I haven’t been very consistent with my updates, have I? Skipping a few weeks of updates and the suddenly giving weekly updates. Oh well, at least I’m writing some, and Dot2 will still have a trail of idea of how Mommy was like when she was preggers with him (read: emotional, cranky, angry, tired and grumpy). The total opposite of how I was like when I was pregnant with Chempedak.
Dot2 is officially now FULL TERM!! Woohooo!! Which means that if you should decide to come out anytime now my little kicking bundle, it is fine. F.I.N.E. Encouraged in fact, because your mommy’s back bone is seriously threatening to snap.
So here’s what’s been happening, so far, Alhamdulillah all has been smooth sailing. Apart from constant Braxton hicks, a grumpy attitude and a strained back, I think I’m coping rather well with this pregnancy. Recently though, a new challenge has been added, which is the cramps. There have been a few occasions where suddenly without a warning, I’d be rudely awaken by this major heck of a cramp in my right calf. All I could do is wake up the husband who thankfully knew how to massage the right muscles to make the cramp go away.
In terms of vitamins and supplements, I’m still on my Obimin Pluz and goat’s milk calcium tablets. I’ve finished my six bottles of bird’s nest and decided that I can’t afford another six bottles, hahahahah. Mahal giler. I’m now drinking this Third Trimester Tea by Earth Mama Angel Baby on a daily basis. It was recommended to me by a relative and it’s supposed to help prep your body for labour. Don’t know if it will work for me, but hey, it’s only tea, so I figured it wouldn’t do any harm to just down it. It took quite a search finding supply for this tea. It used to be widely available at baby shops but almost all of them seemed to be out of stock when I called to enquire. Hence, I ordered it via Amazon. It arrived in less than two weeks, which was good timing if you ask me.
Yesterday, we went for our weekly checkup. Yes, checkups are now on a weekly basis 🙂 The husband wasn’t very keen on going since we were just at the hospital on Monday, following a little false alarm. I think he got a bit too worked up that his adrenalin supply had depleted for this week’s check up. He even asked “Perlu ke check up ni?”, which from my point of view was an invitation to get snapped at by Mommy-saurus.
Of course, he went anyway.
We dropped off Chemps at school and went off for our appointment. Got my blood-pressure checked and went on the weighing scale and I’m happy to report that I am now 45.15kgs! WOOHOO!!! I hit the 45kg mark that I was aiming for!!
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Anyway, when our turn came, we were greeted by my wonderfully calm and sweet doctor (whom at times the husband insists talks to herself because she’s very soft-spoken). She gave a chirpy little laugh when I greeted her with a “I’m still here and pregnant” statement.
We proceeded to the examination table and she took out her magic scanning wand thingy and as much awaited by me at every checkup, we got to see Dot2 🙂 well… at least… his butt. and balls. Good enough.
Doc said that baby has engaged himself in a good position for delivery, so hopefully with a few more turns closer to time, he’d be in perfect position. Then, as she was moving the scanning wand all over my planet of a belly, she pointed out that I was indeed having some tightening (or mild contractions) as I was lying there. I felt my stomach tighten but there definitely wasn’t any pain. She decided that it was enough of working hours for me, and told me that I should just rest at home from now on until I give birth.
Then she said let’s try to see if we could get a glimpse of baby’s face today. The husband and I were once again prepared for the usual “no paparazzi” pose from Dot2 but he decided to give us the best surprise ever 🙂
Say hello to our Lil’ Mr. Pouty 🙂
After months and months of never being able to see his face, today he decides to move his hand down a little, and give his Mommy and Daddy an idea of how he looks like. Masya Allah, my little monyok one, we simply CAN’T WAIT to have you in our arms *swoon*