Next Check-up : To-do’s

Tomorrow is the day for my next check-up appointment. As always, it gets us excited all week! What’s awaiting? The most anticipating part has passed last week – to know the gender of our baby. Though it was quite apparent thru the ultrasound but we might want to reconfirm, right? Double check gitu.. 😉 But fyi, we have started buying boyish baby’s stuffs ocayy! Hehe..

So other than that, will just see what’s the doc has planned for..passing halfway through the pregnancy they might need to run any test or give a new set of medicines.. as for myself, all in my mind is just about seeing my baby inside..his movement, his measurement…and all I’m hoping is to listen only that everything is well. Ameen…

~Looking forward~

In the last checkup, I prepared a list of questions to ask doc. This time, nothing I guess. My pregnancy in the last four weeks since my last check up was quite fine.. even the headache that’s been hitting me all time last month has faded away… Alhamdulillah. So maybe it’s only the 4th month symptom. So now I fit in the pregnancy hormone already..cehh.

And also, no more confusion about the kicking. I can feel that clearly already!! I’m so excited every time my tiny resident is like so busy with his activity inside. Been wondering is it the legs kicking? The hands punching? Or he’s having hiccups? Alolo anak mom! Hopefully he’s having fun in there.. and keeps growing! 😉

Nothing to-ask, but I have a few things to-do. Let cheklist them! :

  •  Antenatal Class Registration – It becomes a must for new parents to attend this class right. So far all my friends said it’s very useful. So I must not miss the chance and am planning to attend it next month in December – my 6th month of pregnancy. I’ll get the details of the class and share it here.
  • Book for 4D Ultrasound – another exciting agenda! My friend advised us to go have the 4D ultrasound session at around 6 months of pregnancy. At that time, the baby’s features are complete and the baby’s size is just nice. After 7 months, the baby has almost fully accommodated the uterus that makes it difficult to scan through him. So next month is the time. Hopefully the schedule suits us!
  • Request for Maternity/Delivery Package  – We’ve been planning to deliver our baby at the hospital but we don’t even know whether we can afford the bills or not – boley tak?? Haha… I’m gonna ask for the delivery package – if they have it in particular or in range, and also maybe the room charges or anything…  It’s a private hospital so fees are definitely significant. My company is reimbursing a portion of the costs (can I say a small portion? :p – Alhamdulillah!!), but we still need to prepare ourselves and our pocket! Huhu…

I guess that’s all. It’s only a half day time-off  and gotta go back to work in the PM. So hopefully I can check everything done! Till then, till the next update. Bye!

Update : *My Lil’ Baby inside is 20 weeks old!*

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Take Your Belly Photo

Pregnancy is a nine-month journey. It takes you about three-quarter of a year to focus on the upcoming new life of yours. 9 months seem long but it’s plenty that you have to do. That is why people always come out with a pregnancy checklist. Basically you know…all the baby’s stuffs like the clothes and diapers, the feeding equipments for both breastfeeding and non-bf, travelling gears, even the baby’s nursery deco and there the list goes on. Sometimes it’s so funny thinking of such a birth of a little baby but requires a huge range of items. Mengalahkan org besar! Hehehe…

But that what brings the excitement doesn’t it mommies? Yeaa…well, it’s reasonable for parents-to-be to be worried on the “pocket outflows” on the way of welcoming the new member to the family. Because the fees and expenses are all nowadays become somewhat incredible. We can prioritize between necessities and non-necessities or not-so-necessities. But at the end of the day, the combination of woman-nature and new-mommy syndromes will make everything seems necessary! Hahaha….we want everything for our baby just like we want everything for ourselves. Women are born obsessed. Or typical women are born obsessed. And I am typical. What about you? Haha..

Still, constraint is constraint. So there goes your checklist to help you. Construct one and stick to it. There’s plenty on the net! You can just download and amend them to fit yours. I’ve done mine! Hope it helps. I even have created my own excel-based “Pregnancy Planner” by week by month by trimester, to track where and what phase I am now…mark future appointments and plans, and record past events all related to my maternity.  Should I share it with you all here? Hehe…laters!

So one of the tasks that must exist in your pregnancy checklist is… “Take your belly photo!” Priority? No. 1. Hehehe…yesss….pregnancy is more of a physical journey that will turn you to look like never before. It’s the tummy! Not only the tummy sometimes your other body parts are as well affected. Even the face will look chubby now. Well, some of you might not like it. Some M2Bs are worried they can’t go back into shape after giving birth. That’s one thing to concern on. But, could you discount that first and treasure the moment you are experiencing now? It’s so wonderful to know that there’s a resident inside you! Let’s call them our “tiny resident”. Hehe.. I got that cute term from the web. 😉

My point is, go dress up and snap yourself a picture! Put it in your checklist every month..yeah? My first belly photo was at my 17th week.. almost 4 months it started to be quite obvious. Will continue this from time to time. Sadly I see I don’t glow during pregnant. My face is so pale. Worse than when I was not pregnant. Some preggy ladies are just hot n bak kate org berseriiii gitu but that’s not what happen to me. Hmmmphh…Hahhaha..Whatever…just for kenang-kenangan. It’s the tummy awareness, pls! 😛 Years from now, show those pics to your kids and tell them “you were inside there kicking mom you know!” hehe…berangan sudah~

Thought I wanna upload it in this post but my babbling is sooo lengthy already! Check out next! 😉