Saturday, October 10, 2009

End of this blog and new Blog

Since my pregnancy was over...
Now, I create new blog for my baby boy

Check it out !
Good bye for now

Week 37 - last week of pregnancy

Life is full of suprise and miracles.
We never expected that week 37 was last week of my pregnancy.
This picture was taken 2 days before my delivery.
After all, I really enjoy my pregnancy moments week by week. It's really amazing experience and I cherished every moment of that.

Friday, September 18, 2009

So near yet So Far

Now, I am in week 36 day 4.
Fetal weight estimation : 2.424 g
Mom's weight : 64 kg
Total weight gain so far : 13 kg
Baby movement : very active
Presentation : Chepalic position (head down)

The doctor said that my baby is small and the water level a little bit lower therefore he suggested me to undergo dropplet test and CTG test
Dropplet test is to check the blood flowing to my baby's brain and womb and also the water level
CTG test is to check the fetal heart beat
Praise God, the results are normal

Because if it's below normal, I must deliver the baby earlier...but now I have peace of mind and let the nature takes course when it's time for my baby to come out.

Well, I believe that everything's gonna be alright and my baby will be delivered perfectly normal and healthy
I am very excited to see and experience the labor process hehe :)

2 or 3 more weeks to go yay....Go Baby Go...!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Baby Lullaby Songs - I Love You

Last Saturday when I went to Precious Moments Shop @ GWC, I saw a baby lullaby songs album and there are for Baby Boy / Baby Girl / I Love you. But I was falling in love with I Love you album
'cos it's general and the titles were catching my eyes so finally I decided to buy it and everyday I listen together with my baby...

Amazingly, he enjoys it and feels calm when I turn on the songs...
Hopefully, this is his favorite album when he comes

The last moments of pregnancy pictures

When I was week 35, I wanted to have some memories with my tummy therefore I asked my friend, a talented photographer to take pictures. Eventhough this is also his first time to take maternity pictures, he did it pretty well..and I am really satisfied
Here is some favorite pictures by justndro photography.


Week 35 Update

This is the USG scan for week 35.
Fetal Weight is about 2.138 kg and my total gain weight so far is 12.2 kg
The doctor said that everything was normal and he expected that my baby's weight will be around 2.5 - 2.8 kg during the labor.
Go baby Go...please eat a lot...

Monday, August 31, 2009

When God Made You

It's always been a mystery to me,
How two hearts can come together,
And love can last forever.
But now that I have found you I believe,
That a miracle has come when God sends the perfect one.
So gone are all my questions about why,
And i've never been so sure of anything in my life

Oh I wonder what God was thinking,when he created you.
I wonder if He knew everything I would need,
Because he made all my dreams come true.
When God made you, He must have been thinking about me.
I promise that wherever you may go, wherever life may lead you,
With all my heart I'll be there too.
And from this moment on I want you to know,
I'll let nothing come between us, and I will love the ones you love.
So gone are all my questions about why

He made the sun He made the moon,
To harmonize a perfect tune,
One can't do without the other they just have to be together.
And that is how I know its true,
Your for me and i'm for you and my world
Just cant be right without you in my life

When time flies so fast and now is already September

Yeahhh, time really flies so fast. I remembered the day when I found out that my test pack was positive then the rough journey of first trimester, followed by heavenly feeling on the the second trimester and came the last trimester.
One more month to go and our life especially mine will be changed differently.
I remembered the quote from Claire Chang (Banyan Tree CEO), she said that
" Marriage enhanced your life because you can do everything with the help of the other but motherhood changed your life for the best. "

With the basketball in my tummy, it's not easy carrying it every where and I started to have some achings
from blocking nose at night, hand stiffness in the morning, and sometimes vertigo in the morning
Well, they are parts of pregnancy so I won't complain so much, I gave thanks to God as long as I feel my baby movement regularly, it's all worth it.

So far everything is going smoothly....I hope it continues until I deliver my little boy..
Now I am in week 34, another 4 weeks to go...
can't wait to see him soon hehe...:)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baby Shower Part 3 ( 23-08-09)

The Parties were over and now it's time to prepare and get ready for the coming baby boy into our family.

The last baby shower party was fun eventhough not as big as the first party but we enjoyed it very much
Thanks for coming and being part of our journey together. Ooh and thanks for the baby gym and play matt gifts....:)
We had two games, first one was sketch my baby and the second one was scooping cotton balls
This was my 33th week
Here, some of the pictures

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Last Baby Shower Party this coming Sunday

This coming Sunday we will held another Baby Shower Party Celebration with Davin's ex NTU mates...we decided to divide the group since our house is not big to accomodate a lot of people.

