Friday, 9 August 2013

The Labour Story

I am finding it difficult failing at finding time to sit down and recount the labour and birth story so piecemeal entries of this wonderful story is ever going to get told...
Chances are you may stumbled upon this entry if you are looking for Dr. Seri Suniza Sufian or Dr. Anthony James Mansul reviews. Let me just say they are both AWESOME.
If you are here because you want to know if Prince Court Medical Centre is any good, let me attest that my own experience there has been EXCELLENT and, so far, continues to be.

So here is my attempt at recounting my second birthing experience...

18 June 2013
At dinner preparation time, my MIL did most of the work and cooked while II sat down with The Little Girl and her new Duplo set of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". 

Contractions came and went, interval not regular. Cramp. Like period cramp.

I do not recall what we had for dinner because my appetite was absent. My MIL felt the baby was coming soon as I was less helpful in the kitchen this time.
Told MIL The Wish: Not to share my bestie's birthday on 19 June. 



<to be continued>


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Eid Mubarak!

Maaf zahir batin. Please forgive all my errors and trespass in the last year. It has been a testing time of my patience, stamina and steadfastness. May all our good deeds, repentance and prayers be acceptable this Ramadhan by The Almighty.

Eid Mubarak to you and your family. We wish you a joyous Syawal with family and friends, as well as renewed faith in Allah s.w.t. 

As for us, we have The Lloyds visiting from Yorkshire, England and The Little Girl is thrilled to have all 5 cousins to play with. Bean, well, he is mostly overwhelmed by the number of loving people waiting to kiss and cuddle him.
The Grandparents are super-busy but overflowing with happiness just to see all 7 grandchildren filling up The House with laughter and non-stop action on the first day of Eidulfitr. We also received the company of some relatives and with a baby girl about a week younger than Bean, The House swelled up with even more excitement.
Lastly, we wish you safe journeys, responsible eating/drinking and whole hearted loving this holiday season.
Note on responsible eating/drinking:
"Man fills no vessel worse than his stomach. If he has to fill his stomach, then let him leave one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for air. [Ibn Majah]

Sunday, 4 August 2013

6 Week Check Up

Dismayed to see my weak pelvic muscles doing Kegel exercises (yes, I saw it on the display screen during ultrasound scan). No bladder leaks so far, but, oh, so much work ahead! Now focus, and Kegel those muscles correctly.

My uterus has shrunk to its original size (about 10 cm), and man, was I emotional over how empty it looks without a growing fetus inside!

Next up: The wait for pap smear in the second half of the first menstruation cycle. Turns out that I do not have to wait that long as it returned at the end of Ramadhan. From nifas to menstruation, no break this time...

End of Confinement

44 days served!

Celebrated by buying nursing tops (yay!) and feeding Bean directly instead of pumping (double yay!)