Saturday, September 30, 2006

StemCord Banking

Signed up for the StemCord Banking for baby's cord today as it is the last day of their promo. Don't know of we have made the right decision or not ... guess Cord Banking is like buying insurance - you never know when you need it and when you do, you regret not getting a higher premium, etc.

So to be safe,, Hb and I decided we would want the best protection for our baby. Anyway StemCord offered a relatively attractive promotional package.

This is the Collection Kit/Pack I have to bring with me to the delivery suite ... not too bad packaging ya?

Friday, September 29, 2006

Follow-up Check-up After Discharge

Went for the follow-up check up after discharge and baby seems to be growing well! But BP still not ideal. Will continue to rest.

Baby @ 23 weeks 3 days
Weight = 600g
CRL = 59mm

Sleep Suits & Going Home Suit

We have finally decided that Hb will source for baby's 'Going Home Suit' from overseas.

Hb came back from Melbourne yesterday with some sleep suits, the going home suit and pair of cute sneakers.

Baby's going home suit is the cute little legged romper with animal prints on the left. We will decide and post later baby's suit complete with receiving blanket ... wait for it!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

My Tummy Moved!

Although it was a terrible week for me, it ended on a high note as yesterday (27/9/06) marked another milestone for both baby and me!

As I could be discharge tomorrow, I was happily chatting to Jen on the phone when suddenly I saw my tummy jumped a little! This is the 1st time I've been able to 'see' baby's kicks from outside of tummy! I was so happy!

Arrgg! Hospital Stay ...25/9/06 to 28/9/06

I got a feeling that the prognosis may not be good for me today (25/9/06). Try as I might, I just couldn't sleep or nap! Am I too nervous? It seems that the harder I try, the wider awake I am... it's driving me nuts!

Discussed with Hb and we feel that instead of going to a GP, better to see Dr Gordon instead. True enough, my pressure is even higher than Saturday so I have to be admitted immediately. Dr Gordon gave me 3 hours to be on the hospital bed while I went home to pack and call to cancel my teachings. What a way to start my part-time teaching! I am so blessed and glad that Mag has agreed to help take over the Masters students tutorial. What am I going to do without great friends like her?

Actually, I have been very conscientiously with my diet during this pregnancy, so have been feeling very upset that I actually developed pre-eclampsia. I also do not have high BP prior pregnancy. Dr Gordon has said that it is not diet induced and there is really nothing I can do but rest well. We may even have to induce baby if my placenta ages and deteriorates earlier than normal. He said he'll monitor.

Hence, after discharge, it will be fornightly visits to monitor health of placenta. I will also borrow the BP monitor from Aunty Pat so I can do my own monitoring at home. Dr Gordon has also ordered no exercises - even swimming, yoga or walking. He just wants me to rest well. Ok, I got the message, Doc ...

After a few boring days at the hospital, I was really going bonkers as tv was no good and I did nothing but slept. Hb is on flight (left Tues morning) and won't be home till Friday. Luckily Kumari has been transferred to us and started to come in on Monday, the day of my admission. Hope she is coping well with Enzo.

Finally managed to persuade Dr Gordon to let me go home on Thursay (28/9/06) - but he insisted that I must rest well as BP still not ideal or I will have to come in again. Also have to be on medication for the next week to monitor situation.

Took a taxi home and am so happy to be home FINALLY!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Check-up After Detailed Scan

Today was the follow-up routine check-up after the detailed scan. Baby is fine but Dr Gordon suspects I may have pregnancy induced high blood pressure. So he wants me to see GP on Monday to get another reading.

I've also refused to take any medication as I am quite sure it's due to a lack of rest and perhaps stress from starting my teaching on Monday.

Baby @ 22 weeks 4 days
Weight = 450g
CRL = 54.2mm
(CRL -Crown-to-Rump Length)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Detailed Scan @ NUH on 14/9/06

Today we went for baby's detailed scan at NUH. We spent about 50 mins with baby looking at every nook and cranny.

Everything is good and well. As baby is quite heavy, the Dr-in-charge has changed my EDD to 17/1/07 as she said baby's size is comparable to 22 weeks although I am now in my 20th week when measured against LMP (last menstrual period). Well done mummy and baby!

So far this has been the longest time during a scan that HB and I have been 'spending' with baby and it is so comforting.

Pic above - according to EDD (23/1/07), I am now 21 weeks 2 days

We saw baby moving his mouth, he must be hungry! Mummy was hungry too as we have yet to have lunch then. Went for our favourite Bak Kut Teh after the scan.

So, does baby look like me or papa?


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