Pregnancy @ Week 21 : 4th Check-up

Hello Readers! So sorry for the late update on my last checkup. Two weeks overdue! I actually have written it earlier but its all always unfinished. But its finally done now for your reading….

Today in history we became the very first patient that stepped into the clinic before anyone else. You know what time? 7:15am ocayy! Haha… Because it’s Friday with too many things to be settled in the first half, so we went out early lah…too early pulak tu. Registration counter was still closed and will only open at 8:00am. Plenty of time! But café and coffee house sume pon x bukak lg. Yg ade pon 7e. So we just bought light breakfast and waited until almost 8 and went up to the O&G area again.

Registration starts at 8:00am but consultation usually starts at 9:00am. So we still gotta wait for another hour. But when we were waiting for the registration and pusing2 around that area taking pictures and main handphone, I saw my doctor’s around. Dr. Noor Aini tu..She’s in already. Awalnyerr…

My Peneman @ Ayah! =)

So after the registration, we went to the doctor’s room, even the assistants pon blom ade lg. Fine lah, we’d wait until 9. But then, because the doc has seen us around a few times, she just called us in and proceed with the check-up. Ahh, baikk doctor! Ultrasound machine pon blom on lg. Urine and weight pon blom amek lg. Usually it’s all done before the consultation because of the long waiting list. But she’s willing to entertain us early. Credit! 🙂

It was just a brief session, and this is how my baby looks like at his 20 weeks 😉 :

 

See the hand is so obvious! Doc asked us to count the fingers. All fives J And then she scanned through all parts making sure there’s no any ‘ketumbuhan’ or anything suspicious. Alhamdulillah, it looks all fine..insyaAllah its fine..Ameen..

The above of my baby that looks like a ‘cloud’ is the placenta (uri). While the black color in the middle is my amniotic fluid a.k.a ‘air ketuban’. My doc said, if the air ketuban banyak, meaning = good. Meaning, ur baby is in a good condition inside and tak sempit.

What makes us smiling even wider this time is that, there was a point, our baby was like facing the screen..so it really looks like he’s looking at us! I can see his eyes, nose, mouth and even ears! Well yea…it’s blurry but we can detect yea we can detect..by instinct :p and with doc’s guidance of course. Because usually we look at him from the side. Now it’s face to face. It’s sooooo sweet! Aww… :’)

Done with the consultation and the next appointment will be one month from now – 10th December 2012. Before we’re off to work, of course I din’t forget my to-do’s that I’ve listed in my previous post.

1) 4D Ultrasound – I read the ads around the clinic area that the 4D Ultrasound will be done by the Radiology department and we got to book for an appointment there at….level one I think. But then, just after the check-up and we’re setting up the next appointment date, the assistant told me that –

“for next checkup, if you want to do normal consultation like this, you may come on Saturday. But, if you want to “ambil gambar baby”, you have to come on weekdays,”

Me : “Ambil gambar baby? You mean the 4D Scan?”

Assistant : “Aaa yes…because that one is not done here (doc’s room). We have to call the ____ (I don’t know what), they will come up and bla bla bla (I don’t catch what she said) and they will take your baby’s picture. But that’s on weekdays only la..and there’s gonna be a separate charges of RM100.”

Hahaha….she calls it “ambil gambar baby” …haha..so funny! So cute! So I reconfirm that we don’t need to go to the radiology department or what and then just set the appointment. Its Monday, 10th December 2012…. OMG I CAN’T WAIT!!! 😀

Done one thing, next is about the Antenatal Class. Okay, this is sad. If I’m not mistaken, no, I AM NOT mistaken that I did see the notice before (since my first visit here) on the Antenatal Class (or they call it Parentcraft Class) here in SunMed – done every month for 3 sessions on the first 3 Saturdays of every month. I didn’t take note but I’m really sure they have it in December and I’ve been planning to attend it in December. But thennnn….now…. I asked them…they said…. “The last session for this year is in November. None will be held in December.”  —- What!! Oh no…  😦

Even for November one, the 1st session has started last week. If I were to slot in, I’ve missed a few topics of the whole course. It’s my first pregnancy…I won’t wanna miss a single thing, no? And worse, the fee is RM300 per couple for all the 3 sessions. But it doesn’t mean it’s RM100 per session. Bcoz if we’re picking only selected session, they will charge us RM150 per session. Meaning, I still got to pay RM300 for only 2 sessions. What a wastee… The personnel suggested me to call the respective department and ask about the openings in 2013. Maybe I can join the January one. But…..hmm…. its kinda late already. There will be topics on pregnancy that my gynae said – the class is to teach you pregnant. So jgn la pergi bile dah nak abis pregnant. See….5-6 months pregnancy is just nice right! See…I’ve well-planned it! Butt….hmm… *upset*.

