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Monday, September 24, 2007

Atuk Adam

Atuk Adam semakin hari semakin tenat. Yesterday dia masuk HDU. Story of his illness is too long for me to elaborate here.

I know he’s really happy and excited to see his first grandchild. Semoga Allah sembuhkan semua panyakit2 Abah dan panjangkan umur Abah…

Adam, kluar cepat2 jumpa Atuk, ok..

To anybody yg kebetulan singgah kat blog ni, pls pray for his health…

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Third trimester complaints

So it’s true after all that second trimester is the honeymoon period. Compared to third trimester, 2nd trimester feels like a pleasant memory.

Apekah symptom2 third trimester? Whenever my husband asks me, are you ok, sakit kat mana? I don’t really know what to reply because it hurts everywhere!

My head aches. My neck aches. My shoulders ache. My hands ache. My back aches. My waist aches. My butt aches. My thighs ache. My knees ache. My betis ache. My feet ache. Even my belly aches.

Bila nak bernafas, mengah2 mcm tak cukup oxygen. Berapa besar size bra I dah tukar pun still rase mcm bra tu menjerut2 my chest. Berdiri lama2 takleh, duduk lama2 pun takleh. Jalan lama2 lagila takleh. Malam2 susah nak tido, pusing kiri pusing kanan dan nak berpusing2 tu pun sakit, because baby pun dah sempit inside my tummy. Siang hari jadi mengantuk, tapi takde time utk nap.

All activities yg simple utk org biasa seems to require so much energy. I’m constantly exhausted but I just have to push myself. I think sbb my tummy looks so small org ingat tak berat aku angkat badan ni. Kene jugak pergi keje, kene pegi sana pegi sini angkat itu ini. Kalau dulu tak luak langsung buat bende2 biasa ni but now, my body gets so tired so easily.

Kesian my husband yg constantly have to listen and help me with all my complaints. Thank you so much, sayang..Pls bear with me for a few more weeks..

Oh no, I’m being such a drama queen. Today is a particularly miserable day so please forgive my rantings.

Apa2pun, I’m still so grateful because very very soon, I can hopefully hold my dear Adam in my arms :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

36 weeks check up

Just got back from my 36th week check up.

Dr Fauziah gave me the admission form. So anytime now whenever Adam decides to make his grand entrance we can go straight to Emergency. This check up was really brief. Doc scanned my tummy, reported that Adam’s weight now is 2.3 – 2.4 kg. She said weight is low tapi oklah as soon as minimum 2.5 kg time deliver nanti. Soon as he heard it my husband terus buat muka sedih..down giler dia..Sian Daddy kan Adam. Nanti Mummy mkn byk2 lagi, ok. I didn’t gain any weight myself.

Yg kelakarnya, prescription doctor for me this time;

1. Go shopping. Actually she said more walking but my husband punya conclusion is more shopping and doctor pun senyum je in agreement. Hehe..

2. More s*x. This one not my husband punya own conclusion, ok. She actually said it would help to soften the vagina and ease labour..hehe..

Well, I’m not complaining!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

8 month - 35 weeks check up

Yesterday we went for my check up. This time there was such a loooong queue at the clinic sampaikan my husband yg sgt penyabar itu pun dah bangun gi tanya nurse what’s going on, why aren’t we seeing the doctor yet although our appointment was supposed to be at 10am.

Finally our turn came. As I walked in the door, Dr Fauziah terus ckp, ‘Eh, yg ni kecik sgt pulak perut dia. Tapi you dah dekat nak deliver dah ni kan….”. Then when she scans my belly, she told us Adam is healthy, the amniotic fluid is enough, baby’s head is positioned down where it’s supposed to be. So even though Adam’s size is a bit small, everything else is fine, so there’s no need to worry. Adam now weighs 2.2 kg, so he gained about 0.4 kg compared to last month. Mummy gained 2 kg compared to last month. Doc ckp I rase baby you ni mungkin lahir tak sampai 3 kg. My husband is disappointed because dia nak Adam montel…Sibukla dia buat plans to feed me even MORE FOOD…adoi laki aku ni….hehe..

We asked doc a few things. On episiotomy, she said it’s often practiced for first babies. Second one, not so much. On epidural pulak, I asked what is her opinion. She said, it’s up to you but she advised me to look at the situation. Kalau time I am admitted to the hospital tu I am already 5-6 cm dialated, tak perlulah. Kalau I am induced, or kalau my labour pain starts early ( i.e. 1-2 cm dialated pun dah sakit, labour process would take looong hours) it’s best to take the epidural. Sbb if not then after 12 – 24 hours you dah takde energy nak push. Tapi kalau you tahan sakit, cepat dilate and labour process mcm short, tak perlulah amik epidural. On the side effects pulak, she said medically takde side effects yg teruk but some ppl have the opinion that it will cause back pain. But in her opinion back pain tu could be caused by other things like your posture, too much bending during confinement, etc. sbb org yg tak ambik epidural pun ada yg have back pain. So kesimpulannya I think I will take her advise la. Tgk keadaan mcmana when I’m in labour nanti…..(tak sabarnya!). My husband tanya pasal sunatkan baby. She said lagi bagus buat time baby, senang nak jaga and baby will recover very quickly. But my husband still nak Adam rasa thrill bersunat time besar sikit…which I don’t understand ape yg thrillnye? Mungkin seronok kot awek2 dtg visit…hehe..Oklah, part ni I leave to you la ye Daddy..

