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! 😉

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Vitamins for Pregnancy

So far,up until the fourth month of pregnancy, I am only taking 3 types of pregnancy supplements all prescribed by my gynae. Those are Folic Acid, Pramilet and Neurogain.

  • Folic Acid

The first time I called my mom to tell her that I’m pregnant, even before I went for the confirmation check, she mentioned to me to take Folic Acid quickly. To know what Folic Acid is, do google ;). But briefly the purpose is to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida which is a neural tube defect. Haa….important right? You have to take it as early as possible. That’s why it’s also important for us to detect our pregnancy early. As your period overdue, quickly run a home urine pregnancy test. This Folic Acid is actually also a pre-pregnancy supplement. It may help you to conceive? – hehe not sure this one. But its surely good because your baby is protected since the very second it’s developed. I started taking it at my 6th week. At Guardian, it’s only RM0.95 sepapan of 10 pills. I’m still taking this now and if I’m not mistaken my gynae said it will continue until 5 months. 

  • Pramilet

Another supplement that I knew I have to take is Obimin. It’s a multivitamin for pregnancy entering the 2nd trimester. But for mine one, my gynae gave me Pramilet. It’s also a multivitamin, just with a different name and brand maybe. I started taking this since my 1st checkup at 10 weeks. For what it contains, kindly search. Point is, it’s a supplement for mothers.

  • Neurogain PB

This is for baby. Baby’s brain development in particular. Neurogain is a fish oil. I (mistakenly) started taking this as early as at 10 weeks of pregnancy. But actually it only needs to be taken starting from the 2nd trimester. It didn’t supply anything to the baby too early. Pls take note. Haha…I thought taking this vitamin is just a self initiative. But no, it’s actually recommended by the hospital. So don’t need to susah2 find it at pharmacy. Oh yea, one thing, because it is fish oil, it has to be taken SEPARATELY from the 2 tablets above. Because it’s oil. It will absord the pills supplement and you won’t gain anything from them. So I took Folic Acid and Pramilet after lunch, and Neurogain at dinner time.

Yeah, that’s all. One of each per day. If you vomit, do retake! If you’re forgetful, do use the pill reminder box like me. Hehe..Yeah, one of the pregnancy symptoms is being forgetful. Many women faced this issue. I don’t know whether I do. Because being not pregnant also I am sometimes (or always) forgetful. Hehe….

Till then, will update you any more medicines I take in future months. Take care!

Update : *My Baby inside is 17 weeks old!*