So I went online and search for classes in other hospitals. I remember Columbia Asia did open Antenatal class and promote it on facebook before…and…I found this! :

It’s on 15th December 2012! Okay, just nice…and I think I got no choice. So I called them right away and booked for two seats. Done!

Well….klu ikutkan hati. I must wanna join the class in SunMed itself. Because I’m planning to deliver my baby there. But what to do..there’s no way for us and also, actually, the class they arrange is quite not-practical and yet, pricey! Here’s the comparison. For one Antenatal course in SunMed, they are arranging 3 classes, done in three weekends in a row. That equals to 12 hours! But in Columbia Asia, with the topics covered are fairly the same, everything is compressed into 3 hours only. What makes it so lengthy in SunMed? Or kat Columbia Asia nie ala2 kadar aje? Hmm… don’t mind lah. I would prefer to attend a more detailed class on this but, that 3 weekends requirement is not that practical. Not practical for the daddy laa especially! So, let’s just take it for one-shot for all. Save time, and save money as well because the fee for Columbia is only RM50! Save RM250 there…plenty! So I’ll definitely update about the class later. Stay tuned! 😉

Oh yea, one more to-do’s! Maternity/delivery package in SunMed – here’s what I got. They just gave an estimation range like this :

For Normal Delivery, 4k – 6k. For Caesarean, 7k – 9k. That would include the room charges and all lah.. Plus/minus. Quite expensive right… *jgn lah kene operate..huhu*. They provided to me the leaflet on the room charges. I’ll post it here soon.

That’s all my updates on my 4th check-up session.

Mom! =)

Update : *My lil’ one inside is 23 weeks old!*

Pregnancy @ Week 17 : 3rd Check Up (Part 1)

Hello everyone! I just came back from my check-up appointment today. It has been all exciting! Hehe.. x sabar nk cite.

13th Oct 2012 – It’s Saturday. The 1st time check-up that I did on Saturday. My God punye lah ramai org dtg appointment hari Sabtu. Queue for registration pon selang berbelas2 org. Slalu nyer 3-4 org je. But not bad lah..registration je. This time, I came in the morning just for registration because my husband also got another appointment. So I just picked my turn, weighed my body and took my urine. Coming at 8:30am, my turn was number 7! Yg turn number 1 tu dtg pkl 6:30am hagak nyer. :p

But that didn’t matter lah. I left for another errand and came again at 11:40am, waited for 5 minutes and they called me in. Better right??? Save waiting time, save waiting energy, save baby’s energy. :p

Masuk2 je x sempat ddk lg doc ckp “Saleha, your blood is all good, no problem, everything is OK.” Alhamdulillah…! It’s the blood test I did on my previous checkup. As usual, checked blood pressure, ok, and then naik katil! 😀

Bismillah…Start scanning…

Doc, “Wahh…cantik tali pusat die.” Haa…that’s the 1st words. Hehe…tali pusat pon cantik. J Makin lame, makin besar baby ku! Last time, the head was on the left of the screen and the legs belah kanan. But this time, kepala belah kanan, kaki belah kiri. Wahh berpusing2 die kat dalam yer! (Mom’s theory :p) So the doctor measured my baby. Measured the legs, the head’s diameter and also the stomach’s diameter. The measurement is to know the baby’s current size is as its current week. Should be more or less, the same.

Even since the 1st checkup, my baby’s measurement is alwaysss more than the current week. Extra by 3 days like that la.. Whoahh… big baby! Mom makan byk sgt ker?? Hehe…x kesah la kan..xkan lah nk btol2 exact plak! Apelah mom nie..detail! :p But it’s kinda worrying if the baby’s size is too big and it can’t go thru my cervix then I gotta be c-zer! Aaa…takut.. Hopefully not. So far the doctor doesn’t highlight anything yet so keep calm.

My baby….taraaaaaaaaa….! 😀

My Baby ~ 16 weeks 3days 🙂

See, this time, the baby’s head is no more oversized than the body. It’s progressing well. Alhamdulillah..

