24 April 2011

Welcome to the World!

Finally the moment that we've been waiting for is here!

On 11 April 2011, I started feeling something different in my tummy. I was still working from home then. That very night, I couldn't sleep at all as I feel very very mild contraction but i kind of feel that it's regular timing of about 10 mins apart. So the whole night, I was busy timing the contraction, and at the same time thinking "is this the time??". Well, I kind of hoping that it really was it, coz I can't wait to see the baby!

So about 6:30 am the next morning, pi & I decided to go to hospital. Just in case it really was the time.

Sadly, it wasn't. Sigh.. When the gynae check, the cervix opening was only 1 cm. And the contraction was too mild. So.. It was a false alarm. She asked whether I want to be admitted to the ward and see whether there's an improvement or to wait at home. I chose the 2nd option.

Well, I'm glad that I chose the 2nd option, because we spent the next few days waiting and waiting and waiting.. But it seems like the baby was just too comfortable inside and refuse to come out..

And then early morning on 16 April 2011, I notice some colorless discharge and wondering whether the water bag has leaked?? Hmm.. I suppose I really can't wait too see the baby so that every slightest labor symptom will look real to me.. Lol..

Luckily we have appointment to see the gynae on that day. So we just come to see her earlier, complete with the hospital bag. And you know what? She said most likely the water bag has not leaked coz there's still so much water inside. Sigh sigh.. Another false alarm?? She provided an option for me to be induced. Anyway it was only 2 days before the due date. And after the due date, I'll be induced anyway. So doesn't make much of a difference yeah? With that thinking in mind, and tired of the waiting game, we agreed to be admitted that day and be induced.

Around 12 pm I was admitted to the labor ward. According to the gynae, it'll be around 3-4 hours. Learning from the previous experience, I asked for epidural from the start. When the anesthetic learn that the cervix opening was only 1.5 cm, he was rather skeptical that 3-4 hours will be enough. Thankfully, unlike last time where the epidural only worked on the right side, this time round I almost don't feel anything on both side. The epidural was working well!

About 4 pm, the gynae came and check the opening again, this time it was 3-4 cm. Oh no! I was rather hopeless, coz that means that still have few more hours to go?? But about 10 mins after the gynae went out, i kind of feel a pressure below my tummy. When the nurse checked, it was already 9 cm! Wow that's fast! I can start pushing soon!

The pushing part wasn't so easy for me. I pushed and pushed for 1 hour but the baby wasn't out yet. Finally the nurse call the gynae in, since I've pushed for more than 1 hour. Somehow when the gynae was there, I feel more energized and finally finally finally the baby was out! Without assistance!


Introducing the latest addition to our family:
Name: Caitlyn Sidharta
Date of birth: 16 April 2011
Time: 17:20 pm
Weight: 2.85 kg
Height: 49 cm
Head circumference: 33 cm



Surprisingly, unlike other babies, Caitlyn cried for a very short while after birth. After that she was quiet! Including when the nurse was measuring her height and weight. So we were hoping that she's not a cry baby,unfortunately, this wish doesn't come true.. Lol..

Here's a photo of her on the first day at home. Freshly arrived from hospital.


15 April 2011

"This Mine!"

Vio started to show that he doesn't like sharing his things with other people. A bit late, I know..

When I wanna bring him to have his afternoon nap, he really doesn't like if I pretend to sleep on his pillow. He'll scream "this mine! This mine.," and started to be angry and cry while kicking his legs. Same thing happens if I pretend to hug his beloved hippo. How cute!

And while eating strawberry, he has his bowl full of strawberries. When I asked whether I can have 1piece, he said "no!" and asked me to eat some other fruits. And his face look so worried when I still take a piece from his bowl.. Lol.. Isn't he so cute!


11 April 2011

Talking in Sentences

I have to say that we're quite proud with Vio's ability to talk. I feel that he's quite a good talker for his age. He can talk in quite full sentences now. Well, simple ones of course.. Something like: "Mommy, I want the orange basketball"... And somehow, he really likes to use the word "the".. Though sometimes it's not really correct.. like when he said "Where's the daddy?"  But anyway, it's quite a good progress, yeah?

The other day, we were drawing with his magnetic drawing board. Then he asked me to draw a basketball ring (his fave, of course!)... then I drew it quite small... and you know what he said? He said: "Mommy, it's too small, cannot see. Draw big one can see!"  A bit singlish I know.. but still quite amazing, hor? ;)

06 April 2011

Full Term!

The waiting game has now begun. The baby can officially decide to come out anytime now =)

I got pi to take side photo of me... Wah it seems like my tummy is not big at all ya... Even my colleagues who's due more than 1 month after me, have bigger tummy :(  I wonder why... Though I've eaten lots of "junk" food that I like (such as cakes, cheese, and other fattening things), but it seems like my tummy is not growing that much.. In the last scan, the baby weighs 2.7kg. I hope by the time she's born, she'll weigh closer to 3kg!

[caption id="attachment_2111" align="aligncenter" width="146" caption="@ 37 Weeks"]@ 37 Weeks[/caption]

Unlike the previous pregnancy, this time round I have quite bad pain in my upper thigh whenever I move or walk :(  So even going from bedroom to living room is a chore for me. Not to mention going to work, which is very far faaaaaaarrr away and require lots of walking.

So today, I asked my boss whether I can start my maternity leave from tomorrow (2 working days earlier than planned).. then after further discussion, he suggested why not I work from home and start the maternity leave only after I deliver? (He knows that I got no much things to do now, I only need to test something this coming Monday and maybe helps to answer colleague's queries and that's about it). He actually said that he didn't care what I do at home, as long as I'm contactable (to answer the colleague's queries) and do the testing on Monday, then considered as working liao.. wow.. Isn't he so NICE?? Feel so touched to have a boss that's so thoughtful.. :)

So.. yayyy.. tomorrow onwards I don't need to drag my legs to office liao... :D

Posting with iPad

Ok this is my first time trying to post blog with iPad. Let's see how it turns out..yup yup it seems like we're following gadget trends after all!! Lol..

Hmmm I wonder how can I post photos here..


Ahh.. Does the photo shows up correctly? It's a scrap page of Vio created using scrap pad in iPad.. Not bad ya? ;)

04 April 2011

A Surprise from Vio

Yesterday Vio gave us a pleasant surprise.

As usual, we were sitting down in the living room after dinner, just hanging around and playing with Vio. Then pi said: "Today is Sunday. Tomorrow is Mooonn.... ?" (with question tone, though we didn't expect Vio to answer that since we never really teach him about days in a week).

Then Vio said: "... day." 

But wait! That's not all! He continued and saying "Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday..." And Wah! That really left pi & me stunned for a moment. He knows days of the week! And he can sing it too in a song using tunes of "Brother John". Wah wah wah we were really surprised. When we asked him where did he learn that, he said "school".  Oh well, so at least he really did learn something in school. LOL!

01 April 2011

Vio's First Good Friend

As have been mentioned in the last post about his school days, Vio's good friend at the moment is still a Malay girl called Neyla. (which Vio sometimes refer to as Dola). I'm not sure why he likes to call her Dola??

Heard something cute happened yesterday... After school, as usual Neyla was fetched by a car. When the car door is already closed and about to move, Vio insisted that Neyla open the car door (don't wanna let the car go.. something like that).. and you know what happened next? He gave her FLYING KISS! Wa.. so sweeeet.... Vio must have liked this gal a lot :p