Max's pictures

Some pictures of Max and Natalie's infant photos :)






More coming...

Which name should I choose?

I'm in the mid of deciding Max's Chinese name. Haiya, still can't decide on which character to use, as the the middle one will be the same as Natalie's, Xing(幸).

Hubby wants to register for him later in the afternoon. And I have been procastinating the job, since I was quite occupied with the baby and getting enough rest.

When it comes to deciding names, at times I just love it, because it's fun, but there are times, like now, I just hate it, because I can only choose one. *Sigh*

Finally he can latch on...

Ever since we came home from hospital, I could only breastfeed Max with one side, the right side, and not the other. Normally I just express the milk out from "the other side". I tried the football position, it didn't work. And it was bruised because Max couldn't latch on properly while we were still in the hospital.

But I just tried again after almost a week, and he managed to latch on properly. Really glad that.

Now I'm no longer one-breast Jack. And I can blog while feeding. Thank God. :)

Busy bee's back

Been home for ...*counting* almost five days but always busy.

Thursday - pae visit for Max, due to his jaundice.

Friday - gynae visit for myself.

Saturday - pae visit for Max again, jaundice again, better. And I visited the hospital lactation consultant.

The confinement is quite inexperienced in taking care baby, she choked Max. The way she feeds and burps Max very inexperienced. I think we new mothers, can do a better job. She doesn't check Max's diaper and Max doesn't like her bathing him. Every time she bathe him, he screams. Poor boy!

At times, I noticed she's very reluctant to get up to feed the baby at night. But with me in the room too, she had no choice. Imagine if I'm not in the room...

And she's quite forgetful in certain things, like she always forgets to close the stairway gate. One night Natalie climbed up after she on her own. Oh my God! Even after I reminded her so many times, she still take it very lightly. And she made some mistake which made the maid , kena marah(scolded) by my mom-in-law.

Her cooking isn't too bad though. The only thing I'm glad. But overall I'm not really happy with her. But I can do much as she might do something bad to Max, and in my food. *cold sweat*

Really difficult to find a good one these days whom one can trust, especially with your baby, be it through friends or so-called professional centre.

They normally room in with the baby, and mother sleeps in a different room.

But I insisted rooming in together. One of the problems, she snores(Goodness...*slap forehead*). 3 more weeks to go. Maybe just that I'm fuzzy... sigh. But I've seen one really good one who used to work for my neighbour but she has retired(金盘洗手), and refused to work as a confinement lady anymore. She rather works normal hour job. Sad.

Ah... enough of complaining, just trying to surf a little while having breakfast. Need to clean up a little and catch some beauty sleeps before Max's next feed.

Max is now half breastfed and bottle-fed. But he is doing better than Natalie. He can latch on better, still rooms for improvemant, than Natalie, and he loves breastfeeding.

Will post some pictures and videos once I have the time to... Now need to get my daily routine settle in first.

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...*the bee is flying off again*

Baby Max's back home!

Just discharged from hospital today. Home sweet home.

But need to settle down first before I can post up the pictures of baby Max.

He arrived on 111107 morning via natural birth. Details later.

Smorty works for me

Blog Advertising - Get Paid to BlogFor a small fries blogger like me, Smorty works for me so far. I get assignment on and off and I get my payout the moment my post approved, no need to wait that long. It's motivating to see money grow in your PayPal, though small, but it's good enough for me.

Last week, I tried resubmitted in this blog to PayPerPost for review, but they have yet to reply, so I guess it's been turned down again. Never mind. Seriously it took me very long to think whether I should put the PPP Direct badge on my page, as I didn't really like to put images on my sidebar. I like it clean and simple. But I did in the end, trying for some luck.

As for Smorty, I really enjoy writing for them, especially since now I have the time to, while waiting for baby's arrival. Apart from those small little $ sign, it's the satisfaction after completing each post.

If you are thinking of making some extra cash, since some now said that because of the recent major PR revamp which affected many bloggers, Smorty is worth trying. Besides, if you have a better PR than mine, you can probably gets more assignments than me.

Nope, this is not a sponsored post.

