We are lucky that Mei mei do not have any severe Jaundice issue. She managed to get PD’s clearance for Jaundice on day 6. PD requested us to monitor at home in case it worsen. A short trip to the clinic that let me go out for a short breather, after which we need to be good and go home for confinement.
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'Delivering during wee hours is a whole new experience for both of us as we felt lethargic right after labour. In fact, I was facing post delivery epidural syndromes right after birth of PrincessTAN. Lesser than 30 minutes after delivery, I couldn’t control and started vomiting despite I dint consume any food. I had to ask daddy to bring rush to take a bucket for me to puke.
We were then pushed to the ward at about 5am, I was vomited the 2nd time and couldn’t consume anything after as well. PrincessTAN was supposed to sleep in the room with us under the new TMC policy for Single bedder scheme but the nurses suggested me to rest for a couple of hours as they babysit her on behalf. Because of this, we manage to cat nap for a couple hours before the doctors start going on rounds and visitor's arrival.
We were also very nervous on Morris’s reaction on the mei mei’s arrival but we were fortunate to have supportive uncles and grandparents to help to prepare him on what he will see when he arrived. He asked such an adorable question the first thing he saw mei mei as he goes “mommy, why is mei mei so big but so small in your stomach?”
Overall, we still see smiles on his face after seeing mei mei which is a good sign. We requested GrandparentsKWAN to spend extra attention on Morris as we are unable to return home for that night. We explained to him that we needed to stay in hospital to accompany mei mei and he acknowledged it just like a big boy. Gosh, feel that he is growing up too fast~
Since I am feeling better towards mid of the day, we decided to discharge the next day. Thank you to all our families and friends who came by to visit us 😊. My first time trying out ringsling on newborn. So so fun! YAY~
We headed to TMC for our weekly Gynae Visit with UncleTHAM today at 39 weeks + 2 days. The clinic has also arranged CTG scan to see if there is any contraction and to monitor the baby movement. Sadly, no contraction and uncleTHAM told us to see us again after Christmas at 40 weeks. We then head out to distribute some of the Christmas cookies which I have baked for some of my friends before meeting our family for lunch and dinner since it is 冬至.
Who knows that contraction starts to surface at around 8.40pm with an interval at around 7-10 minutes each time. The cramp, ache and pain came to me like a Déjà vu which I have previously experienced during the birth of Morris. While trying to be certain that I am in time for labour, we took readings for another 2 hours while putting Morris to sleep for the night and calling GrandparentsKWAN home. The pain was so intense as the hours goes by and I am very certain that the surprise is coming~
We say goodbye to loverboy before driving off to the hospital with immense pain at my lower back as we admitted to TMC at 12 midnight. Immediately we were guided to the Operating Theatre and was nagged by the nurse because I endured with the contraction pain for almost 3 hours. I was already 5 cm dilated during admission and I was lucky that I requested epidural immediately. Understood from the nurse that 6 cm dilation is the maximum possibility for epidural selection: p
IWhile the daddy headed down to register for admission, I was alone facing the nurse for the various injection as well as the epidural insertion. This time round, the insertion causes severe shivers which is something that I dislike. No more than 10 minutes, the contraction pain became minimal but it also causes numbness to the legs which I am fortunate to have daddy to help me massage the legs to make them feel less numb. Then, i become happy girl since the contraction pain is away.
We begin to wait patiently for the dilation to happen as we needed it to be 10 cm before we can start pushing. The wait was kinda boring as we were both tired since it is wee hours but good job to daddy as he managed to stay awake by playing his Nintendo switch. My water bag broke at about 2.30 am before the contraction becoming more and more intense. I think the nurse actually gave me mild dosage on the epidural medicine as I could feel the contraction and the pressure of the baby pushing down.
Nurses then started to get prepared while wearing their OT gears and requested me to push 1 time to see how well I pushes before deciding if we needed to call UncleTHAM over. Guess what! 1 push and we can see the head trying to come out already hence UncleTHAM was called over at almost 3am lol. Thereafter, I took lesser than 10 pushes and our princess arrive~
We welcome you PrincessTAN - Myris Tan Xin Rui <3
Finally completed the celebration for loverboy and we are now getting the kick to get ready for our upcoming pleasant surprise. The initial stage is painful with terrible morning sickness but I’m thankful for her being extremely nice to me. I’m impressed at my energy level till date as i am able to be so active throughout the past 8 months.
Well well, Princess’s arrival within 2 months from now and good luck to us on the new challenge ahead. Thank you daddy for this impromptu bump shot during our recent Staycation. 😏
A flavored sweet drink calibrated at 75-gram glucose load.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – A Common Pregnancy Condition
It is a condition in which the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin to control sugar levels during pregnancy. It is a common complication of pregnancy ranging from 10% to 20% of all pregnant women in Singapore. This condition puts both mother and child at serious risks. The mother may develop high blood pressure and preeclampsia while pregnant in this condition, give birth prematurely and even run the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in her lifetime.
The screening test for GDM is a three-point Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT). After fasting overnight, the woman’s blood is taken and tested at three time-points at:
Any blood sugar levels above a certain criteria value for each of the three time-points is considered GDM.
Detailed scan at 24 Weeks old today at Thomson Medical Clinic. We decided to bring GrandmaKWAN and Kor Kor along hoping that they are able to see your ultrasound scan but unfortunately, TMC only allow 1 companion to come in for the detailed scan check which means only Daddy can come in with me. The staff did all kinds of measurement was having difficulties to find your limps as you go into hiding in Mommy’s stomach. We ended off rather smoothly as she told us that all is well.
To be honest, mommy was very worried about your progression as mommy couldn’t gain any weight at all during the 2nd trimester. Appetite remains small and you have stirred huge emotional waves at mommy due to the hormones change. But I am glad that all went well~
And the best news to the grandparents, you are a Princess 😊
The pleasant surprise came by after our Bangkok Trip as we found out about you. This time round, we seem calmer in comparison since we have experienced the same about 4 years back. Booked Uncle Benjamin Tham for the 1st appointment since we were very comfortable with him on Morris’s delivery.
This time round, daddy and mommy seems to be lazier as well as we did not keep track on the procedures as we wish to prioritize the time and companion with your Kor Kor instead. Having an active 3 years + toddler is very challenging as he requires the world’s attention from us. Haha~
This is YOU at 12 Weeks old <3.
Uncle Tham say that you are very active, and everything is alright at this stage. But actual fact, the first trimester was a nightmare to me since I have not experienced much morning sickness from your korkor, you gave me the full-blown horrible morning sickness. Mommy loses 3 kg during 1st trimester because of you but I know all will be worthwhile. 😊
Till we see you again Precious~ <3
Our Pleasant Surprise
Edd 28/Dec 2018