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2016.10/03(Mon)

The Caesarean Joy!



Hello World, little shane is more then 150 days old now!
And I seriously dont even have ample time to sleep, less say blog :(
But I really wanna document my elective caesarian section process!
So here we go!! ..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)'・*:.。


On the 10th April evening, we decided to have a good meal to end our last alone time!
We went to SHINJUKU at Cuppage Plaza for some authentic Japanese food.
Afterwhich we chilled at a Starbucks to pass time!


We checked in at 11pm, admission took us 30mins in a room behind reception.
Think it's considered fast, middle of the night and 2 more couples were with us.
Thought we had many barangs but sorry hor! We weren't the most kiasu one!
We had two bags, one backpack and one side carried but!!
Another couple had a luggage, a backpack and a handcarry!! Lol~
Paid in full of $5850 of the estimated amount as deposit! Oh my moolahs~


We were led to ward by the administration staff and handed over to a nurse.
The nurse on duty then took my weight before I headed into my room.
I was 65kg! OMG! That is like a 20kg weight gain for the pregnancy~
But it's okay... we can worry about losing those fats & weight later on.
My room was right beside the nursery! Which initially I didn't like!
Thought it might be too noisy because of the traffic but then, it turned out good~
I guess the room is extremely sound proof! Didnt hear much footsteps.
And it is very convenient for us cause we keep sending baby back!


The nurse who came in and took my blood pressure gave hubs an ipad to order food!
We paid $97 (inclusive of gst) for 5 meals a day and +1 accommodation~
Which according the le hubs, food good sofa bed also good! Haha!
That marks the start of our 4D3N staycation with Mt. Elizabeth Novena!
Really... Is... So.... FIVE STAR HOTEL-ISH! hahahaha!


There's a wall mounted television~ and a mini fridge underneath.


A wardrobe with drawers and a safe box!
Just like a hotel ya?


I changed up a while after and settled down but cant get to sleep until 3am!
The reason why we came as early as it is opened for admission is just this
I know no matter where we stay thru, it is going to be a sleepless night.
So I'd rather come early and not have to rush in the wee wee morning!


My safe delivery amulet from Asakusa Shrine! Tied onto my ward bed :)
Woke up at 6:30am and had my last shower but not because of superstition.
I was just unsure if I could take the pain and go for shower after ops.


At 7am sharp as per told the previous night, the nurse came in to give enema.
That is to clear the bowels fyi! Lol! And its effects almost immediate! Lol!
My mum then came and shortly there after alice came too~
We chit chatted for a couple of mins and the ops team came in around 8:30am!!
The lady from the operation theatre team checked on my medical condition.
Took about 5mins before I was pushed out of my room, down to ops floor.


Hehe, Shawn changed into suit that looks like astronaut at the wait area too.
We were chatting, giggling totally enjoying the wait!

Shortly I was briefed by the anaesthetist on the what is going to happen next!
My feelings? Excitement was topping all of the mixed emotions then.
Fear was really minimal at that point, I trust Singapore's medical advancement!
Le hubs was not allowed to come along until after the ops started.
So yes, I was alone the whole of my epidural process :(

Why did I chose epidural over GA (general anaesthesia)??
I don't know why but I begin to fear waking up in pain after the ops!
And I would actually like to have le hubs with me witnessing the birth~
But then, little did I know he wasn't allowed during the injection of epidural.

When I was wheeled into the ops theatre away from them~
The nurses informed me that the system was down, things are going manual!
I don't really understand how manual but it did create some nervousness!!
Then the next moment I am inside and under the ops table~
The nurses were all really kind and encouraging which is so important.
It was rather painful when the anaesthetist insert the needle for drip on my hand. But I survived!