And then the doctor moved the cursor to……the genital! Aaaaaa!! Yes, at week 14 the baby’s sex organ is already developed and we can see it now. Tapiiii….the doctor x ckp pape ponn….

Mother-to-be’s, do you wanna know your baby’s sex within pregnancy or would you wanna keep it surprised? My answer is definitely, NOW! I wanna know it now! Hahaha…overexcited! And nervous at the same time..huh! Ppl surrounding are neverendingly guessing by looking at my bump, my appearance…which everything is superstitious. Honestly I don’t mind the gender. 🙂

Oh, fyi, even since the day 1 I got to know I’m pregnant, I already have that instinct of my baby’s gender! Seriously! Hehehe…But its not just a blind instinct. I have knowledge and feelings that support my instinct. So it’s guessing game againnn….to know the baby’s gender and to asses my motherly instinct whether its working well or not! Hahha…

And then doctor scanned the other parts and we’ve been questioning….and then…I asked, “So you can see already… it’s Boy? Girl?” (Nak tanye pon takut2! :p)

Doc, “Yea, u want me to tell ya?”

Me, “Aaa…yes..”

Doctor moved back the cursor to its private part“It’s a …. _______”

Tadaaaaa…!!!

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Eddy Junior or Salz Junior? :p

Hahahaha……can you see???? Captured from the bottom part with the legs up. And the cursor!! Hahha….So, Gegurl?? Bebird?? Ahhh..okay dah! Teka sendiri!! Write ur answer in the comment box 😀

Alhamdulillahhh….. We are so happy and pleased to know that. Can start shopping now!! :p

Done with ultrasound session. Remember the previous checkups I didn’t know what to ask? Ha, this time, I have prepared a list of questionsss! This one month gap left me with full of doubt about this and that. Jadi, bertanyalah pada yg pakar.

But I don’t wanna keep this post any longer. To be continued in Part 2. Ecehhhh :p Thanks for reading!

Update : My Lil Baby inside is 16 weeks old!

p/s : 13th October 2009 was the day my husband and I began to be “in a relationship” status. How remarkable it is when these 3 years have turned us from two become three…Alhamdulillah. Happy Anniversary.

All the excitement…Too Cute! =)

Pregnancy @ Week 12 : 2nd Check Up

My second pregnancy check-up happened on Thursday, 13th of September 2012. Two-week gap from my previous 1st checkup. This time, we came a bit early in the morning and among the first patients. But then, we were informed that the doctor was currently at the labor room and they (the assistants) can’t estimate the time she would finish. So… waiting affair again..

Well, no complaint. My time is coming soon and we don’t know what we are up to. And all that we wish for is the priority towards us at the very critical moment. So now, let other Mommies have theirs.

Mrs. Salz @ 12 weeks pregnant. Slimmm lagi :p

When my turn was up, we went in and the doctor was in her surgery-suit.  Aaa…takut..mcm nak bedah kite jek! This time, the doctor asked me about my medical history..whether I have any illness, been operated before?, been warded? And also my mother’s health condition whether she’s diabetic or not and so on and so forth. So I answered lah… question by question so fast so I don’t know what I answered. Hahah..

And then, peek-a-boo time!! Hehe..I got on the bed and the doctor started scanning. Hey biggie you!! Haha.. At 12 weeks, my baby was estimated at only 5-6 cm long but the fullscreen ultrasound makes it look like a real baby already! We could see the hands and legs now. It’s moving! The doctor really can see what he/she’s doing. She told us that the baby’s hand was at the head, and then he/she moved it down, raised up its legs and all…Quite active! Hehe..

This time, doctor scanned the baby longer. Belek sane, belek sini…took all the measurements. And Alhamdulillah, our baby is in a good condition. Lastly, doc said that there’s no more movement, the baby puts the hands on the lap. “It’s time to rest! Dah2, baby nak rest dah xnak gerak..” Hehe..

