Girl or boy?

to be honest, we do not have a preference, i guess we are just excited to know if its a girl or boy, and whether it was either, we will still love very much simply because its our baby.

over the last week, my family, friends and colleagues have been making guesses on the gender. mom guessed it was boy because i was eating alot of meat. my colleagues mostly guessed it was a boy because they said i didnt look pregnant from behind (actually i dun tink i look very pregnant from in front either), my cousins guessed it was a girl….. just because.

this visit to dr siow was also exciting for us cos the last visit was 1 month ago! it didnt help that i started to feel pain below my belly area, especially at night. ill wake up with this pulling pain and then shortly after it subsides. of course i was worried that something was wrong. so i googled and so far all the responses was that due to the stretching of ligaments, sometimes when im in the wrong position, it will pull and tug and that will cause temporary pain.

brought this up to dr siow today and he said it was the round ligament pulling. and that it is ok to feel the pain as long as it is not a constant sharp pain. phew…

also got him to write a memo for our HK trip next week! just in case… i also got him to write a short note that i was taking calcium powder. well… bringing white powder into the airport isnt exactly normal right. hahaa…

he managed to scan baby facing down today. lying on the arm. the spine bone was so distinct, arms and legs were swinging all over the place. baby was very active and dr siow had problems trying to get a good heartbeat shot. he tried to measure and then baby moves and he has to re-measure.. he said.. aiya.. baby keep moving! hehehee.. i feel so happy to hear that baby is so active. that explains all the fluttering in my tummy the past week. baby has been having a private disco party in there! and… baby grew double the size from last visit! amazing!

and he also managed to scan between the legs and it was so clear. there was no sign of a kukubird! he is 80% sure that it is a girl. hee. but we will only be sure in 3 weeks when we go for the FA scan.

but of course, being excited first time parents, we couldnt help it. we went to get some nice proper clothes for our baby girl. but i think we went abit overboard. dont ask me what will happen if we fall into the 20% chance that it is a boy. argh.

clothes stash

(outfits from H&M, Cotton On Kids and Carters)

Girl outfits are too cute to resist! heee…

i am very blessed that so far i havent had any major problems in this pregnancy. we are about 40% along now and this can only get better. keep growing my darling. papa and mama cant wait to have you in our arms.

we are slowly preparing for your arrival so just continue being healthy and we will see you next March.


Week 16

Today is Week 16!

im amazed at how far and fast we have come. When we first found out, we were about 6 weeks. has it really already been 10 weeks since? Baby has also grown from a small pea to the size of an apple now. keep growing my dear baby. mama cant wait to see you.

so the nausea has almost disappeared. except for yesterday where i was rushing about places and perhaps also the heat and haze, when i got back office and finally sat down, i had to go n puke. other than that, i am feeling awesome. i still get tired easily especially walking long distance or climbing up stairs, but thats normal. its different from the 1st tri exhaustion. i also started to get frequent backaches. thank god for hubs who help to massage my back. talking bout that, its time to book my prenatal massage!

we havent done much baby shopping lately, also because we are waiting to find out baby gender. so shopping is on hold at the moment! this week hopefully when we see Dr Siow on Sat, we can find out. I also hope that baby is growing well. Every gynae visit is filled with alot of anticipation and what ifs. thats the mummy worry right from even before baby is out.

most of my clothes now dont fit. i started to wear maternity wear, thank god for ASOS!!! i wish they would realised i bought so much and send me a special discount code. hahahah! sometimes i try to be stubborn and try to fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes and when it gets too tight n unbreathable i get so mad i wanna throw away all the clothes. so just to save myself the grief, i just wear loose fitting maternity wear now.

ok we have about 24 weeks left and we have to get our engines started on the rest of our baby items. baby cot, car seat, breast pump.

Off to hong kong next week for a babymoon! baby’s first holiday 😉


i found my energy!

maternity pillow


So i mentioned earlier about a maternity pillow to help support the back and tummy. Overall to make sleeping more comfy for mummy to be. hubs bought this maternity pillow for me –  a giant U shape which acts as a back support, a pillow and a bolster. so instead of my pillow fortress i been building the past weeks (think : one to prop my feet up, one for the head, one for the back and one bolster), this pillow came in at the right time!

i had to destroy my fortress and use solely this because it is so huge! i can almost chase hubs off the bed with all my pillows etc. hahaaa..


so far it has been quite comfy, im not sure if its because i have entered tri 2 and my energy is coming back, i dont wake up feeling exhausted and like i been hit by a truck. my nausea has also greatly reduced and my appetite is much better.

talking bout appetite, non-preggie ladies will never understand how food can be so important and how cravings have to be settled no matter what. all mummies to be wants the best for their body and baby, so although we know that certain food eaten in excess is bad, i always stand by the belief that everything taken in moderation is ok. all the prohibited food like raw food, liang food, alcohol should be avoided at all costs.

1 more week to seeing our baby, i cant wait to see how much baby has grown. i also cant wait to find out the gender. baby pls be good so doctor can scan you in a good position… hehee for once, pls sit with your legs open!