05 August 2016

Second pregnancy - 5th check up at week 34

[21 June 2016]
My check up was at 5pm this time - so late! Glad my sis is able to accompany me for the check up. I had a meeting before that and after the meeting, I was just loitering around in the mall waiting for 5pm to come hehehee.

It was a good me-time for me as I get to do some shopping (need more loose clothes for the bump!), enjoyed a nice cuppa hot chocolate and a slice of yummy cheesecake!
Week 34 check up! As usual, it starts off with the nurse taking my weight and blood pressure. Then off they sent me to the toilet with a urine container wahahaaha.

At week 34, I am at 62.2kg!

I started off my pregnancy at 53kg so I am gaining close to 10kgs already. 
And here's my handsome prince wahahahaahaa haven't even met him yet but I am already calling him handsome. Oh well, he is gonna be handsome in my eyes #biasmum

2.0 is 2.3kg. Doctor said his weight gain is good, my water level is good, urine test came back okay and no sign of GD (means I can keep eating ice cream haha).

Doctor also had the speakers on. My sis and I got to enjoy a good 10 seconds of 2.0's heartbeat <3

That's about it. 6 more weeks to week 40 yo!

26 July 2016

Second pregnancy - 4th check up at week 27

[6 May 2016]
Hello bump! Its week 27 and I'm about to go for my 4th check up. I was planning to uber my way to the hospital but my awesome bestie told me she is free to drive me there.

So happy! We had a nice breakfast and managed to catch up a bit too before it's time for my appointment!
Hahahahahaa, please do not ask me which part of the baby we are looking at cause I have no idea at all. 

All I know is doc said baby is growing well and the head is down. Placenta and water level are good. He also showed me the baby's spine and thigh one. Not that it doesn't matter, but I always wana see 2.0's face - its more exciting haha.

He confirmed again that 2.0 is a boy and he had the speakers on for me to hear his heartbeat while showing me his heart <3 <3

So cute seeing that little dot blinking and hearing bip bop bip bop <3

My week 27 stats -

Mummy - 59.40 kg
2.0 - 1.03 kg

I gained 4kg in a month OMG I checked on my previous post when I was pregnant with Hana at week 29, I was 60kg.

Its 2 weeks away from week 29 and I'm already approaching 60kg now hahahaahaha this 2.0 is definitely making me put on more weight!
Ohai big bump! I can't see my mei mei ady hahahaahaha

Oh yea, I told doc about Hana's incident as well and that I went into the radiology room with her when they needed to take x-ray of her hand.

I wasn't holding Hana during the scan, J was. I was stood in another room watching them but I thought to just let the doc know about it and asked his opinion.

He said its fine and asked me not to worry. The radiation level is no difference than me flying! Pheww, I dont think it matters too since I was in another room watching the whole scan but its good to hear it from a doc - gives me peace of mind hehehe

3 more weeks to week 30 and then its another 10 weeks to the finishing line. Time really flies for this pregnancy!

22 July 2016

Second pregnancy - 3rd check up at week 23

[5 April 2016]

Week 23 check up! I took a couple of hours from work for this check up and since J is on holiday, he will be able to come to the check up with me =)

Check up went well. Doctor confirmed again that we are having a boy haha.

During the ultrasound scan, he told us we are looking at 2.0's face but I honestly couldn't make out any of it hahhaahaha

Doc said baby has big eyes cause he sees the eye socket LOL again, I see no eye socket, just a dark image hahahahaaha

Doc tried his best to explain again and told us we were looking at 2.0's side profile and pointed at the screen identifying 2.0's cheeks but said it might looks like batman to us now cause the cheeks are not full.

hahahahaahahahahaa omg I laughed when he said batman! Batman or not, I couldn't make out anything!!

Anyway, things are all going well. I am 55.80kg and baby is 490g! Both mummy and baby are growing well =)

I got back to work after the check up and who would have thought that after a few hours, I was actually back in the hospital for Hana's surgery.

01 July 2016

PUPPP, that pregnancy rash

[27 February 2016]

Yes, this happened!

Around week 17 into my 2nd pregnancy, I started to get rash. The itch started around my arms and slowly the skin at my leg started itching too.

I read my blog again on my trimester records and I encountered the same rash with my first pregnancy but it was only around week 23 and it started around the tummy.

Why is this round 6 weeks earlier? T____T

Looking at this pic again makes me shiver. I looked like I had some skin disease!

The thing is, the itch starts off at one tiny area and subconsciously, I will just scratch it for a bit to get rid of the itch but once I start the scratch, that's it!

Its like the itchiness spread and the more I scratch, the wider it spreads.

I ended up scratching my whole leg T_____T 
It was tough to fight against the itch cause my skin starts to get very sensitive. When I walk and the hem of my dress brushes my skin, it makes the skin itch. Any tiny contact with my skin seems to launch the itch and that itch is like burning fire on my skin.
It really is the whole leg T____T

The itch was so terrible that I'm worried of stretch marks from all the scratcheas and its really super uncomfortable when the itch hits. I had to hide in the toilet and looked like a monkey scratching myself non-stop to relieve the itch.