Prior to coming for the checkup, I actually spoke to my baby. Telling him/her that we’re gonna have a date tomorrow so pls don’t sleep, Mom & Dad wanna see you moving. Hehe.. maybe he/she did hear what I was saying. So that’s what I’m gonna be doing again everytime we have checkups. :p In the previous 1st checkup,  we saw our baby was like kicking up a storm in there. Melentik2 badan dia… and that moment remain in our mind especially when we talked about the checkup. Sooo momentlicious! I can’t imagine the time when I feel its first kick! Can’t waittt….. 😀

Oh yea, as usual, during checkups your doctor will ask you…any questions? Hmm, somehow, since the 1st checkup, I don’t know what to ask. I read a lot about early pregnancy stage even before I got pregnant. So all the explanation about week calculation, trimester, EDD…dah tauuu…. Cehhh…. =P or maybe I don’t what I don’t know? I also don’t know. Haha..Nak tanye psl delivery kang mcm awal sgt pulak…kan!

Tapi, mcm takkan la taknak tanye pape.. so I just asked..is everything OK? Is the baby OK? The doctor said OK, everything is OK and normal. Hmm…the doctor is not quite elaborative kinda person so that don’t trigger me to ask for more. Huhu..

And then my husband mentioned about susu. Oh yeah, then I asked, “Doc, so far I haven’t taken any milk for pregnancy like Anmum or Mamil…I’m just having HL. Is that OK? Any recommendation?” To my surprise, she said, “Yes, it’s OK. No problem. You don’t need to take any more milk for pregnancy. All the supplements you’re taking now are enough. You can proceed with just HL no problem.” Aaaakk? Confused for a while. Isn’t that common when ppl mentioned about pregnancy, ppl talked about milk. It has been lumrah! And now the doctor is saying differently. Well, I’m somehow happy to know that, because I don’t like milk or even milky drinks. I can only swallow HL. But then again, if I don’t take milk, will my baby lack of calcium? Are the pills really enough? Tapiii….klu dah doctor pakar yg ckp camtu I pon ok je lahhh… so, I decided to not force myself to drink what I dislike. Thank God! Hee…but this doesn’t tell you to stop. If you M2Bs do take milk, it’s of course better! Superstitiously org kate nnt anak jadi putih! Sile lahh….hehe…

Oh, forgot to tell that I did blood test while waiting for my turn. If there’s any problem, the clinic will call me in the afternoon. If no calls then means my blood is OK. And Alhamdulillah, no call!

Now let me show you my baby at 12 weekssss…..!!

My Baby @ 12 weeks 1 day 🙂

My next checkup will be on 13th October 2012. That will be in week 17 already. What’s awaiting? Hopefully everything is still and always in the finest condition….ye anak mom!! Mmmmuah!!

Update : *My Lil One inside is 15 weeks old!*

Pregnancy @ Week 10 : 1st Check-up

I typed this entry right after I returned from the hospital. But then I forgot where did I save this file. Then I just found it now I’m gonna post it up. Read it as it is but now actually I’m already in my 15th week. Enjoy ~

Yeay, today is the day of my 1st official checkup of my pregnancy! I made an appointment at Sunway Medical Centre on 29th Aug 2012 with the O&G, Dr. Noor Aini. Oh, I’m writing a topic on “Hospital Selection”  – about how and why did I decide to choose SunMed for check-ups and delivery. Under cons. Will post it soon.

Appointment in the morning, 1st come 1st serve. Azam semangat nk dtg plg awal amek number. Tp dah hospital pon dekat ngn umah, lengah2 la…tp semangat! Hehe.. Nervous pon ade.. Takut dgr yg xbest2…huhu.

Jadi, smpi2 je kat sane kol 9:15am. Registration, isi borang, then tggu…then tggu…then tggu…hmm… I’ve expected this.  Klu nk jmp specialist kenelah sggp menunggu. Dtg awal pon kene tggu lame. N masalahnye skang kteorg smpi pon x awal! Hehe.. Tp kalau pegi KK – Klinik Kesihatan tu pon kene tggu lame jgk kan..bape ramai org pregnant. Ye x? Oh, tp yg tak best nyer, turn die tggu name dipanggil. Xde amek2 queue number. So its like susah la nk bajet2 lg bape org sblm kite kan….Sementare tggu tu die amek berat n tggi kte..

Sempat pegi breakfast kejap kat café die. Dekat je btol2 depan the clinic. And food pon not bad. Cozy jek tempat nyer… pictures ~

The compact cafe. That’s my Abg!

Nice breakfast! Sedapp…

Future Dad & Mom…insyaAllah 🙂

Finally, dah pkl 11:45am br lah name ku dipanggil. 2 n a half hours jgk laa tggu. Hah! And before die pggl tu die tanye,

“Puan ade simpan air kencing x? Ade rase nk buang air x?”