For the coming party, the theme is Asian Baby Style from the games until the food
Oh ya I also created another style of diaper cake. This time round is Giant Baby Booties Diaper Cake, I hope everyone like it and to complement it, I'm also making Baby Booties Candies Favor

This is just a preview what Giant Baby Booties Diaper Cake looks a like

Well, this is the last party for this month and this year I guess hehe
Another party will be held next year for my son's 1st b'day

Some updates on Week 32

Now, I am on week 32 day 5 and yesterday we went to see doctor for regular check up.
My baby boy weighs 1.859 kg and my weight was 62 kg. I gained 11 kg in total now
Well done baby ! catching up the weight soon !

Some updates for this week 32 +

I feel more uncomfortable and so hot, may be the weather also contributing
and can't eat too much now, 'cos I am easier to get full and bloated.
At night, I can't sleep well like before and 2 hours sleep tight in the early morning is a treasure for me

The bright side is my baby is moving a lot. Sometimes I can feel his hiccup, his knees/elbows moving around my tummy.
another 1 month to go before I can see his face yayyy !!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Baby Shower Part 2 (10-08-09)

We invited some of Davin's close friends from his high school
We didn't have any specific programmes, we just played board games, Settlers of Catan (my present to him for his b'day) hehe and WII
After that we went dinner together @ West Mall

Thank you for coming and for the cute little gift for Baby R

Baby Shower Part 1 (09-08-09)

We invited 15 friends because our house is not so big and only can accomodate around 18 people max..
We began with some words from me and my hubby, then followed with prayer lead by Arie
After that the games and closed with high tea spread and chit chat
Some of the games are :
1. Guess My Tummy (everyone must guess how long is my tummy circle in cm)
2. The Memory Games (everyone memorizes the baby items about 15 items then must write down as much as possible and as right as possible)
3. Pregnant Ladies look a like (the making of "fake pregnant ladies" )
Oh oh...our dearest friends also had a birthday surprise for daddy even I didn't know about the plan hehe...:P

It's really fun and we really had a great time together.
Thanks all for coming and celebrate together with us and also the gifts !

August - Party - Baby Shower

Pheww...finally the long weekend is over...
We had a great time during long weekend with Baby Shower Parties
First Baby Shower party was held on Sunday, 9 August 2009 on National Day at our home sweet home.
We invited some of our close friends, we had fun games, delicious spread, warm ambience
We really had fun time and enjoy the moments

The Second Baby shower party was held on Monday, 10 August 2009. We invited some of Davin's friends.
Eventhough not so many people nor activities, we had a great time as well.
I will post separately for Baby Shower Part one and part two and post some pictures...

We still left with one more Baby shower with Davin's friends end of this month...
What amazing month !

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Update in week 30 day 3

This is the USG scan for 30 weeks, 3 days and what appear there is the head...
The head is already in down position, ready to go to see the world hehe....:P
The fetal weight is 1.399 kg, slightly below average 1.5 kg
but it's alright, it makes me easier to deliver later on :)

My weight is 61 kg, eventhough from my scale is still 60 kg
So far I have gained around 9 - 10 kg
Go Baby Go.....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Davin's 26th B'day

Well, today is Davin's B'day.
One of my "task"s this week is down more is coming soon this weekend.
We celebrate Davin's B'day with my aunt and cousin @Pondok Jawa Timur
and I gave him one of favorite board games "Settlers of Catan and the Expansion"
so we can gather around with our friends and play together @ home hehe...
Wish you have abundant life everyday with joy, love, happiness !

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Preparing Baby's Room, Baby's Shower and Hubby's B'day

This and next week are busy week because I kinda have a lot of activities
from decorating the baby's room, preparing baby's shower and preparing surprise for hubby's B'day.
Still looking for the nursery themes...hmmm...either classic winnie the pooh, games, colorful tutty fruity. Wall paper is automatically out because no man power to do it hehe...perhaps some wall stickers or hand made stickers.
Baby's shower preparation more or less done just a little bit here and there for the details
Well, at least there's interesting activities here...

Week 29

Another pose of wedding...well this July - August is full of wedding and party almost every weekend and I must enjoy it now before staying home and taking care my baby full time..

