Reflections of a mom-to-be

So, since we announced a few days back, we have been getting alot of advises from existing mummies and daddies. some are really good advises and of course we have some who gave us nonsense advise. some made sacarstic remarks like when we announced it, someone commented “wah so fast”. what was that supposed to mean?! hey! we are married and of course a bun in the oven is in the pipeline, what do you mean so fast? sounds abit sour to me.

and then there were people who try to force their ideas on us by saying this stroller good, that car seat no good, cot is better than playpen, this breastpump is better than that.  but do they not realise each parent and each baby is different? what works for you may not work for us and our baby. i know it is good intention but sometimes some people just made it come out the wrong way. so no thanks for your advise.

hubs and i are just gonna take it cool, appreciate the support we been having and grateful for the good advises that are coming our way as first time parents. in fact, as much as this is our first born, we do not mind hand me downs. like baby cot. the important thing is the mattress. so we do not mind a hand me down cot and we will get a good mattress. clothes… pyjamas… babies grow out of them fast! so why not take over from someone who probably only worn it once or twice? of course we will get some new clothes but im just saying that it really doesnt matter to us that we get everything new. but of course different people think differently.

anyway, we did the OSCAR test last saturday and seeing Dr Siow tomorrow for the test results. For the benefit of those who are not sure what this test is about, it is usually done between Week 11 and Week 14 of the pregnancy, an ultrasound is done to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of the baby’s neck. It is proven that babies with abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of the neck during 1st trimester, hence the clear space will be thicker (larger) than average. i think the space should not be more than 3.5mm. A blood test is also taken and together with the ultrasound, the doctor can determine if there are any serious abnormalities in the fetal growth. The nasal bone is also evaluated for the presence or absence. it is definitely not 100% accurate, of course there are more expensive tests if parents would like to have a more accurate result and nowadays you can also find out the sex of the baby from the more expensive test. The test i took is called NT (Nuchal Translucency) Test, this is to assess the risk of having down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. The whole experience took us about 30 mins and the test results will probably take 1 week.

The next big test that we will do is the Detailed Scan at 20 weeks where we can determine the sex of the baby as well as make sure all the important organs are growing well. That would be in about 8 weeks time! whee.

These days i been vomitting a bit more. in the mornings when i brush my teeth, the nausea feeling is almost unbearable. there was one morning where i gagged and gagged until i puked out some bubbly greenish liquid. yuck. the feeling in the evenings are worst. last evening, i puked out all the snacks i ate before i had dinner. just some chicken nuggets and sotong ball. but the feeling was so painful. i was gagging like mad with nothing coming out but it was non stop and then finally it all came out after vomitting like 5 times in a row. mucus and vomit coming out from my nose, i was tearing cos it was so painful to my head and throat.

yikes. ;( definitely not nice at all.

the night time run to the toilet has reduced though so i hope things just get better from here.

i also started listening to Baby Mozart and nursery rhymes when im lying in bed. Its like quiet time for me and baby.

Cant wait to see you tomorrow, Baby. and perhaps Dr Siow will give the all clear and its time to start on the next level of Supplements and Vitamins. Onward!




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