So called glowing in my 2nd trimester

The ‘glow’ is most likely because of my makeup. Not heavy makeup but just enough foundation, blusher and lip tint to make myself visible as the medical officer on duty.

Just like my previous pregnancy (6 years ago), I am able to so far experience Ramadhan in my 2nd trimester – which is always the best part of pregnancy. You have higher energy levels as compared to the earlier weeks and you’re not much of a penguin yet, hence still being able to still do your daily chores and work commitments. My recent checkup showed that my urine infection has cleared up and should be able to continue my subsequent antenatal checkups uneventfully.

I’m bustling around a lot these days keeping up with folding the laundry and keeping them away, updating my wardrobe by giving my already tight clothes to my younger sister. Stocking up my fridge with healthier options. Climbing chairs (carefully)  as I rummage through my storage items looking for Ee’s old newborn clothings. Yup, I still keep them after all these years. In other words, can you imagine the hope we have from time to time for a 2nd child that I still hand on to these tiny clothes? I found his old stroller and Moses basket which would be useful later on. Mr Husband somehow ‘buang tabiat’ by buying talcum powder. Awal giller kot.. ko nak bedak sapa.. 

I made myself a To-Do List on an A4 paper as I try to keep up with work related stuff as trivial as sending in my oncall claims and updating my CPD points. Then there’s the more fun stuff of preparing my Parcel Kasih Sayang and making Eid preps. We are not expecting visitors to our home this year, tak kuasa I nak hidang2 bagai – but we are definitely going over to other peoples houses this year. Hurrah…

My little Syazmin has so far been quite a blessing. He/She has given us the Rezeki of ‘Good Timing’ so far that I couldn’t ask for more. I can’t really put it in words but a lot of Alhamdulilah moments has been experienced so far when it comes to work and also family. And it ripples on to Mr Husband as well which is a good thing. And lucky colleagues I suppose, kan? Entahlah… 

I’m praying for more good things to come. Insya-Allah… Allah knows best.

14.05.2017

A lot of good things happened on this date.

It was Mr Husbands birthday. Made spaghetti carbonara and bought a cake which we ate at home.

Mothers Day. 

And the end of my 1st trimester. My little Syazmin ( this will be his/her first name) is supposed to have fingerprints now and is as big as an egg. My chances of having a miscarriage like my previous one is also reduced. InsyaAllah – no surprises. The last thing I want is to have PV bleed and to be unfortunate working with my male colleagues. Erkkk..

Am I feeling better now? Well.. my mornings are easier as I can have breakfast (thank you placenta for taking over the hormone production stuff) but the nights are still making me queasy and uncomfortable. Its that unexplained rumble in the tummy and that acid reflux that never seems to pass (unless I force myself to sleep with 2 pillows up). I still dislike eating rice and prefer noodles, toast or french fries instead.

On a different note, I need to look into getting my capsule maternity wardrobe. My pants does not fit anymore *cry blood like Vivy* nor does my FA scrubs. My normal working blouse are making my boobs feel too snug and big. Huhu.

I have my antenatal appointment due next week. Which means I’m binging on mineral water to flush possible stones and bacteria thus am ever so compliant with my Ural Sachets. *meh*

finally, my HoboMinci is starting to look more colourful. Dah ada mood nak tulis2 sket. 

Prego Minci, prego…

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Yes. I’m pregnant. On an unnofficial basis. Just based on this urine test. Meaning I haven’t done my antenatal booking and have yet to do my dating scan. It’s just too early. I’ll do them next month.

This is my 3rd pregnancy test after a few irregular cycles and late periods. I did not even want to check when I was late for this month but my body was ‘behaving very weirdly’. It’s like I just want to lie down – everyone is annoying sorta thing. Despite my high spirit nature at work – I felt my body working against me. And gosh.. I am experiencing morning sickness. THIS IS SO NEW TO ME. Which seems to peak at about 8AM and last till noon. I feel better for a while and then my head goes all woozy in the evening till night. Oncall would be challenging this trimester.

Honestly I don’t remember feeling like this in my first pregnancy. I did have obsessions to certain food and smell especially towards potatoes and chip back then. Which explains why I ballooned up from 48KG to 62KG at the time. Then I would wash my hands very often with that ‘scrubbing foam soap’ ever so frequent just because I loved the smell.

