little b… we are all ready when you’re ready. See you soon.