Wednesday, February 14, 2018

38 weeks 5 days

Assalamualaikum wbt,

My last day in office today. I have a check-up with Dr Ummul tonight and since I am about to reach my 39th week of pregnancy, I plan to ask her for few days MCs maybe or a week MC? I don't know. Will consult her tonight. I don't think it's a good idea to drive to work by next week when I am at 39 weeks, which baby will make her debut anytime soon (even though I am still feeling fine, no labour sign yet). I can't really tell whether it's gonna be next week or it's gonna be overdue (hopefully not). 

Alhamdulillah, since it's the semester break now (just the perfect timing), I have no classes and all of the marking-related works were done, the exam board meeting had been held, so basically for these few days all I did was online, online and online and of course membawang with my colleagues and friends 😂

So, I did manage to read some tips on the correct ways of breathing in preparing for labor. So, kita share kat sini:

Credit to this blog:

Masa mula-mula rasa nak sakit...contraction manja-manja atau braxton hicks
  • Tarik nafas dalam-dalam ikut hidung, pastu lepaskan ikut mulut
Masa contraction makin kerap dan makin sakit
  • Tarik nafas pendek-pendek ikut mulut, dan lepaskan cepat-cepat ikut mulut jugak..
  • Gaya mcm huuuppp-haaappp huuuppp-haaaappp (mcm lepas lari 100m or 200m dulu kot tp dengan lebih bertenang)
  • Tp jgn kosongkan lung/paru2 terus sebelum sedut nafas seterusnya.
Bila rasa nak meneran tp belum dilated 10cm lagi
  • Tarik nafas 2kali ikut hidung, lepaskan sekali ikut mulut
  • Gaya mcm sniff-sniff-fuhhh
  • kalau tak rasa nak meneran, hembus nafas mcm biasa
Bila dah tiba masa meneran
  • Tarik nafas dalam-dalam ikut mulut, dan lepaskan dengan sekali nafas secara perlahan-lahan ikut mulut jugak.
  • Lepas dgn sekali nafas, untuk elak baby termasuk balik (mcm mana tu ek??)
Posisi ketika nak meneran
  1. Nurse ajar tadi, masa nak meneran ni, position kita ialah dlm keadaan duduk bersandar sikit.
  2. Mintak katil diangkat. Tak pun husband tolong ampu bahagian belakang badan/kepala kita supaya lebih tinggi dari berbaring.
  3. Mata pandang perut (boleh jadi penguat semangat nampak perut mengempis bila baby keluar). Dagu cecah dadaketika meneran.
  4. Kedua-dua tangan pegang buku lali dengan kuat untuk elak diri sendiri dari angkat punggung.
  5. Bila rasa sakit baru push dengan sekali nafas.
Posisi suami ketika saat-saat isteri nak meneran pula:-

Sebelah tangan pegang bahu isteri untuk dijadikan sebagai tempat menyandar (isteri boleh bersandar dilengan suami supaya terasa lebih selesa). Dan sebelah tangan lagi tekan lutut isteri untuk mengelakkan isteri mengangkat punggung semasa meneran (elakkan koyakan)

And another good reading which I have found from this blog

"Kalau ikutkan kaedah sebenar Hypnosis Method tu, dia ajar kita guna pernafasan dengan ratio 20:20. Sambil tarik nafas guna hidung dan fikirkan "RE..." (20 saat), kemudian hembus guna mulut sambil fikirkan "LAX..." (20 saat). Tapi saya tukar RE-LAX tu jadi Doa Nabi Yunus. So, dalam kita sakit dan cuba aplikasikan kaedah pernafasan tadi, kita boleh tambah bertenang. Insya-Allah."

Well, TBH, I did not practice a proper breathing technique during previous labour because I did not do any research about it. All I knew was .... the pain was unbearable! I guess the mindset was already negative (of course the contractions are painful) but let's play with psychology this time, will ya yana???? Whatever it is, may Allah ease my labour pain and labour journey in shaa Allah. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

37 weeks 6 days

Assalamualaikum and hye

I am still here in my office and everyone was like "Yanaaa u're still here??" "Bila nak cuti?". The answer is I do not know. Will see. I can never tell when I am going to have my labour obviously. I will just go with the flow. But, I guess I will just ask for few days-MC from my gynae at 39 weeks if let say there is no sign of labour still. Based on previous labour experiences with the two brothers, I gave birth to Fahri at 38 weeks 3 days and Naeem was at 39 weeks 2 days. So, we'll just wait and see for baby no 3. 