This week, my fatigue also comes back. It's more tiring now when I am cleaning the house or sitting for 2 hours.
The bright side is I feel the baby's movements more frequently and it really makes me peace of mind...eventhough sometimes I couldn't sleep well at night 'cos of his active movement. I give thanks to God 'cos this movement means that my baby is alive and healthy :)

Welcome my last trimester

This picture was taken during my CGW mate wedding when I was 7th month

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Buying Baby's Stuffs compose mode is back...eventhough still not perfect yet :(

Just few updates
We went back Indonesia 10 days ago to buy baby's stuffs. It's so exciting and we spent close to S$1K. It's worth it though because when we compared the prices in Singapore, we may spend double than what we spent in Indonesia

Well, we still left with some things like baby soap, detergent, pampers etc perhaps spend another S$100
Oh ya when I came back from Indonesia, I almost stucked in Airport because my pregnancy was 7 months. Luckily, my tummy was not so big and the check in counter was so nice and written down in the declaration form that my pregnancy was 6 months.

Praise God, we landed safely in Singapore with 35 kg luggages + 14 kg hand carry bags hehe...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Baby oh Baby ....

We went to see the doctor just now for regular check up before my travelling tomorrow.
The baby is doing well eventhough the weight is a little bit below the average.
It's supposed to be around 1kg, but my little one is only 937 g.
And I just gain 1 kg so far from 3 weeks ago, so adding up 7.5 kg in total before my pregnancy

Well, I must put some efforts to eat more while I am in Jakarta hehe...eventhough now I am craving more on western food and cheesy food

Monday, July 13, 2009

Song of the week

Two Hands One Heart
by Don Moen
What can I give, what can I bring
that would be pleasing to my King
I'll give my heart not just a part
I'll lifting up my everything
Well it's all I have to offer
And it's all I have to give
Reff :
Two hands one heart
One life to offer you
Two hands one heart
that's what I give to you
Use me today, I know You can
Lord I surrender to Your plan
You made this heart, You made these hand
Take me and use me as I am
well it's all I have to offer
And it's all I have to give
Bridge :
Little becomes a lot
When it's in in Your hands
take me and make me more like You
Well it may not seem like much
But the Master's touch
I know that I'll be more like You

The Last Week of 2nd Trimester - Week 27

My pregnancy is coming to week 27, the last week for 2nd trimester
I gain weight 7.5 - 8 kg so far from the day before my pregnancy (58.5 - 59kg)
I guess it's because I ate a lot over the weekend hehe...2 portions and more from what my hubby ate :P

And I have been walking a lot during my weekend shopping therefore my leg now is a bit swelling....I must take a lot of rest now otherwise my leg becomes elephant leg :p
So far everything going smoothly and my baby inside is moving regularly...but my mood is swinging up and down *sigh* hopefully it's just temporary.

I will be seeing doctor before my trip this coming weekend to make sure that my baby is alright and I am fit for travelling

Happy 1st Anniversary Celebration

Finally we celebrated our first anniversay in humbly and simple way @ Ichiban Sushi and @ home with my pregnancy is on 27 weeks

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Moving - moving and moving

This is the time that I feel his active movements pretty much at my tummy
He starts moving around 6am in the morning and wakes me up hehe...and moving around until about 9 am. Sometimes during lunch time, he also does movement.
Then in the afternoon, he starts moving again from 4 - 6pm. At night he exercises again sometimes as early as 9 pm or as late as 11 pm.

Now, it's still manageble. I still can sleep tightly at night and wake up fresh in the morning
Heard from other people, the movement becomes intense and painful when my pregnancy reaches 8 months onwards
Will see then....

I really enjoy my pregnancy and when I feel his movement, he makes me smile as if he asks me to play with him hehe... During this time, I feel much more happier and like to laugh.
Can't wait to see him in this world...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our First Anniversary 05/07/09

Fifth of July is our first anniversary but it seemed everything went beyond our plan
We fell sick last week and throughout the weekend
We planned to attend the seminar "Wanita Diberkati dan Pria Sejati Katolik" (Blessed Women and Catholic Gentlemen) over the weekend to remind and enrich ourselves for going through another year in our marriage life but it came out differently from our plan.
We couldn't attend fully and only attended on Sunday

Then, we also planned to have nice dinner on Sunday eventhough I didn't know where he will bring me in but we decided to postpone our plan next Sunday since both of us were not feeling well and couldn't taste the food.

