Sunday, December 28, 2008

The day I felt sluggish.....

I miss dressing up to work! With the skirt and knee high boots , with the plain top and floral scarf, with the pants and high heels!

Iskandar and I have been staying at my parents' place in Leicester for the past 4 weeks. Mom & Dad are in Malaysia at the moment until the 7th Jan so we kinda taking care of Kudin. Basically since after we got back from Malaysia, we haven't been staying at our own place. Obviously I could only pack as much as I can but it doesn't seem to be enough! I've been wearing the same tops and scarves for the past 4 weeks and I think it's getting so obvious!! Our place is about 45 minutes drive from Mom's and since being pregnant, I'm not a fan of driving that much. Iskandar do go home almost every other day but I can't tell him which top or scarf that I want to wear because really it depends on my mood.

I used to get "recognition" from my colleagues almost everyday I come in to work. One of my colleague even commented that she's never seen me wearing the same top in a week or even a month! And now here I am wearing the same top over and over again!!!!!!!!! I hate this. I don't need to buy new tops because I've got loads at home. I just miss getting up and spend hours in front of the wardrobe trying to choose a top & a scarf. Now it's like I wake up and I can get dressed in 5 minutes because I haven't got any other choice on what to wear. Pfft.

Although Mummy & Daddy's coming back on the 7th Jan, I don't think we'll be going back to Coventry because Mom wouldn't allow me to drive to work. Since my workplace is closer to Mom's it's easier for us to stay there until my maternity leave. I don't mind this but I just want my wardrobe!!! I've got loads of nice scarves to choose from if I were to wear plain tops but now all I've got is plain tops and my scarves are also plain ones.

On a different note, we are still looking for a house in Leicester because my Hospital, GP and workplace are in Leicester. We've put an application with a company but it's taking forever for them to reply back! They're so fussy when all we want is just to rent to house! Not even buying a house! They're asking reference from my workplace and also my previous workplace. Like whtever for? We're hoping & praying that they'll reply back a.s.a.p! I want to move and just be settled before baby pops out and bare in mind, THAT'S NOT LONG TO GO!!!!!!!

Sorry about the moaning and groaning, I'm at work and it's a SUNDAY! Blegh blegh.


HAPPY AWAL MUHARRAM to everyone and Insha'Allah we'll be blessed with all the goodness in life! Amin.


Monday, December 22, 2008

The things that can make me *wekkk*

I found out that the only thing that could make me *vomit* is anything that's sour. For instance assam boi, lemon, lime.. you get the point here right? hehe Like I said before, I did not go through the most talked about "morning sickness" whereby you'll throw up first thing in the morning and if you're very unlucky, it could continue throughout the day!

At 14 weeks pregnant, Alhamdulillah I've only vomitted TWICE! The first was when I was at KLIA. Just before passing through the custom desk I threw up like nobody's business. I saw everything that I ate that whole day!!!! Not a nice view. It's even worse that our journey was 14 hours long!!!!! Well, the reason I threw up on that day was because my tummy was upset and everyone said to have Assam Boi as it'll soothe my nauseos. So I did. Approximately 10 minutes after that my throat just gave way and I couldn't even get to the nearest toilet! So from then on I know not to eat anymore Assam Boi.

Past few days I've been down with terrible cough + cold. Iskandar made Honey & Lemon drink as being pregnant there's limited medication I can consume. Straight after I had that glass of drink I went straight to the sink and vomitted it all out!!!!!! So, then I know that baby hates "masam" things. Then later on I only drank warm Honey drink.

Above all, I'm still down with terrible cold and all I want now is to pop at least 1 antihistamine!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The day BUMP turned 13 weeks......

I'm feeling tad bit paranoid!

I think my baby bump's so much bigger than it should be. I'm only in my 13th week and people are already noticing the bump. Yes, I am proud that I'm pregnant but I'm just scared that I'm putting on too much weight. I kept telling Iskandar about it and of course he's my husband and he'd tell me that it looks normal and it's not big. But hmmm, I don't know. I just feel HUGE!

