Saturday, July 24

It's a girlllllllllllll!!!

3rd appointment, APSH 9am. I'm 4th in the line. The obstetrician, Dr. Asha is not even in yet. We brought along our video camera today. Gonna find out whether the baby is a girl or boy. I wish it's a boy so that he could look up to my dearie. On the other hand, dear kinda knew that it's gonna be a girl since we couldn't figure out the sex for the last two visits. Last night, we even made a bet that whoever loses should buy Ice Blended Mocha and Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. Fair enough, even though I want it to be.. a lifetime duty of washing the baby's poo. Hehe. Dear totally rejected my idea. He'd do everything else except for that. Takpe, takpe.. I'll find a way to make you do it. Haha!
My heart race each time the other mother-to be came out of the room. I'm really nervous to find out what my baby would be. I did the regular weight and blood pressure rate. For the first time, they took my urine. As I walk to the washroom, I saw through the corner of my eyes that people were checking on me. What the *&%*? Is it the way I dress? (I'd never be caught dead wearing maternity clothes) Or did I look too young to be pregnant? I seriously don't understand why. Even one of the nurse gave me a weird look as she passes me.
Anyway, half an hour later, we were called in.

The door was half-opened. Having a hard time to squeeze myself between a chair and the door.
Dr. Asha was laughing.

'Takdela besar sangat, kan?"

Felt so silly. Well, as soon as I made myself comfortable on the chair, I started to pop out all the questions that has been in my mind the whole month. Heck, I even write it down on a post-it-note, in case I forgot what to ask.

The note reads like this,

What I should ask the Obstetrician tomorrow
1) why does my tummy stretch so much?
2) Pain on lower abdomen
3)my weight- Normal or too much?
4) Ante-natal classes, necessary or not?

It really calms me down when I knew that everything that I experienced is NORMAL! By the way I gained 10kgs since I got pregnant. Matilaaa nak get in shape nanti!

Ultrasound check....nervous gilerrr!! The last 2 checkups, the baby was so shy to show off his/her genitalia. Kept his/her legs crossed all the time. Chitt!! Today, the moment that we've been waiting for.
From the screen, we can see that the baby has grown so big now. Big, round head, cute little nose and the legs are apart! Dear asked dr's permission to record the whole process.
"Boy ke girl, doktor?"
"Macamana nak tau it's a girl or boy?"
"See, this part...(pointing at the pelvic area)"

Memang girl punnn... lagi tak puas hati... Ye lah.. I lost the bet.

Wow! I felt the rush to my head. Already imagining how my baby would look like. Eee tak sabarnya!!
Dear seems so happy..Boleh bawak on his Harley, macam bawak girlfriend. Chehh!!

Sempat Dr. Ashar joking,
"Ha, lepas ni boleh la beli baju pink"

Smiling all the way home. Couldn't stop talking about the baby sampai dear tertido and I smiled from ear to ear in my sleep. (That's what my dear said to me when we woke up)

Tuesday, July 20


I'm having a hard time to sleep last night. There's some unusual pain in my tummy that makes me feel restless. Every position seems not right, I end up sleeping only after dusk. The consequence, both of us overslept. i woke up to find out that it's already 9am! Dear is obviously late!! He quickly search for his mobile and start sms'ing Shuvit.. The reason as usual, taking me up for a monthly check up. Haha! The check up is only due this Saturday. 'Aku jugak jadi alasan' and we laughed so hard thinking that who would've argue with that? The funny thing is that, despite the fact that he's already late, he still continue to sleep for another half an hour and I end up sleeping while sitting cause I'm worried that dear's gonna be really late. It's a cold morning, and sleeping seems perfect. Finally I can close my eyes and the pain slowly drifted in my sleep, but not for long as I begin to feel really hungry... Nasi lemak for breakfast and dear left me around 11. He'll probably will come home at 8pm tonight. What should I do now? Continue my sleep as I felt a bit dizzy from the lack of sleep, obviously.
I didn't realize that when I woke up it's already 5 pm!!! Wow! Macam vampire pulak. Blame it on the weather cause the sun didn't come out today, all I could feel is cold breeze and rain did poured heavily some time around 2. Ha!Excuses!Excuses!
Dear told me about this AVENT brand for baby's bottles, sterilizer and breast pump. How come he knows it better than me? Dear was talking about it with his colleague, and these products could prevent the baby from wind(masuk angin) and the best part.... the teats are made to look and feel like a real nipple!We're gonna buy it from Ebay, better bargain. Nowadays you can get everything ( I really mean EVERYTHING, from Ebay.Who would've thought of that?)
I have this jitters on breastfeeding. I heard the first time could be really painful. Any tips from mothers out there? We're gonna enrol for ante-natal classes to prepare for the labour. Heard that it's gonna cost RM250 per 4sessions. Pricey eh?

Saturday, July 17

A rush of...

I learned some life lessons today. Been talking to 2 German guys over the subject of kids and Malaysian driving ethics. These 2 guys mind you, are all enough to be my father and they were very wise and opiniated. Both divorced and have only one daughter from their marriage. Klause and TJ actually came to me and Kak Nori and all of sudden chatting from one topic to another after Kak Nori told them that I'm gonna have a baby. They said having a baby is a beautiful thing and the experience is something that you couldn't trade with anything else in this world.  Suddenly I felt so touched by their words and a rush of joy came into my head. Wow! I can't wait to have this baby!!Malaysian men rarely talks obout the joy of having a baby, so deep with emotion and love that I almost cried. Klause talked with his eyes shined so bright and smile from ear to ear.Today I felt like everybody really cared about me. everyone I met at HD (these are leather clad bikers, mind you. Who would've thougt that they could be so sensitive) either adviced me or dear not to take me on hte Springer anymore. At least, be careful, extra careful. Yeah, you got that right, I'm still riding on the back of dear's Harley in my 6 months pregnancy. Call me crazy but we really know what we were doing. So, don't come to us, especially my dear Reza and say'Gila kau, bahaya bawak Zach naik moto mcm ni' He'd get so pissed off. Don't tell me I didn't warn you!