This is a discussion on EDD Nov 2012 mummies here within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Welcome, welcome, new mummies - EYA, PockyMummy and MreowMeow (hope i didnt leave out any mummy)! PockyMummy, you can try ...
Welcome, welcome, new mummies - EYA, PockyMummy and MreowMeow (hope i didnt leave out any mummy)!
PockyMummy, you can try to use the nipple cream for breastfeeding if it gets really bad. it would probably help if its dry and cracked, if its just sore and sensitive, i dont think there is anything much you can do about it (good support and breathable bra?)... i got Earth Mama's Natural Nipple butter online at iHerb for only USD12, compared to SGD25 in shops here. Its lanolin-free, zero-toxin and made of natural edible plant butter so no need to wash off when breastfeeding.
Mreow Mreow, no two mummies are the same - different moms look and feel different, dont worry yet. ive seen so many different shapes in my yoga class - one 37wk lady was barely (15%?) bigger than me, some where HUGE. apparently some have lots ammonitic fluid surrounding the baby - which contributes to weight gain. it doesnt necessarily mean big tummy means big baby. doc will check baby weight based on babies head - as long as he thinks its a proper weight gain it ok.
Last edited by babyeskimo; 24-08-2012 at 07:24 AM.
it sure was a wonderful experience. i read that the best time to go for the scan was between 26-30 weeks. however, the sonographer at Raffles told me that I should have went during my 28th week. my gynae is from Kandang Kerbau Hospital but i decided to go on my bday and Kandang Kerbau Hospital wasnt able to give me an appt on that day so i sourced out for other hospital, and i went to Raffles at last.
Kandang Kerbau Hospital does the 4D scan too and if im not mistaken, it cost about 250++.
and yes, i spent $361 for the CD and 3d images as well
hope that clarifies
i had a bad first trimester, morning sickness all day and i gained weight! i was shocked and asked my gynae and she told me its water retention.. not to worry. diff ppl experience diff symptoms as long as baby is healthy, the rest dont matter. at 26weeks, i have gained 12 kg. my tummy is kind of protuding - they say if mommies are carrying Boys, it will protrude. for my case, i think it is somewhat true. so dont worry so much ya?
where should i start on my baby's shopping? hahaha i have yet to get anything for my boy.
been so busy, whats with the fasting month and the Raya season.
and also, im sort of pantang, lucky for the "busy" months, i managed to divert my attn to somewhere else. if not i will go crazy waiting to buy my baby stuffs! heh
Not sure if it's a definite no-no to be sleeping on the back as I have never questioned my gynae with regards to this, only read articles online. But I remember there was a period of time in my 2nd trimester I find it most comfortable sleeping on my back. Didn't bother to force/correct myself to sleeping on the left. But recently, I find myself sleeping mostly on the right or left.
Haha do you dream a lot as well? I dream so much I can't wake myself up. :P
Ive asked my gynae on the sleeping position. She says try to sleep on your sides. Left or right doesn't matter. I told her i very often find myself on my back when i wake up, she says its totally alright.
I find all positions ok to sleep in and my tummy hasn't started to really get in the way yet. People also say it is small but my baby is overweight. I read that those with more toned abdominal muscle and first baby will have their belly expanding more upwards rather than protruding to the front.
For baby stuff, i will only recommend buying from US online sites as they are way cheaper than sg. I got several Carters shortalls and one piece for going out for around $10-$15 each while on sale. Saw the same thing in metro for $50+. Breast pumps are about half price. Big items like cot and stroller i got locally.
Babyhypermart (or hyperstore?) at kaki bukit has the most strollers ive seen. I suspect you can bargain there because the salesgirl gave me additional 5% discount after i said i would take the stroller.i didnt even ask for it. So very pleasantly surprised to have 15% off the total.
Got most of my shopping done. Only left those like nursing bra, PJ's. Where do you ladies get them from?
Have you all decided on your baby names yet? That one is tough..
I'm 28 weeks and my baby weighs 1.567kg!! She was only 760g when I was 24 weeks. My gyne says that I might have gestational diabetes and got me to do blood test. >.< Gyne also mentioned that baby's tummy is too big and that is 1 of the symptom of gestational diabetes. I've also put on 12kg so far. Oh no ... No sweets, no sugar, no chocolate, no ice cream etc etc. Sigh...
yeah i heard good reviews about the bugaboo! many of my lawyers bosses are using it and they recommend it!
i heard about stokke too. but more on the cot. the one where you can expand the cot till your baby grows up... quite pricey but my boss got it in amazon! maybe you can try and source it there
i just called sprng maternity and they said that the cot that im looking for is discontinued!!!!! oh dear. any recommendation as to where i can get good deals for cots????
oh no! wow! your baby is bigggg! do you already know the test results or have to wait?
its only a few more weeks left... cutting out sweets is also a good habit for yourself next time - once you r used to less sugar hopefully you wont like and crave for sweet stuff. buy nice fruits (less sweet fruits too) as snack to cheer yourself up...
i have put on too much too, but so far baby weight is ok. i still need to cut down on my favourite mao shan wong durian milkshake!! my dietician says i should put on 0.5kg a week from now on...