Sunday, September 29, 2013

One Step Further: Third Trimester

Assalamualaikum w.b.t,

Here goes the story for third trimester. As I've mentioned before, I have actually registered myself at the nearest klinik kesihatan and went for monthly checkup.  *you can read more on that here* However, I didn't planned on delivering at government hospitals. I have my own reasons, of course. Haha! So.. As my pregnancy enters the third trimester, I started to continue my monthly checkup at Columbia Asia Taiping. I'll do a review on my O&G Specialist and the rate for the hospital later.

So for my first checkup there, my O&G did a 4D ultrasound scan in order to check the gender of my baby *per my request, of course* Hihi.. It was so exciting. You can even see the baby's movement, even when he's yawning. A 4D scan is definitely worth it. Even the price is affordable.

Everyone says that the nose looks like mine! Actually, I can't even imagine how he'll look like in real life even though the picture is very clear. Haha! 

To add to the perks, I got food poisoning on week 38. I must say, having food poisoning while you're in third trimester is definitely bad. Food poisoning caused me to have contractions as the baby must be feeling uncomfortable. At first I thought that the contractions was a sign that I am near to giving birth as I'm already on week 38 but I'm nit that sure. As the contractions becoming more and more regular, I feel that I can barely stand the pain and I was admitted to the emergency room. Then I was sent to the labour room to be monitored since even the doctor is not sure if it'll all end with food poisoning or it'll go all the way to giving birth. After having regular contractions for a while, the contractions started to subside. Still, I was monitored in a ward for a day. 

Luckily, the ward is comfortable and I end up enjoying my day in there. Haha!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

One Step Further: Second Trimester

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

It has been quite a while since my last update on my pregnancy experience. To tell the truth, I can't seem to recall lots of my memory for the second trimester experience since it has been a while. Luckily I did the post for first trimester earlier.

Nevertheless, there's not much to tell o second trimester actually. Everything seems to be going quite well for me during  pregnancy. It was overwhelming to see that my bump starts to show up. Haha! And I started to gain weight too which resulted in me having had to buy few clothes for pregnant women. *If you're looking for nice yet affordable pregnancy clothing, look for 'Scarlet' brand in Jusco* Haha!

All in all, that's the only thing that I can remember for second trimester. The third trimester, however is another different story!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Believe me, I'll Learn.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

As life goes on, I am learning. I learn through my surroundings. I learn through emotions. I learn through people... and as time passes by... I learn mostly through circumstances. It's true that people may think that I am pathetic. People may think that I shouldn't make such a decision. For them... Is such term as 'early marriage' exists? People may say, everything is just based on love. You'll end up getting a divorce... You are young. You have no experience. You are even not matured enough... They'll talk about every single thing and I'm currently tired to keep on hearing them.

When I say that I'm getting married, I know that it'll come with huge responsibilities. It is not about me anymore. It's about US. I am not that perfect. I am learning. No matter how childish my looks are, I still have that same dream with other girls out there. If I am a married lady, I want to be an admirable wife. A great mother. I cherish the one that I love, I value him. That is why I'm gonna make sure that he will never have the slightest thought of regret for choosing me.

It may take quite a period of time.
But, believe me. I'll learn to improve myself.
So, rest assured.


Greta Garco once said ; 
Of all the things I seen so far, the most beautiful sight has been an old couple walking arm in arm. Also for me, the sight of husband and wife who spent many years together is the subject of my admiration.

You'll see...
That we will still holding our hands, walking arms in arms...
even if we're an old couple...   :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

One Step Further: First Trimester

Assalamualaikum w.b.t,

Picture Source: Google

As promised, this is the first part of my pregnancy experience. The first trimester is the first three month of your pregnancy period. This period can be very overwhelming, especially to first time mums. Hihi. This is because pregnant mommies will start to experience some changes to the body. It is very important for mommy-to-be to understand these changes and also learn on how to take care of their body. As important as understanding the changes, mommies also need to know that first trimester is the most fragile stage in pregnancy. 

Generally, most pregnant ladies will experience a few things in their first trimester. These things include:
  • bouts of nausea
  • tender, swollen breast
  • increased urination
  • fatigue
  • food aversions or cravings
  • dizziness
  • heartburn and constipation

However, I only experience a few things from the list above. To tell the truth, I didn't experience the nausea. Morning sickness can actually strikes at any time of the day or night. It may be caused by hormonal changes in the body. I can't give any tips on how to deal with this since I didn't even have the experience. But you can Google for the tips, I guess. There must be a lot of them since most of pregnant ladies experience this. Some says, the morning sickness will be worse if you're carrying a female. It may be possible since I am actually carrying a baby boy. Haha!

As for tender and swollen breast, I did experience that but I didn't have much to say on that case. Apart from tender and swollen breast, I had to say that increased urination stressed me out. This is because, I am the type of person who kinda drinks a lot. Before getting pregnant, I actually urinate only as much as 3-5 times per day. But ever since being pregnant, I urinate in almost every 15 minutes. It is frustrating to get up and go to the toilet only a few minutes after you have a sit or worst, after lying down. But again, I am still thankful that I didn't have to experience increased urination together with morning sickness. I can imagine that it'll be very hard to handle. 

Other than increased urination... I only experience fatigue, dizziness and constipation. Luckily these things only last during the first trimester. However, there's one last thing common changes to note. I notice that I have increased body temperature. This symptom is very clear to me since I am the type of person who hate staying in air-conditioned environment and can live with level 1 fan swing. But ever since I am pregnant, level 1 seems so slow. I even have to use two different fan; the on the ceiling and a standing fan *since my house didn't have air conditioner* or I'll sweat like crazy and had to take a bath like in every 2 hours. To make things worse, the increased body temperature will last through pregnancy until you give birth. So no matter what, I just have to deal with it.  -_-

p/s: Most of the first trimester symptoms can be the pregnancy signs. If you experience any of these symptoms, try to do a UPT test. Who knows, you might get a good news. :)