Mase die tanye tu kite baruuuu jek kuar toilet.  “Alaa….saye baru jek buang.”

“Ohh…klu boleh pegi minum air dlu lah yer..sbb klu nak scan nie better keep ‘full blader’”

Haihh….actually, Kak Uni (my sister) dh pernah bgtau pony g klu nk gi scan kene full blader. Ingat, tp tah time tu…dah rase nk kenc and kte nie mmg jenis x suke tahan kenc lg2 time nk ade ape2 like consultation mcm nie. Nnt xleh concentrate dgr  doctor ckp 😀

Dah tu, pegi la minum air kejap n dh mmg being preggy nie, all the time pon rase nk terkenc jek..so lepas dah minum air tu bgtau die, n die pggl masuk…

Sessi dgn doctor mula2, seriousss jek. Huhuhu…so, mcm biase die tanye lah tarikh2 penting, bile last period, last day ke 1st day, ble start tau pregnant, and ble check-up confirmation. Better keep the dates in ur mind so boleh jwb dgn tangkas!

Pastu doc kate ok, now saye nak scan to confirm whether u r really pregnant. Err…dah la kite mmg takut ngn false positive lg doc ckp camtu. Because this is our 1st checkup ngn die of course la die treat camtu btol x.

Kte pon naik bed die n die start scan….heee….ini adelah saat yg plg2 bunge2 for us! =p Last time kan check mase 6 weeks just nmpk sebijik bulat je. This time dah nmpk bentuk2! Hehe.. So doc tu pon start bercerita, die tunjuk ini bladder, ini yolk sac kantung mknnn tu, itu air ketuban, bla..bla…yg kte nie dah dok tertanye mane baby nyerrrr… doc dh explain yg lain2 tu br lah die ckp…and this is your baby. Aaaakk….buat suspen aje! Ini kepala die, ini badan die, jantung, ini kaki, tangan….nie hidung. Aaakk…hidung pon dah nmpk! Hehehe… Nmpk baby tu gerak2..jantung die kot. Then doc pasang heartbeat die. Alhamdulillah…ade heartbeat dah!! J

Nie dier gmbr ultrasound baby at 10 weeks :

My Babyyyyyy !!! :)))

Syukur lah…sume nyer normal. Ape yg ptt ade, ade. Based on calculation, my pregnancy is now 10 weeks and based on ultrasound measurement pon, baby is around 10 weeks plus. Alhamdulillah!

Next checkup will be on the 13th of September 2012. Supposedly checkup should be once in 4 weeks but the doc needs to call me earlier because she can’t pass week 13. In between week 11 to week 13, doc kene buat 1 scan to detect any abnormalities. After week 13,  baby normal or x normal akn nmpk same je. Dgr the word mcm takut plak…huhu..doa byk2 so that baby is normal and sehat and comel! 😉 Ameen….

And then dah…ubat plak, doc tanye ade amek ape skrg? I said Folic Acid and Neurogain. Doc kate aaa…nape amek nuerogain skrg? Its good for baby’s brain but early pregnancy baby x absorb pon. Should take it starting week 14. Aaak? Emm…membazir jek. Huhu… Semangat sgt mama nie nk baby jd pandai siang2 dah amek Neurogain! Haih..So ill stop taking that for a while and die bagi multivitamin primalet for mommy! Utk tmbh zat besi katenyer…

Kuar bilik tu, set appointment n doc kate pegi buat blood test. Tapi kiteorg lupe…terus byr and balik. Haha… sbb time tu dah excited sgt belek2 ultrasound tu!! Haiyaa… xpelah, will do it next checkup 2 minggu jek lg..

Sekian alkisah 1st checkup ku…panjang plak cite nyer..rase perlu summary sket point2 yg penting! :

1)      1st come 1st serve, sile dtg awal!

2)      Klu nak gi tu xyah breakfast dlu. Queue dlu baru then barulah cabut gi makan sementare dok tggu tu.

3)      Nak buat scan, do keep ur blader full with urine! Biar senang doc nak scan.

4)      Do remember ur important dates –  first day of last period especially.

5)      One scan must be done in between week 11 to week 13 to detect abnormalities.

6)      Neurogain hanye perlu start in the 2nd trimester and above.

