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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*


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Waiting… Waiting… for?

Right now I am, seriously, no joking, no horsing around, waiting for my water to break. And I believe a lot of pregnant ladies at their 39 weeks will understand exactly what I mean.

I started my maternity leave early, mainly to rest and avoid creating a drama at office when my water breaks. I admit some of the times I felt bored at home, but on the other hand, I am happily enjoy the peace and using almost every ounce of my energy tidying the house (though it seems I have only left with two ounces of energy in my 39-week pregnant body now).

I sleep a lot, do some simple house work, watch some drama, read and prepare the activities I want to do with my baby, etc. And it seems like these are everything I can do. No more energy for anything else.

Although my EDD is next Saturday, I am always expecting the baby to arrive a bit earlier. I know the older generation (my mother in law, mother and others) keep ensuring me that the first baby will never be early, but ALL my friends and colleagues who shared their journeys with me, told that their firsts were early. A handful of them were even as early as 3 weeks.

I won’t deny that I have been visualising myself in multiple situations which I can be in when my water breaks. I really wish I will be calm and have some time for shower instead of turning into a helpless preggie on the public train when it happens.

That’s why I am avoiding long traveling on train alone now.

And I am nervous. I don’t know how it’s going to be like, how exactly painful it’s going to be, how my dearest baby will look like. I felt helpless, really, when there’s more ‘i don’t know’ than ‘I know’.  And it definitely does not calm my nerves when even the best and most expensive gynae cannot give you an accurate date when your baby is due, naturally.

I now can see why some ladies had to suffer pre- and post-natal depression. Everything is an unknown First time… family and relatives are persuading you not to shower during your confinement month (when the weather is humid and hot and, I hope it’s not just me, pregnancy makes the face and the hair more oily)… weight gain becomes uncontrollable and weight loss seems impossible… aches come from places where you did not know exist previously… A restful night becomes an unreachable dream… getting yourself out of bed to drain your bladder becomes a painful challenge… scrubbing your legs during shower is now an uphill task… water retention is so bad I cannot clench my fists and causes my tendons to be slightly sore.

I think I had it bad. Poor me.

But, I know there are many other mothers who had experienced worse.

So, before I continue, kudos to all mothers who went and are currently going through pregnancy for their babies. Frankly, not everyone is cut out to do this.

However, above all, I hope baby Taylor will be a good boy and both him and I will experience something magical within the next one week.

Cheers!


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Counting down… 4 more weeks

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With less than 4 weeks to the D Day, you cannot imagine the excitement and restlessness around my family. Especially for first parents like my hubby and I, we simply can’t wait to have it happen.

Of course, we both know the baby can arrive anytime now. We have friends, who were also having their first baby, delivered on 37th week.

One thing which both of us are very curious is how does the baby look like. I hope he will be cute enough… haha. The scan image actually shows the features of the baby. Hmmm, doesn’t look too cute with the puffy eyes, but some said that’s the sign of a big-eyed baby.

At my last visit, the baby weighed 2.6 kg, which was “WOW”! 2 weeks ago, he was just 1.9kg. Looks like Taylor is not quite as small as we expected. Hubby keeps telling the baby (aka my tummy) to grow bigger, but what does he know? He’s not the one delivering a big baby. I have made my own deal with the baby, and I believe he will stop at 3kg (max 3.5 kg), and not make mummy so tired.


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Nice day out with hubby

One of the best days which I have hubby with me the whole day.

We slept in late and then went to shop a bit at Tiong bahru before getting the famous egg tarts and sausages at Chinatown.

This stall was featured on yahoo yesterday and I immediately find an opportunity to try it today.

It’s real good. I also think the price is reasonable. Simply love it! Definitely going back to have more next time.

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We then gave my grandma a surprise by visiting her. She was excited to see me (or my bump).

The day ended with a good note at the crab place at opal crescent. The golden sand crabs we ordered were good and certainly worth a second visit!

Hoping there can be more relaxing day out with my hubby in the coming days… before the baby arrives. 🙂

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Going 8 months

Counting down to just 8 more weeks to delivery (assuming there is no surprises like baby wants to come out to the world early)… …

This is us! And the baby room, which is almost wholesome except for the baby cot which will only arrive in mid Jan.

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It has been both exciting and a nerve-racking journey. I have so much on my mind, things like how to make sure we give the best to our abilities to this baby. 🙂

 


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31 weeks along

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This was how the baby looked like when I was 29 weeks pregenant. The mouth and nose are pretty prominent now. But still, we don’t know how this little one will look like exactly until we welcome him to this world. I hope he will be cute enough. 🙂

This week will be my 31 weeks, and the one most noticeable difference is that the baby is getting stronger and moves all the time. There was one time when I was almost dozing off on bed, when he did a huge somersault that managed to rock my middle section! My first reaction was – WOW.

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In order to create a beautiful room for this baby, I spent some time surfing the net for ideas and finally bought a set of DIY wall sticker online. Hubby and I started working on it at around 3.30 pm and after he left for his appointment at 5 pm, I continued until 7 pm to complete the whole project.

Yes, you can imagine, a lot of perspiration, but it is all worth it (looking how great it looks on our green wall). 🙂

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I also bought a growth chart sticker from IKEA, which I pasted on the cupboard in the baby room.

More to do in this coming week. We have to tidy up the whole house before we host a few meals with our friends for year end gatherings. More updates coming soon… …