I was then held to sit up and given a pillow to hug, bending downwards.
And I was told umpteen times to not move an inch during the jab!
By this time, I was already shivering so much I couldn't keep my teeth close!
May be the cold temperature or I was just very scared already~ haha~
The needle went into my spine and it was OMG PAINNNNNNNFUL!
My anaesthetist, Sean was super encouraging that I appreciate so much!
He gave me a hell lot of emotional support when le hubs is not around.
It took 2 go and about 10s to finish inserting the jab *sweats*

When we were done, with what seems like forever epidural process~
It was pretty fast that the meds worked on me, soon I couldn't feel my legs!
Then I hear my gynae Dr Hii's fatherly voice coming over my head.
Next thing I know he is probably cutting me up cause he asked if I could feel!
Soon enough, I saw le hubs beside me, it was all blurred~
The epidural made me a little dizzy a little sleepy and weak...
But the mind is very very conscious! I can hear the team chit chatting!

A little while later, the team of nurses started pushing my tummy~
Le hubs and I were in the midst of a conversation when they start pushing!
It was sounding like some commotion going on, noisy and tense!


Then yes! Next moment we hear our little boy crying, kicking well too.
According to the nurses, it was a good first cry and he was kicking all over~
He looks like a piglet ya! Lol!!


Skin to skin time! Le hubs carried him to me from the nurses who wrapped him up.
We were given a good 5mins to have some family time.
Then the baby was sent away to the nursery, hubs had to go!
From there, I can only remember being really tired! I even dozed off!
After Dr Hii done with stitching me up, I was sent to the recovery room.
Was in the recovery room for an hour! And all I know is it is coooold!
I shivered so hard I had 2 warm blankets on me! But still feeling cold!
Then later part I realised it was probably the side effect of the epidural~


While I was in the recovery room, le baby was cleaning up in the nursery!
Weighing 2.975kg, 52cm long, kicking like a kungfu panda! Lolol!!


The little piglet boy! Muahaha! This is his favourite pose now too~
Before he came out, he was a small baby and I was kinda worried.
But turn out still has 3kg, still small on graph but normal for a healthy boy!


Freshly done up! Pushed into the room once I return from recovery room~
It's feeding time! OMG, talk about breastfeeding is another whole chapter!


This little guy here managed to latch properly at the beginning...
But from the second and third day on, lol, the engorgement nightmare comes!
Lets save the breastfeeding drama for another post! Lolol~
I can write another 10000 words essay post on that! Hahahaha!


Papa Shawn's first few photos with his son! Hehe.


Some photos of le tiny baby the bff took!
Alice took half a day leave to come accompany me! So grateful!!


The grandma who doesnt bear to go home!


My dad seems happy too :)


My grandma with her great grandson!
It's a blessing to live to see your great grand children i think :)


My in laws, one new family member added!


The girls who came!


And brought me some pretty flowers plus balloon!
Btw, the flowers are dried in my living room now~ hahaha!
See, I look fine ya? I really am quite fine by the first night~


After the first feed, which was guided by a nurse, the baby was left with us.
As for me, I am starting to feel my feet!

The nurses keep telling me to wriggle my feet and legs~ I did it diligently ok!
Wanna prove to people all around that cesarean mums can recover fast too.
Nurses also gave me some milo saying that I can try to have some if hungry.
Though I am on drips, but the hunger pangs still comes yah~
Somewhere mid noon, I tried the milo!
But I threw them up so nurses say my stomach's not ready for food yet!
Haven had solid food for a good 40 hours! Lol~
By dinner time, I didnt throw up my milo intake already!! YEAY FOOD!
So they grant me some fish veggie soup for the night!
The food there was actually very decent! Some even yummy!!

One thing about caesarian section is the inconvenience to move around.
I was off the drips on 2nd day noon, before that I can only lay in my bed~
So there was the urine cathedral, no poop cause no food so thats ok!
But! You know there are blood flowing after delivery that is called Lochia.
So it's like heaving an extremely heavy period and not able to change yourself!
The nurses will come in every few hours to check and change you!!
Yes, change your pad, wipe your vaginal clean and clear your urine bag! :(
That said, I initially thought it would be quite awkward but... Surprisingly not! :)
Speaking of which, I am so super grateful to the team of nurses who took care of me!