Lps our check up ade representative from a cord blood bank approached us. We’ve been thinking about this and we think it might be a good idea to bank Adam's cord blood. Lps dgr her explanation, we’re more convinced we should do it. Basically cord blood ni bila kite letak anywhere in the body, it can transform into any type of tissues. Contohnya, bila org diabetic nak kene buang part of his kaki ke, the tissues can be replaced by cord blood. Letak kat jantung dia jadi tissue jantung. Byk penyakit boleh guna cord blood ni. Any member of the family can use it, provided that they’re a match. For adik2 Adam and Mummy and Daddy, the match normally is 100%. For extended families, ada 50-70% chance of a match. Since my family esp my father byk history of illnesses mcm kencing manis, cancer etc, mungkin cord blood ni byk gunanya in the future..Bayaran nak keep the blood pun taklah semahal yg kitorg sangka…alhamdulillah.

Lps ni my appointments at the hospital every week. Next Monday ada appointment lagi. I love coming for check ups because I can see Adam active on the scanner. You know the feeling when the holidays/vacation is approaching, you’re so excited that even when you’re at work you feel like your “soul” dah pegi to that vacation place? That’s how I feel right now with 5 weeks to go till my due date. Malas dah nak pi keje!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Parent Craft Class 2

Lagi satu delayed entry.

Last Saturday (1st Sept) we went for another parentcraft class. This time the topic is Bathing the baby, Breastfeeding and Orientation to labour room.

So kali ni adelah nurse tu bawak 2 dolls yg bersaiz baby. Dia tunjukkan cara2 mandikan baby. Mula dgn cuci muka, pastu rambut, pastu badan baby. Complete with how to hold him correctly. My husband took a video of the session. I’m so nervous because nak pegang newborn baby pun I takut, inikan pulak nak mandikan dia! Org ckp, anak sendiri you’ll naturally know what to do…hai..i hope they’re right!

On breastfeeding pulak, the info was quite useful. I’m very happy with the hospital punya baby friendly policy. Zaman dulu2 takde awareness mcm ni. Tu yg ramai sumbat formula milk je. Alhamdulillah, now I can get plenty of help at this hospital to learn proper breastfeeding.

Finally diorg bawak the class pegi to the labour room. Wah mmg excited gile nak pegi! When we got there, I saw one of the rooms still had blood splattering everywhere! Here’s a pic of a labour room, but a clean one la.



Kat tepi tingkap tu nampak tak ada flat surface kat situ? That’s where they’ll place the baby once he’s delivered. Nurse kata they will “suck” the baby. I assume it means they clear out all the blood/mucus around the baby kot? And then after that baru they hand over the baby to the father / mother to initiate breastfeeding (while the doctor stitch her up!).

Kat belakang bed to pulak nampak kan ada wayar2 berselirat n mcm ada meter? That’s the gas. One of the painkiller la. So kalau nak amik gas, sedut dari situ. Belah satu lagi katil tu pulak, ada tiang mcm tmpt sangkut drip tu kan? That’s where they’ll place the epidural punya drip, if you choose / need to take it. Ada jugak tmpt letak kaki dan bar utk mother pegang time nak push (rupanya agak menakutkan) but takde pic pulak. This labour room is for normal delivery, kalau cesearean bukan kat this room, they’ll take you to operation theater.

One more highlight to our class that day, another couple (who attended the class last week) was missing. The nurse told us, she just delivered! In fact, she delivered while we were in class, learning how to bathe the baby! While we had the labour room tour, I saw two names on the board – mothers who gave birth that day- and the second name was her! So agak2nye the blood we saw in the labour room tu her blood ler kot..hehe.

Nurse tu pun dgn baik hati brought us to visit her. Masuk2 je dlm bilik dia, first thing she said to us was “ I ada satu bende je nak bgtau u all, ambikla epidural!!” hahaha…mmg sakit agaknye bersalin ni..hehe. But she looked healthy and energetic even though she just gave birth a couple of hours ago. She was only 36 weeks. Alamak, I’m 35 weeks today, so….wah..dah dekat sgt ni. I’m so excited!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Pak Ngah Adam balik

Lama dah nak buat entry ni, tapi internet slow sgt..

My brother dah balik! Here’s a pic of him arriving at the airport. Dia bukan bawak ape sgt..yg kotak2 besar atas trolley tu is Adam’s stroller!
terkejut tgk his hair so short
Ni dia Maxicosi child carrier / carseat yg my brother beli kan.

Comel kan?
Ni pulak the Zapp stroller utk bila Adam dah besar sikit. Ignore the structure yg agak senget. My sister and I yg tried to unfold it, tapi tak cukup skill.

lambat lagi Adam boleh pakai ni..
The Zapp stroller punya frame can be used with the Maxicosi. So bila dah pasang rupa dia jadi mcm ni. We’ll keep it this way for Adam until he’s old enough to use the Zapp seater.

nampak cool tak? ada built in sunroof jugak kat belakang tu..
Ptg tu pulak Adam’s cot arrived! So my husband apelagi excitedla. He and my brother pun terus assemble the cot.

Daddy tak sabar sgt nak pasang cot Adam sampai baju ofis tu tak sempat tukar

Ni lah rupa cot tu lps dah siap pasang

Waaa..byk dah ready ni. Bila Adam nak jumpa Mummy?

To my brother, welcome home!




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