25% there!

Its Week 10 yesterday! Yay good job me.

Other than the evening sickness… the nausea that hits me towards 4.30pm… I been feeling even more exhausted. All I wanna do is lie in bed. The body is changing and my clothes are feeling snug. I know it is almost time to get new undergarments… the current ones are squeezing me tight and I cant breathe sometimes. Doesn’t help that the boobs are so sore that I wish I could pluck them off. But truth is, I really don’t mind going through all this morning sickness and soreness if it is a sign that my hormones and baby is doing well.

Last night I had cold chills and hot flushes. I been waking up at 2 hr intervals the past few nights, not sure if it’s a preparation for the night feeds to come, but last night I woke up feeling cold, like shivering cold and I had to cover my blanket right up to my neck. And then 2 hrs later im feeling so hot that im perspiring under the blanket and I have to kick it off. And then 2 hours later the cold chills come back. Gosh! I could really do with some quality sleep these days.

We have been seeing Dr Siow from Parkway Gynae, recommended by a few friends, and my bff who has just given birth also was seeing him. The only grouse is that he is slightly on the premium side. But that also means that the service is extra attentive and to be honest, I am pampered by that. We searched forums to look for an alternative before we took up the anenatal package from Dr Siow, and there was a Dr Phua who was also quite recommended and plus point is that his clinic is near my house so in case of any emergency (choy), it would be easier to get to him compared to Dr Siow who was at Gleneagles. But the pain points far outweight the plus point that I left the clinic very angry (I know its bad for the baby), we decided to stick with Dr Siow.

We are going for the Oscar test next Saturday and I am quite excited. The fact that I am not afraid of blood tests (in fact I quite enjoy it) doesn’t make me dread this appointment. Also that this test will allow me to see the baby via ultrasound for 30 mins is making me super excited. I love to see my baby moving and each time we do the ultrasound, I see my baby growing up, I feel so assured that we are doing a great job together so far.

And the following week will be the next appointment with Dr Siow to go through the Oscar Test results as well as the routine check. And by then, we will be past the 1st tri and we can finally announce to the world.

It is really a great feeling to have the gift of life inside me. Be good baby, we can do this together 😉

best birthday present ever!

Today’s appointment with Dr Siow was amazing.

The moment he scanned, we saw baby doing a little wave at us. Those tiny hands… i cant wait to hold. It was hubs birthday and he was overjoyed to see our baby saying hi to him, as if wishing him happy birthday. Happy indeed!

Blood test also came back fine! thank goodness!

Today we also heard the heartbeat for the first time. 160 beats. dop dop dop dop dop. baby has grown to 25.9mm. Our little bean is now so clear to us with the arms and legs. Everything seems to be forming nicely. 😉

Nausea has also increased significantly with my first merlion puke (5x in a row) one evening. the uncontrollable urge to puke caught me by surprise.

the Utrogestan is also not working for me orally so i started to insert it vaginally. uncomfortable as it may be, baby im doing this for you.

Dr Siow offered to let us sign the anenatal package today (week 9) which would set us back by $1,712 for 16 visits (includes Consultation and Ultrasound). the forums all mentioned other gynaes charging $600 – $800 averagely. We decided to hold while we searched for an alternative.

Today we also made our appointment for the Oscar Scan (which is to test for down syndrome by measuring the thickness of the neck and nose of baby).

i cant wait to see you again.