And and!!! OMG, they need to clear excessive blood in my uterus~
So they had to PRESS HARD ON MY WOMB where the wound was!!
That was OMG PAIN! Pain! Very painful! 2nd to engorgement still...
Anyway, I didnt stop them from doing so because I kept telling myself...
They are doing what is good for me and I want to recover ASAP! So yup! Suck it up!

After they removed my urine cathedral after Dr Hii came and check on 2nd day~
I was pretty eager to walk around! I could sit and stand up the night before.
So I tried to GO TO THE TOILET MYSELF! with le hub's supervision!
And I did! I am so proud of myself, I underestimated myself so much!
Not sure if it's a mother's instinct or what, I just somehow managed it~
By the end of second day, my pain was only a mild 6/10 or so~
Because I was on painkillers, I decided to be nice to myself and just eat it!
If they can give it to me and still super encouraging of breastfeeding then...
I am sure it's perfectly fine to eat them and still give my milk to the baby~
So, It was all easy on the wound, but damn hard on the engorgement pain! :(
I guess I'm lucky, I am one of those speedy recoveries cases of c-section!


This is taken on the 3rd day morning after we discharge from Mt.E Novena
We were heading for a tongue-tied release surgery for my baby in town...
If you ask about the pain level, it has gone down to a light 2/10 (with painkillers)


2 weeks after we discharge, I am already doing light housework and fit enough!
My husband did my confinement, he just cooked me confinement foods~
Neither I nor hubs believed in more then having confinement (good nutritious) food.
Like some old chinese saying, cannot shower, cannot this cannot that *sweats*
So I did quite alot during that one month! I am happy to be doing so!
I bathed my baby, cut his nails, cleaned his nose, burped him and washed his clothes!
As if the wound never affected me! Lol, no lah, first two weeks were still tough!
But moving around more rather then just lying down in the bed helps so much!


Now if you ask, if I am to have a 2nd baby would I chose caesarian again?
Totally yes! And I would again choose to have epidural despite the pain!
It was kinda fun to go thru birth in this manner (my honest opinion~)
And if you ask me, would I try out natural birth? Still a firm NO! Hahaha!


8 more days to a 6 month old baby shane!

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2016.01/05(Tue)

Baby Updates • 坊ちゃんの事


Last two weeks, we went to TMC for the FA scan~
The fetal assessment scan was arranged by Dr Hii with a choice of TMC or MNH.
It took a good half an hour and $200 approximate I guess...
It was a very good experience because it's like a live streaming of his life!
Thanks to his activeness ya~ we're like peaking into his life! 🙊🙊🙊
And end up we received a CD with lots of his scans in it...
I'm surprised TMC actually print my name on it!


With him at 5 months old, I am sure of his movements now!
All the fluttering butterflies and hunger pangs, just like what I read on google!
Despite me eating like a cow, the baby is still slightly smaller then usual.
But Dr Hii says he is very healthy, assured us ti worry not 😑


Foodwise, Lots of fibre lots of tofu calcium for the little one~
And my MIL is starting to make chicken essence, black chic soup for me~
I have no specific cravings yet, lucky le husband hor?
Even my previous addiction for coke died down already~ back to healthy plain water!
Now, I have a very good appetite! I can eat 5 small meals a day!
Of course, my weight! I am 10kg heavier then before pregnancy! Orz
I know I shouldn't be bothered by these but seriously? A vainpot like me?
Will definitely run my ass off after delivery, expecting alot of hardwork 😭


Btw, the green beans are still sun drying 🙊
Now in our room instead of the corridors, lolol~
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2015.12/19(Sat)

Hospital Tour ②


It's hospital tour day again! 2nd of my pregnancy~
Today, we went to Mt. Elizabeth Novena Hospital!
Located just behind Square2 Mall at Novena MRT station...
Was totally impressed by them and their high price too lol~


Photo of the ward taken from their official website.

