14 Oct 2014

Of Wedding and Dresses

The most stressful thing so far in this pregnancy is finding clothes that fit. And nice.

I thought I will be able to wear my normal clothes for a longer time. But little did I know that I ballooned up sooooo quickly and by the 4th month, all my blouses already felt snugged.

H&M maternity line solved my day to day wear. Hurrah!

But for dinners and events... Hmm.

I've already said bye bye to my designers' clothes much much earlier *cryyyyyyyy*

I'll be wearing you back in another 6 months. DON'T WORRY.

HAHAHAHAHA

Anyways, we'll be attending iA a wedding of hubs' friend this coming November. And hubs had casually announced that we have our dress and baju melayu ready. OK he had his ready. But mine? *stresssss*

I feel like going to Syomir right now and cry my eyes out so he'll make me a dress right away. But to spend a fortune on a dress, at time like this when I should be saving up for the baby. And of  course I would only be able to wear the customized dress during my pregnancies (iA more pregnancy to come in the future)

Dilemma.

Why customized dress you may ask. Here's why :

#1. I'm petite. Like, really short. So there's not many petite dresses available. Petite for maternity? It's even harder to find. Or probably close to none. So I love customized dresses. The dress will fit me well, and the design will look nice on me. No alteration needed too, so no awkward print cut off.

#2. I loveeeeeeeee customized dresses. Okay, NEXT!

#3. Okay, I give up. Only that reason #1.

YES. This is the one thing I'm stress up about right now. Out of the really long to do list that I have (gosh, work is piling up!), THIS is what's making me so stress.

And of course, accompanied with the heartburn, the rib pain, the back pain, the knee pain.

Wish me luck in finding a good dress!

A royal blue dress, as hubs has pre-determined the color scheme. Gah.


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13 Oct 2014

Week 27 Already!

Yes, yes, I didn't update for a really really long time.

In my defense, my pregnancy went smooth sailing so far, alhamdulillah.

No morning sickness.

No weird craving (ok, I crave for roti canai like all the time!).

I'm generally happy.

I laugh a lot.

So yessssssss, there's nothing to highlight about in the blog relating to my pregnancy. HEEEE

Truth is, I've been really busy with work. Cliche, I know. But it's really true. Alhamdulillah for the rezq from Allah SWT, I'm blessed with a project that requires a lot of travelling (albeit only domestic, but still). I travel a lot to KL, Bintulu, KK. Not forgetting Penang and Langkawi too as the teambuilding destination. So YES. I foresee that my schedule is pretty tight til the end of the year.

I'm constantly travelling, and so far lil Munckin is okay (and even our gynae approved the travelling). I've gained close to 15 kg (HAHAHA). I eat well. Too well, maybe. InsyaAllah, all the required nutrition for Munchkin :) :) :)

Now. Now. 13 weeks to go. And I have not done any serious shopping yet.

Should I panic?

Thing is I don't have time to focus on the baby prep. Not like my wedding, everything was prep pretty early and I got everything planned. But this time. Gosh. I'm literally out of time. And each weeks move really fast. Only until hubs pointed out that I'm already at my 3rd trimester was when I realized! 

I'm hoping to take things a bit slow this November. October has been a really busy month. I want to enjoy November, have a slow December, and deliver a healthy January baby, iA :)

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24 May 2014

Oops!

We were back to Melaka this weekend, for an ex-colleague's wedding.
 
Well, I love attending weddings. I bugged hubs to buy the tickets for this weekend, even though we were coming back for a long Gawai holiday the next weekend. She had attended our wedding, so I felt like it was a common courtesy to attend her event.
 
That Saturday morning, I was just too bored, so I picked up a broom and started sweeping my in laws' living room. Hubs had objected, he asked me to just sit and watch TV, but I just wanted to do something really, so I told him that I was going to sweep lightly.
 
