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My Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

I don’t know what I don’t know.

That was why I paid to attend a post-grad diploma in HR, hoping to gain more knowledge and know more friends. In Dec 2013, I got my certificate, walking away with more knowledge and reuniting with a primary school friend (such a fate to meet her in the same class).

Anyway, the classes were held almost every weekend (and by weekend, it consists of Friday evening, whole of Saturday and Sunday). I remember dragging my feet to class every time, and yes I was a lazy student. The work was hectic too, trying to squeeze in time for assignments during work week. Well, it was now all over, not without the ardent support of my husband, who lent a listening ear every time I needed one.

So now, hoping this newly acquired qualification will help me in my professional life soon. 🙂


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Antenatal class @ SCGS

I still remember the two sessions of antenatal classes at the school auditorium. The content was mainly about breastfeeding, of course it was as this medical centre is well known for its advocacy for breastfeeding. The lecturers shared about the common problems that mothers would face and the preventive methods mother could try to reduce the risks.

Now that I am breastfeeding, although partially, I know the pain which some mothers had and were going through. I am so fortunate to have a supportive husband who agrees with my decision to do partial breastfeeding. He is definitely someone I can whine to every day. Sometimes, that might be the most important thing for new mothers. *smile*

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We had a some Japanese food after the class, the food was surprisingly good.

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He’s late

I am tired of waiting for baby Taylor. The EDD is supposed to be last Saturday. Today is Wednesday already, but he’s still not here. *sigh*

So I need to just chill and enjoy my maternity leave before the never-ending mess starts.

First, I let myself succumb to my craving – durian cake. My favourite!

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It’s so good, I am going to order another one for the baby shower. 🙂


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40 week already? But how does contraction feel like?

I am as clueless as … anything.

There were numerous times when my bump felt real tight and very hard to touch, but I always thought it could be that the baby was unhappy and tense. I don’t know if those were Braxton Hicks.

As it’s now a ‘waiting game’ at 40 weeks pregnant, I keep looking out for signs of labour. Several days ago, my bowel movement was so active, I actually announced to my husband that the labour was coming. Till today, my baby has not been delivered yet.

I guess my baby was not ready then.

My EDD will be this Saturday, 15 Feb. And my husband is hoping that baby can arrive on 14 Feb as our Valentine baby. But, I can’t wait that long. I want to see my baby now. 🙂

I have no mood to do much things except to little bit of household chores, read up on how to take care and develop baby’s potential and sleep. Sometimes the fatigue can be so overwhelming. During times when I don’t feel drowsy, I crave for comments and tips posted online by other mummies. One mummy recommends to walk 4km every other day to help with a faster and smoother delivery. 4km is not joke. I can hardly even waddle to a nearby hawker centre for my meals now.

Yup, I now waddle. Husband thinks ‘lumbering’ is a better word. Either way, it’s nothing near ‘graceful’. I used to see pregnant ladies waddling down the street and commented that they should try to correct their posture and walk more ‘properly’. And, me this stupid smart-Alex is waddling down every streets now! There is NO OTHER WAY I can make movement without waddling. Sad, it is.

The main reason for waddling are the back aches and pelvic pain. I don’t know if it is the pressure or the muscle, but most of the times I found myself gritting my teeth whenever I try to move.

And maybe because I can’t sleep at night (as I sleep so much in the day), I am now still up with my computer. There is something I read online which I am so eager to share – how does contraction feel like?

After reading two pages of comments, I have a pretty good idea of how mummies describe contractions. But this particular comment sums it all up:

“Contractions feel like the worst period cramps you could imagine. Your whole body hurts. You will know when you’re in labor because it will be a pain you’ve never felt before and it will be very sudden.” – posted by chicklit55.

I used to think that I can do without epidural. But after having all the body aches for the past two weeks, I kind of chickening out now.

I once asked my doctor if the majority of the pregnant mothers use epidural for their delivery. He smiled and said that it’s difficult to answer this question and recommends me to assess my pain tolerance when I get admitted. Well, I am silly enough to ask such a question, but not stupid to read between his lines.

You know, sometimes I hope my doctor can be a more chatty person, have more talk time with me during the consultation and make me a less clueless first-time mother. If I did not go for the antenatal classes, I believe I will have a harder time. And well, my current doctor is not cheap, so in a way I am always expecting more out of any consultation session. Anyway, I am quite determined to get another doctor for my next baby.

Ciao now. You will know when I deliver, because I will post photos of my baby here. *Smile*