Monday, 30 August 2010

28th Aug'10 (24wks)

My weight: 52.0kg
Baby's weight: 774g

This is the first visit since we signed the package with Dr. Yvonne. Dr. measured baby's waistline and the bone length of his feet. His weight is estimated to be 774g, way exceeded the supposed 600g. Gosh...

I am not spared from the glucose test.. will have to fast from 12am to 8.30am for the first blood draw, to 2 more in an hour interval. How am I going to do it next month, I am not sure.

I asked if I could still travel, Dr. says yes, and give clearance till 20th Oct. Yippie! I can go to Wuxi one more time. And Dr. says, the last trip.

Baby's movement is a little haywired since the frequent traveling, I can no longer tell what time he is most active. Most of the times, hubby and I have time to really talk to him when we are lying in the bed. Hubby will call out "zai zai...." when he rubs lotion on my tummy. And feels his movement.

And that's the first thing he does every morning! I am now at the second place! He doesn't ask if I slept well first now, he asks, how is zai zai.. then ask how did I sleep. Could be worse if our baby is a gal, I guess. :-p

There are just too many things to be done in this trimester, when I am supposed to feel the best.

Cot was delivered, and it occupied the room like a giant. I can hardly do yoga in the room without touching either the wardrobe or the cot. :-(

We borrowed a few books for names choosing, but we didn't get the hang of it. I still like Isaac. :-D But hubby says we'll adopt the balloting system. Let's see when this procastinator will come out with some names.

We have also went to a few supermarket to jot down prices for diapers. Duhz.. it's not tough to buy stuffs from one shop, but it'll definitely make more economical sense to shop around for the best deal? :-D

Friday, 13 August 2010

The good and not so good things about being pregnant.. :-D

Now that I am in the mid of pregnancy, without morning sickness and all, if you ask me, how am I enjoying pregnancy, the very first answer I’ll give you is ‘nothing fantastic’.

Seriously, how fantastic is it:

1) If you can’t walk as fast as you used to be coz “something” will you pull you back?
2) If you can’t sleep well because you are NOT SUPPOSED to be sleeping on your back, but it hurts to sleep on the most recommended left side, and so not comfortable on the right side?
3) If you can’t help thinking, “wow, my tummy is growing by the day.. am I going to shed all this after labor?”
4) If you can’t help worrying if the stretch mark is every leave on your body, heck if not the tummy, maybe the thighs?
5) If you can’t help keeping bits by bits of your pre-pregnancy clothing, coz you keep outgrowing them, piece by piece.. and you have no choice but to buy some biggie.. and make your tummy more apparent than ever.

But… then, I’ll give you a second thought:

It is really wonderful when:

1) You start feeling your baby inside, especially when you notice he moves actively at some time of the day (mine will be 8-ish in the morning and 3-is in the afternoon), or at things you do, like listening to music, he will become as active and as gentle as the music be. :-)
2) Your hubby kisses and talks to your tummy everyday.
3) Your hubby applies olive oil lotion on your tummy every night before you turn in.
4) Your hubby tells your baby to protect you when you go overseas.
5) People start to notice that your tummy is not fat, but because you are pregnant, and people wonder with their big round eyes “are you….?” question.. hahaha…

It is especially wonderful when you get to see your baby in each ultrasound scan. He is a wonderful gift.

But then again.. I can’t complain, and I will treasure each moment.. As he’ll be our only precious.. our only darling. :-)