Friday, January 27, 2012

The 1st Trimester vs 2nd Trimester

Its my 2nd post of the day.WOW!Break record liao 'x'

I manage to post a 2nd one because :

(1) I want to post it before I forget all about it

(2) Am still in CNY mood, hence the laziness to start working although I am at the office now..SSSSSHHHH..and since I have no mood work, might as well use my precious time to blog right? I'm kind of being productive here 'x'

OK, lets move on.


I feel the time passes really slowly. I feel tired all the time. I feel like a sloth 'x'. Everyday I feel like puking and I felt COLD. I cover myself up, and some people actually come ask me, ARE YOU THAT COLD? I stole a blankie from a certain China airline, and when I watch TV in the living room, I cover myself with that blankie. I hate SEAFOOD. Hate steamed fish. HATE plain water. The safest food that I like to eat are fruits and veges. I hate BREAD SIDES, when Oink made me sandwiches , I will ask him to cut off the sides. If he forget to cut them off, I will tear it off 'x' I find myself hard to concentrate on work. I mean how can I concentrate and think of codes when all I was trying to do is try hard not to puke while at work. I stock up on plums and candies. But feel so sinful taking in all those candies (sugar) and plums (loaded with sodium)..but what to do?anything to get rid of that awful bitter taste in my throat. And when I feel depressed, I crave for Cola/ sweet orange.

My skin peel around nose and lips. And sometime my colleagues will ask me what happened to my face and I get really annoyed, cos I feel ugly 'x'

At first I thought to myself, may be I'll be lucky enough to be one of those people who won't vomit at all during the first Trimester. Baby, I was soooo wrong!

I first vomitted when I was about 6 wks pregnant. I took a piece of chocolate at work. Felt soo awful after that. Went home and went straight to the loo and vomitted water and chocolate 'x'

And another time was after I ate cheese cake + take fried food. But the record breaking case was after I ate Ding Bian Hu, I think in less than 30 mins, its all out again 'x'

If you think only rich food can make me vomit, think again.

Once, we went to Petanak for porridge. Oink decided to take the short cuts to go there. With all the winding and turning. I was green-faced when I got out from the car. And one look, Oink ask me, You need to Uwek? I can only nod. And we both hurriedly look for the nearest toilet. Once I close the toilet door, I turned and do my business. 'x' The toilet was the squat type. And the thing with public toilet in Malaysia is, the shit hole is damn shitty. 'x'

Let me illustrate with my drawing.You get the idea 'x' And the shitty hole made me vomit even more 'x'

So beside rich food, car sickness, dirty ugly stuff also can make me vomit 'x'

I came out from the toilet as white as paper, Oink claimed. He got so worried, he enveloped me in his arms and touched my forehead and cheeks, and said I felt cold. I was all wobbly and jelly-legged from the vomitting and had to depend on Oink to make it to our table..LOL

Every other day, I would whine to Oink when i feel depressed, why is this happening, why i feel so dreadful?Why time pass soooo slowly?I even told him, may be one baby is enough. I feel so terrible everyday. I feel so unlike my old self.

Towards the end of my first trimester, my skin gets oily, and I get lotsa zits! DARN IT.

I need to wake up to pee at least once every night. CIS!


I still feel nauseous in the beginning. But as time passes, I feel more and more normal. I feel like my old self is coming back to me. Except that my figure has now changed. My belly is much bigger, and my thigh getting fatter 'x' and I need new bras.

Just before CNY, my skin suddenly cleared up and I was damn happy to get my old good skin back, but now its all oily and full of pimples again.. GRRR

I can take some seafood. Still hate crab. I love beef, but don't dare to take too much. I can survive longer without Cola. Am ok with bread sides too. Appetite is getting normal.

I feel hot almost everyday. What blankie? I don't need it 'x' It was washed, folded and tucked into the cupboard 'x' The only time I felt cold was when I went for breakfast at King Centre before going to KKIA. I can sleep without my quilt at night, with the aircon on, while Oink will need to cover himself up with the quilt up to his neck 'x' I get leg cramps now too, always on my right leg. As painful as it is, I am amazed at myself on how I can continue my sleep despite feeling serious pain ^oo^

NO MORE FEELING NAUSEOUS. HALLELUJAH! I can take cheese cakes, chocolates! And occasionally on super hot days, I treat myself ICE CREAM..ohhh~~

Some nights, I don't even need to wake up to pee. SWOON~~~

I drink LOTSA plain water now. Feeling hot everyday now mah! I feel more energetic and like my old self, except for a big belly and fat ass. :D I try to move more, and get enough exercise. I do Kegels when i remember about it.