Above all of this, I still give thanks to God for His guidance, care and love, blessings to us for this one year.
He poured us with uncounted blessings beyond our thought and plan even He placed us the fruit of love in my womb which will be dued this coming October
And I was blessed to get this verse during the seminar yesterday and also this morning when I read the bible

" No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I with Moses, so I will be with you, I will never leave you nor forsake you" Joshua 1:5

" I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised to you " Genesis 28 : 15

This is the promise that God gave me for a year ahead since I don't know what His plan for us

B'rikanku Hati - Franky Sihombing

B'rikanku Hati
B'rikanku hati s'perti hati Mu
yang penuh dengan belas kasihan
B'rikanku mata s'perti mata Mu
memandang tuaian di sekelilingku
B'rikanku tanganMu 'tuk melakukan tugasku
B'rikanku kakiMu melangkah dalam rencana Mu
B'rikanku, b'rikanku, b'rikanku hati Mu

Healthy and Favorite Food

These are some of my favorite food during pregnancy...well most of them are Pasta or noodle based.
Rich of protein, calcium, folic acid, DHA, vitamin and mineral
I guess my baby boy likes Italian cuisine...

1. Almond Sausage Pasta Salad
2. Salmon Mushroom Carbonara
3. Simply Healthy pasta (salmon, mushroom, broccolli,pasta)
4. Beef Mushroom Fettucini Bolognaise
5. Chicken Mushroom Noodle with beef ball soup
6. Beehoon Beef Ball soup

Friday, June 26, 2009

Update in week 24 day 4

We went to do regular check up yesterday and of course to see our little one.

Unfortunately, he's sleeping and it's so cute, his head and leg were so close hehe..see the above picture.
Perharps his bone and muscle are still flexible therefore he could fold his body well
Baby's weight : 650 g, increase 250 g from 3 weeks ago
My weight : 57.4 kg, increase 700 g from 3 weeks ago
Blood tests result : all normal

Everything so far so good and I still can enjoy my life, eating, sleeping, passing motion
I really proud of my little one...

Good job Boy !!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Stay Healthy - Pretty - Sexy - Week 24

Now I am coming to week 24 and above pic was taken during our friend's wedding on Saturday.
I still could wear the dress that I wore last year ...I guess after this I couldn't wear that dress anymore cos my belly and breast are getting bigger and bigger
Some people still can't recognize that I was pregnant haha...
but I feel good about it as long as I stay healthy, pretty and sexy
My weight gain so far is 6 - 7 kg ( now my weight is around 57 kg)

Oh ya about my little baby boy, now he can hear us and respond as well.
Beside he has regular time of sleeping and wake up...
He usually wakes up at 8am, 4pm, 11pm
When his dad calls him at night, he responds by kicking and punching inside my tummy
We are so happy playing with him everynight
Good Boy !!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Busy Weekend - Full of Activities - Week 23

Now, I've already been at week 23. Indeed, time flies so fast.
I spent last weekend with friends and relatives.

Starting on Friday night, we hanged out with hubby's close friends @ Timbre and listened to live music. Eventhough it's nice ambience, but I found the live music was too loud for me and I could feel that my baby couldn't sleep well...perhaps he danced in my tummy haha...
I didn't drink alcohol therefore I ordered virgin mango margarita and creme brulee

On Saturday, we went to PC Show and managed to get new Sony Handycam for my baby shower and labor delivery...It's crowded but it was okay.
Then we met with my aunt, uncle and cousin @ Bugis - Clarke Quay...
In the evening, we went to visit hubby's friend's mom in Thomson Medical Centre and we also did a little tour and decided to take single bedded room for my delivery hehe...
First, we wanted to choose the four bedded room but we find out that it's not so convinient for us because my hubby won't be able to stay over and this is our first child so it will be a little bit nervous for me to be alone in the hospital

On Sunday, we had our first session of childbirth education course @ Thomson.
There's antenatal exercise and nutrition talks...
Both programmes are just okay and it's not something new for me, but it's good to socialize with other preggies and share the problems together :D
Well, eventhough last weekend was busy weekend but I am happy having some activities...
This coming weekend is another busy weekend haha....looking forward to that...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just some thoughts

Recently I just have some thoughts after reading few motherhood magazines especially on the sharing story section which told us how some mothers struggle during their pregnancy.

Some struggle when they eager to have a baby naturally but the fate tells different story, they use IVF to have babies...
In their journey, it doesn't seem as smooth as what they expect, either they lost one of the twins or both in different time.

