As Ive told ya earlier,I went to see my gynae on 13th July 2009 for my monthly check up. Luckily for us ours was the first appointment so we went in about 930am.The appointment took quite a while, about 20-30 minutes, the sonographer explained that she would take measurements of our baby and then continue on detailed scan .That made me feel loads better knowing our baby was growing.She checked the baby's development.I can see the baby's anatomy including lips, nose, legs, bone, stomach, heart, umbilical cord and placenta. Eventually she finished what she needed to do.
It was awesome! Finally, we had our 24 weeks scan and I feel more optimistic about the pregnancy now.Our sonographer asked us if we wanted to know the sex.Hmm, still remember when I was 5 mths pregnant, our little bundle of joy did not want to cooperate? FINALLY after several minutes, the baby opened the legs and tadaaaaaaaaa!! *big smile*
"Can you see it?This is the legs.....Baby is in a good position"
To which I replied
"See what?Legs??Hmm ooo.okayy..and what?"
"See?This is your baby's leg and, kat tengah2 tu, nampak tak, ada pistol ?You will having a boy" she smiled.
"So, ni dah confirm ke?"asked Apeng "Selalunya bila dah nampak pistol, confirm lah."
I wanted to shout "Yeaaaa~" but, of course, cover baik punya. Apeng smiled. My husband reaction was very different to mine.Oh yes, he's the coolest guy!:-)Deep inside, I know, he's the happiest person!Again, I wanted to jump happily!
"So, we can call him Baby K...."he glanced at me.
We already prepared his name tho!We settled on a name and I feel really bonded with my son now.I wanted to jump happily...AGAIN!
Alhamdulillah, our dua' indeed has being answered....syukur.
Yes, the joys of pregnancy, I guess.
I think finding out or not is a pretty personal choice, it really comes down to whether you like surprises or certainty.
For the last 5-6 weeks, I must admit that I have been worrying about my baby.I was full of mixed emotions.I was feeling excited but at the same time I had some worries. Apeng was pretty laid back about it all, he was sure everything was OK.
Is he okay?
Mcm ni ke rasa?
Okay ke naik boat,bumpy2??
Other than that , our baby is nearly 700gms now and of course, he is fine! He's doing great inside my tummy,with all the acrobatic movements from 5am till late....I just love it!:-) My butt is getting better, my tummy still feel tight but Im doing good.
Last but not least, from now on, we will call our son Baby K.... ( since first letter of Apeng's name is " K", our son will follow the father :-)I hope the sonographer was right about our baby's "pistol" :p
p.s: Balik dari hospital, terus packing sbb malam tu dah nak pergi.Oh ya, I did get recent medical certificate from my gynae to avoid any complications while travelling onboard. Eventhough the best period to travel is between weeks 16-28.Bear in mind, Im 24 weeks. Ohh someone asked me about travelling by plane.Urmm, most women unsure about flying during pregnancy( including me),BUT generally women who are having a healthy, normal pregnancy are free to fly as they please.BUT again, go and ask your OB!
Here are some tips which is works on me :-):
- Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration.(although I have to wee-wee every hour!)
- Do some stretching ( while standing or at my seat)
- Move around to keep blood flowing
- Go walk in the aisle
- Rotate my ankles and wiggle my toes
- Last but not least, try to relax more :-)