Hmmm, I wonder how would my 3rd trimester be? Halfway to go :)


Some of my friends started to ask me whether I can feel any movements few weeks ago. Frankly speaking, I don't know how to feel for it. But I started to feel more evident movements, with the strongest starting from CNY eve. I can feel the BB kick and push now and then throughout the whole day. Now I can recognise the feeling of BB moving, and I can feel it everyday. When I am hungry, after I eat, before I wake up, when I want to sleep. But everyday between 5.30pm-7pm. My BB for sure will move. Its a magical feeling :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

First visit to KKIA (9 Jan 2012)

I consider myself very lucky. My best pal is also pregnant, and is 5 wks behind me. And we decide to go visit KKIA (Klinik Kesihatan Ibu Dan Anak) together gether so that we can accompany each other. Kuching has 3 of such clinic, one is Klink Jawa, somewhere near hopoh? KKIA sekama, and KKIA Stapok. The nurse might want to check some docs as proof that you live near the area before you can actually visit the clinic.The one we went is KKIA Sekama (based on our home addresses). For KKIA sekama, only Monday is designated for first time registration.

We were suppose to wake up earlier, so that we can get an earlier queue number. But it was raining, and the weather is sooo nice to sleep in. Anyway, I still woke up at 7.30am la.Got ready and left the house before 8am. Since I am pregnant, I spent less time on making myself look pretty. I think Oink now spend more time making himself look good than I do.

Traffic was jam everywhere. We stop by King Centre to have breakfast. It was really windy, and for the first time, I felt really cold.

We arrived KKIA around 8.30am. Our number was already 20 by then. Jaqq and Jee arrived minutes later and they got no. 23. The clinic was full of ppl since the previous 2 mondays were public holidays. Then the waiting game starts. tik tok tik tok...that's why I said I was lucky to have Jaqq, without her I don't know if i can wait so long or not. The process is taking so long. So Jaqq briefly explains to me how the process goes around in the clinic. I was feeling nervous about the blood samples extraction part. We ask the husband to leave for work, its no point getting them to wait together with us. We will call Oink to pick us up after we're done.

After registration, we are given a container to pee into 'x' And we are to keep it, and bring our pee for the each future visits.

It was already 10 something when I finally get my turn to go into the first examination room. I know this is not the room where the syringes were so I was quite relax. I know I know, I am such a chicken. I didn't know what to expect once I go into the room. The nurse tested my pee with somekind of kertas Litmus. I was kinda worried, cos I drank Cola the night before. But luckily my pee test result was alright :-p. Then she measured my height and weighed me. What do know, I was 3 cm taller that day, it must be from all the calcium I have been taking.LOL!The nurse asked me a few questions. Like is this your first pregnancy? Any miscarriages before? Did you use any method of family planning before?Then went on talking about breastfeeding. She was really taking her sweet time, no wonder I waited so long to come in 'x' Then she instructed me to lie down on the examination bed. She wanted to check my tummy and BB's heartbeat with something shaped like a box. She record down BB's heartbeat rate and told me that my BB is strong. What I didn't expect was her next instruction : SHOW ME YOUR BREASTS. O.o!!! HUH???? I asked for what? she said to check if mine are suitable for breastfeeding and to check for lumps. So after she's done molesting examining me. I asked : so how is it? She said Ok! Suitable.AHAHAH. The we sat down, and she filled in some form, she wrote quite long, don't know what is she writing. And asked me to sign some consent form for the blood test, and to sign in acknowlegdment that she did explain about breastfeeding to me.

And then, its time for room of terror (blood test room) 'x' . I dropped my clinic card into the box in front of the room, and took a number (again). Jaqq is still in the examination room. I waited alone, trying to persuade myself and telling myself I have to be brave. If I can't bear this little pain, how can I bear the actual pain of labour right? When it was my turn, I walk in bravely. But once inside, the chicken in me can't help but telling the lab workers that I m scared.AHAHAH. The lady said Jangan Takut. I turned my face away, the pain felt like i was pinched, and before I know it, the guy said OK, siap! I was like WAH! I didn't feel any pain at all, it was really tolerable. I was happy and proud of myself. :-p

And then I went out, and waited for the last room (dr's room) but I didn't know for this I have to drop my card inside the box again. I only took the queue no. (again!) And when the on duty nurse saw that I didn't drop the card into their box, she gave me a scolding. 'x' Nothing happened much in the Doctor's room. She didn't even bother to scan me when she knew that I also did my checkup at a private clinic. She just copied some info from my private clinic card which I brought together (just in case) -__________- . When all these was done, its already 11.30am! And I was already hungry. :D

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hello, I'm pregnant! 'x'

Well, I am on my 2nd trimester (5 mths pregs). Been wanting to update this blog since a long long long time ago. But blame it on my laziness, and all these tiredness that came along with my pregnancy.