Some have their baby naturally, but the journey is not smooth sailing as well, they have either bleeding, pre-eclampasia, or other complications because of work stress, family problems or even no specific reasons, it's just happen during the pregnancy.

In one side of thinking, I am wondering why God allows this to happen if He already gave the Gift to them, He will take care and never abandon them
Another side of thinking, I am saluted and amazed the moms to be's courage and struggle on their pregnancy. Well, most of the stories end with the happy ending and the babies grow well and happy, despite the struggle that their moms encounter during the pregnancy.
They are really amazing baby....Their parents must be proud of them...

After reading their stories, I feel really blessed with my pregnancy journey.
Eventhough I find it very hard and tough during my early pregnancy, now I can appreciate more especially when I feel my baby movement, there's undescribable joy.
Now all my wants and career are not so important, my thought, my mind are focusing on the baby, what to give the best for him, how to groom him well in terms of the mental and character developments, physical developments.

Besides, I also grateful and full of thanksgiving to God, He has given me wonderful and supportive husband. My life has never better without him.
Everyday, there's a joy and happiness in our small family. Eventhough there's a time that we worry about our financial aspect whether it's enough to raise our child, we believe that God will provide eveything in the right time and in the right place.
And it's happening.....

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wonderful Week 22

Now my pregnancy journey is more than half way
I am very happy and feel blessed for the smooth sailing
Eventhough my bump is still small but I am pretty confident that the baby is doing great inside.
When I went to check up last Friday, I saw other Singaporeans mom to be also had similar bump size as mine, that makes me more confident that I am on the right track.

Besides, the positive side having small bump and big boop is I feel more sexier and not clumsy. I still can wear some of my old tops and save $$$ haha...
In addition to that, our sex life becomes great, I guess my hubby loves it hahaa....

The new development in my body is my skin is more glowing and my face has more acne than before...I guess because of my hormone creates more body oil.
And fatigue starts coming when I am doing long activities for more than 4 hours.
I don't feel false contraction anymore gynea told me to walk slowly...

Still, 18 weeks to go to see my little baby boy ....
Thanks God for this smooth journey and for Your love and care to us :D

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fetal Anatomy Scan - week 21 and 4 days

Today I do the detailed scan and everything turns alright and normal
Below is the detailed report

Biparietal Diameter : 52.4mm
Head Circumference : 189mm
Hemisphere : 22.8mm
Anterior Ventricle : 7.2mm
Posterior Ventricle : 6mm
Transcerebellar Dia : 22.1mm
Cisterna Magna : 5.9mm
Abdominal Circumf. : 161mm
Femur length : 35mm
Humerus length : 33.2mm
Fetal weight : 404 g

Heart action postive, Fetal movement visible, presentation breech
Amniotic Fluid : normal
Cord : 3 vessels
Placenta : Anterior, slightly low
Grannum Grade 0
structure : normal
Genitalia : MALE

Head,brain,orbits,lips,spine,neck and skin, chest, four-chamber view and great vessels, abdominal wall, grastro-intestinal tract, kidneys and bladder, extremities, skeleton were visualised and appear normal

Monday, June 1, 2009

Week 21 snapshots

Sometimes I am wondering where's my xtra kg going...because in a glance, it doesn't look like that I am pregnant hehe...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Week 21 - Mom and Baby Development

Mom Development

I am starting to get stretch marks in my hips..eventhough it's not much yet and since my skin is pretty fair, it's not obvious either :)
I don't gain so much weight yet from the last measurement perhaps only 0.5 kg
So far I gain 5kg from the time before my pregnancy
New development is if I am walking few meters, my lower tummy becomes hard and stiff, my mom said I may get false constraction so I need to take a lot of rests.

Baby Development

So far I feel a lot of movements inside my tummy especially at night and in the morning
even his dad can feel it when he touches my tummy at night...
Perhaps my little boy knows when is the right timing to play with his mom and dad :)
According to the expert, his taste buds developed therefore what I eat, he can taste it through amniotic fluid.
Soon, he can start hearing my voice and his dad's voice...

I am so happy and proud of my little boy, somehow we can communicate each other.
It's really a great bonding between us and I believe that baby has powerful senses than adult since he's still pure and innocent

Monday, May 25, 2009

Another Pregnancy and Baby Guide Book

Visiting time with old friends

These photos are my friends'babies from high school
Both are baby girls...very cute...
I visited them during my short trip to jakarta