Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Calling herself Mei-Mei recently

My girl is extremely moody and cranky these days. Like what everyone said, probably she is sensing that her baby brothers are arriving anytime, which caused her mood swing. She can come home from school, without uttering a word to me. She can just look blankly at me, and go to her nap without saying anything. She can purposely knock herself, or accidentally for no reason just to get my attention.

And most funny of all, she has been calling herself "mei-mei" (little sister in Mandarin) recently, saying that I'll give her a big brother soon. Obviously some jealousy here, huh?

That's my eldest little girl, sigh......

Pregnancy at 37 weeks

Pregnancy @ 37 weeks

A backdated post.

You would not imagine how happy I am when I got into my 37th week pregnancy.
A typical, single pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, but a twin pregnancy often lasts between 35 to 37 weeks. Nearly half of all twins are born prematurely (before 37 weeks).
In the early stage, lots of relatives and friends had advice me against moving or walk too much since I am carrying twins. Fear that they will come out earlier (since twins have higher possibility of being born premature), I rested a lot on bed during this pregnancy.

My gynae in private hospital even suggested a jab of steroid to mature their lung and medication to delay delivery just in case they arrives early. Thank goodness the boys decided to stay in the womb for a longer time as I decided to go as natural as possible.

So, being able to carry the twins to the 37th week was indeed a great achievement for me!

No more arts and crafts activities at home

Although this is supposed to be an art and craft blog, it has been so long since I look for ideas online for art and craft. I guess basically I got lazy ever since my girl goes to school. And since she already have so much to do in school, I see that she is quite tired by the time she reaches home in the afternoon. So after taking her lunch, I normally let her play for a while before giving her shower and put her to nap.

By the time she wakes up, it is almost time for dinner. So no more time for home activities :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Do you use Bentong Ginger for your confinement?

A neighbour of mine who has the same EDD almost as mine told me that she could get a supply of Bentong ginger at only RM80 per 10kg from the market. Not sure how genuine is the ginger, I called up my SIL who is also selling it. She told me that her cost price is already RM90 and it sounds so impossible to be able to get it cheaper than her.

Then I called up another ginger vendor and was told that they might be just normal old ginger. There are basically 2 types of Bentong ginger, (RM150 per 10kg from Bukit Tinggi) and (RM110 from Raub). And the quality of the Bentong ginger from Bukit Tinggi is much better.

Sigh....really making me confuse now. Wonder how much you all buy your Bentong ginger out there?

Update on 36weeks

Finally I reached the pregnancy maturity at 36 weeks, which also falls on my hubby's birthday last week. I was told that the babies will approximately arrive at that time, since it is really cramp inside. Besides some frequent tightening, there wasn't any other sign of labour. Anyhow, we are really glad that the babies can reach 36 weeks of maturity so that their lung can develops better and grow more.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Pregnancy at 35 weeks

I am going to miss this pregnancy, I know I surely will.

Although I am huge and very uncomfortable right now, especially with the itchiness on my tummy, I definitely enjoy the feel of the babies kicking (plus a lot of attention from the public).

Each day, I feel that the kicks are becoming more intense, as their bone gets stronger. I wonder if after delivery of the twins, will I ever miss being pregnant again (plus good food during confinement).

Now I just cannot wait to see my babies, who they will look like, and if they really look that identical :)

Only once-a-week check up

Until now, I am only given once a month appointment with HUKM. Since the coming one will be this Wednesday, I am suppose to go to the hospital to take the blood test a week ahead, but guess what? I have totally forgotten about it!

Thank goodness Seet is here to fetch me to the hospital today to take the sample, thanks a lot to her! Hope the result will come out just in time for my check up on Wednesday!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Presents for the boys

I went to collect some newborn diapers (and even presents) from this mummy of 3 girls yesterday. We were greeted by her very sociable girl who was really warm to me and my girl yesterday, until QQ was so shy that she dare not even get down from the sofa. On the other hand, her beautiful first girl was so shy that she was almost hiding herself away all the time while her newborn was fast asleep while we were there.

Gosh, she gave me 3 packs of newborn diapers yesterday. I wonder the boys would be able to finish them since they are quite small size. But I guess, breastfed baby will somehow use them fast since they poo many times in a day!

Thanks a lot, Shireen!