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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

36 weeks check-up

I had a check-up today - 36 weeks now - full term!

The scan went great...Baby is in good position, head down...her size is small normal, weight 2.3kg which is great considering my diabetes..

then we went to see the doctor and she checked my glucose diary. It's not good news, I've been having many readings of 9-10.9 eventhough i'm following the same diet...she said it's getting worse towards the end of my pregnancy because there are more hormones making the insulin ineffective..so in the end she prescribed me with tablets to help making my insulin more efficient..

they don't know the side effects of the tablets..but she said they do know however that if the Baby continue to grow in me surrounded by high sugar, she will have high chances of developing low blood sugar (because her body produces extra insulin in the womb to cope with the extra sugar) once she is delivered, and this is dangerous and she may have to be taken into special care unit..so now i'm taking the tablets..hopefully it'll help control my glucose level now...

suddenly now i'm getting so stressed and nervous about labour...bag hospital tak pack lagi, nak pack pun rase mcm semua bende takde..semua bende tak ready lg...byk lagi barang nak kene beli...baju2 baby semua tak basuh lg, taktau mana nak beli laundry detergent and bottle cleanser suitable for baby..kat sini tak jual lak kat kedai brg baby mcm kat msia..agaknye diorg pakai detergents biasa je kot...i've got to pack a bag for Adam too right?sian dia kene tinggal..what and how to cook in confinement...what does the maternity ward look like, what is the state of the shared toilets..why is My Brestfriend nursing pillow so damn expensive it's unaffordable(Chun! simpan tau pillow tu...hehe) ok now i'm just babbling...byk sgt bende going through my mind now...i know everybody is gonna tell me to relax :) i'm trying, trust me..

21 comments:

headbart said...

Jgn risau2 sgt.
Doa banyak2, and focus on everything else.
U'll do okay, inshaAllah. :D

kusuma said...

byk2 bersabar yea...
x mau stress, nti bby pn sama risau...
insyallah, sumanyer ok...
take care & gd luck yeah...

Anonymous said...

how i wish i just could fly and come to the rescue! hang in there, babe.. i'm sure everything gonna be alright. hugs n kisses for u, adam and baby! ~aina

nanin said...

aida, nervous dia lain mcm eh this time? ermmm, how does "try to do one thing at a time" sound? ape2 pun, don't stress out too much k. not good for u n baby. alaa u sure can make it punye la. lagi2 ade hero malaya by your side. hehhee

FaznFaz said...

hi aida,

a few tips utk preparation...
1) detergent pakai fairy, yg liquid punya n ada yg style liquid dlm samall packets, so tangan x kotor.... tau sbb dlm bounty pack dia ada bagi sample, soft enough for baju n lampin baby....

2) makanan dlm confinement, mmg sgt tricky.... kena byk bersabar... in my case dulu, belasah jer makan ayam after 1 week bersalin... awal2, hubby laaa penat tlg masak.... kalu nak strick makan ikan, makanlaaa seabass (siakap) atau monk fish (x tau nama melayu). ni leh dpt kat morrisson. monk fish sgt sedap macam ayam n x hanyir... sumbat jer dlm periuk campur bawang, halia, lada hitam, asam keping n air, wallaaaa....

hope this will help... cheers

~ZuE~ said...

insyaAllah everything will be ok :)

ellyWong said...

Aida dearie.. beselaa last2 ni makin bnyk pikir and all, but dun stressed out yourself too much ya. insyaAllah everything will be allright. amin ;)

JOELY said...

dun worry aida, inshaAllah Allah permudahkn everything for you ok...myself pon confinement senirik2 jer...:)..alhamdulillah so far manageable....sampai bila kita nk dependant kt org tua kan...kene blajar independent....

shuzana said...

salam aida...
betul kata faznfaz..aritu shu guna fairy je..bau pun best..dan sesuai tuk bb...