I really wana sulk and cry at time. damn you stupid itch!
Look at the red spots on my tummy T____T I don't want to have any scars or stretch marks please!
Imagine no more bikinis T_______T
Seeing me so kesian, Audrey kindly gave me this bottle of oil which she doesn't use anymore for me to try. I've heard and read good reviews about this Clarins oil but I was too stingy to splurge on it.

This time tho, I am willing to do anything to put a stop to it. Its getting out of control!

Damn oil really worked haha

Before this, I tried putting on lotion and oil to moisturize it but it didn't work. It seems like my skin absorb the moisture/oil really quickly and once its dry, the itch easily attacks.

I did tell my gynae about the itch when I went for a check up and he asked if I needed any medication. Luckily the oil works cause I rather not take any medication.

This Clarins oil is super oily and I think because it has essential oil in it, it has this light medicated smell and when I lather it on my skin, I can feel slight tingling/stinging sensation to it.

In less than a week, I ran out of the oil haha cause I had to lather it all over my body - tummy, arms, legs and boobs. Basically whole body so the itch has no area to attack!

Since my skin dries up quickly, I had to apply it 3 times a day - morning, noon and night!

Spent a bomb getting a new bottle cause there was some promotion going on and I ended up buying extra haha!

It works really well for me. I used the shower gel (right in pic), then apply a layer of the stretch mark control cream (left in pic) and lastly the miracle oil!

My itch stopped and I finished the whole bottle of oil in a month! I was on savings mode so to date, I still haven't got another bottle. I was surviving on the stretch mark control cream until it ran out on me a few weeks ago.

The itch has stopped as well and that was why I was not in a rush to get a new bottle but now that I am into my last trimester where the belly grows TREMENDOUSLY, I think its time to get a new bottle and protect my skin!

29 June 2016

Failed BB2 gender announcement photoshoot

[28 February 2016]
Yay, so after we found out about 2.0's gender, we thought it would be fun to make a gender announcement haha not like we are famous people but any excuse to take more pictures these day!

J made this little sign and we brought Hana to the pool for a little photoshoot!
She was pretty co-operative! J was the one handling the camera while I was the clown trying to make her smile and look at us.

Boy, kids really don't take directions AT ALL hahahahaaha. We were pretty lucky that she was holding the sign up and looking at us.

However, out of the 20-30 shots we took, we didn't get one that we are super satisfied. we had to call it a day cause she started to get cranky and its time for her nap.

That same day, we were back in Seremban and I thought, hmmm she had her nap, i can get help from my mum who is always able to make Hana smile and I have my sis who is the best photographer in the family!

Yeap, we brought her to the playground for part 2 of the photoshoot hehehe.
Well, lets just that it didn't go very well hahahaahahaha she was obviously distracted by all the fun things in the playground.
she was looking everywhere but not at the camera
When she does, we can't read the sign haha
we tried our luck by changing to a different position
We really struggled to get her to hold the sign properly hahahaha
She was flapping the sign like its a handkerchief!
"what are we doing here, popo?"
behind the scenes
 I think after about 50-60 pictures, we gave up hahahahaaha
Hana says "I've had enough!"
Of all the pictures, this one was actually pretty funny and good!
Yeap, and that's how we got the best picture of the day haha!

It's really not easy getting a toddler to adhere to instructions, I mean I don't blame her. She probably thinks we are nuts hahahaahaha. Add the fact that she can now run and move around so easily, its really tough to get her to stay still in a spot to get decent pictures.

Having said that, it was fun and we certainly had a good laugh doing it! 

23 June 2016

2nd pregnancy 2nd check up at week 17

[25 February 2016]

This is the exciting check up because if the baby position is all good, we get to know the gender!

It also happened that it was time for Hana's vaccination so I arranged for both appointments to be on the same day.

I took the train back to Seremban the night before and the following morning, drove to KL with Hana and my mum.
Hana just got up while we were registering.
Nurse took her weight but I think 10.5kg is not accurate cause she was still wearing a very full heavy diaper.
Height - 83cm, my little long bean!
Can't believe this little miss is gonna be a big sister!

My name was called up first so all of us went in. Spoke to the doc and got him updated on the details - when we tested, expected edd, what happened with our last visit with the previous gynae bla bla.

Then the moment we have all been waiting for...jeng jeng jeng... the scan!

Doc said if baby is is good position, we will be able to find out the gender and asked if we want to know - YES PLEASE hehehee.
As usual, it started with all the stats - good weight, good size, good length. Then we got to this view and he asked if we wanted to guess the gender.

Honestly, I am still pretty bad making out ultrasound pictures. I mean I would like to think I have improved, but its still not good enough hahaahahaha.