Firstly, it was so not easy to get a spot in their maternity tour!
Had to schedule it 2 months in advance, managed to book their last of the year~

When we got there, surprisingly late at 5mins we're the 2nd couple who arrived.
So the warm and friendly receptionist (YES! LIKE A 5-STAR HOTEL RECEPTION OKAYS!)
Guided us to the private blood bank room to wait for other participants.
Meanwhile having the people persuade us to bank our baby's blood cord with them~
I did my homework on that so... I'm not the easily persuaded one!

Then the host of our tour came in after everyone arrived.
Brought us to their delivery suite which is not much of my concern :p
Even so I listened carefully to what they say ya... and imho, Thomson was better~
Thomson has better facilities in the delivery suite then Mt. Elizabeth has.
If I opted for normal delivery, I would probably choose Thomson despite their bad reviews!

After touring the delivery suite, we're sent to the single wards.
Their lowest grade of maternity ward! Which is what I really liked.
Having in mind that this may be my only pregnancy, I want a comfy one!
Will not be able to stand sharing room especially at my weakest state!
Imagine my neighbour's relative and family comes and visit day & night??
And you cannot control elderly from talking like they are in the market right??
I, too cannot control mine from disturbing someone else...
So ya, a single ward is the only pampering I give myself in this pregnancy! *nods*

But having that said, it is going to cost me 6k before deducting medisave...
To have a caesarian section operation, 4 days 3 nights stay (LOL STAYCATION!),
have my husband stay with me (includes his 5 meals a day! STAYCATION!!)
Compared to 5.3k in Thomson, who has pretty high ratio of bad reviews :(
Convincing myself that I pay 700 bucks more to not risk having a bad nurse!! Haha!
But well, we still have time to think it through...


After the tour, hungry me brought le husband to MUJI cafe!!


Tried their curry rice! I like the muji concept!
Le husband tried a 4-deli set meal and I'm glad he like it...
It's really happiness to find someone alike you in little things like this!
Maybe puzzle-like people in this sense are meant to be together 🙊🙊🙊


Random selfie to end because MAKEUP IS SO RARE NOW!!! 😆
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2015.12/15(Tue)

First Swim! • 泳げた🏊🏼


Last weekend, le husband suggest that we head for a swim!
Such impromptu date! Hahaha~


So I dug out my long kept swim wear~ surprisingly, I can still fit!
Everyone says it's good for pregnant woman to swim~
That there is less pressure of the belly felt in the water...
Since we're pretty free over the weekends, we decided to go swimming!
At the sister's new bought condominium~


Look! Haha, still fits! Only difference is my belly!


Still passing off as a shoujo ne? Hahahaha!


Glad that I still have my waistline after a 7kg weight gain~
I am now weighing 52kg! Never before in my entire life~
And the little one is only 400 grams out of the 7kg I gain!! Orz Orz Orz


But but! I still feel good in my bikini~ hahaha!
Not sure where this high self esteem came from~ I just felt good!
It's weird how pregnancy can change some views and beliefs I used to have~


So thankful to the most caring husband! He deserves a best husband award!


He didn't swim and only went down the water to aid me swim~
To be precise, aid me in kicking the water only loh! Hahaha!
It was indeed very comfy to go into the pool, it eased the back stress!
And le baby likes it when I am in the water! He kept tossing around~ lol~

XOXO
YUI
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2015.12/06(Sun)

Gynae Trips • 妊娠検査

It has been a long time since I talked about my pregnancy~
This is gonna be a long post I think 🙊🙉🙈


On 19th November, we went for our routine check up...
The doctor did an ultrasound scan as usual and showed us his little xxx again!
In this scan, we can clearly see his tailbone (cartilage)!!
It's said that he has hands and legs and eyes (thou closed) already~
Doctor also said that he is very active! He kept tossing around while we scan!
He is such a monkey! (It's the year of monkey in 2016!) hahaha~


As for my diet and appetite now, everything got on track!
I have stopped feeling nauseous and started to eat well enough!
Making sure I have green veggie, tomato, onions, cucumber for the greens~
And they appear almost everyday in my either lunch or dinner...