mase dlm confinement..shu marinate siap2 ikan seabass ngan bawal putih..potong small portion tuk makan time lunch or dinner..u blend garlic, bwg, lada hitam, halia lebih2 and kunyit..marinate kt ikan2 dan simpan kt aluminium foil..u simpan kt freezer..kalau u nk guna nnti..pg mase breakfast u dh kuarkan ikan2 so bila time lunch u just steam kan..shu dh start mkn ayam bila 1 week after sbb hubby dh start keje..i need energy nk mandikan bb, ammar dan nk layan ammar mkn lg..
psl ward..u kena prepare bj tido tuk u and bb sbb kalau kt hull dia x providekan bj..pastu bilik sorang2..u kena jaga sendiri bb u..insyallah..bila dah time..sure u can do it..just like me..risau sgt2..end up bleh manage ngan hubby je..

MommyAdam said...

headbart,
insyaAllah...

kusuma,
ok...

aina,
thank you...

nanin,
tulah..lain macam lak stress dia this time..masa adam dulu tak sabar nak bersalin...

faz,
taktau pun sini ade jual siakap tau!hehe...i ni tak pandai masak ikan actually...tq so much for the tips! very helpful...

zue,
insyaAllah..

elly,
thank you...

joely,
takde org tua takpe joely...tapi condition lps bersalin tu tak tentu yg i takut..kot2 i takleh bgn langsung ke...sape nak tgk adam/baby...bukan boleh hantar nursery..

shu,
eh baguslah tips u...i kene wat camtu gaklah...senang sikitkan...

Melina said...

Hi Aida
Don't stress. You'll be fine.
Any laundry detergent that is non-bio will be fine for baby's clothes. Fairy non-bio is great. As for washing and sterilising bottles, there's Milton. It comes in tablets or liquid form. All you need for baby can be found at the baby aisle in most supermarkets - Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda.

The maternity wards here are mostly 6 bedded or if you're lucky you may get a room to yourself but I doubt it. Baby will be by your side at all times and you will have to do everything yourself. There should be a nursery bit with a nursery nurse where if you need to use the loo ke apa you leave baby with her. Oh yes don't forget to have a squirty water bottle (as large as you can find kan) with you to use for cebok purposes. You may also want to pack some antiseptic wipes for when you need to use the loo to clean the area....maklumlah some women drip the red stuff and tak reti nak clean after themselves eeeuuwwwwww. You need to be able to sit on the loo....can't be hovering after having a baby kan.

Make sure when you pack your hospital bag baby's first set of clothes are all at hand. The midwife will ask for it. Paling basic you'll need a vest, a sleepsuit, a hat, mittens (but mittens UK tak guna....doesn't stay on) and newborn nappy. Don't be surprised if they make you have a shower quite soon after. I had a shower at 3am!

It's late and that's all I can recall for now. Let me know if have any other questions.

MommyAdam said...

melina,
do you currently live in the UK?thanks for the advices, really helpful..Milton tu sterilising tablets ke? i have a steriliser, i'm looking for mcm detergent nak scrub away the milk residues before sterilising them..ewww, ok antiseptic wipes definitely then.cop baby vest tu ape? i do plan to have a shower soon after birth..with adam i wasn't advised to take showers and it made me feel sick and yucky..do you know if i will need to bathe the baby myself whilst in the ward?kene bawak bathtub baby ke? masa kat msia nurse yg mandikan...

Nurhafizah Fauzi said...

hi aida,

aku pun sama nervous bila baca ke'stress'an ko tu..being me yg sgt penakut dalam ape2 hal berkaitan doktor n hospital, i really understand how u feel

but..u know our mental can be stronger than our physical/body? so, be strong! if u keep thinking all the bad things,bad things will happen..banyak2 berdoa (mintak mak ko doakan skali,doa ibu ni tak ternilai) ..insyaAllah :)

anakanda said...

asm aida,r u still making the baby sling? if u r not..u know where i can get one? rajinnye u menjahit.. btw..i like ur boots!