Of course, I am so nervous thinking about THE DAY. I mean, different labours will have different story. Of course I am praying to Allah swt to ease my labour pain and journey just like the brothers, Abang Fahri and Abang Naeem. 

I still remember (and luckily I have this blog for me to refer), my labor pain when delivering Fahri took one hour and it took me four hours to deliver Naeem. Alhamdulillah for the short labor especially for Abang Fahri. But again, we can never tell how the labour journey will be for this baby. Allah swt is the best planner indeed. I leave everything to HIM and may Allah swt always protect me and my baby with smooth and easy delivery...aminn

While waiting the baby to make the appearance (I am yet to reveal the gender...  because I am kinda person who will only tell when I actually see it haha), these are the things on my mind:

1) Gonna meet my gynae this Friday for the 38th week check up. It's gonna be our 4th check-up in UMRA. So far, I've met two gynaes, one male gynae (that time, I forgot to request for female gynae) then the second visit, I met Dr Wan Elly (she's so adorable) so I stick to her till my third visit last week. Currently, UMRA is practicing an additional charge if you want to book for an O&B to attend you during labour. But, I guess I am ok with any OB as long as it's a SHE... in shaa Allah. And based on my experience, UMRA will provide female OBs for normal labour.. and the male doctors will usually attend emergency c-sect procedures. Well, wish me luck!

2) Oh ya, during my second visit in UMRA, Dr Elly did this swab procedure, where she took a little of my discharge sample to check whether I have GBS (kind of infection), It's a normal procedure when you are at your final trimester. And yes, I do have GBS. Thus, I already took the vaginal tablets, Fluomizin which I need to insert 6 tablets for 6 nights into my V! Ohhh I will not tell you the process of doing it hahahah but only 4 tablets managed to get through LOL! So, on the next visit, I told Dr Elly about it and she said it's ok as long as at least 3 tablets go through. Ok good. Anyway, she has informed me that once I have my labour sign later, they will drip me with antibiotic for another GBS treatment. Ok hope this GBS thingy will just go away as I have read it's not good for the baby. But according to her, the infection as in my case is just at moderate level.

3) If I feel OK, this Thursday, I will go to PPUM because they want to conduct a study for my pregnancy as according to them, my pregnancy case is interesting (thyroidless pregnancy). There will be students and specialist interviewing me, asking some questions and they will pay a bit. I will update more on that, IF I feel larat to go that day.

4) Getting more emotional by day now as I am thinking too much about how my boys gonna be during the first few days of my confinement. I mean, I know my boys. I know how to pujuk them when they dont want to eat, don't want to do homework, dont want to pray, etc. I really hope I have the strength to entertain them (huhu that seems impossible for the first few days of pantang) and of course my husband will be super helpful, in sha Allah. And of course they have their opah, atok, nenek, tok wan, acu Alhamdulillah. Hope everything will go well and easy.

5) Still finding the strength to wake up at early midnight or before fajr to perform Solat Sunat. I MUST really need to do this before I give birth.

6) There are still few surahs in my checklist that I haven't recited. Hopefully I can khatam the remain selected surahs soon.

Till next post In shaa Allah 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

My supplements for this pregnancy

Assalamualaikum and hye..

Saja I want to record what I have been consumed during this pregnancy for future reference. Since my pregnancy kali ni is not as challenging as previous pregnancies, Alhamdulillah ( i mean in terms of alahan and muntah2 yang teruk), I managed to do more reading this time, surveying on other people experiences (Dulu nak baca pun pening). I still remember, when I was pregnant for Fahri and Naeem, I just rajin consume folic acid and obimin as well as anmum milk. Oh ya , I love Soy Milk so much when I was carrying Fahri. Maybe that's why Abang Fahri putih macam anak Cina sampai sekarang 😄

So, this time around, through reading and friends' experiences, I managed to get all of these supplements and consume:
Folic Acid--- As usual la kan... the moment you know that you are conceived, this is a must vitamin to consume. I had consumed folic acid till the second trimester

 New Obimin--- Consumed this from the second trimester till now (37 weeks) still. 

Anmum Materna --- But i prefer to drink the original milk flavor. This time around, I don't feel like to have the chocolate flavor. 