Have any of you got a picture of a 3rd month pregnancy? I've been googling but of course the "mat sallehs" have bigger body frame than Asians, so their bump looks bigger than mine. Sometimes when I goggle the picture I see that their bump is as big as mine, THAT'S NOT GOOD! A colleague of mine gave birth to a baby boy which weigh 4kg! I think that's BIG!

Any kind people out there that would like to share baby bumps with me to make me feel at ease? I would really appreciate your replies!

Ps: It doesn't help that my next appointment with my Midwife is when I'm 20 weeks pregnant!!!!! That's just a long wait!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The day we turned ONE!!!!

We are 1 year old today!


And baby's healthily growing in my tummy while we celebrate our love for each other.

I love you Iskandar and you know the rest of it It's been 365 (minus the 7 days u had to wait for your Visa to be approved) days with your love and touch. We have never slept in a separate bed/duvet. Even when we are stuck in a single bedded room, you'd still prefer sleeping on the same bed and in the same duvet with me even though it's very uncomfrtable for you. I love how you try really hard to become a really good husband. The one that would satisfy his wife first before himself. And you obviously know that I will always do the same for you (if I larat, kan?). I cherish all the time we spent together and also the time when you waited with me outside the toilet to find out whether I'm pregnant or not, the DRs visit that you'd never fail to come with me. Above all, I secretly love how you clasp my hand and hug me to sleep. You'd always make sure that you are always close to me and if I start moving about while sleeping you'll grab me straight away and soothe me back to sleep. Sayang, I love you and no words could ever describe my love for you.

Ps: Baby says he/she loves you too! And baby also loves it when you communicate with him/her through Mummy's tummy!

Lots and lots of love, hugs & kisses,

Friday, December 05, 2008

The day I had my first craving......

First crave: SUSHI!!!!!!!

Ooooh my god, why of all food the food that I'm not allowed to eat is the food that I'm craving the most! But lucky me, I don't believe in cravings, so whatever you feed me, I'd gladly eat. :) Mummy keep reminding me to eat when I'm hungry and don't over eat. She also said that I don't need to eat for "two" because my baby is taken care by the Angels (so he/she have all the nutrients). All I have to do is read the Holy Quran to soothe the baby and even to help baby feel at peace. I think that's the best advise I've got from anyone. Most peple would be asking me to eat as much as I can because I'm pregnant! I mean seriously, at this point I don't think I should because the baby is only pear-sized. If I were to overeat, it'll nly jeopradise my health because I'm tiny. So, I'm still having my meals as normal. Sometimes I even skip my meal because I'm too tired to eat. Alhamdulillah everything's still well in there. To you Mom-to-be out there, make sure you take this advise as not to eat so much as it'll only make u fat & worse, takes forever for you to lose the baby weight.

Anyway, I'm kinda hungry now, so I better get something to eat.hehehe And yeah, it's dinner time for me now. :p

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The day I found out I had something growing in me.....

Hi All!

Glad to be back on the blogsphere. I dekat kerja sekarang, tgh curik tulang! haha Kena tulis dalam BM sebab tak boleh nak guna internet sebenarnye kat kerja. Ahhh, whatever! Anyway, how's everyone doing? Other than Helmi yg meng-injured-kan diri! :P heheh Hope all is well.

Just wanted to share some great updates with my fellow Xangans Here goes..

