Monthly Archives: March, 2013

35 Weeks

” Your baby doesn’t have much room to maneuver now. He or she is over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because he or she is so snug in your womb, your baby isn’t likely to be doing dramatic somersaults anymore, but the number of movements you feel should remain about the same.

Your baby’s kidney are fully developed now, and his or her liver can process some waste products. Basic physical development is now mostly complete – your baby’s main job over the next few weeks is to put on weight. “ – Baby Center, Pregnancy App

Assalamualaikum,

I am 35 weeks today, syukur ke hadrat Allah SWT. 🙂 5 weeks to go..in shaa Allah. It’s getting nearer and preparation for baby’s things is nearly there..we plan to at least finish buying with what baby needs in case he/she comes before my due date. 2 more weeks to the safe zone, after that..I will be relieve and anxious. hehe.

I had 2 appointments this week, one was the normal check up and the next day was an ultrasound appointment. I had an emotional and panic moment actually. As usual during check up, we were asked to lie down so that the nurse can check the heartbeart, measurements and so on. The nurse was trying to feel the baby’s head below but can’t seem to find it..she kept on pressing my abdomen that it hurts, and still can’t feel the baby’s head. She tried feeling and pressing the rest of my stomach. She check the baby’s heartbeat and it’s on my right side, a previous patient had the same problem where the nurse can’t locate the baby’s head..but her baby’s heartbeat was on her left side, which means the baby’s breech. I’m not really sure if there is a specific position for a breech baby, but the nurse seems to be confuse about my baby’s position. Another nurse tried to check also, and could not find the head..I was actually scared and plus it hurts a lot. 😦 and she said that my stomach is so tight, and I have been experiencing that all the time.

In the end, they wrote breech with a question mark on my card. Luckily, I was scheduled for an ultrasound the next day. I wasn’t in the mood as I kept on thinking about the baby. I don’t mind if baby’s breech, as long as my baby is healthy and fine. And Alhamdulillah, my baby’s fine. 🙂 🙂 🙂 and yes, my baby is in a breech position. and I am not advised to have a massage, I’m not sure if it’s for the entire pregnancy or until my next ultrasound which will be next week in RIPAS. I have read about baby being breech during 34th week, and it’s normal..they can actually turn on their own. and I really hope my baby will turn on his/her own and stay that way until I give birth. In the end, it comes to izin Allah jua, and no matter what the outcome and position will be, Allah knows best. 🙂

and YES, we know the sex of our baby already. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Alhamdulillah. I said, I don’t want a surprise..and we’re glad that we finally know the baby’s gender. I feel more closer to the baby. hehe.

Other than that, there is no new symptoms..just normal like what I experienced during my previous week. I am getting cramps and sharp pains now and then..and it is actually painful that I woke up from my sleep because of the pain. huhu. and my stomach feels two times heavier, and I’m not that tired and breathless anymore. yeay! I guess it has to do with the fact that now my stomach has dropped. I feel so ‘lapang’ on top..the tiredness, cramps and pain all below the stomach now. hehe. and I have gained 3 kilos in 2 weeks, even the nurse was surprised. I hope I didn’t exceed my weight limit, so far I’ve gained 14kg. 😀

What to look forward for next week?

My ultrasound in RIPAS and my sister in law’s wedding. 🙂 We will be very busy and I hope I can hold myself from being too busy and going here and there, I can’t even walk properly now. haha. and I made 3 maternity dress for the wedding. Excited to finally wear it. 🙂 and my cousin from Birau will be getting married at the same day also. Have to figure out when to go for both.

Okay, I have to end my post..it’s getting too long. until the next one in shaa Allah.

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34 Weeks

Alhamdulillah, I am 34 weeks pregnant today. 🙂 Only 6 weeks until my due date in shaa Allah and only 3 weeks to go for the baby to be mature, meaning after 37 weeks..it is consider okay to give birth. 🙂 Honestly, I hope baby comes out before my due date..in shaa Allah, dengan izinNya jua.

” Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Fat layers- which will help regulate your baby’s body temperature after birth – are filling your baby out, making him or her rounder. Your baby’s skin is also smoother than ever.