 Buah Delima--- Dulu masa Fahri and Naeem , nak makan pun rasa tak lalu.. i mean any buah...but this time, i dah makan twice. First time makan macam biasa je and tak habis. Second time baru i tahu kena makan sampai habis sebab katanya dalam banyak2 biji tu ada yang paling berharga gittewww takpela u olls saje2 je cuba
Jus Delima- I think any brand will do. Gulsan ke tak ke In sha Allah semuanya ok. I kebetulan kedai buah kat bawah office je so few times jugak beli jus delima ni.. Alhamdulillah boleh telan hehe
NeuroGain- Supplement I beli sendiri kat pharmacy.. Good for the baby's brain katanya..x pe kita try je 

VCO SoftGel D'Aura- I beli online je. I beli softgel sebab jimat sikit. I actually of course hanya percaya kepada kuasa Allah swt, tiada kuasa selainNya, but sambil2 tunggu baby keluar, why not i try je kan..In shaa Allah 

 Buah Kurma- Dah start makan hari2 untuk tenaga orang cakapkan
Susu Kambing- Ini tips my colleagues untuk banyakkkan susu ibu... but I tak jumpa lagi yang fresh milk..

ANDDDD this time around I paling suka makan ini buah... don't know why
Oranges- Like mesti beli kalau pergi market.. Nak2 yang manis2 masam tu juicyyyyy

Note: All images are from Google..

Thursday, January 18, 2018

No 3: The pregnancy milestone

Assalamualaikum. This post is just for my personal record and just for fun hehe. Besides, I dont think my blog is read by so many viewers hehe so I feel more private here.

At the early stage of pregnancy, I hardly shared the news with everyone I know because of some reasons:

1) The pregnancy was too early and still fragile (I only announced it once I reached 14 weeks or entering the second trimester)
2) I don't feel good sharing it because there are numbers of friends or relatives who are still struggling to conceive. I always put myself in their shoes.
Well, of course I am beyond happy and thankful but I just don't brag so much about it. I just want to be relax and I am happy with it. Well, of course I do share some photos of me with growing tummy but I just want to be a lil bit low profile. But for my personal record here and for my kids to read in future, I want to share the milestone from the early pregnancy to 32 weeks. Boleh refer balik nanti if let say ada rezeki lagi in future.

18 weeks

Yups it's gonna be a girl.. In shaa Allah...😊

Well, for the record:
- I have gained 14 kilos till now at 35 weeks woohooo... well actually it is a normal weight gain for me for all pregnancies.. I gained almost 17 kgs when I carried Naeem.
- I hardly wear maternity dress or blouse. I prefer something that I can wear pre and post delivery.
- I still love to lilit2 my shawl till now.
- Love make up too but a light one.
-Love cooking so much
-I am more energetic this time around compared to previous pregnancies
-I am more organized (done all the checklist, my hospital bags for baby and myself are ready)

Ya Allah, Please help me to easy my baby delivery and may my baby will be a healthy, beautiful baby. 

Pregnancy boleh berjangkit among BFF?

Recently, there is one article which is widely shared in FB about how pregnancy can be contagious among best friends or close friends. Well, I am experiencing this with my few of BFFs. Alhamdulillah. It is such a wonderful feeling to get pregnant again (Allah Maha Baik) and it is even beautiful when you share this moment with your BFFs. May Allah ease each of our journey to have a safe and smooth delivery soon in shaa Allah. I have few BFFs who are currently sama2 memboyot with me. Seorang dah selamat.

 This was at early pregnancies. My Kit Kat BFFs. Actually there are 5 of us who got pregnant but Irda is not in the picture. When this picture was taken, from L-R, Sha was at 20 weeks, Bayne 12 weeks, myself 24 weeks and Lyn just found out that she was conceived. Miracle kan? 
 So in this group, my baby will make the debut first, followed by others.. for sure semua baby 2018.
 Me was at 30 weeks, Fina 34 weeks and Shu at 26 weeks. These are my Bffs at workplace. Well, Fina already gave birth to a baby boy on the 8th January 2018 at 37 weeks. Congratualtions mama! Now i am waiting for my turn dup dap dup dap

me, bayne and Sha

Ni paling best. Ni betul2 BFF yang besties yang paling close yang paling soul sisters. Hah tak tau nak describe macam mana dah how close we are. So funny kadang2. I still remember, when I was at my 13 weeks, I told sha that I am pregnant. Then, a week after that, we met up again and told me she was conceived! haha memang berjangkit ke apa. We were soo happy and tergelak pun ada. Then, like few days after that, we met Bayne for lunch and spontaneously we told Bayne we were pregnant ! hahahaha she was sooo happy for us. And guess what !!!! 2 months later she texted us saying that she got pregnant! LOL LOL LOL!!! Subhanallah.. Allahhuakhbar....Thank you Allah for giving us this rezeki and the best part is all of us (including the names I mentioned above) are expecting baby number 3! Coincident sangat u olls...