Counting down to the day, an update on baby and me

Like I said earlier, it could be 13, 18 or even 19 this month. I'm not sure which is the actual EDD anymore. But never mind, as long as the baby comes. I don't want to think too much about it. Too much anticipation makes me sick of guessing. Like a Cantonese saying, 煮到嚟,就食!(Go with the flow.)

Last gynae visit
Everything is fine, baby is roughly weighed about 3kg now, 20% variation, plus or minus. Should it be bigger, I'm not sure it can come naturally. He's healthy, I'm glad.

The gynae said anytime due... very subjective estimation. Hopefully not this weekend, the gynae is away. Gosh! And the best part most of the doctors in that hospital are on leave. DOH! I hate giving birth in the weekend, especially a long festive weekend. The last time, I had Natalie, inexperienced, the lactation consultant was away. DOH! Charges were higher too. Lucky my gynae was around. But not this time. Pray, pray, pray.

During the visit,we talked about my birth possibility. Again she told it will depend on my condition. Sigh... The highlight of the visit... *drum rolling*, she said that most likely NO epidural if natural birth. O.O;; Because they worry should the scar gives way, I can feel it. If they use epidural, lower body numbed, and if the scar give way, it will be life-threatening. Well, I've checked online, if possible NO medication is recommended. Though the chance of uterine rupture is very very slim - 1%, or one in 10,000. What if I'm that ONE. It freaked me out.

That whole day, Wednesday, I was feeling so down and blue. And I had a big woo woo cry and I slept through the day after I came back from the clinic.

Don't worry I'm fine now. I can eat well, like a sow. Sleeping well except some minor aching here and there. And I'm not thinking about it anymore, strangely. It's out of my mind. Just going with the flow and praying hard. Yes I'm.

My gynae asked to go for a CT scan on Monday if the baby still not coming. I seriously don't know the outcome. Induce(I thought no induction) or wait some more? I don't know. But seriously I hope not another C-sec, if I have a choice.

The "Anytime" signs...
1. Some saw my ballooned up feet and said, "'re can be due anytime..."
2. Since Wednesday, I'd been feeling more period cramps on my lower back and lower abdomen.
3. More Braxton Hicks, especially whenever try to get up from sleeping position.
4. Feeling the weight on my hips.
5. Very frequent toilet visits, and my bladder simply can't wait.
6. My tummy feels very tight and the surface looks very shiny, I wonder, can it grow and stretch anymore bigger.
7. Hormone changing, skin looks dry, the urge of washing my hair more often as it gets very itchy the next day. Oh, my pregnancy rhinitis seems to have gotten better, less runny nose.

Don't want to think too much
The reason I don't know to think too much because I don't want to stress baby, which will cause fetal distress. Let him decide when he's ready to come. No point thinking over and over when it's not happening... In a way I'm fed up.

Meanwhile I just want to do things I normally do, blog, sleep, eat, laugh, play with Natalie and I seriously feel like going to watch a movie... hee hee... Have anyone watch StarDust? And I can't wait for Golden Compass.

Having an extra modem at home

As usual last night when I got up for my second toilet visit to release the bladder, I felt hungry again. So while snacking, I decided to do my review.

Shortly it started to rain cats and dogs outside and a couples of lightning stroke. I quickly pull out my modem cable, thinking that " modem is safe now." Phew.

Little did I know it was taken by the last stroke until I tried to reconnect it, after I'd done with my review and wanted to submit it. Cis! I thought it was the connection at first. So I called up to TM technical service. The gentlemen was kind and patient with me, though it was already 5 in the morning. After some troubleshooting, no result, I gave up, and went back to bed to have a nice and chill slumber.

By the time I got up, I quickly tried again. No result. And I called TM again. No result.

Last resort, I asked hubby to replace the modem with the back up one, an second hand TM modem, which he insisted to buy, while I was all agaisnt it, thinking it was a waste of money.

Hubby: So who was the one who said it was a waste of money to get a spare?
Me: ... -_-;;

Well, I guess he was right after all.

But this 2004 TM model's connection and transmission is darn slowly comparing to the kaput Aztech one. Hubby said it's because of the quality of the modem. So I guess we have to get another better one. Meanwhile no choice but stick to the slow one first. Better than no surfing. Heehee...

When I grow old...

