Completed 5 months, Going on 6

Yup, nausea is back. Heartburn is also felt more frequently. Sleeping at night is still a problem. Can’t seem to sleep comfortably anymore. Am keeping wide awake at ungodly hours. Having morbid thoughts as well!!

We will be meeting the maid agency owner tomorrow. Hopefully, all goes well.
The gynae visit was cool. Though the first words of my gynae was, ‘Only 5 months and your tummy so big? Must be angin!’

Anyway, the month before, the gynae asked if we are interested to have a full baby scan (that is in other words, pay RM200 more). Hubby wanted to get it done. So, off we went to see the sonographer this month.  It was only partially done as the baby was breeched and was facing downwards. The gender was revealed, though couldn’t be confirmed 100% due to baby’s downward facing position. The remaining scan to be done next month.

The good doctor gave a fright too. My blood test indicates possible Thalassemia due to the red blood count was lesser than what it should be and the size in considerably smaller too. I looked at my husband, my husband looked at me. Not possible. Thalassemia is genetically passed down. How come my previous blood tests did not indicate this. So that was ruled out. I was asked to take iron laden food for I am now considered anemic.

Otherwise, all is well. Most importantly, so is the little one in the tummy.

Note:
Not only my tummy is considerable bigger. So is my bum!! 😦
More weight to lose post delivery.

The reasons for most of my ‘ugliness’ is well highlighted here.
Acne
Darkened skin
Hot flushes
Patches of pigmentation
Itchiness around tummy region
Dry skin

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Catching Us Off-guard

Lil N seems to be stringing words into sentences nowadays. When you ask him what’s happening in the story book, he seems to say things like the lion is trapped, mouse is running etc. And I owe this primarily to my dad for patiently sitting with his grandson and reading to him.

N is now very comfortable saying his name. He kinda refused to say out his name previously. He now knows everyone’s name too.

He tells me names of songs he would want us to sing together. I thought it will be romantic to have a boyfriend/husband who could sing for me. God went one step further and gave me a son who could sing. A sing well he could. *proud mama*

I no longer have any problems with food. I don’t prepare anything special for him. He eats what we eat. Chocolate milk is something he loves. Soya bean is now his new favourite drink. Sometimes, it is quite a challenge to feed him cod liver oil. With his multivitamins, not so much. The boy actually asked for more vitamins the other day.

Lil N is capable of identifying certain letters of the alphabet. A, B,C, D, K, P, O, Z are some of the letters he wants me to write on a piece of paper for him.

He is also clever to psycho us parents. The other day, his father asked him not to do something. He immediately said that he wants to go to his grandma’s house!! This has been happening for quite sometime. When the day finally arrived (it was a long weekend given it was the Raya holidays, so we had lil N with us back home), he pulled the same stunt. I told him, ‘ok, come, Amma will take you to grandma’s house.’ Came the response, ‘don’t wantlah!’. Tau tak per!!

Sent him to mom’s place the next day. Felt so lonely coming back home. We are expediting the documentations necessary to bring in the maid. Fingers crossed, we would be having a maid soon.

N is 2 years 9 months 26 days old.

Nausea on and off

Unlike my first pregnancy, nausea for this baby seems to be lingering for quite a while. It starts at any time of the day and lasts for a few hours. Sometimes, it starts again in the evening. I am also suffering from bouts of angin where the urge to burp and the eventuality of it actually happening takes place quite often.

My back is a goner. I can’t lie on my back for long, neither I could sit for long. Heck, I can’t even stand for long!

I have said good byes to the gassy drinks. There’s no urge to sip those nowadays. I don’t miss them anyway. The good news is, I can now drink plain water, hot, cold or even at room temperature. Coffee cravings is still there. Took a mouthful of ice-cream from lil N, only to feel nauseous the very next moment. I hope this phase will wear-off post delivery. Can’t afford to lose another favourite!

Most importantly, I have started to cook again. Yaay.

And second most importantly, I have started to read too. Well, lil N was willing to allow me to read two issues of Reader’s Digest magazine back to back! At one point, he did take the magazines away and asked me to keep! 😀