Little that I know that after sweeping, I saw brown spotting on my panty. I was dead scared. We didn't know what to do, so hubs just asked me to lie down. I was really worried, and as always, I did some Googling.
"...brown spotting is generally caused by the changes that your body experiences during pregnancy. Your cervix is closing up tight to prepare for keeping the baby inside, and you'll experience more pressure against this part of your body as your uterus expands in preparation to become the home to a growing infant. It should also be noted that many doctors and midwives refer to this blood as "old blood," meaning that you have, essentially, lost a scab on your cervix. Sometimes brown blood comes from the vaginal walls themselves as well (which is even less to worry about).Brown blood is more concerning than pink blood because it is often heavier in volume. Although your doctor will likely tell you that you have nothing to worry about, it's best to touch base with him or your midwife about the fact that you've experienced some brown bleeding. Alerting your doctor allows him to be prepared if you need to call in because something has changed." - PregnancyNow
So I decided to wait till we go back to Miri to visit the doctor, and I prayed hard that the spotting will stop.
 
And yes, that spotting happened just at that particular moment and it stopped immediately after that. I felt fine, but only after hubs was satisfied then only did we go to the wedding. It was nice, just that we've missed the opportunity of meeting friends who came earlier to the wedding. And this entry is for you guys who had been asking why were we late ;)
 
All I needed that day was a good rest, and a trip to the movie to watch X-Men : Days of Future Past. Thanks hubs! *grin*
 
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23 May 2014

First Scan

So today I went to the panel clinic again, in the hope to have a peek at our little bean :)
 
I just got back from a 3 day trip to Bintulu, and of course after every travelling, I have this urge to go and check up on my pregnancy, to see if everything's normal. Well, I'm a control freak like that.
 
As usual, I was the first one to arrive at the clinic. My working hour's flexible, so I opted to start work at 9. I sent hubs to work early, and I was already at the clinic by 7.30 am. Talk about excitement.
 
The doctor asked the usual questions - my LMP, how I was feeling, any nauseas, etc. I haven't started feeling nauseas yet, but I've been feeling all the other symptoms, all right.
 
And then came the moment when I'd to lie down on the bed for ultrasound.
 
 
And there it was. The gestational sac. It was so surreal :')
 
Everything was normal so the panel doctor advised to start my antenatal visit at Week 12 (I was still about Week 8, based on my LMP. Although from the scan it seems like I was just starting Week 6). I was asked to continue the intake of my folic acid (I've actually started to take folic acid even when I was trying to get pregnant). 
 
I quickly snapped a photo of the ultrasound and Whatsapp it to hubs. He was occupied with work and couldn't be there. It's okay, but I'll make sure he will be with me on the first antenatal checkup!
 
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17 May 2014

Moment of Truth

It's weekend in KK with the in laws :)
 
We were invited to the celebration of Tadau Kaamatan. So we spent the weekend at The Pacific Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu. May had been a busy month for us, for me especially. I was travelling too much, and the whole month was like fully booked with appointment already.
 
Hubs was telling me that this was the opportunity for us to tell his parents about my pregnancy. But he wasn't saying anything! And I was already anxious and excited at the same time to see the reaction of my in laws. Of course I don't know how to actually spill the beans.
 
So that evening after our trip to Kundasang, I just wanted to get it over with. While helping my MIL with putting her shopping stuffs in their room, I told them this.
'Ibu, ayah. Last two days, Alin pergi klinik. Doctor tested and...'
 
I didn't finish my line, my FIL has already hugged me and my MIL said:
'Positive ye... Congratulations. OK no more marathon after this'.
 
HEEEEEEEEE :D
 
Gosh that was risky.
 
But it was a relief too after telling them. My MIL is a doctor, so I got to ask her many questions on pregnancy (and of course my SILs too are doctors, and they are big on advices). Sharing the joy, that was priceless. The prayer from our mothers, be it our own mother or our in law, that's even much more precious.
 
Hoping for a safe pregnancy.
 
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15 May 2014

And It's Confirmed!

Right after I came back from Langkawi, I pestered hubby to bring me to the panel clinic, to confirm on my pregnancy. (Yes, he picked me up from the airport at night and straight away brought me to the clinic. Sorry hubs, I just can't wait for the next morning)
 
Told the doctor about my positive urine test, and she scanned me. But there was nothing to see yet. So I was ordered to come in for another check up for the next 2 weeks. But from the urine test which I had to do again at the clinic, we were confirmed pregnant! Yay, Alhamdulillah. Hubby was happy too with the confirmation. Just that we can't wait to see our Munchkin. Cepatlah besar :')

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