As promised, a picture of my baby Shan Ehan Bin Muhamad Sofian born on 21st Sept at 1006hrs.
We would like to thank our family, dear friends who came to visit us at the hospital, those who sent gifts to our house, online friends from Twitter, Facebook and everyone else for all your kind prayers and well wishes. We were overwhelmed by the number of messages we received congratulating us on the birth of our baby. May Allah bless you, Amin.
“We’re a family now!”
It’s payback Raya for me.
Another day of raya visiting tomorrow. *cross fingers i won’t pop yet*
(Studiofrost is selling the kaftan that I am wearing in this post, proceed to http://studiofrost.net to purchase)
YUP, I am already 2cm dilated as of today. 37 weeks and 1 day pregnant. It is exactly what I want to hear from my gynae’s mouth. I need to know that I am at least a little bit dilated because if I wasn’t, then all the pain I have been experiencing means nothing. So, yeah.
She said it is unlikely that I’ll give birth this week, but it will definitely be next week. Baby’s birthday will fall in between 20th-27th sept. My mum’s birthday is on the 19th sept and my twin nieces on 23rd sept.
If everything goes well for the next few days, I will be going for my next check up on 22nd sept. That is, if my waterbag doesn’t burst and contractions are still under control. I was told to come to hospital if I start bleeding, waterbag burst or when the contractions are 10 mins apart. Whichever comes first.
Baby S is doing well and he is now 2.8kg. Gynae said, “good weight. You should be able to deliver him well”. Ok, glad to know that. I’m so happy his weight is more stabilized now, at least I don’t have to worry about him being too big.
Oh before I forget, the internal exam that the gynae did on me was so uncomfortable!! I’m sure many would agree with me on this. She basically inserted her 3 fingers (or maybe her whole hand) into me, trying to reach for the waterbag. Oh my god. I wonder how it’ll be like when they do that while I am having contractions. Hopefully I won’t be kicking anyone’s face. :-/
I have plans this weekend. Heh heh. I want/need to go for hari raya visiting on both Saturday and sunday. I missed out on last weekend’s outing so I want to make sure I don’t miss it again. Hopefully I am still up for it and these pain that I’m getting on my left hip that is causing me to walk funny will go away. Oh and please, waterbag don’t burst when I am at a relative’s house! Lol that would be very funny! I can imagine my PILs panicking and everyone else like Diah, Ili, Shafiq and the husband giggling at a corner.
Ah well, good luck to me. Updates will be given via twitter, if you are interested.
I have a week. Maybe I should go on a midnight movie date with the husband. For the last time.
37th week, which means I am now 9 months and 1 week pregnant.
This feeling is quite surreal. It feels like just yesterday when I peed on the stick and saw the + sign. Alhamdullilah, I have made it this far. It’s anytime now, as per my gynae.
Husband and I have already booked our bed and paid a lump sum to the hospital. So glad we settled that already, now all I need to do is to concentrate and (hopefully) enjoy this last moments of being pregnant. Urm, which is kind of hard, what with all the pains and aches. My tummy is being stretched waaaay too much; I am feeling the pain all around my tummy especially below my navel. Getting up from my bed is a chore for me, because that is when it hurts the most. It feels like if I were to bump into something/someone, my stomach would tear open. I’m serious. It’s just so…ouch.
My weight now is 68kg! I used to judge people when I hear about their weight during pregnancy. To me, anything above 60kg is near 100kg and only someone REALLLLLYYYYY big can be almost 100kg. But now that I am pregnant, I totally get it. I don’t look like I am almost 100kg, but somehow I am near that figure. Heh. Gynae said my weight gain is at a normal level, so it’s alright. Anything laaaa…as long as baby S is healthy, right? I’ll worry about the weight later. Heh
So ok… I was imagining the whole scenario if my waterbag burst and the husband’s out, working. He will probably need at least half an hour to get home (so I will have some time to powder my face? Heh). I know it will be a while before I will be in labour, but to rush to the hospital or not will all depend on how much of my water is still in me right? I read and understood that if water gets too low, it might cause infection for baby. See? I’ve been doing my homework, you know. ;p
Well that is, if my waterbag bursts at home. Hopefully the husband will be with me when that happens.
If I am going to get contractions first, I want to wait until it’s at least 15mins apart before admitting me to the hospital. I know that hospitals here will have us strapped to the contractions monitor and we won’t be able to move much. All we can do is lie on the bed. All these while that I am having braxton hicks, I feel a lot better when I move, walk or go on my knees, so that’s why I want to stay home first and try to control the pain as much as I can. But of course, I can say all these now. Heh heh when the REAL contraction comes, maybe I will be screaming for my gynae. Lol. We shall see.
I am no longer afraid of labour. After that horrible diarrhoea saga, I just want baby to come out. Not only to ease all the discomfort, but also because I want to hold him already. I want to meet him and say “well, helloooooo. Good luck having me as your mummy”.
Speaking of which, (ok if you are a man, this part is not for you) I already have milk! Yup, was quite shocked when I saw it the other day. All these while, it’s just some dried yellowish substance (is that colostrom?), but last night there actually was white liquid. When I massaged, more came out and I managed to squeeze out a tiny drop from each side. Heh. I really really hope to nurse baby S when he’s out. HURRY UP ALREADY!
Time to play the guessing game…..