I can still clearly remember that when I was in my teenage years, my parents always reminded us not to abandon when they get old. At that time, I didn't understand their worries.

But as I grew up, I began to understand and see their worries from a different perspective. I started to remind myself, that I won't become of what they worried I would. Meanwhile I always told myself that when I'm in golden years, I want to be independent, both financially and physically. Hence, I don't have to depend on my children so much. And I started planning for myself, in case I live too long.

For a start, be it for yourself, or your old aged parents, you can check out this nursing site for old aged, They specialize in answering questions about old age caring issues, such as finding to the right nursing homes, tips for one who prefer to stay at their own home, like my dad, how to take care your health, where to find financial support and other related factsheets.

They also provide news articles and forum for you to read up and participate. By reading more, it helps you understand how to handle caring issues better. Also, through the forum, by linking yourself to community, it will open you up and help you to realize that that they are not alone.

I alaways believe in staring young, be it health issues, financial planning or other matter. Knowledge and preparation overcome fear and worries.

Stemcell for my baby.

Two week ago, I finally decided to sign up with the third company after meeting up their customer consultant and visiting their lab.

I met all the sales rep from all three stemcell companies. Actually before I called up the third company, I was hesitant if I should make that third call. But I did.

The reason I signed up with the third company because I like the way they present themselves and I believe I can trust my baby's stemcell with them though they'are quite new.

The moment I've decided to store baby's stemcell, since I missed it during my lasy pregnancy, my main concern is to look for a company which I can trust. I won't know if the the thrid company will truly be the one. Only time will tell. Somehow, I like how their customer consultant presented herself and the way she answered my questions. I don't know it's just an instinct.

Unlike the other sales rep from the other company. She kept emphasing that the fact this third company is new and offering their customers a lots of goodies to get sales. And when I told her my decision via sms, she asked me the same question, if I were attracted by the discount offer. I'm not. But I was too lazy to reply her sms, coz I don't think she would understand. Oh well, I guess she should do more research on the other companies' package before making assumptions and never underestimate your competitors.

Well, this thrid company did offer me some discount on their package, but it didn't make much of a difference.

Let's see... I chose to pay up RM5,500 diamond package. Why? Because it includes the RM2,500 collection and processing fee and 21 years storage fee(RM250 p.a). They do cord blood as well as maternal blood test before storing the stemcell, to make sure that the stemcell is not contaminated. However, if you want the 2 QC samples for viability test (for the 5th and the 10th year), you have to pay extra RM500. I bought that too. Then the insurance coverage for this package is better too. And it's dual location storage. So total is RM6000. While the other two companies, is offering similar package at RM5000. Is it cheaper? Though the thrid company did give me a discount of RM500, since I signed up before end of last month. I thouhgt I was going to give birth on the 28th last month. But I didn't.

You do the math. Is it cheaper or more expensive. Well, I'll say it didn't make much a difference. Like I said, my concern isn't the discount. I just want someone I can trust to store my baby stemcell for me.

Besides, only after I signed up, the customer consultant only told me that they are giving me a maternal bag and some vouchers as free gifts. She didn't use the free gifts to get me to sign up.

I have to say that even though this thrid company is a new company, their customer service is good. The next afternoon after I met with the customer consultant, her manager called me up personally. She asked me if anyone from her company has come to see me to follow up my case. When I said someone did. She was very happy.

I'm seriously not sure if I've chosen, thoough I felt that I had. Only time will tell.

Preggie mommies, if you're thinking of signing up for stemcell storing services for your newborn, make sure you meet up with all the companies' sales rep and visit their lab if possible, before making any decisions.

Money not enough?

Many times I heard from hubby that in his office, there are still some staffs taking a minimum salary of 600 to 700 bucks home every month. On top of that, they have some overtimes and some little incentives. But is it enough for a household? I always wonder. Even for hubby and I, who earn decent income, there are months when money is just barely enough when there are extra bills like insurance renewals, road tax renewals and so on.

Besides, prices of things have inflated little by little. For instance the price of every loaf of bread has gone up about 30 cent, due to the price hike of crude oil.

Therefore, most of these staffs have resort to either personal loan or credit cards, for some emergency cash to get them through each month. However, some of these loans take days up to week for approval, for financial background check and so on. The process requires lots of running around and is time consuming, and in the end they might not even get their loan approved.