For eg, the above pic, I see a boob and a huge nipple wtf

Then, on a closer look, we get this

wahahahaahahahahaa actually i didn't make a guess, my sis did! She was so close to the screen and when the doc asked us to take a guess, she was the first one to blurt out 'boy?'

and my doc went 'YES!'

Stupid ah mei then sent that nipple pic to J and jagiya to guess hahaahahaa
Can tell how gan cheong J is cause he replied so fast after my sis sent the ultrasound pic! Her msg of 'baby boy' hasnt even gone thru yet hahahaahaha
Jagiya so emotional, wanted to cry somemore hahaahahahaa
and yes, ah mei really shouted JACKPOT in front of the doc hahahaahahaha
hehe, after our happy check up, its time for Hana to get her vaccination. Poor girl didn't know what is coming - a baby brother and the jab lol.

I was pretty glad that the vaccination was given on her bum bum because its far less scary than the thigh. We just distract her with toys and the doc did it really quick!

She cried for a bit, probably wondering what bit her bum bum hahaahahaha but she recovered pretty fast and that was it!

Check up DONE

Yay!!! Everyone was on high the whole week knowing we will be expecting a baby boy. I also decided to announce my pregnancy that day =)

You can read more of it here on my dayre.

20 June 2016

CNY 2016 - E&O Residences KL

[7 -9 February 2016]
Ah~~finally time to blog about our Chinese New Year (CNY) staycation! This year, we decided to celebrate it in Kuala Lumpur to avoid all the traffic and people.

Also, instead of starting our stay on day 1 of cny, we booked to check in one day before cny day 1 so we get to have reunion dinner in Kuala Lumpur.
Poor little Hana was running a bit of fever on that day. I saw rashes on some parts of her body so we decided to have it checked for peace of mind. 

Unfortunately, all the clinics with good doctors has long queue so we had to settle for a less crowded one and as a result of that, the doctor who checked on Hana wasn't very professional in my opinion.

The things she advised and said, I could have googled and read about it.
Luckily she was not really affected by the rash and seems to be all happy! Here she is in her first CNY outfit haha. I think this set is meant for boys but I think it is really cute so why not?

My sister said she looked like a baby chinese vampire hahahahaaha
We booked into a 2 bedroom suite at E&O Residence. My parents stayed with Hana while we sorted out check in and the parking.

It was quite a hassle as we need access card to get into the parking and only one access card is given to us prior to us checking in. After we checked in and got all the things sorted, we had to drive to out to pass the access card to my sister for them to drive in together with us.
Instead of waiting in the car, my parents wanted to stretch their legs and this little chinese vampire get to run around too!
She loves it a lot. I think she just gets excited when she sees huge space for her to run. Honestly, I don't know where she gets all this energy from.
A lovely wefie with gong gong and po po
Haha, does she look like a boy here?
The view from our suite.

Anyway, after we checked in and moved all our stuff into the suite. My sis and I headed out to grab some drinks at the nearby supermarket.

Super bad luck as my youngest sis was down with a fever and we had to get panadol and cool fever for her.
It was quite a spread for reunion dinner but sadly, my sister was bed ridden so we were one man down. Food was amazing but it felt so different without my sister!

We had a quiet night and everyone went to bed early.
The next morning, its CNY Day 1. We usually start off with wishing my parents but because ah mei is still very sick, we didn't.

My parents got up early and went for the hotel breakfast while the others stayed in. I wanted to take a (fake) candid pic of my parents but guess who came and photobomb the show? hahahaaha
Chilling out in the room after a very full breakfast.
Around noon, we brought Hana to the jacuzzi and pool.
My burito hahahaahaha
Made porridge for Hana's dinner using the pot! So thankful that my mum was there to help cause I don't know how to make porridge using the pot hahaahaha
Its pumpkin porridge!
After Hana got up from her nap and had her dinner, we brought her to the kids play area!
It was so spacious and there was no one around. She had a lot of fun running around exploring everything.
There's even a slide!
This little empress found a liking to sit on chairs tho hahahaaha. 
Hehe, bath time and we filled up the tub for her. She was loving it so much, moving here and there and kept moving backwards? hahahahaahaha
CNY Day 2! Ah mei is slightly better and we had our first CNY lou sang in the hotel before checking out.
It was also Hana's first lou sang. I gave her some to try and...
she didn't really like it hahahaahahahaha
 ok, to be fair, I think she chewed on a ginger, hence that expression!
Doesn't like ginger but was okay with lime
nicely enjoying it.
Is it not sour, Hana?

It was a fun stay but it would have been better if ah mei wasn't down for a fever. We all missed her a lot.

After checking out, J left to Cameron Highlands for a boy's trip while the rest of us headed back to Seremban!

That was the end to our CNY staycation. It went by so fast. Can't wait for CNY next year hehehe I think its slowly becoming our tradition to do staycation. I mean, its always good to have an excuse for staycation wahahahaa.