Mom waiting to date her Baby! ;p

Update : *My Lil’ One inside is 14 weeks old!*

Announcing the PRE-Arrival

“You’re Gonna Be a Dad!”

Have you ever thought or have you ever imagined the moment you know you’re pregnant and how would you share it with your partner? Would you make a call straightaway and shout out “we’re gonna have a baby!!!” or, would you waittt until he comes home and keep the patience in excitement? Or, would you make something creative by giving him a box of present containing the pregnancy test that shows “Pregnant”?…how surprising!

What about me? Haha.. Actually, we once made a conversation about this.. I asked him how would he want me to break the news?? Any of the ways above?? 😀 Nope, he said he wanted us to check the home pregnancy test together! Like thattt?? So….i kept that in mind and when the time I passed my period cycle, I know what to do. But hey, that’s not what happened! Haha.. Sorry daddy-to-be, mommy’s too rushed that she didn’t wait for you! 😀

Haha…it’s not that I don’t wanna wait for him. Buttt… how if the result is negative? Would it be frustrating? It’d be sooo anti-climax so what I thought was, if that’s a negative result…let me just face it alone, right? I’m just fine… :p Actually, I once did an Ovulation Test in  the previous months…the result turned negative for all the 5 sticks 5 days that made us feel….”em, why?” Ouh, forget it first. Ovulation Test is another story I will share in different post.

So! How did I break the news to my husband?? Haha… It was a funny story..cut it short, he came home and I told him, know what he responded? “TIPU??”

Hahaha…..hello?? syg x pernah kot main2 psl pregnant b4 this! X kan la nk tipuuu…! Haha…. Apela..n then I showed him the pregnancy test, lepas tu dua2 mcm terawang2 kejap btol ke btol ke? Alhamdulillahhh………

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“CONFIRMED”

Home pregnancy test is not a professional to confirm your pregnancy. Once you’ve seen it positive, you gotta go see doctor, he/she will do the scan on ur lower tummy and find the sac.

So after doing the home UPT, we decided to see doctor. Because we’re about to balik kampong that weekend, abg said lets just to clinic dt kg. Ok, fine..wlupon mcm x sabar okayyy nak tggu weekend!

Balik kg, we went to this one clinic…paham x perasaan x sabar nak di scan nk tgk baby dlm perut tu?? Walaupon of course la blom mcm baby pon tapi teruja semacam ok! Masuk2 je bilik doc tu, bgtau la die nk confirm pregnancy kan.

Doc tu ckp, “Ok, boleh..kte boleh buat urine test tapi…..kat cni xde ultrasound scan la. Xde machine.”

Me : ????

Me : “Oh, x buat scan ke..so camne saye nk confirm kan?”

Doc tu ckp kte buat je urine test lg skali. Tapiii….almaklumlah time tu kan bulan pause. X terase la plak nk buang. 5-10 minit dok kat toilet, xde hasil pon! Hmmmphh hampeh sgt… last2 doc tu just tanye2 last period, symptoms muntah ke x la whatsoever…n then die kate kte xleh nk confirm kan pape lah arini..tp based on ur symptoms nie say that you’re pregnant. Lagi pon  dah a week plus lmbt dtg period. Sooo…congratulations! Enjoy ur pregnancy! Bla bla blaa….

Okayyyyy…..tapiiii…..hmmmm……anti-climax tak?? Hurhh…bole pulak gi clinic yg xde scan. Ade lg satu clinic tu ade, tapi doctor plak lelaki n agak Islamic so die x buat pregnant2 nie…pulak dah.

So, blk kl jelah br kteorg pergi lg satu Klinik Sakit Puan near to our house, hmmphh doctor nie plak xtau la dr Negara mane ape die ckp pon x phm. But we managed to get an ultrasound scan lah…and yeahhhh! It’s there! Hahaha…br puas hati 😀 Walaupon yg nmpk tu hanye lah sebijik bulat aje tp oklah kan! Hehe.. Obsessed sgtt. Biase la tu~~

 

ANNOUCEMENT TIME!

When is actually the right time for you to share the good news with your people, about your pregnancy? Right after you’re confirmed, you are only in the mid of the 1st trimester. Still early, too early. And as you all know, being in the 1st trimester, you are exposed to a high risk of miscarriage. Scary, isn’t it?

How can you be keeping that as a secret while that was the thing you’ve been waiting for? (Lagi2 klu org keliling asyik2 dok tanye “nie dah ade isi ke belommm?”) – Typical, right?