But with Payday Loan Quotes, a one-stop financial matching service, these people will have easier way of getting suitable no fax payday loans, with fast approval. As fast as in 24 hours. There is no minimum credit requirement and anyone can apply. However, one has to bear in mind that loan approval is not always guaranteed.

All one needs to do is to fill up one simple form online with some basic information, provide a reference's details and submit. The system will match one's payday loan with the lenders database immediately, based on interest rate that fits one's financial profile. No matching fee charges and all the information given is strictly private and confidential. So no worries.

The moment a match is found, the lender will contact the borrower via online or phone. Once the loan is approved, the cash will be banked into the borrower's respective bank account. It is that fast and efficient.

My inner fears

Some time back I read about this inner fear thing in Mumsgather. It reminded me of my own.

I guess everyone has some kind of inner fears.

As for me, I've been having this fear of traveling long distance, I mean driving,(not including going for holiday overseas) and driving alone. I'm not sure why and forgot when it started. But I guess it's due to kiasi (afraid of dying in Hokkien) factor.

However my mom passing due to road accident, has deepened my fear. On top of that, I also begin to fear of losing someone close to me again. That's why I don't having my husband traveling outstations, which I had no problem previously.

And every day I flip open the newspaper, I see many road accident reports. They made me paranoid and all the negative possibilities begin to play in my mind.

Frankly I'm not a pessimistic character, but why do I have this kind of negative thought and fear in me. Is it because I'm already mom? Or is it because of something else? I'm still not sure. I used to ask my psychiatrist about it. He explained that it's because my grief over my mom's passing. I just have to think positive and it'll slowly go away. I certainly hope so.

And they said Love can outcast Fear.

How about you? Do have any inner fears that you would like to share?

Red bean soup can help reducing water retention

I have been having water retention on my feet a month or two ago.

At first, it only happen at night after a long day of working. And in the morning after a good night of rest, it would disappear. However, for the last few days, I noticed my feet, from ankles downwards, have swollen, even after some lying down.

And I remember a friend told me that red bean soup can help in reducing water retention. It also recommended by some of the mommies in some forums.

In fact, last week I tried for two days, I did noticed the difference. But these few days I just got lazy, as I couldn't bear standing long while preparing it. It made my feet ache and my back. So I stopped taking. And see, this is how they look since this morning.

Guess tomorrow I'll have make some red bean soup.

Besides, I also found that reducing salt intake can help in minimizing water retention problem as sodium will retain excessive water in our body. That's why some people recommended not to add salt or MSG in our confinement food.

Get lucky with pro360

My dad loves to buy 4 digits, be it Magnum, 1+3D or Toto. Well, I once in a blue moon try my luck too, normally my car number. But not as crazy as my dad.

He's not just buying numbers, but he jots down all the winning results in his little 555 notebook and and studies them, except Toto Jackpot and Big Sweep. Yes, from all three outlets every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday plus the special draws. He's been doing this since god knows when, and it has become his hobby.

I call him Uncle 4 Digits, he always tries to work out the probability of those winning digits, just like what does. They're an online casino reviewer.

At, they provide online casino reviews for all participating sites by categories, such as best payouts, best bonuses, highest jackpots, Editors' Choice, those which accept US players, player's rating and so on. They offer full review for a list of hundred US approved online casinos.

After seeing the site myself, maybe I should suggest to my dad to start an online 4 digits reviewing site for himself, to pass his time. Well, being computerized, would, hopefully bear fruits for people like my old man....

The actual EDD is 18/19 Nov??

This morning when I opened my eyes, I was like, "hmm... week 39 already, one more week to go."

I can't wait to give birth now, as my tummy and hips are expanding while my arms and face seems to be the same. One of favourite my maternity pants, can't fit anymore, which could still fit a week or two ago. And I know they will keep expanding till the day baby comes. Soon some of the shorts won't fit anymore.

I'm so anxious and I decided to work back way to check on my EDD.