Ernie Khairina said...

aida,
insyAllah everything's just fine..berdoa ye. tak sabar nk tengok ur babygirl , mesti cun macam ko =D

p/s aku skang adelah di tahap agak stress =( selalu je rasa perut mcm tegang ke ape..setiap saat nk loya
but, kena tabah!

Melina said...

Hmmm....I wrote a post but it seem to have gone missing. Yes, I'm in the UK. Milton are sterilising fluid/tablets/wipes. I used Fairy antibacterial washing up liquid to wash bottles. But I rarely used bottles as my girls preferred their milk direct from source and mummy pon tersangatlah malas nak faff about with bottles too much. Kat UK onesies are called vests.

I never bathed my girls in hospital as we went home quite quickly. First baby, I delivered around midnight and was home by 10am. Second baby, I was home 4 hours later. As far as I know you don't need to take a bath with you as they have them in the nursery. Newborns here aren't bathed as often as they are in Malaysia as it's cold here and babies don't get dirty unless they have a blowout nappy.
So I wouldn't worry too much about bathing baby in hospital.

My original post was a bit rambling and I can't quite recall what I wrote. :) Email me at melina@lowrieweb.com if need to know anything else. Don't worry too much. InsyaAllah everything will run smoothly and you'll be wondering why you were stressing out.

Anonymous said...

hi aida,
not sure if u already know or not, reza passed away this morning. sorry aku post kat ko nyer comment ni sebab aku x de mail ko nak send private msg. huhu.. - Izza-

Faz & Faz said...

hi aida,

dun worry about bathing the baby since u gonna deliver the baby during winter, just like me last year. so, baby mmg tak mandi sampai last day kat hospital , tu pun sbb midwife nak ajar cara nak mandikan baby. n they dun really encourage u to use product, just plain water.

yup, u'll be forced to take shower after deliver the baby. in fact, wajib pun dlm islam. yg bagusnya, lepas mandi, rasa segar n sihat sikit...

another 1 think, kat aberdeen (not sure about other part of uk) diorang provide air sejuk dlm jag yg siap ada ais... dah laaa winter!!! kalau org2 tua kt msia tau, confirm marah kata urat kembang segala... so, i need to told them specifically yg i nak warm water, half cold water, half boiled water. it's better for u to bring thermos....

if u need recipes utk ikan2 dlm bersalin, do drop me an e-mail at faznfaz@gmail.com x laaa terrer sgt, tp sbb terpaksa survived sendiri, so, boleh laaa....

shuzana said...

Hi aida..
Like ur frens said..I delivered kol 4am..kol 7am shu dh kena mandi..bb plak mmg dia x advise mandi..and shu back home kol 6pm..tu pun kalau tak kol 4pm dh bleh balik, tunggub hubby g beli car seat sbb kalau x de carseat, mmg x bleh discharge..lgpun sure u nak blk awalkan..kesian kat adam kan..so gud luck aida..

chun said...

dot, sorry lambat bace ko nye post nih! pillow tu selamat je kat aku. adela 2-3 kali je kot aku pakai. (didn't really help me sgt actually) ko nak aku pos ke? eh, ke kalo pos lagi mahal dari beli baru? ahahha..anything u need just call me ok dear. i'm happy to help. jgn pening2 kan otak dgn fikir what will happen if bla bla bla.. ko just relax and enjoy the moment. like fizah said, jgn fikir negative sgt ok? hugs and kisses from me darling!!

AYUKIRANA said...

Aida, jus wanna share my experience...aku dulu bersalin kat gen hosp je..share 1 bilik 4 org..thank god, maybe God knows better than me..aku dpt roomate yg bole sama2 tlg jagakan baby, ajar aku mcm2 esp nak handle 1st baby aku tuh..aku xdpt imagine kalo aku jaga sensorang, lagi pressure agaknya unless family aku boleh dok skali...so, jgn risau sgt, yg penting doa2 byk2, spy jalan tu mudahje :)

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