This is how I chew my everyday tomato! Haha~
I grew to really like tomatoes alot nowadays, never think I would~
They are so tasty! Especially when I dip them with ketchup!! 🍅🍅🍅


That's one of our weekend dinner, we made Gyudon! Hehehe~
So I also take chicken, pork-bone soups, red meat and fish for meat intake~
Included in my diet at least once a week not forgetting dairies.
I have a cup of Meiji Milk everyday now and drink lots of plain water~
Also plenty of fruits or fresh fruit juices, my fav is Red Apple with Lemon!
I am indeed feeling better for now, before the baby is big enough~
Thou, going to the toilet every half an hour is a plain nuisance!! Very annoying!
And sleeping flat on my back is a problem now, I can only sleep side ways!


On the 3rd December, we had a routine check up with scans again...
Here's the little one laying sideways too with his elbow at the face!
Little one is now 14cm long, that is bigger then my iphone 6 already!!
And weighing 280grams! Haha, growing well the doctor says...
Though he is still shorter then the chart says he should be~ Maybe is my genes 😛😛😛

Being in the 20th week (5 months) marks the start of many privileges~
Like the obvious baby bump would give me priority to reserved seats LOL!
Thou I dont normal run for it but I feel safer seating there 名正言顺-ly~
And with many nice peeps giving their seats on train to me.
Also when we dine out there are some very kind service crew who take note
They would pull tables out for me to enter or help me when I stand.
Very kind society I would say, Singapore is still not too bad lah afterall~


The doctor also said I have dry skin at the belly! But lucky me, no stretch marks~
I have been using the Olive Oil le bestie got me, not diligently thou :x
But now I will! Haha~ sometime I just spam my hadalabo lotion too~
Hopefully I can be stretch mark freeeeee! Muahaha!


Recently, I have been drinking this caffeine free herb tea Misa bought me~
Adding some sugar and milk to it makes a good milktea! Good for rainy days!
It's said to revitalise and makes a pregnant woman feel fresh~
But I just plainly find the taste yummy to my likings~ LOL~


Speaking of rainy days... It has been raining so much recently!
I have been trying to sun dry some green beans since a month ago~
Until now it's not dry enough, the colour still looks green :( *le sighs*
Having in mind to make my own bean pillow for the little one~ My fabrics are all ready!
And many said that I should use taugeh (bean sprout) husk cause it's lighter~
But I also heard that older generation uses sun dried green beans~ So I did!
Looking forward to the day my beans are ready for the pillow making... :3
I have 4 more months to sun dry it! Haha~


And what have I done for my little boy?? I have so many plans~
But only his blanket is complete! Hehe~ I am so proud of myself!
It is made of 2 layers of swaddle cloth-like fabric with furry stars~
And the marine printed fabric which both I bought from taobao (cheap cheap)
I also got some other fabric to make teething pad, mattress covers etc...


Then then, since it's my update on my pregnancy...
Here's the load of baby stuffs we already bought, so fast right? Haha!
We already have Baby cot, pram, carrier, breastpump and clothes!!
About 50pcs of new plus hand-me-downs Newborn-3mths clothes~
About a dozen over pairs of mittens, booties and beanie!
All stuffed into the space above our wardrobe! Packed max already~ 😂😂😭
But it's not too early imo, if not it will clash with our new house renovations~

So... This is my pregnancy journey for the past month! 😎😎😎
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2015.11/19(Thu)

Babymoon • ベビームーン





Wayyyy before we got pregnant, le husband and I discussed alot on babymoon!
We have talked about the responsibility as parents and mutually agreed...
That we will not leave out baby alone in Singapore (with our parents)
While we go out there enjoy life, our parents bearing our part of hard work!
So we both know that of we don't go for a babymoon while I still can~
It's gonna be a long wait, of at least 3 years!


*Photo taken during the end of my Hokkaido Trip in August*

Then we talked about so many destination but I still favor Japan over anywhere else!
There are still so many parts of Japan that I have never been to!
But but but! The over protective husband says NO! T_______T
Because there is radioactive, and he deem it as 100% harmful to baby!
And I am so incapable of talking this through him..........