Well, I'm very sure of my conception date which was either 25/26 Feb 2007. Many people ask me why am I so sure about it. Coz that was the only try we had for that month. So if I work from that date, the actual due date should be around 18/19 Novemeber, which is 2 weeks from now. It means another 2 weeks to go. OMG, how big will baby be then? And my tummy will just keep growing, and before my actual due date, I won't be able fit in most of clothes... feel like crying now.

As for original EDD, 13 November, it's based on the first day of my last period, which was 6 Feb. However, my ovulation was late, therefore the conception date was late too.

After all I'm only in my week 38 now, no wonder I haven't feel anything close to labour, except some Braxton Hicks.

Baby Lucas's here.

This afternoon finally visited my close friend, who just given birth to her first baby, baby Lucas on the very morning of 31 Oct It was a 21 hours long painful labour. Again congratulations to her adn her hubby. Great job.

I've to visit her before I, myself going into labour and confinement, which is soon.

Was very happy to hear that she was pregnant too, when I announced my pregnancy to her when I was about 9 week preggie. She was 10 week then. We've always been very close friends since secondary school. She was my "toilet buddies" in school...haha...

We were so close, at one point, we could communicate without talking, and we knew what each other was thinking. Oh, we used to get toothache together. Of course on and off we had argument.

She was the first one, other than my hubby and my family, to be there for me when my mom was in critical condition.

What a long and painful labour...
She had a painful delivery as her epidural jab turned out to be a failure. It numbed one side of her body and not the other side. Gosh! And the anesthetist apologized to her and the hospital waived her anesthetic charges.

But I guess it's worth because in end she and the baby were safe.

Baby Lucas was born a bit smaller, only 2.6kg, than expected but healthy and adorable.

Actually I took some pictures and video of the mother and her baby, somehow the stupid phone gave problem again, of all times. The pictures and video just disappeared like that, probably abducted by the alien again. CIS!

Anyway, I've learnt some confinement cooking tips from her MIL, who is very well-verse in healthy eating. Let me try them out first, then I'll post them here later. Another who is planning to conceive again, has promised to bring her notebook along for the recipes, when she visit Lucas's mooomy some time this week or next. LOL.

Well, 'm better off to research some more on healthy diet during confinement for moommies, before baby's arrival. He's kicking inside already ;0 Ouch!

Something funny about this pregnancy

I'm in my final two weeks before my EDD.

I notice something very funny with this pregnancy. Whenever I'm hungry or pigged out, the little one inside will always kicks inside. And the bigger he gets, the stronger are his kicks.

Another thing is all these while I haven't had any heartburn before. But for the past few days, I notice whenever I'm hungry or full, especially at the middle of the night, I have this chest pain feeling, and some reflux.

That's why I'm still blogging at this time of the night/morning, coz I just had my snack and decided that I shouldn't go to bed immediately, to prevent the reflux.

Do any of you pregnant mommies get this kind of funny feeling and reaction?

What will you do when your kid's making a scene in public?

I recalled seeing some young children making scene while I was shopping in the mall some times. At that time, I was hoping in secretly in my heart that Natalie won't behave like that one day.

I guess kids are kids. When they see something they want or like, they will want you to either buy them, or stay there and play till they bored or dropped.

Last night, while we were in one of those baby apparrels shops, at the Curve, checking out some stroller for Natalie. She saw this interesting toy phone set and started to experiment with the buttons. So when we wanted to try her on one stroller, she simply refused and started screaming away. That was o.k. But when we decided to hop over to the next store, she refused to leave, and squatted down next to the toy phone set as an objection.

Lucky I was with my hubby. So I asked him to handle her, while I was pretend walking out of the shop and hoping that she would follow. But she didn't. What if I was aloneat that moment?

Natalie is a sutbborn little, and is determined to get what she wants. Of course we can't afford to buy her everything she wants. I think we, as parents, shouldn't spoil our chilldren. I remember when I was young my parents led a frugal life, and never spoil us. My mom hardly buy us any toys, while my dad was a bit more generous. The only one toy my mom ever bought me was this little teddy bear I had. The one and only.

However, I remembered making a fuss during one CNY shopping spree, in some night market. I saw this top and bottom which I really liked.(Of course every year we only got to buy two set each.) But mom said it was too expensive and refused to get me... I was about 10, think. And I had an auguement with my mom and finally she bought me that set of clothes. But when it comes to toys, I hardly ask my parents for anything, knowing they won't get me. Of course in the end, she gave me more than that, a good degree and a chance of living overseas for 3 1/2 years. That was the most precious gift she had ever given me.