The central nervous system is maturing, and your baby’s lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you’ve been nervousabout preterm labour, you’ll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies” – Baby Center, Pregnancy App

Baby continues being active, alhamdulillah. and right now, it’s more into him/her rolling and turning rather than kicking me..I guess less space for the baby to move. I actually can feel and sense how the baby’s position is because I kinda feel his/her bum. hehe. From my last appointment, doctor feels that the babys head is already down and I can feel her/him really down there..the feeling is very ngilu-like. and baby is very active at dawn..and since my sleeping pattern is not normal nowadays, I enjoy having the baby with me whenever I’m still awake. 🙂 🙂

As for me, I am trying to not really ‘layan’ my laziness and try to be active. I’m not sure if what I’m feeling is Braxton Hicks but if it is it, I am feeling it now and then. I have this two feelings that I have been experiencing, one is the tightness of the stomach. I feel my stomach tightens, making my back hurt so bad..and I feel like my muscles being pulled and expand. and the second one, is cramps..period-like cramps to be exact + diarrhea cramps + backache. I asked my doctor about the second one because whenever I ask my friends, they are always familiar with the tightness rather than the cramps. But the doctor seems confuse at first when I told her what I had experience, and finally she said maybe what I’m feeling is the tightness of the stomach. *sigh* not really sure if she understands me.

My next appointment will be next week and my ultrasound will be on the next day. Do we want to know our babys gender? Of course but I don’t really mind knowing it after giving birth or before, I guess we have to wait and see on the actual day. If we feel like knowing, I will probably ask. 😛 Like I have said, my sleeping pattern has changed. I’m not sure if I am experiencing Insomnia, it’s just that I tend to sleep during the day rather than at night. That is why sometimes I force myself to not sleep in the daytime so that I could be tired and sleepy during night. It worked really, but I always end up sleeping back during the afternoon.

People kept on saying that my walk has changed, waddling now. haha..hey, as long as it’s common during pregnancy..and plus, my stomach is heavy now. I can’t wait actually for the baby to come but at the same time, I want to relax and enjoy my pregnancy..cause I know I will miss being pregnant especially feeling the baby inside. 🙂 Mudah-mudahan dengan izin Allah, kami dimurahkan rezeki and have a lot of children. 😛 Aamiin…

Thank you for reading. Assalamualaikum. 🙂

Baby Buys

Assalamualaikum,

Buying baby things is very exciting and overwhelming at the same time. We started to buy the baby’s stuff early February..I was actually overwhelmed with excitement especially buying the baby’s first everything. Since at that time, there was a Chinese New Year sale..it was perfect timing. Me and husband try to focus ourselves by just surveying places first and then discuss about it after that. We certainly do not want to waste on unnecessary things.

First thing I did was to ask my friends for their baby checklist and also youtube on baby’s item must haves. I searched about the most used baby items that they can’t live without. So, this is what I came up with…

FOR BABY

Clothing

  • Two piece clothing (a few for New Born and a few for 3 months+)
  • Baby romper pajamas (the same as above)
  • Baby romper pant-less (the same as above)
  • Mints and Socks
  • Hats
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Swaddle Blankets
  • ‘Barut’
  • Burp Cloth
  • Disposable Diapers / Lampin

Bath

  • Baby Towels
  • Baby Wipes
  • Cotton Wipes
  • Changing Mat
  • Hair and Body Shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Baby Powder
  • Drapolene Cream
  • Vicks
  • Baby Oil
  • Baby Comb and Brush
  • Baby Nail Clipper
  • Baby’s Bathtub

Sleeping

  • Baby’s Crib
  • Mattress (For crib and a small one)
  • Pillows and Bolster
  • Bed Set
  • Baby’s Swing / Bouncer

Travel

  • Stroller
  • Carrier / Car Seat
  • Carrier Bag
  • Diaper Bag
  • Diaper Changing Kit

Feeding

  • Milk Bottles (2 oz & 4 oz)
  • Breast Pump
  • Storage for Milk
  • Sterilizer
  • Bottle Warmer
  • Bottle Drying Rack
  • Bottle Brush
  • Thermometer

FOR MOMMY

  • Breast Pad
  • Maternity Bra
  • Maternity Pad
  • Barut / Badung
  • Jamu

After many many surveys; watching videos and reading blogs. I have summarized and listed the above items of baby buys for new moms. I think that is the basic must haves although I know there are some that is not really necessary. I have divided them into what to buy before the baby comes and after the baby comes. And as a budget mommy, I definitely will focus on the really2 must haves. Like I said, above is just the basics necessities from the research I found.

So far, Alhamdulillah buying baby things is progressing really well…slowly and progressing I must say. Our room is becoming crowded and I have yet to decide about the design especially in deciding where baby’s stuff will go. For right now, his/her stuff is still at the corner..wrapped still. hehe. We’ll take it slow and steady, and avoid being panic at the last minute. *fingers cross* 😀

I would really appreciate comments and tips from mommys out there regarding baby’s checklist. I might have missed out on certain things or listing unnecessary things. hehe.

FYI, I still don’t have a clue what to buy for myself especially in preparing for my pantang. *help!!!*

Okay, I think that’s about it. Until my next post…thanks for reading.