Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pregnancy? Its a Psychological War.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t,

To all pregnant mommies out there, cherish this experience! Think positively and never ever forget to enjoy your pregnancy! Remember, our body is so amazing. If you're carrying twins, then you'll have 3 heads, 6 hands, 6 legs, 3 different heart beatings and 3 different DNAs. How amazing is that? Hihi. 

Being pregnant is not all about carrying someone in your body, going through changes, morning sickness and etc. It a psychological war. Never ever put yourself under too much stress or have lots of worries and negative thoughts. It is important for you to think positively, enjoy your pregnancy and cherish this every momoent. Just put your faith in what Allah S.W.T. has planned for you and everything will turn out fine. InsyaAllah. I know cause I did the same thing and Alhamdulillah, I am safely in my third trimester.

Wish you all the best ya, pregnant mommies! 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

One Step Further: Part II

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

We meet again! Here's the second part of the journey. As I've mentioned on my previous post *click here if you haven't read the post*, I've registered my name at the the nearest klinik kesihatan from my place and did my first scan a week after.

say "Hello" to buku merah yang banyak berjasa ni
*kindly ignore kualiti  gambar yang sangat low ni ye. guna camera handphone je ni*

I don't know the right term for the book but everyone just keep calling it 'buku merah', including the nurses. So let us just keep it that way. Haha! By the way, did you notice the sticker on the book? It is still white in color. I've managed to keep it that way until today. In case if you don't know, the sticker represents different health conditions of the mother. White sticker indicates that the mother is generally healthy. There are also green color stickers, yellow color sticker, red color stickers and etc. However, I don't have much information on the health conditions that they represents since I only have experience with this white color sticker. I am thankful for that actually since I didn't have to go through another hassle procedure such as getting your blood being taken in every two weeks or have to drink "air gula" every few hours and etc. Lucky me! 

Now, back to the story of my first scan experience... I guess it was too overwhelming for me. To tell the truth, it was not because of my first time experiencing an ultrasound scan since I've done it before... when I was falsely diagnosed with "batu karang" few years back. I had to say that the experience was too overwhelming because I was told by the doctor that he actually identified that there are 3 sacs on my tummy! On that day, only one of the sacs have heartbeats. However, it is still too early to say anything since I was only on Week 6. I have to do another scan on my Week 12 of pregnancy to check if the other two sacs will also develop and have heartbeats. If they do, there's a possibility that I'll be carrying triple twins. It was quite a worry for me even though deep in my heart I was so thankful that I was blessed with this opportunity. There are a lot of risks that I'll have to take if the sacs develop including going through premature labor. 

I had to say, even both my mom and my mother-in-law are filled with worries. However, I was told that the two sacs didn't develop during my second scan on my Week 12 of pregnancy. The doctor only able to see one fetus and the other two sacs are not visible on the ultrasound scan. It was possible that I was having Vanishing Twin Syndrome. 

This syndrome; where the twin embryo has mysteriously and silently disappeared, is not a normal miscarriage. A typical miscarriage causes bleeding and loss of tissue, but in this syndrome... the disappearing embryo was absorbed back into the mother's body. Most of the time the pregnancy continues normally, and the surviving baby bears no evidence of having once had a womb-mate. 

You can Google the syndrome if you want to know more. Hihi. I guess, that's all for the second part. I think I'll sum up my first, second and third trimester experience in three different post later and close up the whole journey with a fourth post on my labor experience and review. Until then, see ya! :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Walking Down the Memory Lane: Syawal 2013

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,
SELAMAT HARI RAYA to everyone! I hope its not too late for the wish. 

Note: Please ignore any 'ugliness' element in the photo. Haha!

Alhamdulillah, this year's Syawal was one of the most meanuingful experience for me even though I am not able to enjoy it that much. The tradition of visiting the relatives, 'open houses' and etc. on top of being 8 months pregnant really take its toll on me. I even experience a very hard time standing up. 

Since we were just married on last December, my husband and I have decided to spend our first and second day of Raya with my in-laws. After few years of only spending Raya at my own house *since we don't have a 'kampung'*, I actually able to spend Raya in an actual 'kampung' environment. The picture above was taken in front of the house. If I had to say, the way my in-laws celebrate their Raya is quite different from mine, in a good way of course. Most of the time, its all about food festival in which makes me all around happy. 

There's not much to tell actually since most of the things that we've done are the usual activities during Raya. Even the feast includes the usual... rendang, lemang, kuih raya, and etc. So I guess, that's all for my Raya celebration! Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, everyone! :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Walking Down the Memory Lane: Ramadan 2013

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

As we walk into the last few days of Ramadan, it seems like everyone has been busy doing their Raya preparation. Nevertheless, currently I am more interested in reminiscing this year's Ramadan experience.