But, how if it ended with a pregnancy loss? You’ve been in excitement, ppl have congratulated you, you’ve started planning this and that…but then? Worthless? Sad and frustrated of course…Worse, if there’s anyone kinda-blaming you for spreading the news too fast. Like “tu laa….excited sgtt”. Devastating! So that is why some ppl would advise you to keep it low first until you have reached your 3-4 months.

But well, to me, I have my own humble opinion on this. Sharing the good news with the ppl around you in the early stage of pregnancy is nothing wrong. We never knew what’s gonna happen in the next few weeks, few months. Though keeping it low up to the second trimester, are you ever excluded from the risk in later trimester? No.

It’s your new joy. So share it with the ppl you love! Family first, definitely, and friends! Even an extended circle of friends, they might be the ones who would tell you more info you ever needed regarding your pregnancy.  That helps!

These are the ppl that gonna give you support. Though sometimes they are telling something that you already know, like jgn mkn nenas, byk kan bace surah tu surah nie..kan common tu sume..but that makes you and your baby feel lovedddd! Hehe..

Early stage of pregnancy isn’t easy with all the morning sickness and hormonal changes. So they will or should understand. And also, they are the ppl you’re gonna turn to, IF (Nauzubillah) the unwanted thing happened to happen. Imagine a situation when those ppl don’t even know you’re pregnant, and tetibe dah miscarriage. Time tu la br nak bgtau good news yg dh jd bad news. Kan mcm x best sbb dr awal pon x share …btol x?

And if you don’t even wanna tell ppl everything. Pregnant ke miscarriage ke..all you keep it to yourself (and just ur close family),manage ur emotional pain alone and move on like it never happened, there will be a situation ppl keep asking you that “favourite question”….feeling? Dah la org tu sedih dgn miscarriage nyer pastu org dok tanye2 lg like we can “never make it” or “plan ker”…biase la typical malay. So at least, if ppl do know that you have gone thru the distressful state, they shouldn’t be asking and know you are trying.

You got that conclusion? Hahah! Tbe2 pjg plak cite psl nie..ntah, rase mcm annoyed plak with certain ppl yg too superstitious and cynical. Whatever it is, its all the rezeqi from Allah. We all knew that. So, act like you know it lah!

Us, the very first person we made the call was my mom! This lil baby is gonna be her 3rd grandchild insyaAllah. After we have confirmed the pregnancy, then only we started telling my other families and in-laws and close friends. Everyone was happy with the news! Alhamdulillah…

Done sharing my things and thoughts on this PRE-Arrival topic. Though I started this blog quite early (at my 10 weeks), I still have a lot more to share within that, and more to come! The idea is to make it in sequence (meaning, my stories in sequential posts). But it seems like I can’t beat the speed! Like tomorrow, I’m gonna have my 2nd routine checkup with the gynae. But I haven’t updated my story about my 1st checkup experience! Slowww la mommy!! Hehehe…

So.. I guess I just skip it to the current / latest one. And will slot in anything that pop-up into my mind whenever it does. Like who cares??? Hahahha…k bye!!!  Do come back 😀

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Update : *My Lil’ Baby inside is now 12 weeks old!*

The Guessing Game

1st Ramadhan falls on 21st July 2012 while my Menstrual Calendar marked 20th July is the next menses period. Alaaa…. X dpt la sambut Ramadhan camnie.. (“sambut Ramadhan” as in dpt puasa on the 1st day of Ramadhan la). Eeee…arap2 la ‘kuar’ lmbt sket…satu hari pon jadilah.

Tetibe, dah msk bln pose..eh, x period lg..Alhamduillah, dpt jgk pause on the 1st day of Ramadhan this year. 1st day, puasa. 2nd day puasa lg. 3rd day….eh, puasa lg? 4th day….nie period cycle dah terlebih2 nieee…..em? Adekah? Huhuhu….~ (Teruja campur seram campur nervous dan sebagai nyer!!) Dalam kepale nie penuh question marksss… Klu feeling nie diexpress dgn riak wajah, ianya adelah bibir tahan senyum, hidung kembang kempis kembang kempis. Kuikuikui.. 😀

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 Dan lepas tu, mule lah ligat berpikir adekah aku pregnant? Ade ke rase mcm pregnant? Koz the past few months pon period asyik lmbt je 2-3 ari je la but then xde pon rase2 lain mcm ke..muntah ke..(mcm dlm tv tu) and lps tu, period jek mcm biase. Tp nie cycle dah up to 34-35 days which is the longest so far.

