BIP = Baby In Progress
► Confirmed and placed deposit for a confinement lady came recommended by Hubby’s aunt. His cousin has previously engaged this aunty before. We are paying RM3,300 for a 28-day service, excluding angpow.
► Diligently popping the pre-natal vitamins and acid folic. Read somewhere in a forum that LactoGG can help to break the inheritable eczema ‘genes’, so one capsule a day it is then.
► Commences “Operasi Adik”. Told E that there’s a baby growing inside me, it’s either a didi or a meimei. So he concluded that the baby’s name is didimeimei (ddmm).
► Also tried to introduce E to his own bed. Worked for the first three days. Then he was back in our bed by the next morning.
► Week 6 day 3 – E predicted ddmm is a mei mei.
► Week 6 day 5 – E predicted ddmm is a didi.
► Signed up for Hypnobirthing course in June. Can’t wait for couple time with Hubby again!
► E came down with HFMD.
► Week 7 day 1 – E used his ESP skills and predicted ddmm is a mei mei. It’s gonna be a didi in a few days’ time, I’m sure.
► Okay, I really jinxed it. It’s morning-afternoon-night sickness with nausea and lots of gas, like being in a small boat on choppy waves all day long. I’m not gonna puke. Not. Gonna. Puke. Mind over matter, mind over matter…ooommmm….*meditate*
► Switched from yin yoga to prenatal yoga class. Instructor said, “Don’t eat for two…breathe for two instead!”
► Yet another pregnancy scare. Came down with abdominal cramps on Wednesday night and went to the A&E of Tropicana Medical Centre. No bleeding, just stomach ache. Silly medical officer there said “threatened abortion” without even checking or touching me. Crazy obgyn was called in, who said I had subchorionic hematoma – also known as blood clot behind the pregnancy in the uterus.
We were crushed. I was given Proluton injection, Duphaston pills and ordered bed rest. Saw didimeimei’s first heartbeat here too – rapid blinking dots even before the doctor could point it out. The pregnancy didn’t feel more real than now.
The next day, the cramps intensified and I started having 3-4 times of diarrhea in a day. Completely weak from the ordeal, we thought the obgyn could be right. I was devastated. Hubby couldn’t sleep that night.
I decided to bug Dr Choong and consulted him first thing in the morning at his clinic the next day. Had another intravaginal scan. “Just intestinal upset,” he said calmly. What?! Why did that moron gave me medications for threatened miscarriage? What’s wrong with the doctors these days?!
Diarrhea continued for the next four days. Felt extremely gloomy over the weekend for the restlessness, discomfort and exhaustion. Felt guilty and worried for consuming medications, although prescribed Dr Choong. Afraid they might harm baby.
► Mad at my mom because she didn’t call to check how I was doing. *sulk*
► Tummy begins to show too. It’s probably gas but by evening, I look four months pregnant, not two. With E, I only started showing at six months.
► Have been having difficulty sleeping. Sleep on the left side, my heart palpitates real fast. Sleep on my back, my back hurts. With E, I only felt this after the 6th month. Decided to pamper myself and bought a Dreamgenii pregnancy pillow. Hey, it’s a justifiable purchase! It doubles up as a breastfeeding support pillow too 🙂
► Hubby has been diligently boiling nutritious chicken soup for me. ♥ So loved ♥
► Nausea comes in the morning, subsides in the afternoon and full-blown in the evening. I dread dinner time.
► Began my research on gentle, unmedicated, unintervened, calm birth. I want to be in total control this time around and manage labour gracefully. No more dramas like last time, I hope. Going to pick up Childbirth Without Fear by Grantly Dick-Read.