As for Natalie, I don't mind buying her toys, but I just don't want to get her same type of toys if she already has one. Just like that toy phone, she already has one at home which my sister-in-law bought her, so I see no reason getting another one.

So mommies and daddies, what would you do? And how would you handle this type of situation or scene?

Try again.

Earlier PPP rejected this blog, because it didn't meet their minimum requirement, minimum 20 posts in 90 days.

Last night I resubmitted this blog for a try, as it has finally met the minimum requirement. Hopefully it will get approved this time. Since I have some extra time to spare while waiting for baby to come.

Also, I'd signed up with Linkworth to get more opportunities...

The bag is finally packed.

Finally I had my bag packed and ready for labour, though not exactly finished yet, still a couple of things I need to buy.

I have packed some clothes for myself and for a baby a set of brand new clothes for the day of discharge, a few pairs of mitten and booties and a little hat.

Can't recall exactly what I wore the last time I was there to deliver Natalie, except that they were all long sleeves. Hence, I just pack anything I think I'll need. All I remember is that I didn't bathe for days, only wiping.

Meanwhile some food as well, such as oat, Milo, cocoa powder, milk powder, condensed milk and so on.

Also I'm bringing a bag of salt, in case I deliver via natural birth. It's for the wound cleaning. I can vaguely remember they did provide me some chemical liquid for the wound cleaning too.

And not to forget some entertainment, like books and laptop... hee heee... so I wouldn't get bored. Frankly staying in hospital is one of the most boring things in life, unless you opt to stay in a double or single room, as they come with tv. Unfortunately I chose to stay in a four-bedded one. The only entertainment was the neighbours' visitors and my own.

For me one day no internet is enough to kill me. I feel like losing touch to the world. And if I end up having a c-sec, I will have to stay in the hospital for at least 3 days 2 nights, that's if everything is fine.

Luckily the last time I had Natalie with me, not as bad as the previous admission prior the Natalie's birth, when I was having mild hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness. So I spent most of my time staring and adoring her, though she slept most of the time.

Hopefully everything turns out alright.

Oh well, the packing is making me nervous and excited.

Calcium intake during pregnancy

During pregnancy, I'd experienced twice very bad cramps on my feet during my final trimester. One of the times was when I was shopping in One U with my sis. We were walking and chatting happily and suddenly my feet cramped. It was so bad I couldn't continue walking. I had to find a place to sit down to rest my feet. We sat for about 20-25 minutes, only after that I could walk a little. And luckily I was with my sis.

As for this pregnancy, when I entered my second trimester, I had experienced some aching in my body and mild cramp in my feet. Since then my GP advise me to increase my calcium intake from 550mg daily to 1000mg together with my daily milk intake. My cramps and aches have since reduced.

My friend, who just gave birth to a baby boy two ago, was also taking the same amount of calcium. She took 2 tablets of 600mg calcium everyday. Some said the calcium supplement is the one with Vitamin D to help the calcium absorption.

There are studies show that pregnant women who supplement with calcium have a reduced chances of high blood pressure and preeclampsia. (taken from "iVillage's Calcium supplements during pregnancy")

But be sure you consult my doctor first before increasing your daily calcium intake. As excessive calcium has side effects like lack of appetite, interference with magnesium absorption and so on.

Other related articles:
- Why am I having leg cramps during pregnancy? (from

Result of my blood test and iron supplement

Last week my gynae drew some blood from me to do a blood test(a.k.a Full Blood Count/FCB) for me. Yesterday it came back with a 12.9, showing there is enough haemoglobin in my blood. The reference range is betweeen 11.5-16.5.

*Pregnant haemoglobin level is:10.5 to 15.0 gm% (105 -150 g/L)
*Non-Pregnant haemoglobin level is:11.5 to 16.0 gm% (115 -160 g/L)
(The aboves are taken from

Actually it dropped a little from 13.2, another blood test result I had in May this year, when I was 16 week pregnant.

