June 22, 2016

Second Pregnancy : Birth Story

Assalammualaikum lovelies,

How's Ramadan treating you so far ? I hope everyone is doing just fine.Alhamdulillah, baby Daris and I are doing good..or should I say great! He is almost 8 weeks now and chubby than ever! Alhamdulillah,all thanks to Allah SWT for his blessing! The labor& birth process was a quick and smooth one I would say but it could go the other way if we a tad bit late...FYI, this will be a long post with all my rambling!So lets hop straight to the story,shall we?

30 April 2016

I started my maternity leaves for a couple of days already since Tuesday.My plan was to walk around shopping mall all day everyday to kick start the labor but instead I was  busy preparing my "nest" for my soon-to-arrive baby. I washed all the baby's clothes ( I did washed it a few weeks before!), brushed both of our bathrooms, organized our kitchen,vacuuming the floor and all sort of domestic stuffs.Of course I didnt forget to count baby's kick. I noticed he didnt reached 10 kicks by 8 pm. Although I can still felt his movement after that, it was not his usual strong rolls and wiggles . Im a little concern but since we have our 38 weeks appointment with Dr Voon tomorrow, we decided to wait. (Pls dont wait if you were ever in the same situation!!)

31 April 2016

I have my regular weekly (38 weeks) checkup. Eventhough my due date is not for another 2 weeks, I did bring along my hospital bag,just in case. After I mentioned regarding the kick, Dr Voon did a quick VE and sent me up for a CTG test to check baby's heartbeat & uterus contraction.I was only 1-2cm dilated. I guess it's been that way for awhile now. The CTG came out ok. The baby's heartbeat was a bit low, but still in a normal range. Dr Voon suggested for an induction right away to eliminate any harm to the baby.. But after giving it some thoughts and discussed it further with her, we decided to wait and come back if the kicks count is less than 10 again tomorrow.

Did I mentioned, we dont have any birth plan whatsoever? Yes, I opt for a drug free and stress free labour process..but we dont want to pressure ourselves if things didnt go as what we planned :-)

1 May 2016

We went for a jog in the morning around 830 am. Aidan was so excited to jog around the park. Im glad that he did enjoy the jog as he was super clingy and moody for the past couple of weeks. Im sure he knew whats coming :-)

After the jog we went to the pasar pagi for a quick round. I was exhausted but I forced myself to walk!! That is how desperate I am for the labour to start!  Hahah.. (mama dh xlarat bawak perut)...I even bought a mini pineapple and planned to eat it all, which I didnt!

We got back home around 11ish... All of us were extremely tired and we slept! Probably around 1pm I woke up and started to feel a bit of discomfort around my tummy area. I asked Mr Hubs to cut the pineapple for me..you know, to get things started :-) It was not regular..So it doesnt bother me that much.

At 5pm..The discomfort kept on coming and last about 1 minute each round. I thought it was another braxton hicks episodes but those surges doesnt stop. Eventhough it's not painful,I dont want to take a risk knowing our first birth was quite a quick one.

Our worse nightmare  came true when we checked our WAZE. There had been an accident which involved 8 cars on the first Penang bridge! Ohmy! I panicked and even thinking to take the ferry! Our hospital was in Georgetown while we live in Mainland. Mr Hubs said we just need to 'redah' the first bridge once and for all. We started our journey to the hospital around 6 ish pm (after sending off Aidan to his nanny).

My last belly shot a few minutes before we went to the hospital :-)

Contractions was timed while I was in the car.

We arrived at the hospital around 7 ish pm..Alhamdulillah the accident was cleared up! They sent me straight to the labour room on a wheel chair! It was quite weird to have someone pushing you on a chair while you can still walk..but it's ok..no harm done.After changing to the hospital gown,they did a VE and strap me to the CTG machine again. I was around 4-5cm dilated by then. Mr Hubs went to surau for his maghrib prayer.

Around 8.20 pm, Dr Voon came and give me a few options and I opt for her to break my waterbag right away.It was a quick procedure,and POP! There goes my water EVERYWHERE!

And here comes the fun part! The surges become rapidly stronger after the waterbag burst.. And there she was ...one old nurse that keep on bugging me with all kind of questionnaire to complete her form.I was in agony, and she didnt even care -____-  After she completed the form, she had the nerve to ask me whether I needed gas or not???!! And guess what? I said YES!! Haha!! At that point if she ask whether I need epidural or not, or even c-sec I might say yes as well!! Oh my! And happy gas it is! Im not sure whether it helped or not..but it did helped me to keep my hand busy just to hold the gas mask! Mr Hubs was rubbing my back and at the same time reciting surah Yassin beside me. And of course his reading was interrupted everytime the surges started..haha..sorry :-)

Alhamdulillah at 9:13pm, I safely delivered my baby with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck! A cord around the neck is one of many things mothers-to-be fear about childbirth. The thought of my baby being 'strangled' by the umbilical cord was unbelievably scarry. Thats explained the slow movement for the past couple of days...Thanks again to Dr Voon for her fast action. After unwrapping the cord,she put my baby on my tummy and did the suction right away. He was blue for quite sometimes but after they put him on my chest his color slowly turned pink..Alhamdulillah! I couldnt imagine what could happened if I opt to wait again!!

His first photo :-)
Alhamdulillah for the second bundle of joy! 

First photo with tok wan and mama :-)

First photo with tok ki n abg long!

Daris Isa Bin Ahmad Fadhli
May you grow up to be the greatest explorer, young man :-) Mama,baba n abg Aidan love you so very much!

Lots of love,

June 16, 2016

Second Pregnancy : Second and third trimester

Assalammualaikum lovelies,

Both of my chubby bubs are down in their la-la land..so here comes my next post.