Winner will get…err. Diaper full of goodies. :p
During Hari Raya, we have been receiving so many emails regarding our lace dresses, (some of our buyers must be wearing them for Raya!) and due to overwhelming requests, we have decided to do a pre-order for them! So this time round, YOU ORDER and we MAKE THEM for you! How cool is that?
Dresses will arrive in 3 weeks, but you will have to start ordering them now in order to secure a piece for yourself. Do proceed to http://studiofrost.net/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1867 to order. Trust us, you will not regret getting this piece for yourself!
Here are some of the feedbacks we received about our lace dresses :
“Juz received my 3 aleron…why 3?coz surprise gift for my mum & sis. Tk sangka mereka suka sgt dgn aleron…. Tq studiofrost!!!”
“Received my Aleron today and it’s REALLY gorgeous, ladies!!!! Thank you.”
So, what are you waiting for? Get 1, 2 or 3 pieces NOW! :p
36 Weeks 5 Days – Stayed at home on 2nd day of Hari raya due to very bad diarrhoea. One thing about 1st time pregnancies is that we don’t know what we are experiencing. I was in so much pain and honestly thought I was going to go into labour soon. But after calling the hospital and seeking advice from friends, I decided to wait it out, which I am glad I did. The pain I was experiencing was probably due to food poisoning and Braxton hicks both happening at the same time.
I also read online and found out that diarrhoea is an early stage of labour, to clear your body of toxic before giving birth to baby. Well, that is a whole lot of toxic!
When I called the hospital, I was told to start timing the ‘contractions’. I then told them I wasn’t sure if it was contractions because I don’t know what contraction feels like. They said it’s like menstrual cramp and it will get more intense. Yup, it does feel like menstrual cramp that come and goes and hurts my lower back quite bad. The nurse said if I am still having diarrhoea tomorrow, then I will have to come in so that they can check on baby. Honestly, as much as I want baby to come out when he is ready, I am already impatient and I want all this discomfort to go away as soon as possible.
I don’t know what to expect now, all I can do is wait and see what will happen in the next few hours. And I just realize that I have been having diarrhoea for almost 24 hours now. My God.
To all my readers (and haters), Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Dan Batin. My first day of Hari Raya was rather emotional, but anyhow, here’s a picture we took just because he insists that we have at least one decent picture together before I give birth.
This week, Baby S turns 35 weeks. I am aiming to at least reach 37 weeks so hang in there little one! (Let mummy wear her Raya outfit and eat as much ketupat as she wants first ok?).
All the early labour signs are here by the way, I am already swelling ‘down there’ and if I walk too much, I can feel pressure there too and sometimes there is a tingly feeling and i would automatically place my hand right below my tummy as if to stop baby from coming down. Heh. When that happens, I will have to stop walking and take a breather before I can continue. Although I was told to walk a lot especially at the last few stages, my body simply cannot take much walking anymore and oh my goodness, my walking pace is sooooo slow it annoys the husband. Hehehehe But he’s been really patient with my mood swings so far. One minute i’d be smiling happily and another minute I’d want to go home and rest, oh and not forgetting the emotional part too. I get upset over trivial matters like for example the dusty ceiling fan! It’s funny now when I think about it, but when I was really upset, I cried so much just because I can’t climb and clean it myself. How ridiculous is that?
Moving on, we are currently having a problem with space. There is no room for baby at all until we move, which is in January so we have no choice but to buy a temporary chest of (plastic) drawers to put all of baby’s clothes. Poor baby, mummy and daddy will make sure you have your own room with your own space soon ok. For now, you will have to share our space and keep EVERYTHING in our tiny room. I hope you don’t mind.
For now, all of baby’s items are ready. From diapers right up to ‘minyak telon’. I looooooooove the smell of minyak telon. It’s such a baby smell. It’s safe to say that if he decides to come out anytime soon, we are ready physically. Mentally? I am still not sure. Haha yes, I am still afraid of the pain. I have been reading up on labour stories lately and it seems like epidural is the way to go. I have no idea how MY labour would be like and I cannot imagine being in so much pain. I am such a crybaby, I am sooooooo sure I’d be crying non stop and by the time baby S is out, my eyes would be swollen and he’d cry when he see me. “why does my mummy look so scary? uweeekkkkkkkkkK!!!!!!!!!”
We will have to decide on circumcision for baby soon, whether or not to it after birth. Both of us refuse to be with baby during the process. Lol We would probably need volunteers who are willing to accompany him. Heh. So, to do it right after or to wait? Many (via twitter) said it is better to do it within the first month after baby’s birth because healing period is shorter (baby is only on milk and no solid food) and there is very little pain for him. Some said their babies didn’t even cry during the process! You ladies are such lucky mummies! Maybe I will be the one crying, not him.
I am now staring at baby’s bassinet (which belonged to Sharleez by the way and there are tiny heart shaped cushions dangling everywhere. Hopefully Baby S won’t get confused) and wondering if I will put him in the bassinet at night when sleeping. For all you know, he will be sleeping with us on our bed because the smell of a baby is just too hard to resist.
For now, it is just a waiting game. Once I reach my 37th week, I shall countdown to baby’s arrival. I can’t wait to meet him, but I also don’t want him to leave my tummy because I will miss having him in me, I am sure. Going to continue reading up on labour stories and master the breathing technique.