Monday, June 19, 2017

38Wk ++

Loads of BH contractions for the past 2 weeks. Mostly ranging every 20-30minutes to 1 hour. This past week it had become more painful which I can feel in my sleep. I got lots of tightening which I have no idea if it's BH or it's just last tri pain. But those that comes with pain and cramps and backpain I categorized into BH. It didn't increase in intensity or coming closer.

This morning was my Obgyn appointment. I didn't gain weight at all since my last appointment 10 days ago. His weight must have stabilized to get ready for birth. My cervix was open, dilated about 2 cm and she helped me with membrane sweep to hasten the pace. We'll see in a few days whether I go into labor. With Asha I went into labor 4 days after I was dilated, with Rana was also similar. I hope this one comes before Hari Raya.

Bismillah. May Allah ease things for me and given me and the baby perfect health and condition during labor and beyond.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

36 Weeks ++

This week I can feel the baby's head is further down my pelvis. The movements are also much much lower. These few days I can feel BH coming more frequent and painful.

Konon bayi diatas 36minggu gerakannya makin sedikit. Bayi ini kyny gak gitu deh. Tendangannya msh kenceng, sikutannya masih kuat. Saking rutinnya bergerak gw sampe ga ngitungin 10 gerakan dlm 12 jam... Kadang kalo gerak bikin kram peruuuuttt. BH contractions ada kali sekitar 0.5-1 jam sekali. Gatau deh maksudnya apa, ntar lagi brojol apa ga ngefek hahahahaha.
Yang jelas ga enak bgt. Kalo lg BH contractions lg jalan rasanya kenceng, pelvis berat, dan kadang kepalanya ky mo jatuh ke bawah. Belum lagi kadang2 gw bisa merasakan tulangnya bergesekan dengan tulang pelvis gw. Asli ngeri bin ngilu!!

Masih ngantor, jalan kaya siput, makan udh mulai enak (lagi), masalah ambe datang dan pergi tp selama gw bener2 ga makan pedes plus rutin makan pepaya sih sejauh ini udah ga bengkak dan sakit lagi. Pas boker sih masih keluar tapi terus masuk lagi. Kaki mulai agak bengkak, sejak beberapa minggu lalu. Kenaikan timbangan sekitar 7-8 kg. Rekor terkecil bgt ini mah. Udah mulai gampang cape, alhamdulillah tidur masih nyaman (kan ada tu

Appointment sama dokter masih 3 hari lg. Mudah2an pas dicek udh ada bukaan ato udh menipis gitu cervix liningnya. One can only hope, but the decision is never mine *sigh. Harus banyak2 doa ajalah ini sih.

Monday, May 8, 2017

32 Wks +++

I did my last scan and my check up this morning.

Some updates:

- Baby is head down, in a correct position (that explains all the pressure down below)
- He weighs 1.9kg, about 43 percentile, all other measurements were normal, averaging in 37 percentile which means he's not too big not too small. However his femur length was on the 80 percentile which means he's got long legs.
- Still a boy XD, his elephant and his balls were clearly seen.
- To my husband's utter disappointment his nose seems to follow mine but who knows right?

My hemorrhoid is much much better Alhamdulillah. Still a little itchy after I pass motion and it still came out but afterwards will go back in. I religiously stick to the non spicy diet and consume more water and some servings of yogurt and fruits every day. The doctor was more concerned about my low blood count. During my 12 wk blood test it was 10.9, now it went down to 10.7. So she perscribed a higher dosage of iron pill. She also continued my Daflon to take every day plus the stool softener.

I can feel the baby's weight on my pelvis. Getting more difficult to walk now because everytime I walk he will wiggle and stretch and hit a nerve which is just so uncomfortable. If he's not moving it's just heavy. He is definitely hanging low.

Next appointment is in 2 more weeks. Getting closer to my D-day! I am so anxious. Hopefully this one will come early too! I don't think I can bear carrying this weight everywhere I go for 8 more weeks!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

30 Wks +++

All these happened last week.. Because I was in so much pain I only managed to write about it now.

Long story short.. On Thursday, my piles came back, with a VENGEANCE! IT WAS HORRIBLE!!

Thursday (27 Apr)
- Morning passed motion. Piles came out as usual, I pushed it back in. Some came out and I just brushed it aside. Went to NTU, went to have lunch, went to NUH. I notice it had become more painful. When I saw my gynae she said it really looked bad and when I went to the toilet, touched it, the ones that came out were big!! My gynae gave me Daflon and lactulose since I still had the cream. I couldn't push it back in, it was hardened and painful.

I couldn't move! Sitting down irritates it, walking irritates it. All I could do was lay down. I was in so much pain otherwise. Going to pee was also painful. I didn't even have any desire to pass motion. I was hoping it would shrink soon.

It was still painful. Some part shrunk but most of it were still bulging. I tried soaking my butt in warm water which relieved it for a moment. Then to avoid friction I wrapped the piles in gauze. Which HURT when I took them off.