How we first found out:

We just got back from our China trip. The sceneries were great but I still don't like china food. I remember taking beer cos it was really cold. And had a small glass of hot shao xing wine. I was expecting my period during the last few days of the trip, but it didn't happen. I didn't worry much about it then, as my period is irregular.When we got back to Kuching, I was suppose to continue my yoga. But I was lazy, and still very much in holiday mood. After one week of "resting". I went back to yoga. I can't really remember what was the pose, but I remember we were on all fours, and are suppose to bend our limbs or something. That's when I felt like there's a lump in my belly. I was quite alarmed. And my 6th sense told me I should go home to have a urine test, I didn't expect much, I always get negative result. When I got home, I did a urine test, and bathed while waiting for the result. After bathing, I am surprised, and shocked to see a double line on the result window. It was a first for me. The 2nd line was faint, but its there and visible. I showed it to Oink, and he was puzzled and ask me what does it mean. I told him double mean positive. His jaw dropped. I can see he was pleasantly surprised. I rushed him out of the house to get another test kit from Watson before it closes. I can't wait for hours. I tried 2 hours after that. And the result was negative. And we both dismissed it as false alarm then. We are not pregnant. I continue on waiting for my period to come. After 3 days (30th Sept), still no sign of it, although I do feel breast tenderness, and that is the usual sign that period is coming. Call it woman's instinct, I have a strong urge to try the test again. I tried over lunch break at home. And again its positive. So Oink said we should go check with a gynae. And off we went to KPJ, and I chose to see Dr Wendy Loh. According to Dr Wendy. She did an ultrascan on me and there it is, our little sac. I was surprised. At this stage, I was still determined to go ahead with our Melbourne trip planned for next yr April.

2nd Dr visit at 8wks +:

We went for the 2nd checkup today to see how is my pregnancy progress. I prayed before sleeping last night that everything will be ok. 3 wks ago, all we saw was a round sac. And today we can see some shape and the heart beating. Our dr let us hear the heartbeat for a while. It went dupdupdupdupdup, so fast! It was MAGIC I tell you. At the sound of our bb's heartbeat, I decided then and there, what Melbourne?? It can wait. I don't feel like going anymore. The well being of our BB is much more important.

I am totally not me anymore. Before this, I can't live without water. I always bring a bottle of water with me, if not I will buy a bottle. But now I can't stand them. They tasted EWW. I wonder if I drank 8 cups of water a day or not. On the other hand, I think I m quite addicted to Coke. OMG.Which is not really healthy. Been trying to con my tastebud by mixing manukah honey in plain water. Not bad, but its not Coke. Well, it has to do for now. I am now sluggish, weak-limbed, very forgetful, and my ever good appetite has gone to hiding. SIGH. I hope I will be my old self soon.

3rd Dr Visit (approx 12 wks):

Everytime, before a doctor's visit, I am always nervous and wondering is my baby is ok. Although I feel sick all the time, I took comfort that at least its a good sign that my baby is doing fine. I am surprised at the progress rate of our BB. We can see the little hands, the little legs, the body, the head, the butt butt. And then something happened, BB waved, and was so startlet that I jumped a bit. 'x'AHAHAH. Dr Wendy was very delighted and keep say Wah, you BB keep moving. Active BB. Oink is having a feeling that we are having a girl.

4th Dr Visit (Approv 16 wks)

Suppose to visit Dr Wendy on 20th Dec, but I remembered the date wrongly and went on 21st December instead. :-p and the clinic is not open that night. And we were wondering why there's no patient waiting outside.AHAHA. Anyway, we went back the next morning. Oink didn't want to wait longer. Dr Wendy said if we are lucky today, we can probably find out the gender. But our BB was moving, tossing and turning, and when the Dr scan the bottom, all we can see are the butt and the legs. hmmm..:D..nevermind, there's always next time, and lets see if Oink is correct.

Next Dr visit will be in 8 days :)