► A stressful and dramatic week at work. Don’t want to remember it.
► When I was pregnant with E, I was jovial most of the time. It was as if nothing could take me down. But with ddmm, I’m an emotional wreck. I can cry over anything and everything under the cloud – whether it’s reading newspapers, watching TV or just plainly carrying out a normal conversation with someone.
► The more stressed out I am, the more nauseous I become.
► How come I have yet to feel movements inside me yet? Hello, anybody in there?
► Both my babies functioned like clockwork in the womb. I have been wondering the lack of activity in there and then, bang! I started feeling baby’s movements on the day the pregnancy turned 16 weeks. How punctual is that?
► During my appointment with Dr C this time around, I had my blood drawn for the triple test and maternal profile test. My urine test showed high levels of sugar (+++) and hence, Dr C ordered a blood glucose test for me too. Me and my high blood sugar*…so typical pregnant me! Dr C said I shouldn’t worry and continue eating like I usually do until the test is out. If I don’t hear from him the following week, all’s good (I haven’t!)
*Note: My family does not have a history of diabetes. I practised a healthy diet since my pregnancy with E and has since adopted such way of eating up until today.
► ddmm was lying in a really weird position during the scan. He/she was lying face down stretched horizontally across my womb in yoga child pose. The spine was showing so clearly on the screen that my instant thought was, “Looks like a lizard!” Dr C said babies do stunts in there 🙂
► ddmm is growing at a healthy and normal rate. I won’t be putting up the scan this time around as you are most likely unable to decipher what is what in the photo. I couldn’t either.
► Bye bye bikini! I snapped my bikini’s buckle when I forced my hippo body into it. Bought a larger size swimwear to get back into the exercise routine. To save money, I have stopped attending pre-natal yoga classes and opted to swim and DIY yoga at home. And walk up the office stairs too. Anyone knows where I can find quality and cheap pre-natal yoga VCD or DVD?
► ddmm is most active in the morning and early evening. I have recently introduced some classical music to ddmm. Hey, not kiasu…we must start young, okay? Couldn’t find Mozart or Brahm in the music store, so we settled with Beethoven. I will play the CD via headphone and attach it to my belly in the office for 30 to 60 minutes every morning. But I usually skip the famous but blood-boiling Symphony No.5. After a few days of doing so, ddmm would nudge me at 10.20am sharp everyday as if to remind me about the music. See, I told you we have a musician in the making!
► *whisper* Oh did I mention Ms. Nausea has gone to Alaska since last week? I didn’t miss her at all. Don’t tell her though. I feel gooooood! Shhhhhhh….