It seems like a lot of things has changed since the last Ramadan, especially when it comes to 'sahur'. I still remember... in the last few Ramadan, I used to buy two different meals at the bazaar. One is for break-fasting and another one is for 'sahur'. As I always have problems in sleeping, I always end up having my 'sahur' a little too early since I am afraid that I won't wake up for 'sahur'. I know that having your 'sahur' too early is actually a big NO for Ramadan but I can't afford to miss one since I have gastritis. For this year's Ramadan... 'sahur' time seems so different. Every day as I cook for our break-fasting meals, I'll definitely cook extra so that it'll last for 'sahur'. Then, I'll wake up at 4.30am+ to reheat the meals and set up the table. I'll only wake up my husband after everything is done. One thing that I love the most for this year's 'sahur' is that I always have my husband as my company and I can definitely say goodbye to eating alone for 'sahur'.

Additionally, how I have my 'sahur' is not the only thing that is different for this year. I actually had the chance to fast as a pregnant lady. To be frank, it is quite a challenge for me since I am already 7 months pregnant for this year's Ramadan. Adding to the fact that I always feel hot *because of having had to bear the body temperature for two*, I always feel so thirsty. Even the weather didn't seem much of a help. Apart from that, I also suffer from heartburn. As I have mentioned before, I have gastritis so my heartburn is worse than before. Even my energy level is not that high. Alhamdulillah, apart from all the challenges... I am still able to fast until this very last day. Oh yeah, I only miss my fast for one day because I miss my 'sahur'. Hihi. Other than that, I am still fasting until today.

I guess, that's all. I hope that everything will go on smoothly until the last day of Ramadan. I'll do my Raya post next time ya! Happy fasting, everyone! :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sewing Project: A Veil's Chronicle

Assalamualaikum w.b.t., dearies!

So ok, here's an intermission post before I continue posting stories about my pregnancy journey. Hihi. Ever since I get married, I actually realize that my passion for sewing or doing stuffs for wedding or engagement is quite high. Here's some of the things that I've done for my own wedding..

the 'hantaran'sss, my handbouquet and my solemnization shawl and veil

Oh well, because of this... Alhamdulillah, I've had another chance to improve my skills and also able to fulfill my passion. This time, it is for my husband's cousin's engagement. She actually gave me the chance to make her engagement veil. The theme is white and pink. 

This is the best design that I can come up with for now. I guess I more practice. Still, I hope she'll love it! Hihi. Thank you so much, dear for this opportunity. :)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

One Step Further: Part I

Well hello, people! Assalamualaikum w.b.t. :)

As promised, here's what the other miracle that I've mentioned on my previous post is about. To start off, life as a housewife is definitely wonderful but it do have its perks. Most of time, all I can think of is lying in the living room while watching tv and surf the net after a tiring day of doing chores and cooking. Haha! I am a lazy girl in that sense. 

Oh well, to add on the perks of being a housewife... I am actually being pregnant too! It is a wonderful news to me and my husband but kinda a bad news for the blog. Yes, this is one of the very reason why I rarely write on my blog. Reminiscing the very first part of having this miracle, it was actually quite shocking to us. It is not because we don't want it but it was more towards we don't expect it. We were very excited with the thought of having our first baby right after being married but after a month, we really stop getting our hopes up. I was feeling quite nervous when I realize that my period for the second month was delayed. At first, I thought that maybe it was hormonal problems so I just being dilly dally over the whole thing. Plus, I am afraid of feeling disappointed if the test turned out to be negative since I don't have most of the early signs of pregnancy apart from having a delayed period. I didn't even feel nauseous when I woke up in the morning. 

I end up doing the UPT test after my period delayed for two weeks, and its all because my mom urge me for it. She even offered to buy the test kit for me. 

See, there's two lines on the kit indicates that the result is positive. Oh, in case if you're wondering... as long as the kit shows two lines, the result will be considered as positive even if the second line looks a bit fade. 

So after making sure that I'm pregnant, I actually go and register myself at a klinik kesihatan near my place for monthly check-up, etc. They'll check your weight, height, haemoglobin count, urine, etc. It was quite a hassle actually but luckily the check-up is only once per month. I was 7 weeks pregnant when I register myself and did my first scan on the week after.

Ouh, there's a whole another story regarding the scan... so I'll guess I'll just write about it on my next post. See ya! :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Oh my, oh my... Assalamualaikum w.b.t.

Did you notice the picture? It is actually the page view for this blog. Haha! I wonder why it took me so long to realize that this blog has been on hiatus for so long. My last post for the blog is actually on January and currently we're entering the month of August. More than half-a-year long! 

To tell the truth, I really love to write on my blog. But it didn't seem like I am able to find the right thing to talk about. Again, I just realize that I've become more selective over things that I'd say or write since I get married. You see, a husband will be responsible for every step that the wife has taken. Each and every action will portray how he leads his marriage. So yeah, I am my husband's dignity.

But don't worry... to put it in words, I am more than just feeling blissful over this marriage. Apart from having a very very loving and caring *he even do some of the house chores for me* husband, I am also being blessed with one other miracle. Alhamdulillah. Thank you Allah S.W.T. for this opportunity. 

Oh, I will tell you the details on my next post yeah! Till then, *hugs*! :)