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my precious!

after much anticipation, we went to see the OB yesterday (and of course, little Claire). it was a supppppppperrrrrrrrrrrrr long wait @ the clinic because there was an emergency case that dr tan had to attend to. i reached the clinic @ 3.40 but only got to see dr tan at 5.20 or so and as a result, it was a rushed appointment. didn't spend that much time with little Claire. :(

in any case, we are glad that the scans showed that little Claire is developing normally. dr tan scanned her brain and heart and no abnormalies were detected so that's a relief. she is really active now, kicking me constantly... so much so that i feel like 'tearing' her out of me sometimes! here's a scan of her brain.
its no longer possible to have a full scan of little one now that she is about 35cm (that's longer than the ruler that we are used to in school!) and i finally understand why my EDD keeps getting pushed back. little Claire is slightly below average in terms of size. based on est…

more wishes

time really flies... i'm into my 6th month already! in less than 4 months, i will finally meet my little one! i'm excited but anxious and i know that i have to treasure my last 4 months of freedom! oh, how different life is going to be after march! i am starting to feel tired again (must be the extra weight i'm carrying around) and i definitely don't have as much energy (or stamina) as before. i can't really walk a mall for long without feeling the strain on my feet, or my back! my appetite has improved tremedously and i am constantly feeling hungry. i try to distract myself from eating by keeping busy and when i really have to eat, i'll look for fruits to eat first. obviously i don't want to deprive little one of her nutrients but i also don't wanna look like a pig! :P
back on the topic of my wish list... my lovely friend in shanghai has offered me her Avent Steriliser and Food Warmer (her little princess has already turned ONE!) so that these two items…

beautiful day

what a beautiful day... i took the train today and TWO women offered to give up their seat to me. second lady was insistent so i finally relented (afterall, my legs were a little tired from all the walking). thank you ladies! i really appreciate the kind gesture! whatever happened to 'gentleman'? all the men immediately 'fall asleep' when i get on the train!

i also went shopping for my precious one today... managed to buy a gorgeous Aprica W-mini Eye-to-Eye stroller for almost 50% off the usual price. very happy... this is what the stroller looks like:

very nice, ain't it? i'm so pleased with this purchase (even though it is still very expensive after the discount) that i can't stop grinning still! there's more! on our way home from the store, we saw a beautiful rainbow! that just about completes my day!!so there you are, one item less on my wish list! i promise to update my wishlist as and when i buy things for my precious one (and of course, add new ite…

wish list

since i'm almost into my 6th mth, many of my dear frens have started asking me what i need. other than buying some small items, i've not exactly started shopping for bb yet but yes, i do have a list of items that i intend to buy for my precious one... and here's the list with pictures for reference:

from left to right: Combi Stroller (Model: RiccoW), Avent IQ 24 Steriliser and Avent Bottle & Food Warmerfrom left to right: Safety First Car Seat (Model: Intera Convertible), Combi Rashule High Chair cum rocker, Lucky Baby Besto Bath cum Changing Table Unitthese are the main items that i have not bought. if you wish to buy any of the items for me, please let me know so that i won't buy it (and i can make a note so that others won't buy it either!) ;) my dear aunt in US has already bought me most of the bb clothes that i'll need so i won't be needing any more clothes. i also intend to buy the medela pump-in-style breast pump and have already bought Avent milk…

shopping queen

yesterday was my 4th visit to dr tan and as always, i was eager to see bb again. like the previous scans, bb is very active so dr tan had a hard time trying to capture the scan photo... and after numerous attempts, here's a scan of little one @ 20 wks+...
lying in the same position as the last visit but you can see how much bigger little one is now. she now weighs 352g and head diameter was 4cm+ (can't remember the exact dimension). dr tan also went through my triple blood tests results and everything is normal. the stats: little one has a 1 in 1,656 chance of getting down syndrome, 1 in 82,795 chance in getting edwards syndrome and 1 in 3,477 chance of neural tube defects. pretty good stats according to doc. for comparison, those bbs of mothers in my age group has 1 in 1,049 and 1 in 10,490 chance of getting down and edwards syndrome. the report didn't print the ave. stats for neural tube defects so i dunno how bb compares to average. in any case, i hope this means bb will…


i'm due for my next doc visit in a week's time and i really can't wait. i'm wondering how big little one is now and whether little one is really a bb gal! and i've finally started shopping for my sweetheart... look what i bought! very cheap... each item only cost me S$1 (except for the microwave steriliser that mr tan says will come in handy when HE is lazy - but even that is only S$5) .

in addition, my best fren bought this from hk! yes, its very 'gu niang'... my dear husband has already complained about it. i am not a big fan of hello kitty but it is one of the nicer ones i've seen. the others... yucks! and this one... her head bobs from left to right! How cute!on a sadder note, someone in the family lost her bb... she's due roughly the same time as me (two weeks before actually) and i'm sure it hurts terribly. god bless the couple and hopefully, also bless me with a smooth pregnancy and little one will come out safe and sound!


today marks the third visit to my OB... as with the previous two visits, my heart was filled with anxiety. as a first time mom-to-be, my mind was filled with heaps of questions, largely concerned with the well-being of little one. the very moment i laid eyes on the ultrasound machine and saw the movement of little one, followed by hearing the heartbeat, my heart and mind felt at ease. here's what the scan looks like.

if you look carefully at the scan, its not a complete 'picture' of little one - he/she has grown quite a fair bit and i was told its not really possible to have a full scan of him/her from now on. the scan also showed a different position from the last time (the head was on the left side previously and now, its on the right). as he/she is very active, doc had a hard time trying to capture a clear scan. the only two measurements taken were the head circumference and thigh length, unfortunately, both numbers have now eluded me. the EDD has been pushed back a coup…


"the best things in life are worth waiting for"
finally, after 6 loooooonnnnggggggg weeks, i visited the OB for the 2nd time. it has been a terrible, long wait, largely because paranoid thoughts kept nagging me. obviously, it didn't help that i have a mom who is over-paranoid, super naggy and constantly reminding me that its very 'easy' to miscarry the child!! i got "scolded" for drinking cold drinks or tea, for eating watermelon and pineapple, for wanting to go and play golf, for not eating enough, etc etc... of course, i know she means well but sometimes, the nagging just gets to me. yet, for the little one, i controlled my temper and kept my cool. i want a baby with good temperament! :)
before today, i kept wondering if little one is growing normally, whether or not his/her heart is beating, whether or not i am eating enough... and surely, the doctor visit will put my heart at ease!
the 2nd scan (ok, the doc gave me multiple scans) details his head (bum…


"A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step"
In my case, 3 tests and 1 ultrasound scan confirmed that i had already taken the 1st step on this whole new journey... motherhood, the thought of it actually scares me. there are so many questions racing through my mind... are we going to be good parents? will we be able to give our child the best? will our child be healthy? will i have a smooth pregnancy? will i become fat & ugly? despite knowing that it (motherhood, i.e., not becoming fat & ugly) was a matter of time, all the emotions that i am experiencing now totally overwhelms me.
I visit the OB for the first time today. Here's the scan.
the black spot in the middle is the gestational sac where the embryo lies. obviously at this stage, you can't see much. little one is merely 6w4d (6 weeks, 4 days! duh!) according to the sac measurement of 2.11cm. my expected due date is 05 april 2007. we have to rely on this estimate for now.
next doctor visit sched…