Category Archives: Pregnancy

4th Month Check Up

@ 18 weeks

Woohoo.. BB2 turn exactly 18 weeks today. In a blink of eyes, I’m already 4.5 months pregnant. I still remember how I felt time crawls during my 1st trimester especially during the period when I was badly affected by horrible torturous morning sickness for about two weeks; likely due to the progesterone pills (Dhupaston) I was taking. The morning sickness, vomitting in particular, was so dire that I made no qualms about my wish to stay in the toilet all day, saving me the effort walking in and out of toilet. Super tiring and exhausting. :(

As if the nausea and vomitting spells were not bad enough, I also suffered from constant burping. By constant I really do mean as frequent as in the count of burping every few minutes. That lasted for quite many weeks and I was prescribed Antacid to relieve gas in my stomach. That didn’t quited helped. Ginger tea did very little to ease my discomfort either. Poor me.. As dreadful as it was, thankfully 2 weeks or so before my 1st trimester ended, all the morning sickness symptoms I was suffering (burping, vomitting, loss of appetite, nausea, funny awful taste after certain food) were gone. I lost about 4kg as a result, short of 3kg when I was carrying Ryan.

I went for my 4th month check up on 15 August. All went well. I managed to gain a little, 0.7kg since the last check up a month ago.

Separately, BB2 also showed good progress, good size development. That despite my initial fears of the effect on BB2 due to my drastic weight loss. It turns out, BB2 managed to absorb the best from mommy and has been consistently showing a slightly bigger than average in size over the last few check ups. On week 16th, scan showed BB2 was 10 days bigger than the average. *smile*

My tummy is still considerably small and I am still wearing my loose fitting normal clothes. Nonetheless, if the same pattern follows suit, the big chunk of my weight gain will come around 7th month. I hope I won’t gain as much as I did when I was carrying Ryan though (15 kg then!). Hopefully this time round I could maintain weight around 60kg? 10kg gain. Possible? Mmm…..

About a week ago I started having baby flutters too. Ryan was a very active baby back in his womb days. I still remember how I could easily feel and see his frequent jerks and kicks especially in my last trimester. The memories of watching my tummy moves in waves like pattern seemed so vividly recent. That makes me wonder if BB2 will follow the brother’s foot step and become yet another super active baby.

My First Maternity Clothes

@ (15 weeks 2 days)

I actually don’t intend to buy any maternity clothes this time round as I still have a few pretty new ones at home and knowing I would definitely not be wearing them for another ‘cycle’ it is probably wise not to spend. Having said so when I saw this kimono tunic dress on my good friend Lorraine’s online store, I could not resist. Actually I saw more than one piece that I like but CONTROL, CONTROL, CONTROL. I just ordered a piece from her.

Lorraine is such as efficient lady. She knew about my trip to KL and posted it to me immediately the next day so I could receive the dress on time. That saves me so much on postage. Thanks so much Lorraine.

And here it is…..

@ 15 weeks pregnant with my new maternity dress.

It is a 2 in 1 maternity cum nursing dress. I absolutely loves it. So gals, regardless you’re expecting or a nursing mom, feel free to hop on to Baby Bump Maternity to indulge yourself with something pretty which you absolutely deserves. :D

Yes… I’m expecting

@ 39 months 2 weeks 6 days
@ (14 weeks 4 days)

That’s right!! There’s a little angel growing inside my tummy. Finally after years of deliberation, we decided to try for another baby and the good news came on 17 May 2009. Yea, I know that was like almost 3 months ago and I’m already in my 2nd trimester with estimated due date in end Jan. It’s not about taboo or what that we were keeping the news under the radar, just that the 1st trimester had been quite  a roller coaster for me; with varying morning sickness from constant burping (that sucks!), 2 weeks of torturous nauseous and vomitting due to the progesterone pills I was taking then (double sucks!) and the lost of appetite (aahh.. bad but ok la.. can lose weight. LOL. I know, insane.. losing weight during pregnancy?? ).  The last I weighted myself at the hospital was about 2 week ago with 4kg down from my pre pregnancy weight. That’s bad considering my morning sickness this time round was shorter lived compared to the 1st; anyhow *drum roll* I have to say the record still goes to the little king of the house.. I lost 7kg when I was carrying Ryan. Shocking! Having said so, my appetite is getting better now and I think I’ve gained back some pounds over the weeks. So lets hope everything stays good and baby would be able to get as much nutrition from mommy. :D