Week beginning the 6th October, I had a really weird feeling (mood swings and tender breasts to be exact!). I didn't take note of it since I thought I was due for my period. So yeah, just left it as that and waited. On my birthday, the tenderness got even worse, I couldn't sleep the whole night!!! This was not normal for me because normally if I'm due for my period I'd only feel that kind of pain for 1 or 2 days. Since it was going on for a week, I told Iskandar that this is not normal. So we thought, could it be that I'm pregnant?? Hmmm. We didn't expect it but we thought, hey lets just buy the pregnancy test! After all we've never tried one! hehehe So we spent my birthday going into town and bought a pregnancy kit! haha How fun!! Then we got back home and tested straight away. Iskandar was waiting patiently outside the toilet for the reading but since we had to wait for approx 5mins to get the reading, I then decided to wait outside the toilet with him!! After 5 minutes, both of us were looking at the stick and really we didn't know what we were supposed to be looking at hahahah! Then Iskandar took the box and we compared it with the guidance. We only bought one test kit because we didn't expect it to be a POSITIVE!! When Iskandar saw the positive sign, he was so excited and wanted to tell everyoneeeeeee about it. I had to hold him back as I thought it could be a fluke. I had to hold myself back as well since it was my birthday everyone was calling me up and wishing me Happy Birthday, imagine I had to just pretend like I haven't got a great news! That was really hard!!

So the next day I called my Doctor's and asked what should I do from here. My DR then advised to take another 2-3 tests and if it still show a Positive then for definite it is a Positive! So, the next day we bought another 2. hehehe Tested with my afternoon urine and the second stick was used for the next day morning urine. Both of it came positive and bare in mind it was an instant positive for all 3 tests!!!! heheheheh We still didn't tell anyone because we were not sure how far along I am. But because both of us were too excited, we only waited for another 1 day and started spreading the news! heheheh My dad was more keen to know than my mom. Mom just said Alhamdulillah & Congratulations. I guess she's used to this kinda news after having 7 kids & 3 grandchildren!!!! Iskandar told his parents and so cute Iskandar wanted both of them to hear it at the same time so they asked them to pick up both of the phones. My FIL was too blur and he said alah, ckp with Mama first then me.. heheheh So we did. Then my FIL msged us saying sorry because didn't listen at once but he was desperate for the toilet. hahaha How cute! As for my sister, she was so excited and even changed her Facebook status but in an anonymous kinda wish. heheh My brothers, they were too shocked and couldn't believe it until they found the pregnancy stick! hahahah They were all like, huh??? Macam mana? (Really, did they want the detailsss? hehehehe) As for my nephew and niece, they've been counting down to become a cousin! So adorable. Everytime they see me they want to know the baby's growth. My Mom even got a book out for them to show the weekly growth for the baby! They were too excited. hehehe

So yeah, I'm officially pregnant. I had 2 ultrasound scans to make it official because Alhamdulillah I haven't suffered from any morning/pregnancy sickness and I'm almost at the end of my First Trimester! I'm still vomit-free, Alhamdulillah syukur!!!! I'm constantly having dreams of the unborn child haha. We've got a few names in mind but we don't want to know baby's sex until he/she is born! I think it's boring when you get to know the sex before they're born. So Iskandar & I want it to be a secret and hopefully the baby won't "kangkang" when we go for my 20 weeks scan! But I will tell the midwife that I don't want to know the sex so they will NOT tell me what it is :) How exciting!!!

I find it really freaky how on my birthday the symptoms got really bad! It was as if the baby wanted to say "Happy Birthday Mummy! I'm in here". heheh Because after I tested, Alhamdulillah the symptoms subsided. What a cute "baby" I've got. And definitely, it was the best birthday present anyone could ever have! Oh, the other freaky thing is, baby's due date is on the 22nd June Insha'Allah and on the 21st June 1978 my mom gave birth to my premature 2nd brother (Arwah Abg Salleh) and because he was premature, he passed on 2 hours after his birthdate. Imagine 30 years later, I'm then pregnant!! Alhamdulillah. Everything happens for a reason.

Btw, I LOVEEEEEEEE my baby bump!!!!!!!! hehehe Will post up pictures when it becomes really obvious. At the moment it looks as though I'm bloated but I'm still loving it :)

Will try and update every now and then on baby's development, Insha'Allah.