It has been 5 weeks since mommy visited Dr Noor. So when mommy finally saw her again two days ago, mommy and daddy were both excited. Mommy was her first patient of the day, thanks to my kiasuness and because of that, Daddy missed seeing you on ultrasound. Blame the traffic jam that morning.
You have grown so big the ultrasound screen no longer fits the entire you. Dr Noor let mommy listen to your heartbeat and we saw your two little kidneys too. You were moving throughout the scan.
The pep talk mommy has been whispering to you since the previous appointment actually worked! Mommy is so glad you cooperated. My darling boy, thank you for listening, obliging and turning head down. Mommy was worried you will remain in a breech position. No wonder mommy’s lower abdomen feels heavy lately; standing up after sitting for a long while is a tedious task. This isn’t the first time we have worked together to make things work; remember the first time around when mommy kept reminding you to show off your genitals a few weeks prior to seeing Dr Noor so we can find out if you’re a boy or girl? You were so accommodating; your legs were so wide open even Dr Noor couldn’t be more sure that you’ll one day pee standing up! For these, mommy and daddy are very grateful.
Dr Noor said you weigh 1.5kg now, which is normal for baby your gestational time. And surprise surprise, she also mentioned that you are a rather tall baby! What a relief to hear that because it seems that you’re more likely to inherit Daddy’s height (hopefully!) rather than mommy’s petite frame. The bad news was, there’s still sugar in my urine again and that means, continuing a rigid diet.
We also discussed our birth plan with Dr Noor. Unfortunately, the only position to deliver you is by lying down. I figure that Malaysian doctors are not willing or adventurous enough to try different positions. Not even sitting upright because the bed in labour ward doesn’t have a recliner. On the bright side, you will be given straight to mommy and daddy after delivery, at least until the first feed.
Just out of curiosity, mommy and daddy bugged a nurse to bring us around the delivery suites and nursery. The labour room is a brightly-litted room with a bed, intermittent monitoring system on one side and a couch for daddy on another. We only got to peep at the nursery as the curtain was drawn. It looks quite spacious from the outside.
We’ll see you on screen in 2 weeks’ time, when mommy will be 33 weeks pregnant. Until then, don’t forget mommy’s pep talk. Stay strong, healthy, happy and have a kicking fiesta!
Hugs & lots of love,