I have low blood and been constantly on iron and folic acid supplement. But since I pregnant with baby I stopped but few months ago I had to start back in those supplements on alternate days basis as I was experiencing short blackout and dizziness when I stood up from a squatting or sitting position. And my condition has since improved.

One of the reasons why we need to maintain our haemoglobin count in our blood during pregnancy is to prevent weakness and low birth weight of the baby. Haemoglobin's function as a protein which carries oxygen to the various parts of our body. If the count is low, it means less intake of oxygen for both mother and baby and possible blood loss during birth.

Here's a good article for pregnant mommies or ladies with anaemic problem to refer.
"Iron and iron supplements"(from

Frankly if my gynae didn't take my blood for the test I won't look into the matter at all.

Bets in life

There's saying; "In life there are only two things that are guaranteed, death and tax."

It's true life is unpredictable and full of uncertainties. There are times when we try our luck and take the best bet out of life.

For example, there are many people who loves to try their luck and bet on anything in the world to win something, wealth or others, in return.

Some people are in for sport games like WorldCup, EuroCup, Olympics Games, NBA Basketball and so on, while others bet on lotto, numbers, jackpots, stock market and so on. All these betting games can now be found on bet365. It offers different kinds of online betting services, in all kinds of sport games, poker, some interactive games and so on. One just needs to sign up for an account to start the ball rolling.They provides live scores and stats to enhance user experience. Also, their range of services are now extended to mobile phone users.

In life we can't run away from betting.

As for me, I'm not into money betting games, as I believe controlling things myself such as proper investments with proper research.

However, there are something I can't control. For instance, my birth options, I still don't know whether I will end up having another c-section or natural birth. But I'm putting my bet on having natural birth even though my gynae has told my chance of having c-sec is higher than those who had never had a c-sec before. Also, my chance of having complications via natural birth is also higher, as my uterine may rupture during the birth. Since she allows me to try for natural birth, I'll go for it.

I can have an elective c-sec but I don't want to give up now. I want to wait and see, while hoping for the best. I'm leaving to God and let Him decides what's best for me and my baby. This is my best bet.

Week 38 - Ceaserean Vs Natural Birth

Last night I was upset about why baby's come yet.

Today after hearing what my gynae said, it changed my perspective. Maybe baby's waiting for the right time too. Perhaps he knows that if he came out early would cause complication, that's why he's holding on to the right moment. I think he knows.

This morning my gynae has finally talked to me about my birth option. According to her, my previous c-section has increased my chance of a second c-section. While letting me try for natural birth, she has to monitor my condition to minimise the possibility of complication during labour.

Basically the outcome will pretty much depends on my condition then.

When I asked if it's more advisable to opt for a second c-sec, she said that she won't advise me to do that, though it's my choice. So I decided to wait till the last minute.

Of course my priority is my baby and my own safety, if at that time c-sec is the best option I will go for it without a second thought.

But one thing for sure NO induction or long hour labour, due to the possibility of uterine rupture during the process.

Also, after the follow-up, I've noticed the left side of my ligament feels a little sore. This morning when my gynae pressed on it, I felt o.k. Is it just a normal pulling or a sign of old wound problem? I'm not sure. But it sure worries me a little. It's probably why I'm still awake at this hour. (Just kidding, it's probably the latte I had this afternoon.)

Anyway, I'm submittig everything to God. I'll pray and let him decide what's best for us, so long baby and me are safe.

When baby 's coming? Anytime?

Yesterday a close friend has given birth to her first baby boy, baby Lucas. Congratulations to her and her hubby!

Baby Lucas is early almost a week, as his EDD was Nov 6, a week early than my baby. Does it mean baby will come next week or...

Everyone keeps telling me anytime. But I just don't see any sign of baby's coming.

Is it going to happen or will it be another C-section again? If my water breaks first before any contraction as my gynae will not allow me to have an induction.

In about 8 hours will be my next follow-up.

I'm really don't know why can't I have a sign, during the last pregnancy was no sign at all. I was caught off guard, 2 hours before Natalie was born, I had to make up my mind whether to deliver her natural birth with induction or c-section.

I'm really not sure about this one. Really have no faith in what's going happen coz I just don't have no control over it. I feel like taking forever. Am feeling really frustrated and anxious at times. Is it normal, or just me?

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