No progress. The piles started to bleed for no reason at all. I had to wear my menses pad on my back side to absorb the blood. I thought the piles popped. It kept on bleeding and I kept on sleeping on my sides. Some piles have shrunk but the front piles was as hard as ever without any signs of getting smaller.

Felt like the piles were smaller because I could sit! Then I went to Gardens by the bay with some friends having picnic. Reached home, soaked my butt in the basin and the blood was dripping and the piles skin was hanging down my butt! OMG! I was horrified and it stung. So I slept and let it rest.

I couldn't go to work again. The piles were still bloody and I wondered whether it was time for me to go to A&E and had it checked out. Since the bleeding kept on going. SO I WENT. I got there, saw the doctor, she took a look and said, "OK. I'm gonna try to push it back in" AND TO MY HORROR SHE DID!!! I CRIED AND SCREAMED. Halfway she stopped and told the nurse, "we'll stop first, give her some lidocaine gel and leave it on for a while then we'll try again " (I was still sobbing). So I waited about 30 minutes and I was pessimistic the numbing gel would work. And so she came back in again, and NO, the numbing gel DIDN'T HELP. She pushed it in all the way telling me to relax (WTH!?).
After that, the piles stayed in. I felt a slight relief but it was still a bit painful and stung.
She said the piles which stayed outside don't get the blood flow moving. Which makes it trapped there. And the bleeding was due to constant friction. I've had external piles before, they also bled, but resolved by itself in a few days. I suspected due to my ever growing belly the blood flow to my butt was not as it has always been, which caused it to delay the healing process. Piles were in but it still hurt to sit. So I lay sideways in the car on the way home.

I was on sick leave. I was feeling better. Tried to pass motion and managed to without irritating my existing piles. It did came out but soft enough to push back in. I was having second thoughts about going to colorectal specialist. I knew I needed to get moving to get my blood flowing to my butt. I am trying to keep my diet as fibrous as possible. I am going to eliminate chilli and spicy food from my diet, meat for a while, chips, heaty food, minimize carbs. I'm only taking DHA supplements, stopping iron and calcium for the moment. I'm taking garlic pills, vitamin C. I expect to do this all the way to my delivery date. For the sake of not suffering the same fate ever again. At least I want to prevent it from flaring up in this pregnancy.

So, lessons learned, whatever happens, keep that piles in, If you can't keep it in. DO NOT MOVE until it's back in. If it doesn't, just apply creams and limit movement. On every onset of piles, STOP spicy food for a time period. It's better than the pain over external bleeding hard piles.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

27 weeks

Yesterday I went for my yoga class. And in the morning I woke up with sore pelvis. I think yesterday I did too many poses that opened my legs wide apart. I am so scared that the SPD will come and visit me again soon. I'll try my best to rest and avoid aggravating it more... I wish it's just post exercise soreness and not SPD.

This means I must be more careful in the future. I read on the internet that I must avoid hip wide apart poses. Try to keep my legs together most of the time. And I need to inform my yoga instructor so I don't need to do poses that can further trigger my SPD. I checked with my previous blog that it was around this times that my SPD was triggered. Maybe because I'm entering my 3rd trimester that everything just became more loose. So far it's just sore. InsyaAllah it won't get worse with precautions.

I saw my gynae early this week. Did my OGTT test for gestational diabetes. They didn't call me so that means my test was good Alhamdulillah. As of this week I have gained 4 kgs. With previous pregnancy by this time I hv gained maybe almost 10kgs LOL.

Baby is moving actively. His movements are more on the lower abdomen area so sometimes he'd kick my bladder which was so uncomfortable. I'm also getting random Braxton Hicks daily, especially when I'm tired. I'm starting to feel uncomfortable in my pelvis area, like a pinching pain inside the channel. I'm not sure why.

My food intake seems to increase this week. So maybe within this month I can gain 1.5kg total. When he's moving I can recognize his bulging hands/knees/whatever was poking from the outside. I don't remember feeling this so soon before. I'm starting to get more tired compared to before... It just seems nowadays I need more zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

25 Weeks ++

This week I feel heavier... I'm getting bigger too. I think he has changed position. My sciatic nerve aren't as annoying anymore. It's still sore but not as bad.

Fatigue has started to hit me this week as I'm nearing my third trimester. My stomach also start to feel occasional tightening this week

So far I've gain maybe 3-4kg? According to my scale at home it's around 3kg. We're starting to look for names and we still haven't fixed anything yet.

At work I need to clear my report by early June, which is 2 months away. But it's not so bad, I just need to do it slowly.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

22 weeks ++

On Monday I saw my gynae and I got my travel letter! Alhamdulillah I'm clear to fly on the 11th March. Indonesia here we come!

Baby is kicking all the time now. My appetite is better, though I still only take rice once or twice every week. No more scan until early May.

End of March I'm supposed to do my DM blood test. Praying so hard everything goes smooth until delivery and beyond. InsyaAllah vaginal delivery if possible, smooth breastfeeding journey etc etc etc.