Le husband suggest Bangkok, but I said NO!
Like if I cant eat street food in bangkok then what is point in going?
I bet le protective husband is not going to allow me to~
He doesnt even allow me to take sashimi from a reputable restaurant.
I think we can totally strike off street food from the list now...
So we end up with no conclusion which silently meant, NO BABYMOON!


In compensation, he bought me many Japanese cakes!!
Strawberry Shortcake is my all time favourite!
We bought it from Isetan in Westgate Mall, and he even bought me milktea!


The expensive-like-drinking-gold Kirin Milktea!
I kind of just tried my luck saying I want that and he just took and paid for it!
We are never folks who spemd money like this, I guess he really wants to make it up~


One of another cake, a cream swiss roll~


We bought these from one of our weekend trip down to Jurong~
Cause le husband wants to go and look at the babyfair at bigbox.
Also to look at some mattress sales and furnitures for the new house~
We walked into Isetan and I literally started to say I want everything on shelve!
And surprisingly le husband says ok to everything single thingy!
You know how Isetan sells these Japanese products at like x3 price~
I know he wants to make me happy through getting me something Japanese.
So it makes me feel a whole lot better about giving up my babymoon.
Which is also my last chance of holiday for a long period of time T___T
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2015.11/05(Thu)

The little PEANUT~


On the 2/11 we went for our routine check up with Dr Hii~
The little one is now 15 weeks old, 9.4cm long and weighing 121 grams!
All is fine and I got back the physical blood test report...
Dr Hii says I have a high immunity in my body against measles for the baby!
And the Thyroid level of the baby is low too~ thats a relief for me...
Because both my mum and her mum has Thyroid :(
The alien like is his face (HAHA!) and further down his body!
Dr Hii scanned for a good long 5 mins, looking through every parts~
And also, he showed us the little bird bird so we can now confirm his gender!


Prior to that, we went for Thomson Medical's hospital tour last sat!
Since it's free and no harm going to listen to what they have to offer~
The presenter was very nice, warm and welcoming...
Although I would very much not like to choose them for my delivery :p
It is not exactly cheap to have a caesarian section with them!
And especially I insist to have my husband with me for the nights~
I would have to choose single bedded wards, thats my only choice.
So adding those cost up, it's about the same as my first choice MNH!


Recently, I have been researching on cord blood banking too.
I am a believer that my baby has low chances of using his own cord blood.
That is after researching on the topic that I came to conclusion~
So we will for sure, not do private cord blood banking that is super ex!
And probably buying insurance is a better idea and solution...
Throwing it away is such a waste because I am O+ blood type
There may be the chance that my baby is a blood O person too!
His cord blood will then have higher chances to help more people~
So I studied on donating it to our one and only cord blood bank.
Sadly, I very much disagree with the way they work, it feels uncomfy.
Firstly, it's at our expense that we head down to their center to apply.
Secondly, upon applying they interrogate you! Like dubious of you!
Suspect what is your motive to donate the cord blood, like duh?! Really~
I feel a little foolish to go through the trouble of making way down...
To be interrogated for a kind deed that I want to make on behalf!
So, I am reconsidering the whole donation thingy! >.<"


Settling into my second trimester, I am gradually feeling ok!
I am almost, ALMOST, free of the morning sickness~
A week or so ago, I still feel sick mainly after dinner in the evenings.
Now it's only when I eat too much! Thou, I still eat in mini portions :(
Earlier, I couldn't drink plain water but now it became alright!
I am starting on the DHA (fish oil for brain & eye development)
Lucky enough, my body doesn't hate it! I feel fine having them!
Pregnancy makes me study alot! I almost can be a nutritionist now~


And here is my... Erm... Stepbrother? Lolol!!
My dad's wife who is a year younger then me delivered this morning!
I was the one who sent her in to the labour ward yesterday noon~
And listening to her natural birth process today makes me sure!
I am sure I will never have the courage to go thru natural birth!!
But somehow their episode made me more looking forward now~
I am getting more excited to see my baby boy 5 months later!!! :3
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2015.10/11(Sun)

It's a boy! 男だぞ(*゚▽゚*)v


We're having a healthy little baby shawn!
As much as I was hoping to have a baby girl (i have always wanted a girl)
I knew all along that this is a baby boy! Right from the start~
It's just a woman's intuition and most people say it's always accurate!
To be honest, there was a slight disappointment but gone in a min!