And then br la prasan.. lately nie ade rase lain mcm jgk. Ini early symptoms that I faced for this pregnancy, before knowing that I’m pregnant :

1)      Lower Abdominal Cramp – Bhgian perut bwh pusat tu, or more exactly kat bhgian uterus la kan, rase mcm somethinggg jek. Nak kate sakit sgt, x lah sakit sgt…tp mmg uneasy la..especially belah kanan! Nk tdo mlm pon x bleh sbb asyik rase je.. never felt this way before..

2)      Nausea and vomiting – ini obvious bukan? Hehe.. adelah 2-3 kali muntah or mcm nak muntah..mase sahur, skali kat office..Tapi, kte nie jenis mmg sikit2 pon nk muntah! X pregnant pon muntah jgk. Gastric muntah, pening nak muntah, bau busuk sket nk muntah, tgk mende2 gross sket nak muntah, sume nk muntah..hehehe…so, bile muntah2 tu x terpikir pon la sbb pregnant.

3)      Seluar ketat – hah! Seluar keje yg selame nie mmg kene pki belt tu dah sendat2 dah! My Goddd….klu kat office tu smyg nk sujud..sakit nyer! Dgn peha2 pon dah membesar. Lemas sgt!

 

Makanyer, on the 5th day fasting, setelah period lmbt 5 hari, I decided to buy a Home Urine Pregnancy Test. Pegi Guardian after work, belek2 test kit yg ade..banyakkk choice! Before this pon dh pernah usha. Hehe..mmg da berangan nnt, klu nk beli test kit nie, nk beli DIGITAL punyer! (sebab tgk fasha sandha pki yg digital pnye!) Hehehe…padahal nk letak kat air kenc tu je ponnn…haha

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Tgk harge pon, RM26 jek…okay ler kan. Terus grab satu. Pastu pk2, emmm….klu buat skali je test nie, klu result x btol camne? Klu negative xpe. Tp klu die tnjk positive tp sbnrnyer negative? Kan x mustahil klu jadi yg false positive tu! Pernah dgr cite so mcm takut! Hehe.. so, trs grab lg 1 box test kit yg biase pnyer..Guardian pnye 8 inggit jek kot harge nyer ade 2 stick! Hehe..(Sdg kan kat box yg ClearBlue Digital tu dah besar2 tulis : UNMISTAKABLE!) hahaha….punye la obsessed! :p

Balik2 umah je, Abg blom blk lagi..die gi beli foods for berbuka. So kte pon cepat2 la nak buat preg test nie. The best time to do it is in the morning, use ur 1st urine of the day. Bcoz that is the time kte punye HCG level tggi n will get the most accurate result. Tapiii….x sabar dah nie nk tau!! Terus buat on the spot. Of course la gune yg digital tu kan ..hehe

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Lepas dah ‘celup’ tu kene tggu Preg test lain seminit je okayyy… so that was the LONGEST 3 MINUTES in my lifeee…punye la berdebar ok. In that 3 minutes, the screen showed jam pasir pusing2 tu…oh myyy!! Mata x berkelip tggu symbol tu bertukar. After almost 3 mins…..jeng jeng!!

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Weeee…………………….!!!! Alhamdulillah!! :))) Ya Allah betul ke ape yg aku nmpk nie!! “Pregnant 3+” meaning, 3 weeks after conception, 5 weeks pregnant! Hah… Teruja sgt!! Mcm x percaye pon ade. Blur2 pon ade! Pastu dgr blur2 nyer tu terus amek air sembahyang, solat asar. Td x solat lg blk2 je trs ke toilet kan! After solat tu terus sujud syukur ke hadrat Allah …. Ohhh….:’)

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Begitulah saat2 kte dapat tau kte pregnant..of course la time tu mcm ragu2 lg koz buat test pon skali je..blom confirm lg and blom scan lg. so nk excited pon confused2. hehe..

Lepas dah dpt that good news tu, ape lagi? Mesti lah the very 1st thing is to tell ur partner kan! N then, go to clinic and get the confirmation from doctor, and thennn announcement time! Hehe…will tell u on that in the next post! Tungguuu…!

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