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2nd Pregnancy: Final Visit to the Doctor

I had my final visit to the doctor earlier today. Blood pressure: 110/70 Weight gain: 1kg (woo hoo!) Urine: trace of protein and sugar (dang!) Baby’s weight: anywhere between 3.5-4.2kgs Based on Dr Wong’s palpation, he estimates the baby’s size to be at least 3.5kgs.  The scan’s estimate was 4.2kgs.  On average, babies gain aboutContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: Final Visit to the Doctor”

Pregnancy and the Chicken Pox Vaccination

Recently we had a notice from Gavin’s school that one of the girls turned up with Chicken Pox.  They had not noticed the spots until the afternoon when they showered her (some of the children stay for the full day at school and get showered before their afternoon nap).  After calling her parents to takeContinue reading “Pregnancy and the Chicken Pox Vaccination”

2nd Pregnancy: 8th Visit to the Doctor

I had my eighth visit to Dr Wong on Friday.  Vital statistics were good: Blood pressure 110/70 Urine clear Weight gained was not so good – 3.5kgs since the last appointment.  Gosh I wonder how that happened? *eyes wide with innocence* Seriously though, I did think I was relatively well-behaved. Baby’s weight: 3.4kg Ironically, DrContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 8th Visit to the Doctor”

Chocolate Cure for Suppressing Coughs During Pregnancy

I’ve been down and out lately.  It appears the nasal congestion I have been experiencing lately isn’t due to my sinuses but a little bug that Gavin picked up from school and passed on to me.  It became evident when it spread to my throat. I’ve been surviving with the nasal congestion without having toContinue reading “Chocolate Cure for Suppressing Coughs During Pregnancy”

2nd Pregnancy: 7th Visit to the Doctor

As “D” day approaches, we’re now down to fortnightly appointments.  The good news is that the results of my fasting blood glucose tolerance test came through with flying colours.  Not only do I not have gestational diabetes, but my blood glucose levels are excellent.  Great!  Looks like I’ll still be able to taste test forContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 7th Visit to the Doctor”

Dealing with Late Pregnancy Discomforts

I remember having pregnancy discomforts with the first pregnancy, but I’m sure they happened much later and towards the tail end of the pregnancy.  This time around, the symptoms have been steadily getting worse. For instance, the back pain a few nights ago was so bad I had to brace myself every time I wantedContinue reading “Dealing with Late Pregnancy Discomforts”

2nd Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes

As I mentioned during my previous post, I had to take an oral glucose tolerance test to check if I might have gestational diabetes.  I have never really considered myself to be at risk of gestational diabetes simply because I don’t have many of the risk factors. Risk Factors for Gestational Diabetes For instance, individualsContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes”

2nd Pregnancy: 6th Visit to the Doctor

Week: 31 Blood pressure: 110/70 Urine: clear Weight gain: 4kgs Baby’s weight: 2.2kgs Baby’s size: average 33 weeks Symptoms: Braxton Hick’s contractions, irregular bowel movements, piles, and back pain. It seems that with this second pregnancy, the doctor’s had highlight my eating habits at just about every appointment.  Though I teasingly blame my SIL, IContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 6th Visit to the Doctor”

Bonding with Baby Begins in the Womb

After the experience with the Braxton Hick’s contractions, I noticed Gareth being rather quiet at night when he is normally most active.  It got me a little worried and I stayed up waiting to feel his movements.  After putting Gavin down to sleep, I played a little Mozart for Gareth because the music always seemedContinue reading “Bonding with Baby Begins in the Womb”