Splashes of Colours


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7 months pregnant

7 months pregnant

7 months pregnant

This is how I look like at 7 months pregnant. Some say the bump is still smaller than average, but sometimes I feel so ‘full’ as if I can burst like a balloon anytime.

And this is the room of our baby. Yup, the green room. Neither my husband nor I am crazy in love with green, but some how this works out. The wall with the window is yellow and the ceiling is light soft blue. Adventurous eh? Now I appreciate these colours more when they are obviously gender neutral. Because at that time of painting the room, we did not dream of having a baby.

‘The room looks a bit bare now …. ‘

Yes, and I absolutely agree with you. But fret not, almost all the essentials are bought and stored in my store room now. And I have plans to make this room looks a bit more cosy with lots of personal touches.

Last weekend was well spent conquering IKEA and tidying this room for baby. All I wish now is to spend more time for this space, which baby and us will spend most of our time together. *wink*


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Baby Taylor

6.5 months pregnant

6.5 months pregnant

Dearest Baby Taylor,

So, this is how we look like when I am 6.5 months pregnant with you.

And yes, we just left with about 3.5 months more before we welcome you to our family. Daddy and I are really looking forward to meeting you. I believe you can already feel the excitement in your Daddy whenever he talks to you before we turn in for the night.

You are growing fast now, but I hope you will not be too big. I will try my best to eat nutritious food, so you can grow right. 🙂

We hope you will be a happy baby, because the family will shower you with so so much love. Daddy and I will spend a lot of time with you and try my best to make you a healthy and happy child.

As for me, I look forward to a relaxing day when we can play and have fun together.

Grow well~

 

with love,

mummy


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My 1st Antenatal class

Both hubby and I want to prepare ourselves the best we can before our baby arrives. So we signed up for the antenatal class conducted by Thomson Medical.

This weekday class at AMK Hub (~2 to 2.5 hours each session) were highly recommended by mothers. And I never regretted signing up, although it was more expensive than the classes conducted by KK Hospital.

My belly is the smallest there. When I first walked into the class, others were looking at me and I could clearly hear their thoughts: “What is this lady doing here?”. And, some fellow classmates look like they are capable of going into labour anytime. I’m glad I am not too late into my pregnancy to obtain knowledge from the class, as the saying foes ‘It’s never too early’. I feel more comfortable after learning about the must-know early, so I have time to digest the knowledge and do preparation.

Some of the exercises target legs (while sitting and stretching upper body), hands, chest, neck, head, waist and shoulders. They are all very simple exercises, like bending down while standing, dancing, stretching hamstring and rocking buttock. These exercises will keep the heartbeat not more than 130 per minute and there should not bbe any perspiration.

The lecturer also shares how to have good and comfortable sleep posture, which I find more and more useful as I progress into my pregnancy.

She also shows us massages which husband can do. However, my hubby has already been massaging him frequently. And personally, I find him a better masseur, even when compared to the professionals Thai masseur.

One of the most interesting highlight was how to bond with the unborn child. The lecturer shows how we can tap gently on the belly, talking to the baby, using music etc. She of course also encourages daddy to talk to the baby. 🙂

And she also confirms one thing about the pregnant mother’s diet, i.e. she only needs to eat 350 more calories per day, definitely no need to eat for 2 “persons”. *wink*

Some of the other useful tips are:

– no ginseng 10 days before delivery and 10 days after

– first 10 days after delivery must be very light food. tonic only comes in after 10 days

– too much DOM will pass the alcohol spirit to the baby, not good for the baby

– mother during confinement month can bath (with herbal water), so that any wound will not get infected

– longan, red date drinks are good for mothers. Unlike what rumors said, they don’t cause jaundice

 


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Sam Martin

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Sam Martin shared about Manspace on TED.

Whether it is ‘MANspace’, ‘WOMANspace’, or ‘PERSONspace’, the idea of having a space to oneself is always something I believe quite a few of us will desire.

The space can be small, but we all know it will not be boring (definitely not to the owner).

In fact, I think it’s healthy to have such a space. Don’t the children always show this natural desire when they build their own tent/hut/treehouse etc in the house?

Sadly, not everyone has the luxury of space, especially in a land-scare place like Singapore. Nonetheless, every effort is worth it. I will definitely encourage this in our house. 🙂