Jiayou char chia!!! Share your story!!!
This is a discussion on EDD May 2014 (maybe) within the Year 2014 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; guess I m the next to give birth... now waiting in delivery ward......
guess I m the next to give birth... now waiting in delivery ward...
Jiayou char chia!!! Share your story!!!
i brought a pair of front button pjs to wear during my stay in hospital, more comfortable with home clothes rather that hospital gown.
also bring towel and face towel to clean up cos after natural delivery, doing first pee must wash and apply antiseptic lotion and gel to the wound.
your hp charger too and yes a jacket to sleep with it in case it is cold at night.
instsnt red date tea, I'm staying in Thomson Medical Center hence not provided.
that's about all..
im going to get discharged in the morning before 12pm if everything is good!
going back home to no1 since she is running a fever while I'm in labour (I was also running mild fever then)
We only manage to FaceTime each other, so has not been seeing her for days! Missing her loads
Last but not least in case I got busy when I get home..
hope all mommies in waiting have a smooth and swift delivery ya
all the best
Jie you Char Chia
Xiaomao, my mucus plug dropped one month before my delivery, so dont worry. Plus it is not like dischage... it's really a puddle of jelly like brown thing.
Thomson Medical Center dont provide towel but a hanky. .. I prefer to bring my own. Remember to bring toothbrush n toothpaste, I think it's not provided.
Thomson Medical Center will ask you to change to your pj... they will only provide those hospital robe that is tie at the back... very troublesome.
Small towel is for myself to wipe face and breast when bfg.. More convenient. All baby stuff will be provided except booties upon discharging so do bring.
Toiletries is provided, but I prefer to use mine..
Anyone knows whats provided in Mt A? Not sure if got longan red date tea.. And if there's any stuff for baby.. Gave birth in Gleneagles previously and got a receiving blanket for baby and free flow longan red date tea ... Heard mtA had bath tub and stuff as a gift.. Not sure what it is now..
This yr also the same, got baby bathtub, dont think got red date tea unless you opt for confinement meal during the stay. They provide maternity discharge bag as well as baby diapers and wipes (1 packet each )Originally Posted by meltie:867903
Mummies, any of you know how should i boil the longan red dates tea? Is it necessary to add in other herbs?
for my #1 my hubby only put in longan and red dates. But the longan red dates drink i tried from NatalE like got herbs taste.
so it's better to drink red dates tea in the hospital after we delivered? then i better get a packet of the instant ones and pack in my hospital bag..feeling nervous after seeing the other mummies delivered, keep wondering when will be my turn..hehe, EDD is on 13 May so hope baby will last for another 2weeks plus
Insomnia at this hour 3am everyday.. This is bad. I m so tired n breathless n aching all over but I can't sleep! Tossing n turning.. Itching n also dont know feel hot or cold despite with e air con on.. Machiam like having hot flushes or menopause man.. Sighhhh
thanks to some of your feedbacks realised I didn't pack the jackets into my bag... Document wise think won't b bringing cos names need to choose n decide n dont't think I can settle with one within 2 days.
As for longan red dates tea, instead of buying instant ones, if you can, get your helper mum or mother in law to cook upon your admission (then get your hubby to bring to you the next day or when you have delivered hours later in a hot flask) here is the recipe;
50g of dried longans
40g of seedless red dates (make a small cut so that the flavours will really come out)
rock sugar to taste
Ginger around e length of your baby finger (smash with a chopper)
Rinse the longan n red dates
boil the water
when water is boiled, throw in the longan n red dates n ginger n turn fire to simmer for 30-40mins
add sugar for taste.
viola! That's it. N if you r e traditional kind, by right you need to drink this everyday (n only drink this NOT plain water) so hope this helps!
If you dont have helper, what you can do is throw all these (except e sugar) into slow cooker n cook overnight in low setting, then next morning you can scoop them into e flask.. Watever it helps. Cos somehow I think instant stuff sure have some preservatives or unknown added ingredient.. These r never good for health.
Ladies, may i know what is this red dates tea good for?
red dates tea is to boost energy lost and eed blood I think...
Woo...thanks for the recipe Piglim! It's very helpful and looks quite easy to make so think I will prepare it than to buy instant ones
Oh yah I also wake up in the middle of the night these days coz my feet are itchy...it's either that or the urge to go toilet then had a hard time falling back to sleep...so sianzz
No prob.. Always happy to share after all that's what this forum is for eh?
Char chia so I supposed you have delivered? How's e delivery this time? Shorter? Wats baby weight? Epidural administered?
I just realised I miscalculated my weeks (thought I m coming 35 but I m
n actually 36 weeks!!!) goosh.. Jialat I m so unprepared...
Thanks Piglim for the recipe! Definitely useful for us!
now back home with no2, no1 was surely sticky.. No me she rather dont't drink her water or brush her teeth unless I do it for her.. With her in the house can't really rest.. Have to wait for her to go for her enrichment classes then I am able up shower etc
hope it is just a passing phase!
Wah jiayou jojosnake!!! i still cannot imagine how life will be when i come home with no.2 and handling no.1... She'll be stuck at home w me... Maybe shld get hubby to bring her out if possible.. If not i no end!
Piglim, i also cannot sleep back.. Soo tiring these days.. In the day slog like mad and driven up the wall.. At night finally can sleep , but baby kick like mad and when i finally dozed off, need to struggle up on my feet to pee and come back she kick again or i can't fall aslp.. Past few days my #1 has been waking up afew times a night too.. Sighh last night was worse.. She woke at 3am and refused to sleep.. Finally made a bottle and fed her.. So hungry suddenly.. And she slept after fussing for 1.5hrs? After that it was like morning .. Just dozed off and she woke at 7am fussing and cranky.. Crazy days.. I hope tonight she can sleep in...... So tired managing her crankiness just now.. And she puked out her whole lunch after i fed her.. Bathed n cleaned her up.. Argh and i had to go on my fours to wipe the vomit up from the floor.. All over the place!!!!
sigh i have been pooping so much.. 3 times today.. So much gas and poop alittle here n there.. Feeling so much pressure... #1 is napping now.. So i can relax abit.. Later is another battle... :/ can't imagine staying home to manage her and another newborn.. Sigh sigh