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Once I saw the double line on my urine  test – I immediately regretted my visit to the mamak that morning for I fear having Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). HAHAHA. I bought Obimin from Watsons for my daily supplement. I stocked up on vege (broccoli) mainly. I drank more water until I pee-ed like water too.

Of course Mr Husband got very excited. Alhamdulilah was muttered over and over again. It did got me thinking as to why we are blessed with this now. But like I’ve always put it – there is always a reason for everything.

There must be a reason as to why I was selected to participate in the O&G Life Saving Skills course the other day. Perhaps to meet my future ObsGyn Docs. hehe. Or as to why I get to meet old friends recently. And have new wonderful colleagues in casualty like I have now. I have yet to share the news with them as its still too early. I don’t want them to feel sorry if I get too lembik at work. But yeah.. if I can’t handle it, nak tak nak have to inform lah hohhhh – 

But yeah – fingers crossed everything will go well. I haven’t actually been taking Folic Acid 3 months prior to conceiving. I just hope that its not too late to start and provide a nice home for this child. Will do my dating scan soon. InsyaAllah. And document my journey too.

#preggieMinci

Langkawi 2017 : Langkawi Geopark

The Langkawi Geopark is definitely getting bigger every time we set foot here. first it started out with the cable cars but now you have the Oriental Park, the 3D Artwork museum and so many other attractions. It’s become a place where you really need to spend a day here instead of just a few hours. If you want to try it all!

 

We opted for the Basic Combo.

 

Since we came early – like 10AM sharp, there were ample parking space and the queue for the Cable Cars were still short. Within minutes we were already in one of the ‘gondolas’ and made our first pit stop in the skies. Then things started to get a bit ugly. Because it was not compulsory for visitors to stop at the 1st landing, many and perhaps majority of the more experienced visitors forgo the stop and stayed put in their cable car to go further up.

Which had us at the first stop waiting FOR AGES to get into a gondola. Honestly,they should make everyone leave the cable car, take a stroll and then join in the queue again. Its tolerating enough having to give way for those with Express Lane passes and also VIP carriages.

The Skybridge was already opened to public and Malaysians being tremendous copycats, there was an allocated bridge for your love(pad)locks.

We then went to the SKyDOme. A multidimension thing where we sit in a dome and experience an out of the world experience.. Its basically a roller coaster going into Mars? We were not impressed with it actually. The seats were stationary – only the visuals were swirling. Gave me a headache. I just shut my eyes and enjoyed the cold air conditioning.

In between our rides we stopped by a FREE rabbit petting area. I purchased an RM2 cup of carrots to feed the rabbits and boy, they must be damn hungry because every one of them were like climbing on me like savages – trying to rob the carrots off me. I had to be brave of course in front of my son, Ee.

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The SkyREX ride was exceptionally fun. The ‘story’ is that we were on this safari jurassic ride when suddenly the system malfunctioned and dinosaurs went loose. The ‘truck’ was bouncing, swerving and rocking – it felt like the dinos (visually) were trying to attack us and kill us for fun!. The ride was very short but it was awesome nonetheless. Children under 90cm are however prohibited from entering the ride on top of pregnant women and those at risk of a heart attack.

Finally, our last energy reserves were spent on the 3D Art Langkawi Museum. Said to be the 2nd largest in the world and the largest in Malaysia , it has 9 different themes under one roof. It can be quite tiring to pose and make stunts across all 9 categories. I don’t know how my son gets his energy. He’s like forcing me to keep taking pictures – hahaha.. layan je lah.

You will need to take off your shoes and sandals for this place. So clean, nice smelling socks or pedicured feet please.

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We spent between 3 to 4 hours in the geopark. There are other attractions to your liking which might include Time Travel and the 6D Cinemamotion … our limitation however, was time and money. And we were hungry. Of course there were a lot of wonderful restaurants there, including a subway but neeehhhh.. we want old fashioned cendol and laksa by the roadside.

So pick a day and spend a day there to get the most out of it with your family. There’s plenty of things to do and eat.