Paling sweet because I dengan Sha gap one month je. Now I am at my 35th week and Sha is at her 30 weeks. Subhanallah. And it is so meaningful to share this journey together as she is now staying nearby to my workplace. We had our lunch together quite frequently so it is very easy to hunt for our craving foodiess Alhamdulillah. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lumut Affairs

Ok this one is a recent trip that we had ... The first short vacation in 2018. Actually, we got a free voucher to stay at Swiss Garden Apartment Damai Laut in Lumut for 3 days 2 nights and it is valid till March. Since, there is no way that we can have the trip in February or March because I am already at my 34th week ! I was reluctant at first knowing that the baby is in standby mode (well of course I am hoping that she will make her appearance somewhen in February), but after meeting my gynae 2 days earlier and he said it should be ok for me to travel. Just ensure that I bring along the necessities especially the hospital record book. Ok doc ! Well my hubby is the most excited one to go. We bring along my MIL (mak) and my SIL (Aina) for this trip. Luckily they joined us as mama is restless most of the times. I love this trip as I feel more connected with my MIL. Hope she loves the trip.
 After checking in, we went to the beach nearby the hotel. Beach lagi! But we love it! Hubby with his youngest sister and beloved mother !
 bam bam nye mak yung ni kan...hihi...takpe nanti i kasi gambar kurus kahkah
 Ok tunggu pantang nanti i kurus balik
 then we found a swing yang senget. Buai senget namanya haha so the boys were so excited
 I want too!
 Since the boys tak mau berganjak..lets take photos!
 Bising tau depa2 ni tapi cantik sangat..
 In our apartment that night...Luckily there was Disney Channel...Duduk diam 
 The next morning, we went to the pool and Naeem successfully got his Shark float. Tahniah Naeem!
 Pet sangat!
 Comelnya anak mama!
 After splashing session, we went out to Water Front Lumut. The place is so beautiful! We went to the jeti, bazar and pusat kraftangan. The Pangkor Island at the back. We did not go to the island as I don't think it's a good idea for a third trimester pregger like me to take the boat ride. Next time pulak.
 Ade2 je budak dua orang ni
 Haa kan i cakap hubby lagi besar dari i.. i tetap kurus kahkah #taknakterimakenyataan
 My hubby's fav, Jeruk !
 Puas hati ye bang dapat jeruk hehe

Then, we had lunch at one of the restaurants nearby and craving satisfied.
 Especially this. Young coconut. RM4. Cheap!
 Mee Udang RM10
ABC for Abang Fahri

Ok dah puas jalan. Now dah boleh duk diam2 haha

School Session 2018

Ok school holiday is over boys! It's time to go back to school. I kept reminding them on how many days left before they begin schooling for 2018 and they did countdown every single day. So, they kinda 80% ready haha. The other 20% was like "mama...can we have more school holidayssss".

Alhamdulillah, this year, there was no drama on the first day of schooling for both Abang Fahri and Abang naeem. Abang Fahri in primary year 2 and Naeem pre school year 2/ final year.
Dah besar anak2 mama. 

Abang Fahri

 Since Naeem's schooling began a week late (coz teachers wanted to focus on the new students during the first week), we brought him along to Abang Fahri's school. Both hubby and I took leave on the first day. Abang Fahri was ok just a bit cranky coz he had to wake up early after 40 days of getting up at 10 am in the morning. But after all, he is very easy to manage, had breakfast at home and we headed to the school at 7 am.
 I think there were only 3 parents who were waiting outside hahaha yea la they are already in primary 2! kahkah saja nak intai2..
 Then, at 2 pm, we sent him to Sekolah Agama. Looking at this picture, besarnya abang Fahri. Yes, he eats a lot nowadays. Alhamdulillah I am so happy.

 So, Mia, the cousin has joined Fahri in both schools, morning and afternoon. I hope they can look after each other. Mia in primary 1.
 Tengokla tu, Mia makan kuih je.. Fahri mesti nak nasi hihi


Alhamdulillah... pun no drama sangat just lama jugakla sesi pujuk memujuk. Biasalah first day of school after a long break. Dengan mama yang tak larat dah ni.

Oh ya, harusla terpaksa papa n mama promised Naeem to buy him toys Ultraman if he goes to school hahha...Budak banyak akal..

Thank you anak-anak mama for being cooperative enough to go to school. Mama always prays that both of you love going to school, love knowledge and are surrounded with good people. In shaa Allah. Semoga berjaya dunia akhirat.