What about Ryan? He took the news very positively, to my delight of course.  He was extremely overjoyed and curious at the same time. He would ask me everyday if his little ‘brother’ (he assume it’s gonna be a boy since day 1) is growing big, when is little brother coming out, how big is he now etc etc. When he accidentally kicks me, he’ll stroke my tummy and said ‘sayang, i’m sorry‘ to the growing baby. He never grew tired looking at the ultrascan pictures of the little baby. That’s so utterly sweeeeeet and I couldn’t be more pleased and happy. I just hope he stays loving after the baby is out tho…*ngek*

H1N1 Scare

@ 39 months 2 weeks 5 days

Ryan would normally share with me what happened in his class during the day. Last Thursday, while on our way home in the car he told me stories about his friend (he meant his classmate) had to wear a mask as he was coughing and having runny nose. Ryan actually thought the mask part was really funny so when we got home he insisted I give him one to wear. DUH. 

On a separate note, despite finding Ryan’s story entertaining, I was not pleased by the teachers’ actions; as we were told the school takes strict policies to isolate a sick child in a sick bay until his parents come to pick him up. Call me kiasu but with the current H1N1 cases spiking every day, this is no joke. Obviously we do not want to expose our child to any possibility that affects their immune system.

I asked the teacher the next day. She assured me the child was just having dry cough and they had taken precaution to isolate him from other classmates in class yesterday. I wasn’t pleased for sure but I did not pursue the matter further, although, frankly logically thinking, you know germs are airborne, in situation whereby the class is air conditioned does make the matter worse. Isolation within the class, huh?? .. is not good enough.

Anyway, I let the matter rest while hoping Ryan did not catch anything nasty knowing how ‘keh poh chee’ he is, he’ll sure go and disturb his mask wearing friend. His busybodiness can really go to the extreme, for eg. one time he told me his friend peed in the class, while the cleaning auntie was mopping the floor this little rascal of mine went and stepped on it. I asked him why he stepped on it, he said  ’EEEWWW… HIS PEE SO DISGUSTING. I WANT TO SEE‘. What a silly boy right. Yikes, stepped on pee! Goodness. Anyway, on Friday evening, Ryan came back with a mild flu. It came and gone and by evening he was showing no further symptoms.

Saturday came and gone too. All seemed good.

On Sunday, his runny nose came back in the morning. His body temperature was slightly higher 37.7C. I gave him some medications before he had his usual nap around 1pm. I was quite worried. I would not have been so given the normal circumstances but it is the swine flu season now and we were urged to seek medical assistance within 24 – 48 hours to allow a full recovery. The H1N1 case reported in Ryan’s school a week earlier did not help. The whole classroom was ordered shut by MOE. Teachers, students even the bus driver and those in the same bus who had contact with the child were quarantined for 7 days.

Came Monday morning, Ryan was still having runny nose but no other flu symptoms. Nevertheless I brought him to the paed. After some examinations, doc suspect he could be down with just the seasonal flu. But I am not contented. I insisted a swine flu test to be sure. Yes, super kiasu here but as a parent who wouldn’t right. Afterall, I am in a high risk category now thus having two sick cats at home is certainly something we all dreaded.

So after $60 and 15 mins agonizing wait, the results came out negative. It was a false alarm afterall. Phew phew… Total damage to the pocket $140 incl consultations and medications (cough and runny nose). Expensive, expensive but you know what, the sigh of relief is really PRICELESS.

Love that smirk on his face. Ryan had wanted to get a gun for the longest time. I really hesitated… but one day while shopping he saw this M16 gun and showed me his ‘muka sepuluh sen’. I gave in this time. He was evidently estatic. As if we don’t have enough intruders on our bed, that night he insisted to sleep with his gun by the side. 

A few days later, he came home from school and told me this ‘Mom, Ben and I are the bad guys’. I went ‘huh’ and ‘why’??. His reply.. “Because we both have guns’. Pengsan. LOL.