• family,  pregnancy

    What’s in your hospital bag?

    Less than 2 weeks to my EDD and my hospital bag is finally packed! Phew! I tried to do some research online on what folks normally pack for a 2 to 3 days stay at the hospital and the lists are almost all the same. Some more detailed than others but the essential items are the same lah. There was one I really liked was from Growing With The Tans and so I adapted a lot of her ideas into my list. Here’s my list in case anyone is interested… THE LIST ADMINISTRATION WHAT WHY 1 Marriage Certificate For baby’s birth certification registration. 2 Husband & Wife’s NRICs For baby’s birth certification…

  • family,  pregnancy

    You know you are about to pop when…

    The cashcard In-Vehicle Unit seems like a mile away from your steering wheel. Your belly starts to steer the wheel for you.* You can no longer see the front of your car when you drive up a multi storey carpark. You pray for big open parking lots because you cannot weave through cars like Christy Cheung. Then again, I think nobody else can lah. Squatting cubicles with no side handles scare you. Filthy, wet squatting cubicles with no side handles terrify you so much you mutter “I cannot give birth here. I cannot give birth here” while you pee. You make your mardder so nervous with the squatter toilet story, she…

  • family,  pregnancy

    The Twenty Questions that were supposed to be answered on Tuesday

    Fine, I know it’s not Tuesday anymore but I really wanted to participate in MummyMoo’s Twenty Questions lah. Here are my answers. 1. Was your pregnancy planned, and how old were you? Not really planned but neither were we preventing it. I was 30. 2. What were your reaction? Shocked because… please read Point 3. 3. How did you find out you were pregnant? I was driving us home one evening in April and we had stopped at a red light, gossiping about what had happened at the office that day. I was talking halfway when I saw in the rear view mirror a car speeding towards the back of…

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    Fat cannot meh?

    Xander is now 3 years and 3 months old. He is a happy, healthy little monster who proclaims daily “I’m growing bigger and bigger everyday! I am going to become bigger than Daddy and Mummy!” I thought to myself, Good! Then you can help mummy do housework and cook dinner! Yay for me! It has been 3 years and 3 months since the tenant vacated Condo Le Womb but I still get looks and whispers about my belly. Is she or is she not? Please lah people! I’m just fat, not pregnant lah! Most of the time when I say that to people, they become embarrassed and change topic. Then…

  • family,  pregnancy

    A few more hours to go…

    Well, after the Christmas Eve dinner at my sister’s place tonight, hubby and I will head straight down to TMC for admission. Xander Claus is coming to town!! My mum had been mispronouncing Xander as Santa for a few days. She’s technically correct lah. We thought why wait for Boxing Day when he can have more fun on Christmas Day instead 🙂 It also means we have to start saving up for his presents now! After the hubby left for work this morning (yes, it’s Xmas eve and he is still required to work 1/2 day. Stupid leh.), I couldn’t go back to sleep. All these excitement and anticipation have been keeping…

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    Almost ready…

    Hi Xander! We were at Dr Wong’s clinic today. She has confirmed that you are now engaged and ready to exit “The Mothership”! From the scans, she estimated you at 3.3kg, give and take about 10%. I’m wondering to myself when did you managed to do that? Was it yesterday in the afternoon? Or did you do it a little at a time? Wow! You did it all by yourself! I’m thoroughly impressed with my son again 🙂 Guess what? I was driven around by Daddy today. Yup, he passed his driving test 2 days ago and today was his 1st time on the roads as an official driver! Yeah!!…

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    New Do

    From what I can remember, I had a grand total 4 of  such severe haircuts in my lifetime. All seem to happen when my hair gets ridiculously long. Most of the time below my waist… 1st time, 4 years old. I had to cut my waist-length hair before I started K1. Before that, I remember crying and struggling alot with my mum and sisters when they tried to wash or tie my hair. I was such a whinner… My mum was so glad to chop off the hair. No more screaming matches and trying to catch hold of a soapy, squirming brat. There should be a few pictures of that lying around…

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    More growing pains

    Day 2 of my maternity leave. The bottom of my belly now looks like a bright red watermelon with the squiggly lines and all. I swear i haven’t been scratching it but it feels so sore and raw that it hurts every time my pants ride down or if there are any seams along the waist. Ouch… The guys came back to pick up the sofa for repair works today. Now the living room is so empty and echoy, echo echo echoooo… In a wk or 2, we’ll get a sturdier and more comfy sofa to laze on again 🙂 Bliss bliss bliss 🙂 Oh ya! They also brought over…

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    Swelled up with happiness

    Hey Baby! Your daddy was very tired and went to sleep already. He and Uncle Darran were at the 2 shops installing some stickers. He came home yesterday with huge blisters on his finger! YIKES! You did a really big slow stretch today in my belly today. It must be really cramp inside by now. Be patient ok? You still have about 23 more days to grow 🙂 Take your time, take your time 🙂 Now mummy’s right foot is huge! Look like a fat baby’s foot! Haha! I love looking at it everyday. The strange lines and folds. I wonder if your feet will look like that too 🙂…

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    Growing pains

    Hi baby! it has been a pretty rough few wks since the upset stomach last mth. Not your fault, just a coincidence that all the classic pregnancy discomforts of joint aches and pains are all happening at the same times. It feels like the ON button was suddenly switched on and everything kicked into gear. My pelvis hurt so much it hurts to shift around in bed. Hv to come up with different methods everyday to get out of bed.  I had my 1st calf cramp in bed on Saturday morning… WOW! I had 1 or 2 close calls before but this was WOW! I panicked and couldn’t straighten out…