you gals start to buy the confinment herbs already?
This is a discussion on EDD April 2011 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by luvjoanne huh! another testifying its painful haha. if we cannot tahan this, hw to tahan labour pain?!! ...
you gals start to buy the confinment herbs already?
confinement herbs? you mean those herbs to cook meals ?
no i dont even know what to buy. i think my mother in law will do it. haha
my mum mentioned she'll cook for me, but normal food.. just add more ginger and probably some wine etc.
i have not buy also.. think my mum & mother in law will buy later..
have you all chosen your baby full month clothes? haha. cause during confinement we cant go out buy .. so if those have not bought, must get it first.
i just choose 2 pcs from what i have bought for my baby boy to wear.
stjt> not yet.. I thought of when my confinement lady comes then on first day let her and my hubby go and get.
Thinking whether to get the herbs for bathing with first. Anyone got recommendation or know where to get?
joanne> that was what my gynae said at 31++ weeks but thereafter never scan until next appointment so I dont't really know if it is still baby weight or my weight gain now =p
I'm feeling so umcomfy at work I feel like bringing forward my maternity leave.. can't stand sitting at the desk the entire day.. want to lie down and rest and do nothing sigh
wah so fast choose baby shower clothes!!! erm, no i dont even know how big my baby will be, hw to decide? by then will see how. hehe. anyway i dont think i'll be such a good girl to stay home for 1 month and not go out.. i already told my hubby at most 2 weeks at home, after that i'm sure gg out lol. he says as long as i'm feeling okay, then its okay. just dont walk too much.
as for herbs, my mum and in law will get. my mum dont know very much, but my in law is good at it. so ask hubby and mother in law to go do those "herbs shopping" haha
i'm in a dilemma to bring forward ML or not cos i think its so super boring to stay home n do nothing.. esp when i dont sleep. so actually i choose work to staying home.
the herbs for bathing, you can get from those medical shops. otherwise, you can go chinatown. i think places like yue hwa should have. i dont intend to use herbs to shower. just shower with very hot water can .
Last edited by luvjoanne; 14-03-2011 at 11:30 AM.
I dont think i will get to leave the house during confinement .. so no time to buy.. i cant trust hubby to buy. haha..
yeah. for the bathing herb can get from any medical shops esp those traditional kinda..
i am contemplating to take my ML on 28th Mar or 4th April now.. see if i can tahan till 4th april...
Last edited by ariesgirl; 14-03-2011 at 11:50 AM.
joanne> My last scan was at 31+/32 weeks.. cos I think my gynae package covers up till the growth scan for 32 weeks. After that additional scans is chargeable so my gynae said she will not scan unnecessarily.
ariesgirl> Ok, I will go and get the herbs for bathing =p Your EDD is 3 days after mine... For me I am planning to go on leave from 1st April but now.. I am also thinking whether to start from 25 Mar or 28Mar.. so tiring. Even if I'm not tired when I reach office, I feel so uncomfy after sitting at the desk for sometime..
Btw, how strictly are you all going to follow confinement? How long will you not bathe/ wash your hair? hee
mama_aki, oic. mine just scan at every appt. hopefully i have more 3D scans coming up haha.
feeling abit uncomfy now as well, abit of cramps on and off.
i am not going to stick to confinment rules. i'll shower daily in the afternoon whereby its hottest, then shower hot hot water.. then wear t-shirt and probably yoga pants at home. and on aircon at 25 degrees. aiming to wash hair every alternate day.
for my company i can only take ML 2 weeks before my EDD which means 1st april. so i am thinking to take annual leave on 28th mar to 1st april..
but i still waiting week by week see got any progress on baby delivery "date" ant. haha.
looking forward to my week 37 next week! at least considered full term for baby.
wow...i think i will TRY to follow confinement rules cause my mum and mother in law sure nag at me.. my mum said if can at least tahan 2 weeks without washing hair.. BUT as of now i dont wash hair for one day already cannt take it.. so i see how things goes..
Last edited by ariesgirl; 14-03-2011 at 01:33 PM.
Mama aki: I am still working. Coz need to do the handover of my job. N clear those outstanding works on hand.
I did the cervix dilation test last sat. The nurse was quite pro. I dont feel any pain. Think we just need to relax, open leg wide n breath in when they insert the fingers in.
I already have swollen fingers too. Can't even wear my wedding band. Hahaa. Yup knuckles also pain. Now I feel like an old lady where everywhere aches
i dont think my fingers swollen.. is more like they grew fatter... i cant wear my wedding band long ago. haha. but lucky i still can wear my proposal ring which is much bigger
i think most important is to be able to relax.. even at labour.. the more relax we are, the faster the dilation? but say is easy .. i have asked my hubby to keep reminding me to deep breath during labour.. hopefully it will help..
my mum asked me to tahan for 12 days dont't wash
for #1 i can really tahan nowi think back i feel very er xin haha
so this time round i cut very hair real short.
Hahaha think most of us are having the same symptoms. Yup must relax. I think my hubby will be more gan jiong than me. Hahah so I think I dont put any hope of him calming me down hahaha
I also wonder if I can tahan for not washing hair for so long anot. I try over the weekends once without washing my hair 1 day how is the feel. Conclusion the feel is bad. Hahha coz I feel my head very itchy the next day. Even I never really sweat so much.
I hope my mum will allow me to on aircon when it's very hot hahah. I has cut my hair to the length where I can tie up. Next is to do pedicure hahaha
i dont think my mum and my mother in law will nag (dont stay with mother in law) and my hubby warned me not to follow the rules and not wash hair for 2 weeks wahahhahaa. i think he'll be totally disgusted with me hahahaha.
i went for the talk at the last antenatal class, and there was this traditional chinese medicine doctor who spoke. and she says actually its okay to wash hair, just dry immediately and use very hot water. and also on aircon is okay, better than the fan blowing at you. cos' we need to keep our body cool actually, otherwise we'll be very hot and uncomfortable and with breastfeeding stress etc., we'll feel really terrible. so why suffer like that?
but i think its very impt to eat well during confinement to tune the body back. i'm intending to take alot more supplements to get the health back.. and drink lotsa water and soup.
yeah. my mum allowed me to have air con too..
my mother in law & mum not staying with me also... but i think they wont allow me to bath that fast. but come to think of that, they not at my house , so i can bath secretly.. but i got CL.. haha. i think bath with herbs can ..
i heard cannot drink plain water also! dont know y... must drink red dates.. so many rules and regulations.
i cant imagine whole body sweaty then how to breast feed.. really uncomfortable.. somemore with such a warm weather recently.
haha, the traditional chinese medicine sinseh says can drink plain water. she says last time the rules of not drinking plain water is because the filter is dirty, blah blah.. old old past down old wives tales. she says drinking BOILED warm water is absolutely fine.
irene, i dont think confinement lady will nag rite? haha. you paid her one !
hahaha, the leak out part is funny. she'll complain to your mum and mother in law hahaha.
i think most impt part is to relax and rest. dont get too stressed out over the old wives tales and get so tired and frustrated!
btw, i added wall decals to my nursery corner yesterday (but i can't post pics here, dont know why). Avry's nursery is completed hehe. just waiting for her arrival!