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Once Isn’t Enough!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

This is my story…fresh in my mind..

I was on my 40 weeks and 3 days but still no sign of popping. We were expecting that I would give birth a week or two prior to my expected due date which was February 6 because this is my 3rd pregnancy already.

Sideline story:  My brother (our fengh shui master) asked me to schedule my giving birth either on the 5th, 7th, 10th or 14th of February because of my chinese astrology thingy (how do I do that?!) .  Definitely, the 6th nor the 8th is not a good date to give birth.  He even mentioned the time but that’s too much for me already! But I think the baby somehow listened…(while I silently thought of this too…I can’t help but pray that RA would come out on 5th, 7th, 10th or 14th too knowing that the 6th or 8th is a bad day…I’m not really a hard core but since I knew this already, it was hard not to think about it..)

February 9

11.30am - Scheduled check-up with Dr. LG.  She did an internal exam (IE) and I was already 3-4cm open.  She had to do an ultrasound to ensure that the baby inside me is safe and has enough water.  Indeed, the baby feel so much at home.  I have more than enough required water at 40 weeks and 3 days BUT just the same, I was required to do a NST (nonstress test) at the hospital.


Consider & Remember These, Moms!

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

For moms-to-be who are expecting a baby BOY, it is not only the Ob-Gyne and anesthesiologist’s (if both are applicable to you) professional fee you should consider but also the pediatric surgeon who would perform the circumcision for your son (again, if this is applicable to you.  This decision lies unto you and your hubby.  In my case, it was my HB’s decision ever since with BB3 ~ RA is BB5).


Sexy Again? Think Again!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Yes, I thought I’d be after giving birth to AD and I was really wrong so don’t tell me I didn’t warn you, moms-to-be!

But after having my 3rd pregnancy, I still get a little surprise that after popping the baby out, I still look 5 months pregnant! haha  (My hubby tells otherwise and compliments me…but that’s why they are there for…make you feel sexy and beautiful all the time…when you feel otherwise :D )

Based on my previous entry, I was supposed to lose more or less a whopping 30lbs…but guess what?!  I didn’t!  I was just 10lbs lighter so I now weigh 143lbs!  What the &%$#$&!  I don’t know what happened there but really, it made me sad and made me fat :(  I can’t go on a diet either because my baby RA is relying on me for all the necessary nutrients he needs.  I need to give him the best!  So scrap the dieting!

When do I expect to be back into shape?  Minimum 6 months but from my past experience, I think it took me 1 year.  No diet there…just nursing my son non-stop and that did it!  Brought me back into shape…not to mention running after my two hyperactive kids!

So, I can’t wait for that!  :)  And RA would be 1 year old by then!

P.S.  So, moms-to-be, don’t dispose your maternity clothes just yet…you still need it for a few months…

Want to see related topic..check this out…Body Changes After ChildBirth

Welcome Baby5 ~ RA

Friday, February 12th, 2010

The Birth of Baby Raphael-201


10 February 2010


Thank you for all your prayers!  I gave birth naturally!  Thank God it was fast and of course, my dear HB was there to be my supporter and coach.  Record breaking for me…RA was born at 40 weeks and 4 days at 7lbs and 7oz.  He is an OX baby.




Pregnancy Laboratory Tests Requirement

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

These pregnancy tests are required between 4-5 months of pregnancy…

Here are the tests required…

CBC - Complete Blood Count

No need to fast.

HBsAg - Hepatitis B S Antigen

No need to fast.

OGCT - Oral Glucose Test Challenge (50g)

No food/ drink intake 2hours before you drink the 50g super sweet drink then wait for an hour (no food/ drink either) before they get your blood for testing.


What’s In My B-A-G?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

I’m on my 8th month and yet, I haven’t prepared my B-A-G! 3rd time mom and not yet expert on this….I do hope I’ve learned from my past experience…IF I still remember it though….maybe I’ve documented it somewhere…tried checking my past entries…nada! :(  So, once and for all, I will document this for other people’s reference.

For Me BAG- The Third Time Mom

  1. Gown with front opening - 2sets
  2. Robe
  3. Nursing bra
  4. Underwear
  5. Socks - my green furry socks!!!
  6. Maternity sanitary pads but from my experience the overnight pads can do!
  7. Underpads
  8. Baby book
  9. Eyeglasses - I have an excuse not to look too great so I do not need to wear my contact lens.
  10. Toiletries - toothbrush/ toothpaste, deodorant, feminine wash, moisturizer,hairbrush with scunchie/ clip

For HIM Bag:

  1. Clothes and toiletries
  2. Camera/ VideoCam
  3. Laptop and charger
  4. Mobile and camera charger
  5. Food
  6. Ballpen

For BB5 Bag:

  1. Bonnets
  2. Socks
  3. Onesies
  4. Breastpump - my new BPA-free Avent Manual Isis!  This is my 4th breastpump.  Yes, one fell and broke it’s neck, one just gave away then the 3rd was not BPA free.
  5. Baby bottle with nipple
  6. Sterilizer
  7. Breastpads
  8. Disposable Diapers
  9. Cloth Diapers
  10. Baby wipes
  11. Cetaphil
  12. Towel
  13. Betadine - for the “WOUND”
  14. Receiving/ Hooded Blankets
  15. Going Home outfit
  16. Baby Book

My Other Bag:

  1. Grape Juice - my alternative water for 30 days.
  2. Alcohol
  3. Chocolate
  4. Going Home Clothes - Confession time:  The 1st time I gave birth, I naively thought my figure would be back as in pre-pregnancy body BUT Boy, was I wrong!  I bought a fitting dress that made me look like SUMAN (rice cake!)  Yikes!  So embarassing and so I was in a hurry to get into the car.  A dress with front opening would be the most convenient especially when you are breastfeeding.

In the Car:

  1. Carseat - but really?  I don’t use this….too excited to leave my baby anywhere…


I will try to update this if I think there are other things I need to bring…