My doctor's nurses called in today to announce my test results~
I had blood taken to test for the baby's DNA for a Harmony Test.
It is a non-invasive test mainly on Trisomy 21 (down syndrome)...
Also, it can test the number of X and Y sex chromosomes in its DNA!!
So we get to confirm the gender earlier then usual! :3
And I was surprised that they took 5 syringes of my blood!
Without me feeling giddy! Since I was always lack of blood~ lol!!
My happy pills after consultation that day~ Iron, Calcium & Folic Acid tablets~
I really hate the calcium tablets it makes me super nauseous!


Say hi to my baby boy! It's 4.5cm big now!
You can see it's head and big tummy and little legs~
My next appointment's on 2nd November and it will be 15 weeks old!

I am gradually feeling better each day also lazier each day!
Some days I just want to lie on the bed and do nothing at all~
Some days I feel good enough to eat more and go out for walks~
I get hungry every two hour or so, but I still cannot eat much!
My cravings are all junk food for now, french fries topping the list~ lol!


My lady boss gave me some bird nest when I left my company~
And now that I dont literally throw up what I eat, I tried making some!
With some pear, red dates, wolfberry, chrysanthemum and rock sugar~
But since it is not scientifically proven that birdnest does good to baby...
I've given them away to my grandma :p 借花献佛! Hahahaha~


And I crave so much for Japanese food recently!!!! :(
I was drooling over the taste of japan's yoshinoya beef bowl~
And so we went to the nearest yoshinoya for it but the taste is..........
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2015.09/25(Fri)

ありがとう✨


I want to start blogging on my lastest Japan trip to Hokkaido!
But I know my 2014 November trip hasnt been completed yet :,(
That nice shot was taken by le husband, surprisingly good shot!


Few days ago, when I shamelessly bug le bff for two hours over whatsapp...
We were talking about breastfeeding and the 101 must-know of it.
She just randomly offered to come with me to the hospital on my c-sec day!!!

I AM SO TOUCHED AND OVERWHELMED!!!

She wants to be the photographer and capture my newborn's rare moments!
But just her presence alone will ease the paranoid me alot I believe~
Cannot express how loved I feel and how happy I am to hear that!
THANK YOU, ALICE(=´∀`)人(´∀`=)


XOXO
YUI
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2015.09/21(Mon)

The 14mm Pea

This is going to be a long long diary post.
My feeble attempt to keep track of my pregnancy :p


On the 15th September, we went for our 2nd gynae check~
"You'll see your baby in the waterbag, not a bean bag anymore!" says my Doctor!
And true, we can see his little head and little legs (not fully formed thou)
It has a heartbeat now and the doctor played it for us~ wahaha!
The red part you see in that scan is the blood flowing inside of it~
It is now 14.14mm big! Like my 3 weeks of hell has seen its worth finally!


I said 3 weeks of hell? Hell yes! Since the 22nd of August~
Within the time span of 12 hours that day we had 4 tests!! www
When the first double line showed in the first kit, my reaction was totally cool~

My first thought was "spoil already ah?" www
To be honest, we have stopped all contraceptive methods since we got married.
But good news never came, we tested for my ovulation and shockingly to know...
I do not ovulate every month! T_______T

This baby may have gathered all our luck in this life to come into this world.
Like winning a jackpot! Lol! And it's made-in-japan! Bwahahaha!


Our last self-test was on the 23rd August morning~ using a digital one.
It's so advance now that they can show how long the baby has been conceived!!
At that point, I was still feeling well physically but the mood was a very mixed one.