Second Trimester

Every pregnancy is different they said, and for me that couldnt be more true. After an extremely nerve wracking moment in the first trimester, second trimester is a little bit calm aside from my never ending morning sickness.bleurghh!The sickness is on going up until 18 weeks, but then it never really goes away completely..I still had the urge to throw up once in awhile,thou.

My belly started to really show around 24-25 weeks. But i still managed to hide it quite well. Just like my first pregnancy, people didnt start to notice my pregnant belly until my third trimester. I dont know i would consider it lucky or not? I still felt the heaviness inside, i still felt tired, i still need to wear maternity trousers but sadly nobody given me any extra treatment as a pregnant lady.. not that i need one, but  they could at least dont rush me when i use the stairs, dont push me in the elevator, or even dont give me the stares when i use mom-to-be parking spot!! enough rant!

Talking about food craving.....My first pregnancy, i am obsessed with cendol, this time i have this weird craving over "ulam"!! i need to have either "daun selum" or " daun ulam raja" with my rice everyday!!! People who knows me well will laugh their hearts out if they know abt this! I am the person who hates all those ulam-ulam,ok. Dont get me wrong, i do love vegetables, but i just cant do "ulam"!! But who knows pregnancy can change you :) No wonder i could get away with GDM (Gestational Diabetes Mellitus) this time around. Healthy much? haha

Third Trimester

During my third trimester, my weight kept creeping up more than usual. I did my blood glucose test the second time in this trimester and the result was clear. I gained more than 2 kgs monthly.. I dont think i ate that much either.I'm freaking out a little bit, so i started my workout routine every evening. It did help me maintaining my weight gain and i think i felt a little more energize after every session. I link those videos down below if any of you interested:



I took 3D/4D ultrasound around 28W at Klinik Dr Nurul Alam Damai,Cheras.70RM/session. Its quite cheap compares to other klinik,but i'm not a fan,sadly... The session took only 10-15 minutes,and they were quite rush during the ultrasound! All in all they still managed to capture a few "ok" photos/video..

And here is a couple of photos by the end of my pregnancy. I did force myself to walk more by this trimester in hope for faster and easy birth. I think it does help a lot!

Ill be sharing my birth story next....Till next post! 

Salam Ramadhan!!!!

Lots of love,

Second Pregnancy: First Trimester Update

Assalammualaikum lovelies,

Salam Ramadhan :)

Alhamdulillah, some of you might have heard that i've just delivered my second baby boo last month... I'm sorry for the lack of pregnancy updates as i'm quite busy with my work and i dont feel like writing any updates. But i did some mental notes to jot down my pregnancy updates so that i might not regret it later in life..haha :)

So here i am, trying to write with one crying baby and tantrum toddler ..sabarrrr! I should have write this earlier -___-

How did we found out?

[TMI alert]

My period was never regular since forever up until i delivered my firstborn. I got back my period after seven months postpartum. Alhamdulillah after the second cycle, i noticed that my period  cycle slowly become regular by month.The cycle length are quite longer from the normal 28-30 days cycle length. But as long as they regular, i'm a happy mama!

Early September 2015, i was feeling a bit off for the whole week. My period was a few days late. But i didnt think much of it as it happened during my last cycle as well. Aidan was sick on and off for almost two weeks by then.On 11/9/15 morning, Aidan's temperature went quite high, so we decided to bring him to the Bagan Specialist Hospital, Penang, and unfortunately he was admited due to Influenza virus. [stay with me guys, still long way to go]

On 12/9/15 morning at the hospital,  I have the urge to take my home UPT test. I brought it in my bag, just in case. To my surprise, i got two strong lines!! You know what thats means, right? I told  Mr .Hubs about it, but i just cant remember his reaction at that particular time..hmmm..not that it's important,right (*roll eyes*)!! On 13/9/15 morning i took home UPT again just to make sure, and we got the same result again ..yeay! Before Aidan's discharged paper ready from the hospital, i decided to give Dr Jason (O&G) a visit (downstairs). After we did the ultrasound thingy, he said i was just around 4 weeks pregnant as he could only saw a small black dot. Alhamdulillah. And thats how we found out :)

Sorry if this picture offend you..but i feel like posting it for my memory :)

Baby No.2 first ultrasound

First Trimester

The most crutial trimester phase ever! I did my pregnancy check up at Klinik Kesihatan Seberang Jaya (KK) and private clinics as well. Dont ask me why i went to both. I did that with my first pregnancy and i will do that until my last, i hope. I am that paranoid, girls! Back to the story, i went to KK around my 8 weeks.i thought everything is going to be ok, like it usually did...but unfortunately during the ultrasound, the MO said that she can only saw the sack but no baby! And the sack was only approximately 4 weeks in size.  I thought around 8 weeks, we can even see the baby's heartbeat (i was freaking out im my head)..She said to come back in two weeks time to see if there is a baby or not.Thats it! No further question asked. The MO and I were both in silence after the ultrasound...

It was the hardest two weeks of my life! I swear! I could not sleep properly the whole week just thingking about the 'what if'. By the end of the second week, we just cant wait any longer! We went to Klinik Dr Nurul,Alam Damai to get our next ultrasound. The Dr took less than a minute to find the baby's heartbeat. Allah SWT is the best planner. ALHAMDULILLAH!  We were both extremely excited more than when we first found out about the second pregnancy :-) 

But at the same time, we dont want to get way toooo excited that early. I havent feeling any morning sickness yet. Just a little bit tired than usual. I should be happy but I read that it is not a good sign,right? (I blame it on Google!)

But by around 11-12 weeks, I started to get frequent bowel movement and windy stomach. And it all started from there up until 18 weeks, I guess! (Amik ko,nak sgt morning sickness)

There was not really much difference physically in the first trimester. I'll continue my second n third trimester in my next post. Stay tuned!