my twinnies' journey to the world!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Scan @ Week 11 + 1 Day

Just had my scan done this morning (check out their pictures above!) and the great news is the twinnies are developing fine! Their statistics are:
  • smaller twin @4.2 cm ( this is the active one; we saw that it's waving at us! haha.... so amazing!!)
  • bigger twin @4.62 cm (this is the lazy one, sleeping away.... ZZzzzzz.... )

Well, the not so good news is I still need more bed rest till end of next week as the placenta is not fully formed yet... so I still need to be very careful. As for the brown residue discharge, gynae says should be ok as its due to old blood, which the vagina is still discharging.

Ai ya, still thought I can go shopping this weekend! Really need to get some maternity pants cos most of my bottoms cannot fit in already... Looks like I'll have to endure for another week!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

its week 10 already!

I am now back at home because something cropped up at my mum's place and they have no time to "take care" of me... Well, still manageable at home; I just have to be disciplined not to do things around the house and rest, rest and still more rest!! So far so good and my mother-in-law will deliver my lunch... At times, my hubby will arrange to work from home so that at least, there's someone around the house should I need help.

Well, the support was great at my mum's place because my sis and bro will also help to get stuff for me all the time... hehe... esp my bro who always goes out to tabao for me should I have cravings. Well, no choice, just have to make do with the current support now... ;P

Hmmm... I am still having some brown residue discharge now and then. Really hope for this to clear soon!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bump's showing already!

Hmm... the bump seems to be showing by the day! I bet I am not not able to get into most of my working outfit, esp bottoms! Well, as I will be still on MC for the next two weeks, its fine cos at home, I normally wear shorts and T-shirt which still fits fine.

Kinda miss my colleagues and my office ... haha... guess this break's too long and having to do nothing can be boring at times! Really hope the doctor will give an all-clear during my next check-up so that I can resume work again!

My little darlings, pls be strong and healthy! We'll make it!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Feeling bloated and nauseous...

The appetite hasn't been great these few days... feeling kinda bloated and nauseous, especially when I see steamed fish (which my mum loves to cook!). Well, she'll have to figure out other ways to cook it, haha.. such as fried fish with sweet and sour sauce or with soy sauce.

Oh, I have been craving for the chicken soup la mian at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao! Hoping to go and eat this Sat!! ;P

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

To give your baby the best start in life!

Just thought I'll share some interesting read that I had come across to give your babies the best start in life! Food and nutrition plays an important role so whatever you eat during your pregnancy would affect the babies' development.

For a start, let me share with you what's beneficial for the development of the babies' brain.

Essential Fats

  • seafood
  • seaweed
  • walnut, nuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • dark leafy vegetables, eg. spinach


  • beef
  • fish
  • egg yolks
  • lettuces
  • peanuts


  • fish
  • seaweed
  • iodized salt


Next, I'll share with you on the food list that's beneficial for the development of the placenta, esp during the first trimester.

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Prunes
  • Blue berries
  • Strawberries
  • Red grapes
  • Plums
  • Garlic
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Red pepper
  • Green pepper
  • Tomatoes


Hope you find the above information useful and enjoy the journey towards motherhood! ;P

Babies are doing well! ;P

Yesterday, I finally stepped out of the house as I've a follow-up appointment with my gynae. I had been a really good girl and resting in bed most of the time since the last bleeding incident 1.5 weeks ago. Putting up at my mum's place till the end of the first trimester is probably the most ideal solution as there's more support here.

During the scan (via vagina) today, we could even hear the babies' heartbeat! Really cool! Well, one baby measures about 2.9 cm and the other about 2.5 cm. They had practically doubled in size over 2 weeks. In fact, the smaller baby seems to be catching up and it actually tripled in size! Based on the sound of the heartbeats and the sizes, my gynae said that the babies are doing well. He also noticed that the blood clot (resulting from the previous bleeding incident) appeared smaller via the scan so as long as I continue to bedrest more and minimise movement, it should be fine.

Oh man, as for the progesterone jabs, that has to continue till end of first trimester so hubby would need to carry on his job for the next 3 weeks or so! Ha ha, my gynae was commenting if there's any more space at my bum bum to administer the jabs over the next few weeks!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Why so pain?

Do you know why it was so painful the first time my hubby administered the jab? He actually did not insert the needle fully into my bum bum!! He only inserted 3/4 of the needle in! That explains the painful after effects! Imagine my bum bum was in pain for the entire day!

Today, its much better... but I still notice that there are air gaps in the syringe after extracting the medicine. Huh, must improve this aspect for the next injection on Fri... and gosh, the needle is really thick!

Monday, May 7, 2007

1st jab administered by hubby...

Oh my, when I woke up last Sat morning, I see red again! I immediately woke my hubby up and we rushed down to the clinic. The doc did a scan and luckily, the babies are fine. The doc also did a check on my cervix and realised that there are some residues from the usage of crinone, the vaginal gel. He removed those residues (gosh, very uncomfortable man) and advised that I stopped using the vaginal gel for the time being as he suspected that it's causing the bleeding problem. Instead, he wanted the progesterone jabs to be administered alternate days and wanted my hubby to do it for me so that I need not move around too much. He also wanted me to have more bed rest and not to do anything.

We decided that the best approach would be to go over to my mum's house to stay during this critical period as there's more support there.

This morning, my hubby came over to administer the jab. Gosh, it was painful! Huh, I gathered that he had not really got the hang of it yet. Hope it will improve the next time!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

2 heart beats... Cool!

The doctor did another scan today and there's 2 heart beats! It's confirmed that there's 2 babies in my tummy.... I am really elated!! He even measured the size of the babies; one is 0.8 cm and the other is 1.5 cm.

The EDD is 17 Dec 2007. However, as it's a twin pregnancy, it's normally about one month earlier so it could be around late Nov or so ... Oh man, this is so exciting!!