Since we are certain of the little one's existence, le husband seems genuinely elated!
Happier then I am it may seems, I was scared and shocked and lots of random feelings

There was fear because I know changes ahead are unknown and I hate it.
There was shocked because we weren't expecting it so much now.
There was joy because we hit the jackpot! Despite not ovulating as per norm.
There was a part of sadness to let go of the shoujo me because I need to grow up
There was excitement because there is a new life inside of me now!
There was anticipation because I want to know its gender like right away!
There was worried because financially it clashes with our new home reno.


The shoujo me, hahahha, seems the most difficult to let go~

Before my complicated emotions are being sort out, comes the hell!
Morning sickness started gradually coming at me at the end of august!
First, it was the mild nauseous feeling after meals...
Then, the giddiness started in the morning when I wake up...
At that point of time I thought, ok lah, never vomit yet still ok right?

Just a few days time, I vomited my first meal.
Following with no more comfy days until this present moment typing this post.
At good times, I just feel unwell and nauseous, well enough to not throw up.
At the worse times, I throw up every single edible stuffs that goes in!
Including plain water! You cannot imagine how much I hate plain water now.
I cant take milk but I can take soy milk, fizzy drinks and fruit juices. Water? Yucks!

Everyone has been asking me if I am having cravings yet.
The answer is no, totally no! In fact the thought of eating can make me nauseous.
But then there are indeed some food that the baby deem worthy!
Like Macdonals, Mos Burger, Starbucks Cheesecake, Instant Milk Cereal...


Yeah, expensive baby right?

No doubt what you see there is a caffeine drink, judge me, I dont really care!
I have specifically asked my gynae what to not take and what to take more.
And I like his answer "Just eat anything you want" Lovely...

Like how most Chinese are superstitious on the disclosure of pregnancy after first trimester...
I don't really care, I don't really care, I really don't care. Hahaha~
Mainly anything not scientifically proven are not going to be input into me.
But I do take well meant advices by simply nodding and not arguing.
It is a blessing to have people giving you advices and their concerns.
Just, being convinced is another thing.

I do avoid caffeine as much as possible but not totally abstracting it.
I still drink only cold water because that is the only plain water that doesn't make me puke.
I started eating fish despite having a constant dislike of having them before preg.
I totally threw my 15cm high heels in one corner because I don't want to fall.

So I do have my baby's interest at heart

And, even though I have yet to talk to my gynae about it (only able to after first trimester)
I have long ago, even before pregnancy, decided that I will go for caesarian.
Not the orthodox kind of mother who thinks only natural birth is worthy *snorts*
Thou, it is really the pain that scares the hell of me about natural birth.
Yes I am the coward here, but seriously, I dont care how other thinks about this decision.
I do support breastfeeding and will try my 200% in supplying :p

Speaking of the gynae, I am going to Dr Hii from the Hii Woman Clinic in Khatib.
He is the bff's gynae and le bff recommends him so much of course I trust!!
Dr Hii gives off the kind elderly aura that calms and ease your negative feelings~
I have decided to let him do my caesarian section.


One thing good about pregnancy, you naturally become queen!
Meet my handsome butler, Shawn! Hahahaha!

Actually, more like the husband naturally treats you like a queen.
I can imagine how helpless he is seeing me vomit and being grumpy feeling unwell.
There is practically nothing he can do to ease the hell I am going through.
So I guess, he started being super (he already is) attentive of my every detail.
I think he is genuinely excited and happy about this baby!

But then, I think the most excited person is my bff, Alice~
She was the first person I thought of breaking the news to even in the middle of the night.
She has been all supportive, giving me all the pregnancy advices to ease me.
I generally in the first two weeks bombarded her with 101 questions randomly...
And she is always patience and answers all my question<3
It's so good to have her around, makes lesser fear in my pregnancy journey!

Okay, thats all for now.
While I go deal with my nauseousness

Cannot wait till the day I wake up and feel totally alright!
3 more weeks! I am 8weeks and 5days now!

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2015.08/22(Sat)

WELCOME LITTLE ONE!



Hello little one! 5 weeks old, 5.29mm big (maybe small lah)
553th day into our marriage, we knew of your existence!!

WELCOME TO OUR LIFE!

XOXO
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